Climbing. Community. Adventure. Life.

JOIN 

Log in

We CLIMB 

with friends who share our love for the mountains and adventure. 

We believe 

in the power of the ascent, a passion for adventure, teamwork, responsibility, safety, and the pursuit of dreams. 

We dream 

of climbing rock, the crunch of crampons on ice, the high mountain sunrise and sharing the experience with amazing people 

like you. 

featured events

    • 09/25/2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Bozeman Ice Expedition December 2019 Conference Call

    Please join us for an exciting video conference call to discuss the upcoming Bozeman Ice Expedition in Montana in December 2019. This call is for everyone - confirmed team members, those on the waitlist, or just interested. We'll discuss our objectives and itinerary, coordinate logistics, and answer any questions you may have. Hope you'll join us to get up to date with what's happening!

    Details:

    • The meeting will be held online and a link will with call details will be sent to those who register.
    • Calls typically last an hour or less.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional. You will see video and images from the event leaders.
    • 10/05/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bowman Lake
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Join MAA members at Bowman Lake for some top-rope cragging. This is a newer, less crowded, easy to reach location boasting many easy and moderate routes. All abilities welcome. Ideal attendees will know how to tie in and provide an adequate belay. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    What's happening: Top rope rock climbing for the day at Bowman Lake near Yuba Gap

    Where to meet: Meet 8:00 am, turn off highway 20 onto Bowman Lake Road go 1.4 miles and cross bridge.  Parking lot immediately after bridge will be meeting area.

    Event Leader: Doug Harris

    Minimum / Maximum: 2/8

    What to bring: harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, a few carabiners and slings, jacket, food, water, approach shoes

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

    Additional Info: parking is limited

    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.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 10/12/2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10/13/2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bishop, CA
    • 4
    Register


    Join MAA at Basin Mountain to climb the East Couloir. This Eastern Sierra giant and neighbor to Mt. Humphreys is right out of Bishop, with a wide couloir offering a straightforward way to it's 13,240 summit. Recommended for those with backcountry travel and navigation skills, and experience scrambling rock and climbing moderate snow. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Basin Mountain, East Couloir Route, Class 4, approx. 3,500 ft gain, basic snow climbing / rock scrambling, overnight, off-trail, 4x4 is recommended.
    • Where to meet: Bishop, CA White Mountain Ranger Station at 7:00 am, Oct. 12th
    • Event Leader: Kevin Koenig
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3,8
    • What to bring: Clothing and footwear appropriate for moderate snow climbing (boots probably) and 4th class mountain scrambling. Crampons, ice axe, helmet, possibly trekking poles(s), camping gear including sleeping bag, tent (may be shared), stove, food, water, first aid, personal items, headlamp, etc. An alpine harness may be useful for contingencies and if we do end up using a rope. Currently we are not planning on using a belay system. We will review individual and group gear before heading out.
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
    • Additional Info: Permits are required for overnight stay and will be acquired on Oct. 12th or sooner.

    ITINERARY:

    • DAY 1: Saturday, October 12th. Meet in Bishop at 7:00 am at the White Mountain Ranger Station. Team orientation, permits, logistics. Caravan to the Horton Lakes TH. Hike up Basin Mountain to the bivy spot in the cave or another aesthetic location. 
    • DAY 2: Sunday, Octoer 13th. Complete the ascent up the East Couloir climbing rock and possibly snow to the summit, then descend the couloir or an alternate route back to the TH, and back home. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • In order to register you must be a Base 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.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
    • 10/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indian Springs, off I-80, Eagle Lakes Exit
    • 7
    Register
    Let's get together for fun top rope and sport rock climbing at one of the most convenient crags near Donner Pass! Prior climbing experience helpful but not required. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Top rope rock climbing at the cliffs at Indian Springs. This is a series of granite crags featuring slab, crack, and dome climbing at the Eagle Lakes Exit just off I-80. There is a variety of sport routes and traditionally protected crack and slab routes spread out between three tiers, all with a short approach.
    • Where to meet: Drive I-80 until the Eagle Lakes Exit, (east of Hwy 20 and west of Cisco Grove) and go under the freeway. A bit before the left turn to the Indian Springs Campground park at a small dirt pullout on the right. We'd like to start at Johnny Wall, which is in the woods directly across from the campground. Looks for suspicious characters with backpacks milling around.
    • Event leader: Stephen Moeller
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3/8
    • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, locking carabiners, jacket, warm clothes, lunch, water
    • 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 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.
    • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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

      • 10/20/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Donner Summit
      • 8
      Register

      Join MAA on Donner Summit for a day of top rope climbing on amazing Tahoe Granite. These scenic crags feature crack, slab and face climbing all close to I-80. A wide range of climbing is available, with all levels welcome. Ideal participants can belay safely and tie in.  Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

      DETAILS:

      What's happening: Top rope rock climbing on granite crack, slab and face features from 5.4 to 5.9 at Old Donner Summit (Lincoln Highway) at 7,056 ft, just west of Truckee.

      Where to meet: 9:00 am at the Donner Lake overlook parking area, at the historic curved bridge, on the east side of Historic Donner Pass. This is just beyond the entrance to Sugarbowl ski area. Take Exit 174 from Interstate 80 or drive up old Lincoln Highway from Truckee.

      Event Leader: Stephen Moeller

      Minimum / Maximum: 2,8

      What to bring: Harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk if desired, sturdy footwear for the walk in, lunch, water, small daypack, jacket

      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 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.
      • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.
      • 10/26/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Indian Springs, off I-80, Eagle Lakes Exit
      • 7
      Register
      Let's get together for fun top rope and sport rock climbing at one of the most convenient crags near Donner Pass! Prior climbing experience helpful but not required. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

      DETAILS:

      • What's happening: Top rope rock climbing at the cliffs at Indian Springs. This is a series of granite crags featuring slab, crack, and dome climbing at the Eagle Lakes Exit just off I-80. There is a variety of sport routes and traditionally protected crack and slab routes spread out between three tiers, all with a short approach.
      • Where to meet: Drive I-80 until the Eagle Lakes Exit, (east of Hwy 20 and west of Cisco Grove) and go under the freeway. A bit before the left turn to the Indian Springs Campground park at a small dirt pullout on the right. We'd like to start at Johnny Wall, which is in the woods directly across from the campground. Looks for suspicious characters with backpacks milling around.
      • Event leader: Stephen Moeller
      • Minimum / Maximum: 3/8
      • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, locking carabiners, jacket, warm clothes, lunch, water
      • 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 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.
      • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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

        • 10/27/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Donner Summit
        • 7
        Register

        Join MAA on Donner Summit for a day of top rope climbing on amazing Tahoe Granite. These scenic crags feature crack, slab and face climbing all close to I-80. A wide range of climbing is available, with all levels welcome. Ideal participants can belay safely and tie in.  Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

        DETAILS:

        What's happening: Top rope rock climbing on granite crack, slab and face features from 5.4 to 5.9 at Old Donner Summit (Lincoln Highway) at 7,056 ft, just west of Truckee.

        Where to meet: 9:00 am at the Donner Lake overlook parking area, at the historic curved bridge, on the east side of Historic Donner Pass. This is just beyond the entrance to Sugarbowl ski area. Take Exit 174 from Interstate 80 or drive up old Lincoln Highway from Truckee.

        Event Leader: Stephen Moeller

        Minimum / Maximum: 2,8

        What to bring: Harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk if desired, sturdy footwear for the walk in, lunch, water, small daypack, jacket

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



      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software