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    • 10/24/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • 10/28/2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas, NV
    • 10
    Register

    Join MAA members in Red Rocks for five days of rad climbing and adventure! These dates will focus on sampling the best of adventurous pitched climbing in these amazing sandstone canyons near Las Vegas. We'll focus on long trad multi-pitch, which is what Red Rocks is known for. Recommended for those already fit and familiar with multi-pitch trad climbing, ideally able to lead trad at the 5.8 level. We have a reserved group campsite with room for 20, so everyone is invited!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Multi-pitch climbing at Red Rocks, up to three teams of two. Potential routes to climb include Johnny Vegas 5.7, 3 pitches, and link up with Solar Slab 5.6, 6 pitches, Tunnel Vision - 5.6/7, 6 pitches. Group Therapy - 5.7, 6 pitches. Purblind Pillar - 5.8, 6 pitchesRose Tower - Olive Oil- 5.7, 5 pitchesRose Tower Original Route - 5.7 5 pitches. Also, some top roping and sport climbing as desired. 

    Where to meet: Red Rock Canyon Campground group campsite TBD Monday, October 24th. This is only 3 miles from the main entrance and just outside Las Vegas, NV. Please carpool.

    Event Leader: Darren Shutt (916) 872-3399

    Minimum / Maximum: 10-20

    Campground information: Site will hold maximum of 20. Maximum 8 vehicles, please carpool. Entrance / gate code is 2102. Everyone will be asked to contribute to help cover the $248 camping fee.

    What to bring: Rock shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, three locking carabiners, PAS, prusik, climbing pack, approach shoes / mountain boots, sunglasses, personal items, layers, storm shell, food for 5 days, capacity for at least 2 liters of water, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, fuel, pots, trekking poles, first aid kit. Bring your trad rack and ropes if you have them.

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

    ITINERARY:

    • TBD: We'll have a team conference call to discuss details and arrange carpooling.
    • DAY 1, Monday Oct. 24th: Arrival and setting up camp. You can check in as early as 3:00 pm. Group dinner at 6:00 pm, making plans for the next few days.
    • DAYS 2-4, Tuesday, Oct. 25th through Thursday, Oct. 27th: Head out early, climb hard, and get out of the park before dark.
    • DAY 5, Friday Oct. 28th: Check out 11:00 am. Another day of climbing or heading home.  

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

    • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.


    • 11/14/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 11/18/2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Indian Cove Campground, Joshua Tree NP
    • 14
    Register

    Joshua Tree Rock Climbing! Meet up with other MAA members for 5 days of sublime desert rock top roping and leading! Bring your rock mojo, your trad gear and rad climbing skills! We'll climb in small groups at different areas in the park each day. Recommended for those with some rock climbing experience who can belay safely, and especially for experienced trad leaders. We have reserved a group campsite with room for up to 15, so come on out!

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Traditional rock climbing on the amazing monzogranite desert rock at Joshua Tree NP. Exact crag(s) and groups will be determined prior to each day. Mostly single pitch top rope climbing on crack and slab, and other interesting features. Leading on sport and trad routes possible with proven experience and on the discretion of the EL. 
    • Where to meet / lodging: Group campsite #9, Indian Cove Campground, tent camping. Provided picnic tables and a fire pit. We have room for 15 people but only 7 vehicles - carpooling is very important! We will coordinate prior to the event.
    • Event Leader: Darren Shutt 916-872-3399
    • Minimum / Maximum: 2/15
    • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, 2 locking carabiners, a sling or PAS, jacket, lots of water, food for 5 days, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, fuel, pots, personal items. Bring your own rack and slings if you intend to lead or mock lead (on the discretion of the EL). Ropes and technical equipment provided by MAA. 
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    ITINERARY

    • TBD: Team conference call to coordinate travel and discuss details, 
    • DAY 1, Monday Nov. 14th: Gather at the Indian Cove Group Campsite any time after 12:00 pm. Climbing in the campground. Group dinner, making plans for the rest of the week. 
    • DAYS 2-4, Tuesday, Nov. 15th - Thursday, Nov. 17th: Each day we'll break out into a few smaller groups and carpool into the park in the early morning. We'll be out climbing all day, probably meeting up in town for dinner, showers, supplies, etc. then back to camp to sleep under the desert stars again. 
    • DAY 5, Friday, Nov. 18th: Check out at noon, more climbing or driving home.  

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

    • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

    • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

    • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

    • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

    • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

    • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

    • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

    • 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.

    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.



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