We have a very special (and one might say legendary) climber guest to kick off 2018. Clint Cummins will talk about his ascent of the Salathe Wall, come one come all!


Clint Cummins has been climbing Yosemite from Stanford for longer than most of us have been alive. He has put up routes, written guidebooks, bolted and re-bolted, and taught countless climbers the ropes. Don't miss out! 


Monday, Jan 22 7pm 

Lyman Commons 



The Stanford Climbing Wall and Stanford Outdoor Center have some awesome events coming up in January

1) CRAG: Climbers Rage Against Gravity

What: Stanford's annual bouldering competition

When: SAT, Jan 27 @11am (collegiate comp) and SUN, Jan 28 @10am-3pm (community comp)

Where: AOERC Climbing Wall

More Info: Go to the Stanford Recreation&Wellness Registration page and search the Catalog for "CRAG"


2) Register for Outdoor Center Trips



Hey folks, welcome back to those who are back in the Bay and safe travels back to those who are on their way!
There are a bunch of gym closures on the way so we'll be having some amended practice times:

  • This coming Monday 1/8: Social 8-9, practice 9-11 at the AOERC as usual.
  • The 15th and 22nd: AOERC closed, unofficial social/practice 8-11 at the ACSR climbing wall. 
  • 29th and onwards: back to normal!

The AOERC will be closed FRI 1/12-1/28 for a combination of floor replacement and the annual CRAG bouldering competition.

Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more.

When: Friday, December 8 @7:00pm
Where: Cubberly Auditorium
Ticket Cost: $10 for members, $15 for all others
Buy your tickets online!


SAC is hosting its first speaker of the year next Saturday, October 21st at 7:00pm in room 320-105. Paraglider Benjamin Jordan is coming to Stanford to talk about his incredible paragliding adventures. He'll be giving a talk about his experiences and motivations for his paragliding ventures, as well as showing off his new film! He's been touring across the whole west and people have been loving the show, so it should be a really great time! Here's a blurb from Benjamin himself:

What's between YOU and YOUR BIG ADVENTURE?
Come listen to Benjamin Jordan's inspiring talk about mastering our...


SAC Fall 2017 schedule:

  • Socials are Mondays 8-9PM in the AOERC outdoor center lounge, starting next Monday October 9th.
  • Practices are Mondays 9-11PM in the climbing gym across the hall from the outdoors lounge, starting October 9th

Socials and practices are for dues paying members only! Pay yours $10 annual dues and sign our annual common adventure waiver at the Outdoors Center desk any time they are open.


Our first meeting and info session will be this coming Monday October 2nd at 5:30 in the Outdoor Center - located at the AOERC (new gym), immediately to the left once you walk in.
You will be able to register for the club and pay the $10 annual dues at the meeting. If you're not able to make it to the meeting, you can sign up to be an Alpine Club member anytime at the Outdoor Center desk, but please plan to attend if you're able to so we can get a good Q&A going and discuss our plans for the year.
The gym will be open after the info session, so feel very free to cross the hall and climb with...


The Alpine Club will be hosting REEL ROCK 10 on Thursday, November 5th at 7pm in Braun Auditorium at the Mudd Chemistry Building (333 Campus Drive). Tickets will be sold at the door starting at 6:15pm and will be $15 each.

Come and check out the best climbing film of the year!

This Wednesday, at 7pm in Room 208B of the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, we will have Kristoffer Szilas talking about his trips to the El Chalten Massif of Patagonia. He has climbed both Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy and will be showing pictures from these trips as well as sharing beta for travel and climbing logistics on the El Chalten Massif. 

For more info on Kristoffer visit his website at

With our upcoming CCS and CRAG competitions on 2/28 and 3/1, we have been searching high and low for a guest speaker for the night of the 28th. Last year, Lynn Hill shared stories of her life as a professional climber. This year, we are pleased to announce that Kevin Jorgeson will be speaking to the Stanford community at 7:00pm on February 28th

Kevin has recently been all over the news for completing the Dawn Wall on El Capitan with his partner-in-crime Tommy Caldwell. This ascent is considered by many to be the most difficult rock climbing in the world.

Kevin's presentation...