Ice Climbing Multi-Pitch, Main Wall, Lee Vining

  • 02/22/2019
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Lee Vining, Ca
  • 0


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Join MAA members at Main Wall in Lee Vining Canyon for multi-pitch water ice climbing. We're looking to do a few laps rotating leads on WI3-WI4. Prior experience lead climbing multi-pitch water ice is required. Loaner gear may be available. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENING: Everyone initially joins the waitlist. Participants will be selected based on proficiency on their MAA profile, and notified by email if selected. 


  • What's happening: Multi-pitch ice climbing leading at Main Wall, in Lee Vining Canyon. 2 mile approach over snow covered boulders, possible treacherous stream crossings.
  • Where to meet: Mobil Gas Station, 22 Vista Point Dr. at 7:30 am. We'll caravan to the Lee Vining Trailhead at the Poole Power Plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt (916) 872-3399
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2,4
  • What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, draws, 4 locking carabiners, cordellette, prusik, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.


  • 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.

(916) 692-0005

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