Upcoming events

    • 01/27/2020
    • 12/28/2020
    • 12 sessions
    • Online Video Conference Call
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    The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Mountain Ascent Association will be held the fourth Monday of every month from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. The meetings are a recurring series - you will be RSVPed to them all at once.

    All meetings will be held online and a link will be sent in a confirmation email to those registered. Agenda will be determined beforehand and approved or amended at each meeting. Board members are required to attend. Guests are welcome to attend upon prior arrangement. 

    • 02/10/2020
    • 12/14/2020
    • 11 sessions
    • Online
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    The Event Leader Conference of the Mountain Ascent Association will be held the second Monday of each month from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. This is a series of sessions for all of 2020. Conference agenda typically includes check-in with each EL, review and coordination of all events, and some EL training or discussion.

    The meeting will be held online. Video conferencing is preferred. Please follow this link:

    https://meet.google.com/yzb-yngm-qem

    All ELs are requested to attend, guests are welcome. See you there!

    • 03/02/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 94
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    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 03/02/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 92
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on SNOW 1, SNOW 2, SNOW 3, and SNOW 4. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: March 2nd, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • SNOW 1 - Full day of orientation for snow climbing. Safety, snow and ice climbing clothing and gear, assessing snow and avalanche conditions, digging a snow pit, fitting crampons and ice axe, breaking trail in a team, easy unroped climbing and downclimbing practice on snow slopes, with and without crampons.
    • SNOW 2 - Steeper snow climbing and safety. Self-belay, extensive practice of all four positions of self arrest, in both hands, with and without crampons, steeper downclimbing, spotting, and short belay.
    • SNOW 3 - Comprehensive protection and anchors instruction. Orientation to snow and ice lead climbing, care and use of ropes, placing and assessing natural and artificial snow and ice anchors, multi-directional anchors, multi-point anchors, SRENE, equalization, v-angle, snow seats, belay options, team running belay, and team self-arrest practice.
    • SNOW 4 - Snow and alpine ice lead climbing practice and alpine ice climbing technique. Assessing snow and ice conditions, choosing route, flaking rope, racking gear, climbing with two tools, lead belaying, belaying a second, clipping, running belay review, and climbing in teams of three or four.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 03/07/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Mt. Rose Trailhead
    • 3
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    RELAY PEAK SNOWSHOE HIKE: All levels welcome on this snowshoe hike to to Relay Peak overlooking Lake Tahoe from the Mt. Rose Trailhead. This peak is in NE corner of Tahoe and has great views of Reno and the Tahoe backcountry. Some previous hiking experience recommended. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    • Route: Out/back is 9.4 miles round-trip with 1,515 ft of elevation gain.

    • Where to meet: 8:00 am. We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead Parking lot (at the summit of the Mt. Rose Highway). From Sacramento - Take HWY 80 to Truckee and take the HWY 267 south exit. At Kings Beach, turn left onto HWY 28 (East towards Reno). At the roundabout, follow signs for Reno onto HWY 431 until you reach the summit pass. You will see the Mt. Rose Trail Head on the left (large parking area with a restroom building). From Reno: Take the Mt. Rose Highway (431) to the summit pass. Trailhead will be on the right.
    • Volunteer Event Leader: Sean Martin sw_martin@live.com | (530) 306-7449
    • Minimum / Maximum: 2/8

    • Skills requirements: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should be able to hike for multiple hours, bring winter layers to regulate body temperature, and bring adequate food and water for 6 to 7 hours of hiking.

    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.

    ITINERARY

    We will meet at the Mt. Rose Trailhead at 8:00 am. From there we will do quick introductions and then hit the trail. It’s a gradual ascent up the fireroad and we will take periodic breaks to shed layers, hydrate, and have snacks before reaching the summit of Relay Peak. Depending on the weather, we will have our pack lunch at the summit and then return to the trailhead. From there, depending on the groups timeline we can head into Reno or Incline for a group celebratory lunch/early dinner and head out from there.

    WHAT TO BRING

    Members receive a continuous discount at Bobcat's Adventure Sports. Brands include ArcTeryx, Black Diamond, Petzl, Mountain Hardwear, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Outdoor Research, MSR, Beal, Garmin and more.

    CLOTHING

    • Wicking, breathable base layer, top and bottom

    • Insulating, weather-resistant mid layer, top and bottom

    • Wind and waterproof shell layer, top and bottom

    • Insulating fill or down belay jacket, w/hood

    • Socks

    • Gloves and/or mittens

    • Gaiters

    • Sunglasses

    • Warm hat and/or balaclava

    • Sun hat or covering

    EQUIPMENT

    • Backpack*

    • Snowshoes*

    • Trekking poles with snow baskets*

    • Waterproof hiking boots (be sure these are already broken in)

    • High energy food, snacks and drinks

    • Freeze-proof water bottles or container system

    • Strong headlamp with fresh batteries

    • Map and compass

    • Sunscreen

    • Small personal first aid kit

    • Optional items for consideration: altimeter, camera, small knife or multi-tool, bandana

    *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve (full members only).

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • 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. Circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes to the published itinerary, including cancellation.
    • As a private, non-commercial group we acquire all necessary wilderness or summit permits and 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. 

    • 03/14/2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/15/2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • Bridgeport, CA
    • 0
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    Join MAA on a winter ascent of Matterhorn Peak. This sharp granite peak is the king of the Sawtooth Range featuring a long couloir that leads to the summit spine. Proficiency in winter camping and climbing is required. 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! 

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Matterhorn Peak, 12,279, East Couloir route, Class 3, snow up to 45 degrees. Multi-day ascent, winter camping, off trail navigation. TH is at Twin Lakes at 7,000'. Approach is about 4 miles and gains about 3,000'.  Will push higher if possible.  
    • Map here
    • Where to meet: At the entrance to Annette's Mono Village Resort at 8:00 a.m. near Bridgeport Ca. Take the Twin Lakes road to the end. 
    • Volunteer Event Leader: Doug Harris
    • Minimum / Maximum: 4/8
    • What to bring: Warm, stormproof layers for upper and lower body - 4 layers for upper and 3 layers for lower, minimum. 2 pair socks and gloves, warm mittens, warm headwear, sunglasses, goggles, gaiters, helmet, warm mountain boots, sharp steel crampons fit to your boots, ice axe, food for 2 nights / 3 days, waterbottles with insulating sleeve, spoon, cup, warm sleeping bag, sleeping pads, trekking pole(s), snowshoes or skis, snow shovel. Equipment such as stove, pots, fuel and tents may be supplied by MAA. Bring what you have of these items and we'll select the group gear. Leave about 10 liters of space and up to 5 lbs for group gear. 
    • 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.
    • Additional Info: We'll be parking on the road outside the resort if the gates are not open. If we park in the resort, there may be a $10 fee.

    ITINERARY:

    • DAY 1: Saturday March 14th - Meet at the entrance to Annette's Mono Village Resort at the end of Twin Lakes Road in Bridgeport, CA. Take care of gear, logistics. Walk to the TH and make the approx. 5 mile approach on snowshoes or skis, and establish basecamp near the base of Matterhorn Peak at about 10,600.
    • DAY 2: Sunday, March 15th - With an early start, ascend snow up the East Couloir to the summit spine, then scramble Class 3 rock to the summit. Descend to take down camp and return to the trailhead.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • 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. Circumstances beyond the leader's control 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.


    • 03/16/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    Peruvian Andes 2020 Expedition Conference Call

    Please join us for an exciting look at the expedition to climb Chopicalqui and other peaks in the Peruvian Andes. This is a video conference call with photos, maps and commentary to discuss the expedition based out of Huaraz, Peru in July 2020. We'll discuss our objectives and itinerary, and answer any questions you may have. Hope you'll join us to check out what's happening!

    Details:

    • The meeting will be held online, please follow this link: TBD
    • Calls typically last an hour or less.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We'll view images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional. You will see video and images from the event leaders.
    • 03/16/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 17
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    Join us for a presentation on "Ski Mountaineering." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for skiers or mountaineers that want to know how to combine these two very complimentary activities! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to get started with using skis to climb and/or descend mountains this spring. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 04/06/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 97
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 04/06/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 94
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on SKI 1, SKI 2, SKI 3 and MTN 3. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: April 6th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE MTN 3 TRAINING VIDEO PRIOR - SKI series does not have videos yet.

    • SKI 1 - Full day of orientation to backcountry snow travel on low-exposure peaks and/or traversing snowy trails using various snow travel methods: overview skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding options, clothing, gear and equipment overview, basic avalanche awareness and assessment such as digging and assessing a pit, estimating slope angles, route planning, uphill and downhill trail travel techniques, monitoring weather, and group dynamics
    • SKI 2 - Full day of travel and skiing on moderate peaks: checking avalanche and weather reports, off trail route planning, monitoring weather, skiing with a pack, beacon check procedures, uphill techniques, ski crampons, transitioning to downhill, backcountry ski technique and tips review, maintaining a log book, and side country skiing
    • SKI 3 - Full day of ski mountaineering of a steep peak: advanced ski gear, choosing a line, technical ascending and/or descending, climbing with crampons on ski boots, ice axe technique, self-arrest on skis, dropping in, jump turns, comprehensive steep skiing tips and technique, glacier terrain considerations
    • MTN 3 - Day 1: Expedition climbing. Planning, training, altitude considerations and acclimatization, advanced navigation on glaciers and adverse conditions, using GPS, review all prior navigation techniques, "light and fast" climbing tips, gear and principles, bivouacking in snow, planning a traverse, predicting mountain weather, medical skills, expedition behavior. Day 2: Technical peak circumnavigation or ascent. Climbing in running belay, fixed lines or lead climbing in moderate mixed terrain in multiple teams completing a circumnavigation of a peak including a snowy bivouac during 24 -36 hours, utilizing advanced navigation techniques and team decision making.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 04/20/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 17
    Register

    Join us for a presentation on "Climbing Mt. Whitney." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for anyone who would like to ascend the tallest peak in the continental US by any route - we'll look at them all! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to stand on top this summer. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 05/04/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 05/04/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 96
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on MTN 1 and ICE-R. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: May 4th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • MTN 1 - Day 1: Basic Mountaineering. Mountain camping and travel skills, map and compass navigation and route finding, extensive overview of clothing, equipment and gear, backcountry and off-trail travel, white gas and canister stoves, sleep system considerations, water, food, knots, shelter options and considerations, and making an effective basecamp. Day 2: Peak ascent. Itinerary, gear selection, packing, pacing, efficient movement with boots and pack, rock scrambling, moving a team through terrain with loose rock, spotting, short belay, climbing easy fixed lines, lowering or rappelling, and making the descent.
    • ICE-RGlacier travel and crevasse rescue instruction and practice. Orientation to glaciers, roping up for glacier travel, rescue coil, reading and navigating glaciers, team self-arrest, knots, gear, rescue sequences, ascending the rope (self rescue), 3:1 Z-drag crevasse rescue, C-pulley or dropped loop, and piggybacking systems to get maximum mechanical advantage

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 05/12/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Flaming Grill Cafe 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150 (Inside Country Club Plaza) Sacramento, CA 95825
    • 18
    Register

    Join us for a presentation on "Climbing Mt. Rainier." Everyone is invited for a bite to eat and interactive multimedia presentation at the Flaming Grill Cafe near our retail partner Bobcat's Adventure Sports in Sacramento. The presentation is for anyone who would like to ascend the Cascades colossal by any route - we'll look at them all! We'll get into the skills, gear, and information you need to stand on top this summer. Everyone is invited to attend and bring your experience, thoughts and questions! Maximum 40, pre-registration only, 8:00 - 9:30 pm.

    DETAILS

    • Please register to attend - we have room for only 40 MAA members.
    • FREE for Apex members, $10 for Base members and $20 for Associate members - you can become an MAA member here.
    • Please order before 8:30 pm, presentation will start about 8:45 and end about 9:30 pm.
    • At the Flaming Grill Cafe in the Country Club Plaza, located at 2380 Watt Avenue, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95825
    • Bobcat's Adventure Sports will be open before and after the event to check out gear, rentals and purchase!
    • For more information on MAA training and disciplines, please see this document


    • 07/06/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 07/06/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on ROCK 1, 2 & 3. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: July 6th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • ROCK 1: Full day orientation and instruction in basic rock climbing. Safety, commands, knots, tying in, climbing gear, fitting, belaying methods and technique, easy scrambling practice, spotting, foundational footwork, handholds and body position, lowering, slab climbing, crack climbing and face climbing technique and practice.
    • ROCK 2: Full day of next-level climbing technique, with introduction to rappelling. Review knots, continue belay technique, anchoring the belayer, in-depth face and crack climbing technique, coaching each participant on advanced techniques, and instruction on rappelling with a back-up system.
    • ROCK 3: Full day introduction to sport lead climbing. Instruction and practice building a bolted top-rope belay anchor, bolt assessment, racking draws, flaking rope, lead belaying, catching a lead fall, placing draws on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead, falling on lead, and cleaning the anchor. Simulated and full sport lead climbing practice. 

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document
    • 09/07/2020
    • 8:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 99
    Register

    APEX Members Conference Call

    All current Apex members are invited to join the MAA President online in an open format video conference call. We'll discuss our current and future events, visit relevant topics, and answer any questions you may have about anything relevant to MAA. This call joins the online training call, immediately following. Hope you'll join us!

    Details:

    • When you register the call-in information will be sent in the registration confirmation email 
    • Calls typically last about 15 minutes, and are exclusively for Apex members.
    • You can join with a computer, tablet, or mobile device.
    • We may share images, maps and route descriptions so having the ability to see presented items is recommended.
    • You are not required to send live video of yourself - that is optional.

    • 09/07/2020
    • 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Live Video Conference Call
    • 98
    Register

    Join a MAA climbing mentor online for a live video conference call training on ROCK 4, 5 & 6. Everyone is invited to join in this interactive 45 minute discussion and Q & A session. The training video presentations will be briefly reviewed. To get the most out of the session and be best prepared to participate please view the training videos prior.

    DATE: September 7th, 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    TO REGISTER:

    TOPICS: WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS PRIOR

    • ROCK 4: Comprehensive protection and anchors instruction. Introduction to trad climbing gear, protection (natural, active & passive artificial, fixed), placing protection, assessment of single-point anchors, concepts of SRENE, equalization, v-angle, instruction and practice in all varieties of multi-point and multi-directional belay anchors and associated belay methods. 
    • ROCK 5: Full day of simulated trad lead climbing (up to 5.9) from the safety of an established top-rope. You will get instruction and practice in following a leader, racking gear, flaking rope, lead belaying, catching a lead fall, placing and assessing gear on lead, clipping the rope, resting on lead, bailing from a route, falling on lead, route finding and strategy. 
    • ROCK 6: Single pitch, from-the-ground-up lead climbing course. We start on conservative terrain and will coach you through your first trad lead move by move to build your confidence and expertise. You'll practice and learn how best to select, place (when, where, how) and assess gear on lead, as well as belaying a leader, belaying followers, strategic racking, clipping, cleaning, and review building multi-point belay anchors.

    SESSION INFORMATION:

    • Call in details will be sent in a confirmation email upon registration
    • To view all MAA training courses and disciplines, please reference this document



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