Past Announcements


Practice Time changed to 8:00pm-10:00 pm for Fall quarter

Due to changes of building hour of operations at the AOERC, Monday practice time at the climbing wall is now from 8:00pm - 10:00pm for the remainder of Fall Quarter. We're working with the gym's management to hopefully extend hours to 10:30pm, but we will update here with any developments.

(Posted on 10/5/21 by Noah Gluschankoff)

2021-2022 Member Registration is LIVE! Sign up now! + Practices resume next Monday 9/20

2021-2022 Membership:

  • Being a SAC member gives you access to Yosemite campsites (campsites starting again in winter 2022), subsidized Common Adventure trips, IKON Pass discounts, Monday night practices at the Stanford climbing wall, gear pro-deals, member listserv, fun film screenings and socials.

  • Head to the Get Involved tab to register! Signing up is super easy for both current and prospective members who are a part of the Stanford community.

  • If you are a current SAC member, renew your membership by Friday, October 1 to ensure you stay on the roster without interruption.

Monday Night Practices:

  • Starting next Monday, September 20, we are resuming practices every Monday night from 9-11pm at the AOERC climbing wall! The first practice will be open to both registered members and those interested in joining SAC. After this, you’ll need to be on the official roster.

  • In case you’ve forgotten what practices are… they’re a great time to unplug from life, and come climb with your fellow SAC teammates! Find a new climbing partner, get that beta you’ve been gunning for, send your gym project, plan a trip.

  • In order to rope climb, you’ll need to go through the standard belay check at the Stanford gym. We recommend getting this ahead of time (no appointment needed) to avoid a long line at practice. We’re still waiting to hear when lead checks will resume, hang tight.


The Stanford Climbing Wall is closed 8/28 – 9/19 due to SPOT (Stanford Pre-Orientation Trips).

The wall will re-open Monday 9/20... just in time for the first SAC practice of the year (9-11pm)!

(Posted on 9/6/21 by Camille Noufi)

Oh, Hey There! 2021-2022 REGISTRATION COMING SOON !!

Hello Stanford Community!

We hope you all have been well over the past months! We’re still alive, and we’ve missed you dearly. The SAC officers are happy to announce that, university permitting, we plan to resume all pre-COVID SAC activities! In about two weeks, we'll post an announcement here detailing info for the 2021-2022 year along with instructions on how to sign up. Keep an eye out!

(Posted on 9/4/21 by Camille Noufi)


No Man's Land Film Festival Screening, Oct 14

We're stoked to be hosting our own screening of the No Man's Land Film Festival on Wednesday night -- don't forget to get a ticket so you can access it with us!

More info:


Hey SAC,

Save the date for another climbing movie night, this time featuring fancy accents and sketchy choss in the "Brit Rock" film! It's in Fairclough Lounge in Rains (same place as the Dawn Wall screening) on Wednesday, February 20th at 7pm. Food and drinks will be served, of course.

Check out the trailer and get excited!


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/23/2019 - 15:17

Hey all! We've been getting some requests for this, so the Stanford Alpine Club is hosting a Climbing Rescue Class! This Level 1 rescue skills course is for single-pitch top rope scenarios where the belayer is at the base of the climb. Skills will include friction hitches, how to tie off a belay device to go hands-free, weighted and unweighted belay takeovers, and a weighted belay takeover with a counter-ascend pick-off of a stuck climber. This class will give you the basic training to handle unexpected rescues on your climbing adventures and is a valuable part of any climber’s toolkit.

Pre-requisites: Top-rope belay certified at the Stanford Climbing Wall with at least 1 year belay experience. Additional experience with belaying with a Grigri style belay device highly preferred.

Time and Place: 4 hours at the Stanford Climbing wall (AOERC) - Saturday February 2nd 8:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $50/person General Public, $10/person Stanford Alpine Club Member or Stanford Graduate Student (Max 24 attendees)

Sign up here starting 8AM on 1/31:

Hope to see some of you there!


REEL ROCK 13 on campus November 8th!

Get ready for climbing’s greatest stories, stars, and sends. REEL ROCK 13 premiers four new short films featuring Adam Ondra crushing, Madaleine Sorkin exploring the desert, Alex Honnold & company shenanigating in Antarctica, and more!.

When: Thursday, November 8 @7:00pm

Where: Cubberly Auditorium

Ticket Cost: $10 for members, $15 for all others

Buy your tickets online!

Members, enter your SUNetID as a promotional code to receive your discounted price.

More info on REEL Rock:

Doug Robinson: The Alchemy of Action

Join us on as we host Doug Robinson on Thursday, October 11th, 7-9pm in room C102 of the GSB. Doug is a Yosemite legend!

Join us for a free slideshow and discussion. Doug's new book, The Alchemy of Action, explores a question that's fascinated him for decades: the psychedelic natural high we get from challenging physical exertion peppered with a dash of fear.

For more info, go to

Autumn 2018: Welcome Back Social, Weekly Practices Resume Oct. 1

Welcome to the 2018 school year SAC! Join us next Wednesday, October 3rd, 6-8pm for a BBQ and trip report social at Willis Lounge (Rains). In addition to free food and stoke, we'll also be selling our awesome T-shirts with the new SAC logo. Come by to catch up after the summer, meet new people, and ask any questions you might have about SAC!

Weekly Practices will resume Monday, October 1 @9-11pm at the AOERC Climbing Wall. We hope to see you!