ROCK 1: INTRODUCTION TO 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 beginning level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:
- Safety considerations
- Knots, tying in
- Using and fitting climbing gear
- Belaying methods and technique
- Easy scrambling practice
- Foundational footwork, handholds and body position
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: Doug Harris
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.
Wicking, breathable base layer
Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer
Sun hat or covering
High energy food, snacks and drinks
Water bottles or container system
Small personal first aid kit
Optional items for consideration: camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana
Boots or approach shoes
*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.
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 email@example.com, or (916) 692-0005.