Rock Climbing

The NM Mountain Club’s Technical Rock Climbing Section hosts regular top rope, sport and traditional rock climbing outings throughout the year which are open to all members. Additionally, the Climbing Section hosts an annual climb school each spring which is open to members interested in learning or refreshing climbing safety skills.

Membership Dues

In addition to general club dues of $10, members of the Technical Rock Climbing Section pay an additional $20 equipment fee… total annual membership dues are $30.

New to the club?

Welcome to the Climbing Section! First off, know that you’ve joined a Club full of very friendly and supportive members and we look forward to climbing with you. We’re a diverse group with different goals and experience levels who come together through a shared love of climbing. New members are highly encouraged to jump right in by attending one of our upcoming events in order to get to know other club members. Everyone is willing to help get you oriented and help you develop your skills. If you have any questions about the club, please contact the Climb Chair at

Ready to become a club leader?

A club continues to thrive when individuals step up to become mentors/leaders. Towards that goal, the Technical Climbing Section encourages members to increase their climbing knowledge by completing the Single or Multi-Pitch Leaders qualification process. Please email the Climb Chair with any questions

Annual Climb School

The New Mexico Mountain Club Technical Climbing Section hosts an annual climb school open to all members. The course is designed as an introduction to students to learn how to stay safe while climbing. It is not intended to make you a better climber, but a safer climber. You will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic climbing knots, rope management, climber communication, belaying, and rappelling.

Students interesting in participating in the 2020 Climb School may sign up to receive future information about the registration process and the 2020 school schedule. Registration is generally coordinated in January/February of each year and school sessions are scheduled for April/May.

Note, climb school is not a prerequisite for attending our regularly posted outings.

Overall, I was really impressed with the school and would recommend it to everyone.
— 2019 Climb School Student

I learned a lot and thought all the leaders and assistant did an excellent job. Thanks to all the people who worked so hard to prepare and have the school and to all the leaders and assistants.
— 2019 Climb School Student

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the club, our policies or the climb school, please email the Climb Chair