Owens River Gorge Rock Climbing

  • 02/28/2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 02/29/2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • Bishop, CA
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Join MAA members at the Gorge in Bishop for a weekend of top-rope rock climbing. Get away from the ice and snow for a couple of days and enjoy some rad rock climbing. All levels are welcome. Bring your gear and belay skills to climb many of the hundreds of routes at this popular area. We have room for 10. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Owens River Gorge top rope crag climbing easy 5th class to 5.9. 
  • Where to meet: Central Parking Area
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt
  • Minimum / Maximum: 3,10
  • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, belay device, locking carabiners, PAS, slings, food, water, jacket, approach shoes, pack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, personal equipment.  
  • Bobcat's Adventure SportsMAA Apex and Base members enjoy a significant retail discount on mountaineering, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, splitboarding, and backcountry clothing, equipment and gear, as well as consignment and rentals.    
  • Accommodations: There are a number of campsites in the area. Sagebrush, BLM Climber's campground (both east of 395) are possible and likely cheapest.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


Friday, February 28th: We will meet in the Central Gorge parking lot at 9:00 am. We will focus on Warm Up Wall and Great Wall of China, to begin. Then move to other areas as we see fit, and climb until late afternoon. Based on availability, likely to camp at Sagebrush (primitive/no water) or BLM Climber's Campground east of 395 off Pleasant Valley exit.

Saturday, February 29th: Break camp, head back to the gorge for another day, climbing until the late afternoon.


  • 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.



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