Joshua Tree Climb-Fest, Day 1

  • 04/09/2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Intersection Rock, Joshua Tree National Park
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In order to do our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic this event is cancelled. Current RSVPs will be intact if it can be rescheduled. MAA will continue to monitor conditions and update event status accordingly.

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 9:00 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. 
  • 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.   

  • 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.


  • This event is free of charge. MAA receives no direct financial gain for organizing and supporting this event. Donations are not solicited on this event, nor is any exchange of money a requirement for participation.

  • This event is open to all Apex, Base, and free Associate members - paid membership is not a requirement of attendance. 

  • MAA is a 100% volunteer-run, federal and state recognized 501(c)7 not-for-profit membership organization and does not seek or realize a profit from organizing this event; all membership benefits, liability insurance, website, database, administrative costs and all expenses are supported solely through membership, not event fees.

  • MAA event leaders are experienced members who are board-approved and volunteer to host the event as a representative of MAA, but are not operating as a guide or compensated as a guide - all participants on the event share responsibility for the safety, decisions, and actions of the group.

  • Accordingly, the physical demands, required skills or technical terrain of some events require that we screen participants; individuals should join the waitlist to be considered for RSVP. The experience, skills and fitness in the MAA membership profile will be used to determine the suitability of each individual to the demands of that particular event.

  • Participant safety is our top priority. Many circumstances such as mountain conditions, weather, or subjective hazards may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.

  • As a private, non-commercial group we operate within the posted group size limits and regulations for this area.

  • All MAA members are taught and practice Leave No Trace principles to be good stewards of wild places.

  • 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 at a minimum has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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