Upcoming events

    • 10/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indian Springs, off I-80, Eagle Lakes Exit
    • 3
    Let's get together for fun top rope and sport rock climbing at one of the most convenient crags near Donner Pass! Prior climbing experience helpful but not required. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

    DETAILS:

    • What's happening: Top rope rock climbing at the cliffs at Indian Springs. This is a series of granite crags featuring slab, crack, and dome climbing at the Eagle Lakes Exit just off I-80. There is a variety of sport routes and traditionally protected crack and slab routes spread out between three tiers, all with a short approach.
    • Where to meet: Drive I-80 until the Eagle Lakes Exit, (east of Hwy 20 and west of Cisco Grove) and go under the freeway. A bit before the left turn to the Indian Springs Campground park at a small dirt pullout on the right. We'd like to start at Johnny Wall, which is in the woods directly across from the campground. Looks for suspicious characters with backpacks milling around.
    • Event leader: Stephen Moeller
    • Minimum / Maximum: 3/8
    • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, locking carabiners, jacket, warm clothes, lunch, water
    • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    • 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.

    For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.

      • 10/19/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Truckee, California
      • 0
      Join waitlist

      ROCK-R: ROCK CLIMBING RESCUE training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

      • Escaping the belay 
      • Tandem rappel 
      • Counterbalanced rappel 
      • Ascending the rope
      • Assisted lowering
      • Raising using mechanical advantage 
      • Patient care and assisting injured climbers

      RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

      EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org, and Darren Shutt, darren@mountainascent.org

      DURATION: 8 hours

      MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

      WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

      PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor 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

      • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

      • Sunglasses

      • Sun hat or covering

      EQUIPMENT

      • High energy food, snacks and drinks

      • Water bottles or container system

      • Sunscreen

      • Small personal first aid kit

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

      CLIMBING GEAR

      • Boots or approach shoes

      • Rock shoes*

      • Harness*

      • Climbing helmet*

      • 4 locking carabiners*

      • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

      • Auto-locking belay device*

      • Prusik cord

      • Any of your own rock protection and runners

      *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

      • The training 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.

      For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



      • 10/20/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Donner Summit
      • 4
      Register

      Join MAA on Donner Summit for a day of top rope climbing on amazing Tahoe Granite. These scenic crags feature crack, slab and face climbing all close to I-80. A wide range of climbing is available, with all levels welcome. Ideal participants can belay safely and tie in.  Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

      DETAILS:

      What's happening: Top rope rock climbing on granite crack, slab and face features from 5.4 to 5.9 at Old Donner Summit (Lincoln Highway) at 7,056 ft, just west of Truckee.

      Where to meet: 9:00 am at the Donner Lake overlook parking area, at the historic curved bridge, on the east side of Historic Donner Pass. This is just beyond the entrance to Sugarbowl ski area. Take Exit 174 from Interstate 80 or drive up old Lincoln Highway from Truckee.

      Event Leader: Stephen Moeller

      Minimum / Maximum: 2,8

      What to bring: Harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk if desired, sturdy footwear for the walk in, lunch, water, small daypack, jacket

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

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • 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.
      • 10/20/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Truckee, California
      • 7
      Register

      ROCK 4: TRADITIONAL ROCK CLIMBING PROTECTION AND BELAY ANCHORS training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

      • Orientation to lead climbing gear and equipment

      • Placing and assessing natural and artificial (active and passive) protection

      • Multi-directional anchors

      • Multi-point anchors

      • SRENE

      • Equalization

      • V-angle

      • Belay options

      • Rappelling from a gear anchor

      RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

      EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

      DURATION: 8 hours

      MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

      WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

      PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor 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

      • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

      • Sunglasses

      • Sun hat or covering

      EQUIPMENT

      • High energy food, snacks and drinks

      • Water bottles or container system

      • Sunscreen

      • Small personal first aid kit

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

      CLIMBING GEAR

      • Boots or approach shoes

      • Rock shoes*

      • Harness*

      • Climbing helmet*

      • 4 locking carabiners*

      • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

      • Auto-locking belay device*

      • Prusik cord

      • Any of your own rock protection and runners

      *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

      • The training 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.

      For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.


      • 10/26/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
      • Indian Springs, off I-80, Eagle Lakes Exit
      • 5
      Register
      Let's get together for fun top rope and sport rock climbing at one of the most convenient crags near Donner Pass! Prior climbing experience helpful but not required. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

      DETAILS:

      • What's happening: Top rope rock climbing at the cliffs at Indian Springs. This is a series of granite crags featuring slab, crack, and dome climbing at the Eagle Lakes Exit just off I-80. There is a variety of sport routes and traditionally protected crack and slab routes spread out between three tiers, all with a short approach.
      • Where to meet: Drive I-80 until the Eagle Lakes Exit, (east of Hwy 20 and west of Cisco Grove) and go under the freeway. A bit before the left turn to the Indian Springs Campground park at a small dirt pullout on the right. We'd like to start at Johnny Wall, which is in the woods directly across from the campground. Looks for suspicious characters with backpacks milling around.
      • Event leader: Stephen Moeller
      • Minimum / Maximum: 3/8
      • What to bring: Rock shoes, helmet, harness, approach shoes, belay device, locking carabiners, jacket, warm clothes, lunch, water
      • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration. 

      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

      • 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.

      For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.

        • 10/27/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        • Donner Summit
        • 4
        Register

        Join MAA on Donner Summit for a day of top rope climbing on amazing Tahoe Granite. These scenic crags feature crack, slab and face climbing all close to I-80. A wide range of climbing is available, with all levels welcome. Ideal participants can belay safely and tie in.  Loaner gear may be available. We have room for up to 8. Hope to have you out with us!

        DETAILS:

        What's happening: Top rope rock climbing on granite crack, slab and face features from 5.4 to 5.9 at Old Donner Summit (Lincoln Highway) at 7,056 ft, just west of Truckee.

        Where to meet: 9:00 am at the Donner Lake overlook parking area, at the historic curved bridge, on the east side of Historic Donner Pass. This is just beyond the entrance to Sugarbowl ski area. Take Exit 174 from Interstate 80 or drive up old Lincoln Highway from Truckee.

        Event Leader: Stephen Moeller

        Minimum / Maximum: 2,8

        What to bring: Harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk if desired, sturdy footwear for the walk in, lunch, water, small daypack, jacket

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

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

        • 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.
        • 11/09/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Truckee, California
        • 4
        Register

        ROCK 5: TRADITIONAL ROCK LEAD CLIMBING AND FOLLOWING PREVIEW training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an intermediate level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

        • Placing and assessing gear on lead from the security of a mock lead or “trad sport” lead setup

        • Following a leader

        • Cleaning the route

        • Racking gear

        • Flaking rope

        • Lead belaying

        • Catching a lead fall

        • Clipping the rope

        • Resting on lead

        • Bailing from a route

        • Falling on lead

        • Route finding and strategy

        RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

        EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

        DURATION: 8 hours

        MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

        WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

        PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor 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

        • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

        • Sunglasses

        • Sun hat or covering

        EQUIPMENT

        • High energy food, snacks and drinks

        • Water bottles or container system

        • Sunscreen

        • Small personal first aid kit

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

        CLIMBING GEAR

        • Boots or approach shoes

        • Rock shoes*

        • Harness*

        • Climbing helmet*

        • 4 locking carabiners*

        • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

        • Auto-locking belay device*

        • Prusik cord

        • Any of your own rock protection and runners

        *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

        • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

        • The training 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.

        For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



        • 11/10/2019
        • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        • Truckee, California
        • 6
        Register

        ROCK 6: TRADITIONAL LEAD ROCK CLIMBING training offers a combination of instruction, demonstration, and guided practice with a professional MAA instructor taught outdoors in a small group setting. Completion will prepare you for success as an advanced level traditional rock climber and help you be better qualified to attend MAA events. We'll do the following:

        • Skills and ability required for lead climbing

        • How best to select, place and assess gear on lead

        • Belaying a leader

        • Belaying followers

        • Strategic racking, clipping, and cleaning

        • Review building multi-point belay anchors

        • Rappelling from an anchor

        RECOMMENDED FOR: All current MAA members who have attended the companion online training and/or have completed the prior level outdoor training, or have appropriate experience on their MAA profile.

        EVENT LEADER: Paul Shaughnessy, paul@mountainascent.org

        DURATION: 8 hours

        MEET: At the Donner Lake Overlook parking lot, near the rainbow bridge, old Donner Pass road, just beyond Sugar Bowl, off Exit 174.

        WHAT TO BRING: All items on the gear list below

        PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, loaner gear may be available. Please let the instructor know if you need something. All paying members receive a retail gear discount at Bobcat's Outdoor 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

        • Insulating, weather-resistant mid-layer

        • Sunglasses

        • Sun hat or covering

        EQUIPMENT

        • High energy food, snacks and drinks

        • Water bottles or container system

        • Sunscreen

        • Small personal first aid kit

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

        CLIMBING GEAR

        • Boots or approach shoes

        • Rock shoes*

        • Harness*

        • Climbing helmet*

        • 4 locking carabiners*

        • 2 tied or sewn runners, 48"*

        • Auto-locking belay device*

        • Prusik cord

        • Any of your own rock protection and runners

        *If you are without some of this important safety gear, it may be available for loan upon prior request, first-come, first serve. Please contact the event leader.

        IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

        • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.

        • The training 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.

        For more information or questions about this training event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.



        • 12/06/2019
        • 4:00 PM
        • 12/12/2019
        • 10:00 AM
        • Bozeman, Montana
        • 0
        Join waitlist

        Bozeman Ice Expedition: One of the most talked about ice climbing areas in the US. We'll be there for six days cragging, climbing multi-pitch, the classic lines and pillars, as well as catching one day of the Bozeman Ice Festival. For those who are already experienced ice lead climbers. Rental vehicles and lodging included. Loaner gear is available. Maximum: 8. Recommended ICE 3, MTN 1 or equivalent experience. 

        Screened Event: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified and can pay the expedition fee.

        DETAILS

        • DATES: Friday December 6th to Thursday, December 12th, 2018
        • LOCATION: Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, MT
        • ROUTES: various single and multi-pitch from WI2 - WI5
        • COST: $682, which covers 6 days of lodging, 2 vehicles for transport to/from Hyalite Canyon, loaner gear, and expedition expenses, as well as covering the lodging & local transportation costs for both ELs.
        • EVENT LEADERS: Paul Shaughnessy, Frederick Lorenz
        • MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM PARTICIPANT GROUP SIZE: Minimum 6, maximum 8.
        • CLIMBING SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: In order to be best prepared to climb safely and effectively, participants should be able to lead climb WI3 at a minimum, as well as fundamental belaying, cleaning, and anchor building skills. 
        • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use your own equipment. If you're missing something, club loaner gear may be available (except footwear). Please let the event leader know if you need something.
        • PAYMENT: Oct 5, 2018 Deadline for expedition fee (Registrants: if payment is not received by the deadline then you will be moved back to the waitlist)
        • REFUNDS: Full refunds can be given outside of 90 days of the trip date (Sept. 6th). Between 30 and 90 days, 50% refunds are possible. Closer than 30 days (Nov. 6th), no refunds can be given.
        • EMERGENCIES: Big Sky Medical Center, 334 Town Center Ave, Big Sky, MT 59716, (406) 995-6995
        ITINERARY 

        This expedition is pure ice climbing, with a relaxing, warm place to retreat to after-hours. We will rent a house in Bozeman. In between those nights we'll spend all our time in the deep freeze of the Montana winter climbing our brains out. Our main location will be Hyalite Canyon. Please refer to the book Winter Dance by Joe Josephson. About half the intended routes will be single pitch, half multi-pitch. Leading is a possibility for those who already have experience. There will be no explicit instruction on this event, only climbing. As such everyone who attends needs to have prior significant experience climbing at least WI3. Montana can be very cold (which makes for great ice!!) but be prepared for temps below zero, wind, and snow. We will need 4x4s to make it into the backcountry.

        This is a world class area, and we'll be there for the first day of the ice festival on Dec. 11th. The ELs have been there many times so they will help us get on the best routes. 

        We will have a conference call to arrange logistics and meet people who are interested in attending.  We will use a spreadsheet to coordinate travel, TBD. 

        Prior:

        • Oct 5, 2018 Deadline for expedition fee (Registrants: if payment is not received by the deadline then you will be moved back to the waitlist)

        EXPEDITION DAYS:

        • Day 1: Friday, December 6th - Finish travel to Montana. We'll proceed to the house where we are staying and settle in (check-in: 4pm). Probably some shopping, dinner in town and gear sorting will ensue. Hit the hay early.
        • Days 2 - 5: Saturday, December 7th - Wednesday, December 11th - Climb, Eat, Sleep. Repeat. 
        • Day 6: Thursday, December 12th - Check out is at 10:00 am sharp. Pack up and get out of town. 
            • 12/21/2019
            • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            • Lee Vining, Ca
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Join MAA members at the classic ice crag in Lee Vining Canyon for water ice climbing on top rope! Prior experience climbing ice and snow is helpful, participants will be expected to know how to tie in and belay safely. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 4. Hope to have you out with us!

            SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified.

            DETAILS:

            What's happening: Ice climbing at Chouinard Falls or Main Wall, in Lee Vining Canyon. Top rope belays. 2 mile approach over snow covered boulders, possible treacherous stream crossings.

            Where to meet: Mobil Gas Station, 22 Vista Point Dr. at 6:00 am. We'll caravan to the Lee Vining Trailhead at the Poole Power Plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.

            Event Leader: Roger Coss, (209) 815-3981, rcoss15@comcast.net

            Minimum / Maximum: 2,4

            What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.

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

            Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.

            IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

            • 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.
            • 01/05/2020
            • 4:00 PM
            • 01/11/2020
            • 10:30 AM
            • Ouray, CO
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Join MAA in Ouray Colorado for a spectacular week of ice climbing. The ice park is world-famous, boasting hundreds of routes, in addition to some amazing climbing just outside the park and into the Silverton area. We rent a huge house just minutes from the park where we can climb ice for days on end. We will also be climbing ice in the back-country weather permitting. Ice climbing experience is required (see below). Loaner gear may be available (see below). We have room for 15 stoked ice climbers! Hope to have you out with us!

            DETAILS:

            • DATES: Sunday, January 5th to Saturday, January 11th, 2020
            • LOCATION: Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, CO
            • EVENT LEADERS: Kelvin Nguyen, kelvin@mountainascent.org, Todd Martin (todd@mountainascent.org), Paul Shaughnessy (paul@mountainascent.org)
            • MIN / MAX: 10 /15
            • CLIMBING SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: Participants should know how to belay, tie in, lower and be lowered. A minimum of ICE 1 or an equivalent level of training is required. For those planning on climbing in the back-country a minimum level of ICE 3 or equivalent level of training is required. 
            • PERSONAL GEAR: Members are encouraged to use their own equipment. If you are missing something, club loaner gear may be available (excluding footwear). Use of club gear is on a frist-come-first-served basis and MUST be reserved BEFORE the trip by contacting and Event Leader. You may find rental gear in town, but please work that out before arrival. 
            • EXPEDITION FEE: $535 per participant. This covers house rental for 6 days, airfare or mileage reimbursement to get the ELs and gear to Ouray, and MAA operations fee ($300).
            • REFUNDS: Full refunds are available 90 days before the trip date. Between 30 and 90 days, 50% refunds are possible. Less than 30 days, no refunds will be given.
            • WHAT TO BRING: Warm boots, crampons, ice tools, harness, belay device, eye protection, a few carabiners, slings, PAS, any personal lead climbing or anchor building equipment, rope, cold weather clothing, shell layers, multiple socks and gloves, climbing pack, sleeping bag, travel clothes. Ice tools, ropes, ice screws, and anchor building equipment will be supplied by MAA. There are some awesome hot springs in town, so bring a bathing suit. 
            • MEDICAL: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.
            • LODGING: The Ouray Manor claims to accommodate 21, but we cap event at 15 based on past experience (very tight with 15!). Please bring a sleeping bag and mat as this will give us maximum flexibility with beds and space. There are three floors, 8 bedrooms with between one and three beds in each, and 5 bathrooms. House has a living room (some will be sleeping here), front room, dining room, full kitchen, laundry, and wi-fi.

            ITINERARY:

            • Sunday, Jan. 5th: Check-in is 4:00 pm at The Ouray Manor. Meet and greet, get settled into sleeping arrangements, chow, and make plans for the next day.
            • Monday, Jan. 6th - Friday, January 10th: Leave early to secure routes, walking to the park for top-rope and lead ice climbing at various locations. We will also do some climbing in the back-country, as can be arranged. Climb until the afternoon, then evening meals and festivities to ensue back in town. We usually plan one group meal (often near the middle/end of the week) where each of us can share a favorite dish. It's always a highlight of the trip, so come prepared to show off!
            • Saturday, January 11th: Clean house and check out by 10:30 am. 

            IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

            • In order to register you must have (at time of registration) and maintain (through the duration of the event) a Base, or Apex level of membership.
            • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
            • Travel arrangements are separate. Flights can be arranged to both Grand Junction and Durango, but winter time flights into Colorado can be unreliable. Driving may also be hampered by winter storms and road closures.

            For more information or questions about this climbing event, please contact the listed event leaders, or connect@mountainascent.org, or (916) 692-0005.

            • 01/11/2020
            • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            • Lee Vining, Ca
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Join MAA members at the classic ice crag in Lee Vining Canyon for water ice climbing on top rope! Prior experience climbing ice and snow is helpful, participants will be expected to know how to tie in and belay safely. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 4. Hope to have you out with us!

            SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified.

            DETAILS:

            What's happening: Ice climbing at Chouinard Falls or Main Wall, in Lee Vining Canyon. Top rope belays. 2 mile approach over snow covered boulders, possible treacherous stream crossings.

            Where to meet: Mobil Gas Station, 22 Vista Point Dr. at 6:00 am. We'll caravan to the Lee Vining Trailhead at the Poole Power Plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.

            Event Leader: Roger Coss, (209) 815-3981, rcoss15@comcast.net

            Minimum / Maximum: 2,4

            What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.

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

            Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.

            IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

            • 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.
            • 02/01/2020
            • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            • Lee Vining, Ca
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Join MAA members at the classic ice crag in Lee Vining Canyon for water ice climbing on top rope! Prior experience climbing ice and snow is helpful, participants will be expected to know how to tie in and belay safely. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 4. Hope to have you out with us!

            SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified.

            DETAILS:

            What's happening: Ice climbing at Chouinard Falls or Main Wall, in Lee Vining Canyon. Top rope belays. 2 mile approach over snow covered boulders, possible treacherous stream crossings.

            Where to meet: Mobil Gas Station, 22 Vista Point Dr. at 6:00 am. We'll caravan to the Lee Vining Trailhead at the Poole Power Plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.

            Event Leader: Roger Coss, (209) 815-3981, rcoss15@comcast.net

            Minimum / Maximum: 2,4

            What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.

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

            Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.

            IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

            • 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.
            • 02/29/2020
            • 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            • Lee Vining, Ca
            • 0
            Join waitlist

            Join MAA members at the classic ice crag in Lee Vining Canyon for water ice climbing on top rope! Prior experience climbing ice and snow is helpful, participants will be expected to know how to tie in and belay safely. Loaner gear may be available. We have room for 4. Hope to have you out with us!

            SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience shown on MAA profile. Those registered will be notified.

            DETAILS:

            What's happening: Ice climbing at Chouinard Falls or Main Wall, in Lee Vining Canyon. Top rope belays. 2 mile approach over snow covered boulders, possible treacherous stream crossings.

            Where to meet: Mobil Gas Station, 22 Vista Point Dr. at 6:00 am. We'll caravan to the Lee Vining Trailhead at the Poole Power Plant. Even though this road is plowed, an AWD or 4WD may be needed.

            Event Leader: Roger Coss, (209) 815-3981, rcoss15@comcast.net

            Minimum / Maximum: 2,4

            What to bring: Mountaineering boots, sharp crampons, ice tools, harness, helmet, belay device, warm layers, waterproof jacket and pants, puffy, lunch, water, pack, trekking poles. Crampons and ice tools may be provided by MAA.

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

            Additional Info: If conditions are not good or unsafe, this event may be cancelled or altered, even with very little notice. Driving on winter roads is hazardous, carry chains and plan extra time for travel.

            IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

            • 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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