Auto Belay Reminder As the summer winds down, we're looking forward to seeing many friendly faces back in the gym! For those of you who missed it, we're excited to now offer auto belays at the gym! These devices are great ways to climb ropes without a partner, or run laps for fitness but BEFORE using these new devices, please ensure to complete a new auto belay orientation and sign a new waiver, and it has been changed to reflect the inclusion of auto belays in our gym. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Photo Contest Our 2019 Alaskan Adventures Photo Contest is wrapping up! This is your call call to submit photos! Judging will begin August 21st. 3 winners will get their photos printed on metal and displayed at the gym before taking them home! A reminder: photos must be your own, taken in 2019, and feature Alaskan adventures (of any sort)! Submit by hash tagging your photos with #argphoto2019 Thanks for submitting this super cool ice climbing shot from Byron Glacier @d0n0van_!
Pride Night We had an amazing first Pride Night last month! We're very excited to announce that starting NEXT month, on September 18th, we'll begin hosting a MONTHLY Pride night! Pride Night is all about inclusive socializing and climbing. Come try a new sport, meet some new people, listen to some great music, and win raffle prizes! Gear rental is free with a day pass purchase, and this is an excellent introduction to roped climbing, bouldering, and our new auto belays! Looking forward to seeing you all there from 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
We had an amazing time at the Block Party Bouldering Comp! Check out many more photos on Facebook!
Youth Climbing Programs Begin August 19th School is starting again soon, and with it our youth climbing programs begin as well! Homeschool and After School Climbing Club programs begin Monday, August 19th. Open enrollment for Session #1 starts Monday, August 12th (that's this upcoming Monday!). We also have a new High School Climbing Group, which meets on Monday and Wednesday at 3:30pm. We have limited spots in ALL of our programs so call now to enroll your kids!
Trail Sustainability at The Diamond - Hatcher Pass This Saturday, 8/10/2019, the Climbers Alliance will be working on trails and erosion mitigation at the base of Toto. If you'd like to join, they'd love the help, otherwise they are requesting that no one climb Toto from 10am until 5pm for the safety of CASA volunteers. Volunteers are meeting at the AAC outhouse at 10am. They ask that you bring work clothes and work gloves, tools will be provided. PC: @dommelheimer
El Portrero Chico Join us for a very speical Tuesday Night Wellness seminar on August 20th, from 7-9pm. El Portrero Chico guidebook author Frank Madden will be presenting an informative, wide-ranging discussion of the sunny and beautiful El Portrero Chico in Mexico, and why getting some Vitamin D in the winter is paramount to your good health. The logistics of getting there, an overview of the area, and personalized beta on specific routes will all be available, and Frank will have copies of the guidebook for purchase. This event is FREE for both members and non-members, so we look forward to seeing you there! PC: Mitch Duncan
Photo Contest! We’re less than a month from wrapping up our summer photo contest! 3 winners will get their photos printed on metal and displayed at the gym before taking them home! Photos must be your own, taken in 2019, and feature Alaskan adventures (of any sort)! Submit by hash tagging your photos with #argphoto2019 Here’s a rad capture from @redgrana earlier this summer!
Summer Camp! We've had an incredible 8 weeks of summer camps for kids, and we're looking forward to the last 3! A reminder, our camps run Tuesday - Thursday each week, and we have a morning session from 10:30am - 12:30pm and an afternoon session from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Our last week of summer camp will be August 13 - 15. Thanks so much to the kids, the parents, and of course our amazing staff for ensuring these kids have such an awesome time!
Block Party Success!⠀ ⠀ Thank you to our competitors, our staff, our setters, the parents, vendors, and grill master Eric for making our 2019 Summer Block Party an incredible day!⠀ ⠀ With an entire gym of new (wild and fun) boulder problems, and over 130+ competitors, yesterday's comp and block party couldn't have been more fun. The rain even stopped for food, and awards!⠀ ⠀ Here are a few photos from the event, but stay tuned for a full album over on Facebook later this week!⠀ ⠀ Photos by ARG photographers @gondalia and @_sarahkathleen