The Hueco Rock Rodeo brings together climbers of all abilities for a weekend full of climbing and camaraderie in the world class bouldering destination of Hueco Tanks. The American Alpine Club is very happy to be a part of the 20th Hueco Rock Rodeo hosting the event at our newly purchased Hueco Rock Ranch.
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AAC members interested in attending an international climbing meet should check out these upcoming opportunities:
BMC International Sea Cliff Climbing Meet 2013, hosted by the British Mountaineering Council
Lenin Peak Veterans Festival 2013, hosted by the Kyrgyz Alpine Club (KAC) and Union of Asian Alpine Associations (UAAA)
The 2013 grant-recipient teams will attempt lightweight, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge climbs throughout the Himalaya:
- Doug Chabot, Bruce Miller, Rusty Willis: The unattempted north face of Shispare Sar, Pakistan Karakoram
- Jesse Huey, Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted: First ascent of the unclimbed west face of K6 West, Pakistan Karakoram
- Chad Kellogg and David Gottlieb: Lunag Ri, the highest permitted unclimbed peak in Nepal
- Matt McCormick, Pat Goodman, Jean-Pierre Ouellet: New route on the east face of Uli Biaho Tower, Trango Valley, Pakistan
Josh Lowell, of Big UP Productions, discusses his love affair with life in the vertical, storytelling, and how to balance being a father, husband, climber, and filmmaker. Head to our blog Inclined for the interview.
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Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant Kick-starts Climbing School in Rio de Janeiro Favelas · December 17, 2012
About the Zach Martin Breaking Barriers Grant:
While climbing is awesome and all, helping people is even better. The Zack Martin Breaking Barriers Grant (ZMBB) is a dual-purpose grant fund that focuses primarily on a humanitarian objective. The secondary objective involves alpinism, ice climbing, rock climbing, bouldering, or simply adventure & discovery in the natural environment. Learn more about this grant opportunity and how to apply.
Get ready for the Hueco Rock Rodeo with climbing clinics! Learn from top climbers and their coaches in Hueco Tanks! All clinics will meet at the barn at the Hueco Rock Ranch at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. All clinics are $90 and include park entrance fee.
December 29—Jason Kehl and Nina Williams
January 19—Alex Johnson, Nick Duttle, Kris Peters
Februrary 17—Daniel Woods, Paige Classsen, Paul Robinson, Nick Duttle, and Merrick Ales (photo workshop)
AAC Member Jordan Campbell’s goals have shifted from alpine climbing to global stewardship. This time, the adventure involves returning sight to the blind in volatile Sudan. Get the story on Inclined.
Rock & Ice Magazine and the American Alpine Club (AAC) have teamed up to create a new online educational resource for climbers.
Rockandice.com and americanalpineclub.org now provide free access to digital excerpts of the AAC’s most popular book, Accidents in North American Mountaineering. Today climbers can read through 25 reports and analyses, from belay failure to bee stings. Over time, more excerpts will become available exclusively on these two websites.
“This partnership will save lives,” said Erik Lambert, Information & Marketing Director for the AAC. “Climbers have a healthy fascination in learning the mistakes of others. We expect that making this information freely available will encourage climbers to learn some new tricks and recognize how human error plays a role in most accidents, climbing more safely as a result.
“The American Alpine Club and Rock & Ice have a mutual goal—making climbers safer,” says Rock & Ice editor Jeff Jackson. “Making Accidents in North American Mountaineering available online and for free will help the message get to the growing number of climbers who otherwise would have to learn the hard way.” Read the full press release here.