Joshua Tree Climb-Fest, Day 1

  • 04/09/2020
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree Rock Climbing! Meet up with other MAA members for some sublime desert rock top roping and leading! Bring your rock mojo, your rad gear and mad belay skills! Open to all Base and Apex members. This is Day 1 of 3, please register for each day separately. We have room for up to 8 people each day. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Top rope rock climbing at Joshua Tree NP. Exact crag(s) will be determined that morning. Mostly single pitch top rope climbing on crack and slab, and other interesting features. Leading on sport and trad routes possible with proven experience and on the discretion of the EL. 
  • Where to meet: Intersection Rock near Hidden Valley CG at 8:00 am
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt 916-872-3399
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2/8
  • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, 2 locking carabiners,  a sling or PAS, jacket, lots of water, lunch. Bring your own rack and slings if you intend to lead or mock lead (on the discretion of the EL). Ropes and technical equipment provided by MAA. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Where to stay: Accommodations are self-arranged. Recommended Ryan Rocks CG, Hidden Valley CG, Indian Cove CG, Black Rock CG, or BLM land, or in the town of Joshua Tree / Twenty Nine Palms.


  • In order to register you must be a Base or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • 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.

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