Round Top Crescent Moon Couloir

  • 04/04/2020
  • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Carson Pass Sno-Park
  • 6


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Join MAA members on Round Top to climb the Crescent Moon Couloir. This moderate snow climb takes a interesting curving line right up the north face of 10,381 Round Top. Proficiency climbing steep snow / alpine ice in a rope team is required (Snow 3 and 4). Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 6. Hope to have you out with us!

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 


  • What's happening: Round Top on highway 88 Carson Pass near Tahoe, climbing the Crescent Moon Colouir, moderate and steep snow. Simul-climbing in teams of 3 or 4, placing intermediate protection. 3 mile approach (to base of route at Winnemuca Lake), 1,800 feet total elevation gain to summit. Walk off the west ridge.
  • Where to meet: Carson Pass Sno-Park trailhead 7:30 am.
  • Event Leader: John Vanek
  • Minimum / Maximum: 3/6
  • What to bring: Mountain boots, crampons, mountain axe and second tool, harness, belay device, prusik, 48" sling or runner, PAS, 3 locking carabiners, layered clothing, climbing pack, trekking pole(s), food, water, personal items, 10 essentials. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
  • Additional Info: Until May 31 there is a mandatory Sno-Park pass fee of $5 per day to park here, or $25 season pass. One-day passes and Season Passes can be purchased online:


  • 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.

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