Mt. Tallac Cross Couloir

  • 04/11/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Join MAA on Mt. Tallac to climb the secretive Cross Couloir. This Tahoe monarch's proud east face features an adventurous and steepening snow climb with a direct finish to the summit ridge. Recommended for those with steep snow climbing and off-trail navigation proficiency (SNOW 1,2, and MTN 1). Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. 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. Thank you! 


  • What's happening: Mt. Tallac 9,735, Cross Couloir on the East Face, approximately 3,000' gain, off-trail brushy travel, steep snow up to 50 degrees, approximately 4 miles round trip. 
  • Where to meet: 7:00 am at TBD location
  • Event Leader: Aaron Howse
  • Minimum / Maximum: 4,8
  • 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. 
  • 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.


  • 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.

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