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Round Top North Ridge

  • 04/08/2023
  • 4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Carson Pass Sno-Park
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Join MAA members on Round Top to climb the exciting North Ridge. This moderate mixed snow and rock ridge route is dramatic and scenic, going directly to the summit. Proficiency climbing steep snow / alpine ice in a rope team is required (Snow 3 and 4). This will be a one-day blitz with light packs. 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 North Ridge, Class 4, up to 55 degree snow / ice and snowy rock. Snowy 3-mile approach (to base of route at Winnemuca Lake), and 1,800 feet total elevation gain to summit, with the last approx. 300 feet climbing snowy rock and hard snow with crampons and two tools, belayed in a rope team, to the last bit of the East Ridge, then the summit. Walk off the West Ridge. If conditions are not right on this route we will ascend the West Ridge instead.
  • Where to meet: Carson Pass Sno-Park trailhead 4:00 am. Recommended to drive up the evening before and spend a few hours sleeping at the trailhead. 
  • Event Leader: Darren Shutt
  • Minimum / Maximum: 3/6
  • What to bring: Mountain boots, steel crampons, short technical mountain axe and second ice tool, light harness, helmet, belay device, prusik, 48" sling or runner, PAS, 3 locking carabiners, warm and weatherproof layered clothing, climbing pack 30 liters or smaller, one or two trekking poles, high energy food, 1-2 liters water, personal items. 
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.    
  • Additional Info: There is a mandatory Sno-Park pass fee of $15 per day to park here, or $40 season pass.


  • 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. 

  • 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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