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Course Prerequisites

  • You must have previous roped climbing experience (outdoor or gym)  
  • You must be an active Sierra Club member and provide your member #
  • You must be able to attend all classes
  • You must own or be willing to purchase the required equipment

    Class Locations


    • $100 to cover campsites, club equipment, and administrative costs.
    • You must have or purchase the required gear.  Past students have found they end up spending roughly $300 but YMMV.

    Registration Process

    • Registration opens for the next AMP class 2 weeks after the Joshua Tree outing of the previous AMP.  
    • The registration link will appear at the bottom of this page on that date at 8 am Pacific.  Your spot in the registration queue is saved when you submit the registration form (not when you open it)
    • You should receive an email confirmation at the email address you provided confirming that we received your registration.
    • Each AMP class can hold 24 people.  People are added to the class on a first come first serve basis assuming they are qualified for the course, have not taken the course before, and provided all the required information.
    • If you make it in the AMP registrar will follow up and issue a PayPal payment request to officially confirm you have one of the 24 spots.  If you are on the waitlist you will receive an email letting you know roughly where you are on the waitlist.
    • Once you've paid the PayPal invoice your spot is confirmed and you will be asked via email to provide a Sierra Club medform.
    • If you cancel after your spot is confirmed you will forfeit 2/3 of your class fee.  Cancellations within a month of the first class will forfeit the entire class fee. 

    To have the best chance of getting through the form quickly please have your name, address, phone number, email, and an active Sierra Club number ready to enter.  Please note that failing to fill out all information on the form may drop you down the priority queue in favor of those who did provide all information.

    Unfortunately we are no longer able to roll people over from class to class so if you registered for a previous class and didn't get in you'll need to register again.

    Please note that if you've taken the class before you will be dropped down the priority queue in favor of first-time participants.

    Preparing For The Class

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    Spring 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19
    Please stay tuned for more information about Fall 2020 once the current crisis ends