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

    • 10/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indian Springs, off I-80, Eagle Lakes Exit
    • 3
    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
      • 4
      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
      • 5
      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
        • 4
        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.
        • 11/09/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Truckee, California
        • 4
        Register

        ROCK 5: TRADITIONAL ROCK LEAD CLIMBING AND FOLLOWING PREVIEW training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. 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:

        • Placing and assessing gear on lead from the security of a mock lead or “trad sport” lead setup

        • Following a leader

        • Cleaning the route

        • Racking gear

        • Flaking rope

        • Lead belaying

        • Catching a lead fall

        • Clipping the rope

        • Resting on lead

        • Bailing from a route

        • Falling on lead

        • Route finding and strategy

        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: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

        DURATION: 8 hours

        MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

        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.

        CLOTHING

        • Wicking, breathable base layer

        • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

        • Sunglasses

        • Sun hat or covering

        EQUIPMENT

        • High energy food, snacks and drinks

        • Water bottles or container system

        • Sunscreen

        • Small personal first aid kit

        • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

        CLIMBING GEAR

        • Boots or approach shoes

        • Rock shoes*

        • Harness*

        • Climbing helmet*

        • 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.

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

        • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

        • The training 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 training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



        • 11/10/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Truckee, California
        • 6
        Register

        ROCK 6: TRADITIONAL LEAD ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

        • Skills and ability required for lead climbing

        • How best to select, place and assess gear on lead

        • Belaying a leader

        • Belaying followers

        • Strategic racking, clipping, and cleaning

        • Review building multi-point belay anchors

        • Rappelling from an anchor

        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: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

        DURATION: 8 hours

        MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

        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.

        CLOTHING

        • Wicking, breathable base layer

        • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

        • Sunglasses

        • Sun hat or covering

        EQUIPMENT

        • High energy food, snacks and drinks

        • Water bottles or container system

        • Sunscreen

        • Small personal first aid kit

        • Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

        CLIMBING GEAR

        • Boots or approach shoes

        • Rock shoes*

        • Harness*

        • Climbing helmet*

        • 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.

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

        • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

        • The training 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 training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.





      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software