Rock Climbing Indian Springs

  • 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!


  • 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. 


  • 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, or (916) 692-0005.

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