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    • 11/16/2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/17/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Carson Pass Sno-Park
    • 7
    Register
    Join MAA members overnight on Round Top to climb the West Ridge. This moderate 3rd class ridge route is scenic and popular, going directly to the summit. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Round Top West Ridge, Class 3 scramble, possibly some snow. 3 miles to camp at Winnemuca Lake. 1,800 feet elevation gain total to summit. 

    Where to meet: Carson Pass Sno-Park trailhead 9:00 am.

    Event Leader: Doug Harris

    Minimum / Maximum: 3/8

    What to bring: Overnight camping gear (tent, stove, sleeping bag, pad, etc. we can share tents and stoves from among those that attend), layered clothing appropriate for late fall hiking and scrambling, sturdy footwear, 30 - 50 liter backpack, trekking poles, 10 essentials. 

    Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    Additional Info: There is a mandatory Sno-Park pass fee of $5 per day to park here, or $25 season pass.

    ITINERARY:

    • DAY 1: Friday, November 16th. Meet and greet at Carson Pass trailhead at 9:00 am. We'll sort gear and pack. Hike together 3 miles south, directly toward Round Top and set up camp at Winnemuca Lake.
    • DAY 2: Saturday, November 17th. After daybreak, climb southwest to the ridge between Round Top and the Sisters. Gain the west ridge and continue to the gash just below the summit. Skirt right and descend to a Class 3 gully on the south side, then climb that to the summit, topping out by noon. Descend the same way and return to camp. Break camp, head back to the trailhead, and depart around 5 pm. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
    • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
    • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
    • 11/17/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Brockway Summit Trailhead on Hwy 267
    • 6
    Register
    Join MAA in Tahoe for a scenic fall hike! We'll go from Brockway Summit Trailhead on Hwy 267 to Tahoe Meadows trailhead. This will be an all day event, 20 miles and a good deal of elevation gain and descent. High point is 10,277 with great views of Tahoe. We have room for 8 people. Come on out! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Point to point hike.  I will have a car at the end to drive the group back to the start at Brockway summit.  If we get a large group two cars maybe needed. This is a 20.2 mile hike with 4,125’ of elevation gain and 2,234’ of descent.  High point is 10,277. This is an all day hike.  It should take about 6 hours at a moderate pace. 
    • Where to meet: Meet at 8:00AM at the Tahoe Rim Trail parking lot just over the Brockway Summit on Hwy 267.
    • Event Leader: Will Beaubien
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3, 8
    • What to bring: Typical hiking gear and equipment, don't forget sturdy shoes, layers for weather, and plan for possible cold temps and wind. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
      • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
      • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event.
      • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
      • The event begins and ends at the trailhead. MAA does not insure ridesharing or other travel arrangements and bears no responsibility for them. Carpooling, ride sharing, or anything similar is strictly a private arrangement among individuals.
      • 12/07/2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • 12/14/2018
      • 11:00 AM
      • Bozeman, Montana
      • 0
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      Bozeman Ice Expedition: One of the most talked about ice climbing areas in the US. We'll be there for eight days cragging, climbing multi-pitch, the classic lines and pillars, as well as catching the Bozeman Ice Festival. For those who are already experienced ice lead climbers. Loaner gear is available to paid members. Maximum: 6. Recommended ICE 3, MTN 1 or equivalent experience. 

      Screened Event: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified and can pay the expedition fee.

      DETAILS

      • DATES: Friday, December 7th to Friday, December 14th, 2018
      • LOCATION: Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, MT
      • ROUTES: various single and multi-pitch from WI2 - WI5
      • COST: $450, which covers 7 days of lodging, gear, and expedition expenses, and these same expenses for all ELs attending
      • EVENT LEADERS: Paul Shaughnessy, Todd Martin
      • MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: Minimum 4, maximum 6.
      • CLIMBING SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should be able to lead climb WI3 at a minimum, as well as fundamental belaying, cleaning, and anchor building skills. 
      • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, club loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the event leader know if you need something
      • REFUNDS: Full refunds can be given outside of 90 days of the trip date. Between 30 and 90 days, 50% refunds are possible. Closer than 30 days, no refunds can be given.
      • EMERGENCIES: Big Sky Medical Center, 334 Town Center Ave, Big Sky, MT 59716, (406) 995-6995
      ITINERARY 

      This expedition is pure ice climbing, with a relaxing, warm place to retreat to after-hours. We will rent a house in Bozeman which is close to the airport, delicious food, and 16.5 miles from Bridger Bowl. In between those nights we'll spend all our time in the deep freeze of the Montana winter climbing our brains out. Our main location will be Hyalite Canyon. Please refer to the book Winter Dance by Joe Josephson. About half the intended routes will be single pitch, half multi-pitch. Leading is a possibility for those who already have experience. There will be no explicit instruction on this event, only climbing. As such everyone who attends needs to have prior significant experience climbing at least WI3. Montana can be very cold (which makes for great ice!!) but be prepared for temps below zero, wind, and snow. We will need 4x4s to make it into the backcountry.

      This is a world class area, and we'll be there for the ice festival so we should be able to get some good beta. Paul is co-leading and has been there many times, so he will help us sniff out the best routes for 2018. 

      We will have a conference call to arrange logistics and meet people who are interested in attending.  We will use a spreadsheet to coordinate travel, TBD 

      Prior:

      • Nov. 1, 2018 Deadline for expedition fee (Registrants: if payment is not received by the deadline then you will be moved back to the waitlist)

      • TBD Conference call

      EXPEDITION DAYS:
      • Day 1: Friday, December 7th - Finish travel to Montana. Rent cars - we'll need as many 4x4 vehicles as possible. We'll proceed to the house where we are staying and settle in (check-in: 4pm). Probably some shopping, dinner in town and gear sorting will ensue. Hit the hay early.
      • Days 2 - 7: Saturday, December 8th - Thursday, December 13th - Bozeman Ice Fest for during the weekend. Climb, Eat, Sleep. Repeat. 
      • Day 7: Friday, December 14th - Check out is at 11:00 am. Pack up and get out of town. 
          • 12/13/2018
          • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
          • 5209 Luce Avenue Suite A, McClellan, CA 95652
          • 19
          Register

          MACC - ROCK 3: ROCK CLIMBING PROTECTION AND BELAY ANCHORS is an indoor weekday evening training offering a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor in a compact, accessible format. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

          • Orientation to lead climbing gear and equipment

          • Placing and assessing natural and artificial (active and passive) protection

          • Multi-directional anchors

          • Multi-point anchors

          • SRENE

          • Equalization

          • V-angle

          • Belay options

          RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

          EVENT LEADER: Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org, (916) 872-3399

          DURATION: 2.5 hours

          MEET: MACC 5209 Luce Avenue Suite A, McClellan, CA 95652

          WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

          PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

          CLIMBING GEAR

          • Harness*

          • 4 locking carabiners*

          • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

          • Auto-locking belay device*

          • Prusik cord

          • Any of your own rock protection and runners

          *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

          For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


          • 01/28/2019
          • 5:00 PM
          • 02/03/2019
          • 10:30 AM
          • Ouray, CO
          • 5
          Register

          Join MAA at Ouray Colorado for spectacular week of ice climbing. The ice park is world famous boasting hundreds of routes, in addition to some amazing climbing just outside the park. We rent a huge party house every year, the week after the ice festival. It's a blast. All levels welcome. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 15 stoked ice climbers! Hope to have you out with us!

          DETAILS:

          • DATES: Monday, January 28th to Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
          • LOCATION: Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, CO
          • COST: $400, which covers 6 days of lodging, loaner gear and lodging expenses for all ELs. Deadline for payment of expedition fee is December 1, 2018. (Registrants: if payment is not received by the deadline then you will be moved back to the waitlist)
          • EVENT LEADERS: Paul Shaughnessy, Todd Martin, Darren Shutt
          • MIN / MAX: 7 /15
          • CLIMBING SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should know how to belay, tie in, lower and be lowered. Experienced ice climbers who are proficient in top rope anchor building and/or have attended ICE 1 ("SIG 3") training or have shown to have this level of ice climbing experience on their profile will be best prepared.
          • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, club loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the event leader know if you need something
          • REFUNDS: Full refunds can be given outside of 90 days of the trip date. Between 30 and 90 days, 50% refunds are possible. Closer than 30 days, no refunds can be given.
          • WHAT TO BRING: Warm boots, crampons, ice tools, harness, belay device, eye protection, biners, slings, any personal lead climbing or anchor building equipment, rope, cold weather clothing, shell layers, multiple socks and gloves, pack, sleeping bag, travel clothes.
          • MEDICAL: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
          • LODGING: Ouray Manor can sleep 20, we will cap event at 15. Please bring a sleeping bag and mat as this will give us maximum flexibility with beds and space. There are three floors, 8 bedrooms with between one and two beds in each, and 5 bathrooms. House has a living room, front room, dining room, full kitchen, laundry, and wi-fi.

          ITINERARY:

          • Monday, Jan. 28th: Check in 5:00 pm at The Ouray Manor. Meet and greet, enjoy group dinner
          • Tuesday, Jan. 29th - Saturday, Feb. 2nd: Leave early to secure routes, walk to the park for top rope ice climbing at between 2 and 4 locations in the park. We may also do some climbing in the backcountry. Climb until the afternoon, then evening meals and festivities to ensue back in town.  
          • Sunday, Feb. 3rd: Clean house and check out at 10:30 am. 

          IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

          • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
          • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
          • Travel arrangements are separate. Flights can be arranged to both Grand Junction and Durango, but winter time flights into Colorado can be unreliable. Driving may also be hampered by winter storms and road closures.
          • If the event doesn't have adequate registration it may be cancelled in which case all participants will be refunded.

          For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



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