The Alpine Club, the world’s first mountaineering club, was founded in 1857. For over 150 years, members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration.
With membership, experienced and aspiring alpinists benefit from a varied meets programme, regional lectures with notable guest speakers, reduced rates at many alpine huts, opportunity to apply for grants to support expeditions, significant discounts at many UK retailers, extensive networking contacts, access to the AC Library and maps - and more!Becoming a Member
Date: Monday 12th October 2020 to Sunday 25th October 2020 (TBC)
Venue: Cochise Stronghold / Joshua Tree / NJC
Cochise Stronghold (Arizona) has one of the 10 best routes in North America (says Fred Becky), a 5.6 (HS) called What's My Line.
There are also 2 new guidebooks (West+East) describing the accesses and camping options. The campsite is at 5000ft and the best routes nearly 1000ft higher. The Forest Service campsite is small, but there is plenty of wild/free camping, especially on the west side. Joshua Tree (California) needs no introduction, the selective bouldering guide has 2000 problems, & the selective climbing 3000 routes. New Jack City is about 40 miles NW and provides sports climbing of all grades. Most of the climbing is at 4000ft. If these are too hot then Big Bear (Holcombe Pinnacles) is also about 40 miles NW of Joshua Tree, the lake is at 6700ft and the climbing at 1000ft higher. Unlimited climbing (mostly sport) at all grades. In winter you can look down on the ski-runs across the lake!
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