Hanging Gardens in the McDowells | Official AMC Outing

Join John Sasso and Bill Fallon for a great two pitch trad climb in the McDowell Mountains on Saturday September 30, 2017.

Before you RSVP, please read the entire message below and visit Mountain Project for the route description (https://www.mountainproject.com/v/105879378?search=1&type=route&method=resultsPage&query=hanging%20gardens).

AMC Membership is Required.  You are a current AMC Member if your 2017 club dues have been paid and you have a signed AMC waiver on file.

In order to be selected for this climb you should have completed AMC Basic School or have equivalent climbing experience. When you RSVP, you’ll be asked for your full name, email, and phone number.  Your contact information is needed to verify club membership and to facilitate communication for the Outing Leader. Individuals who do not respond to the Meetup question when RSVPing or do not have current AMC membership will be moved to Not Going by the Outing Leader.

Qualifying participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis with a total group size of six.  Please know that if you are Going, you are holding one of six spots.  No Shows or midnight changes to Not Going (barring a true last-minute emergency) are NOT OK, so please honor your commitment to the rest of the climbing team.

We will meet at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead at 6:30am for about a mile or so hike uphill with some scrambling involved in getting to the base of the climb.  Please be on time!

Tom’s Thumb Trailhead:  23015 N 128th St, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255 (North on Pima, East on Happy Valley and follow brown signs to Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.

Make sure your backpack can hold an AMC rope plus all of your personal gear including harness, helmet, shoes, ATC, autoblock, sunscreen, headlamp, food, lots of water (4 liters). Note – a climbing helmet is required!

Historical Average Temperatures: 69f to 92f.  Be ready for any weather.  

NOTE:  This is not a guided tour. You will be climbing a traditional roped multi-pitch climb and need to have completed basic training as such. Please know your limitations.  If you have any questions, please contact your Outing Leader.

DISCLAIMER As per your signed Waiver, Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associate activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence connected to such activity or event.

“The AMC Release Form can be found in its entirety by following this link:  http://arizonamountaineeringclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/memberRelease.pdf

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