Babylon Crags Rock Climbing

  • 07/11/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • PCT trailhead at exit 176 off I-80
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Join MAA members at a high country crag for a day of rock climbing and fun. This is location is accessed via a scenic hike down the PCT and a short steep scramble down a side canyon. Once there we'll climb a number of crack and face routes on solid granite, ranging from low 5th to 5.9. We'll also be doing a little trail maintenance. Those who attend will have a fun day of top rope climbing and if interested can be a part of setting up the anchors. Prior experience tying in and belaying recommended. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 9 members. Please do not attend if you are feeling ill. Hope to have you out with us!


  • What's happening: Off-trail rock climbing at Babylon Dome and Bat Walls, 5.0 - 5.8 routes, top rope, in the backcountry near Donner Pass, near Truckee, CA. Elevation 7,000. Hike in and back is about 2 miles. Also some brush cutting, cleaning routes of grass and moss, and trail clearing to maintain access. Participating in setting up top rope anchors. 
  • Where to meet: Meet 7:00 am at the PCT trailhead at Exit 176 off I-80. Look for an orange Subaru
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt, 916-872-3399
  • Minimum / Maximum: 2/9
  • What to bring: harness, helmet, rock shoes, belay device, 2 locking carabiners, long sling or PAS, jacket, food, 2 liters water, approach shoes, small pack. Branch saw, hand pruners, or wire brush if you have them. Please let Darren know if you need any gear.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
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  • 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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