The AAC Triangle Chapter organizes climbing education clinics and informal social events.


Rappelling Best Practices

Hands-on discussion and practice of the AAC “best practices” for rappelling. Technique is learned on the ground, then participants climb to the top of the wall and rappel down to practice. This clinic is for those that want to learn best practices for rappelling.


Gym To Crag

A discussion of the additional skills and concerns surrounding climbing outdoors. Topics include local ethics, gear, and mitigating risks. This is the primer for the skills clinics that follow. 


Two Bolt Anchors: The QUad

Hands-on discussion and practice of solid anchor setup. The Quad anchor and other common two-bolt anchor setups are covered. Cliff edge safety is discussed. This clinic is for climbers that want to set up a top rope anchor outside.


Two Bolt Anchors: Cleaning And Lowering

Hands-on discussion and practice of how to remove gear (clean) and lower from the anchors after a climb. This clinic is for those who want to learn best practices for cleaning bolted top anchors outside.


In development: Knots

We're working on creating a climbing knots clinic! Check back later for dates and locations.


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Social 1

Pint night


Social 2

Office Hours


Partner Events


CCC Events



REI Events

REI Learn to Climb Class

January 9  |  6:30 PM – 9 PM  |  TRC- N. Raleigh

Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear is provided. Register at


REI Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class

January 19  |  9AM – 3PM  | Pilot Mountain

If you’ve only climbed inside or you’re looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. All necessary gear provided by REI. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Register at


REI Climbing Anchor Concepts Class 

Sunday, January 20  |  1PM – 4PM  |  Blue Jay Point County Park

Join a professional REI climbing instructor to practice knots, and discuss anchoring principles, material strengths, and equalizing the forces applied to an anchor. All gear provided by REI. This class focuses on elements and principles of anchors, not on climbing movement. Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing or equivalent experience required. Register at


Knots and Hops with REI

January 23  |  6:30PM – 8PM  |  Big Boss Brewing Company

Enjoy a social learning atmosphere and a delicious craft brew (on us!). We’ll focus on knots and hitches in this fun rope skills outing.


REI Learn to Rappel Class

January 26  |  8AM – 12PM  |  Pilot Mountain

REI’s professional rock climbing instructors will guide you through the experience of climbing, clipping into an anchor and rappelling back to the ground. Class size is limited to ensure individualized learning and the opportunity to climb/rappel multiple times.


REI Rock Climbing Rescue Class

January 26  |  1PM – 5 PM  |  Pilot Mountain

Learn how to escape a belay setup, ascend to aid an injured climber and lower both climber and rescuer. No climber should be without these skills. Bring your personal harness to practice using your own equipment. REI provides all other gear.


Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI

Saturday & Sunday, February 2-3  |  8 AM – 5 PM (both days)  |  Cary REI

In just two days, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This two-day certification course is ideal for both outdoor professionals and enthusiasts who spend time in remote areas.


TRC Events