American Alpine Club & Library

Location & Contact Information


The American Alpine Club is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. Join them in sharing the adventure, joy, and passion of climbing. The American Alpine Cub Library: The Henry S. Hall Jr. American Alpine Club Library, located at the American Alpine Club (AAC) headquarters in Golden, Colorado, houses one of the world’s finest collections of mountain-related artifacts, archives, rare books, maps, and media. A climbing bibliophile’s dream, the library contains more than 50,000 books and all the information you could ever want on mountain history, mountain culture, climbing routes, and more. Our staff and volunteers are happy to assist with research and trip planning, and members may check out materials in person or by mail.

AAC staff outdoors
Ice climbing in Clear Creek Canyon
American Alpine Club Interior Photo