climbing events


We host a wide range of events in rock climbing, snow climbing, ice climbing, and mountaineering


MAA is all about being in the mountains together. We host events in all forms of climbing as well as in skiing, backpacking, scrambling, indoor climbing and more. The various events are offered by season year-round, and range from an evening, to an extended weekend, to more than a month in duration. 

All events are led by experienced volunteer Event Leaders or "ELs". Climbing events are free of charge for and available to all except associate membership levels. RSVP is based on a match between the requirements of the event and the skills and experience documented on the MAA profile of the participant.

General Registration: To join a climbing event, first search our general events calendar, or use the search engine below to find only climbing events. Please carefully read the description. If you are a good fit, please register! 

Screened Registration: For events that require certain technical skills and competencies EVERYONE first goes to a wait list. Available spots is set to "zero" until the team has been chosen. Using the information in each member profile the event leader will register those that are the best fit for the rigors and requirements of the event, and they will be notified by email. This decision will be based on the proficiencies documented in each member's profile and the member's self-evaluation.

Proficiencies: Upon prior arrangement, Event Leaders can now evaluate members at all climbing events and training events. Once all components of that particular discipline level (for example "ROCK 1" or "ICE 2") are sufficiently demonstrated this will be documented on the member profile. This information will then be available to the member and for others to view and search as well, if desired. Having this system in place allows our community to monitor itself and provide a common framework for competency we can all rely on when we are choosing reliable team members. 

Types of climbing events:

  • Rock Climbing - traditional free rock climbing at crags, multi-pitch and alpine rock
  • Ice Climbing - water ice climbing at crags, multi-pitch, glaciers and high altitude ice
  • Snow Climbing - steep couloirs, winter climbing and traverses
  • Scrambling - 3rd and 4th class peakbagging or as a non-technical portion of many ascents
  • Mountaineering - alpine style attempts on prominent objectives any time of year using a variety of means and techniques
  • Backcountry Skiing - winter and spring lines on mountains and backcountry glades
  • Gym Climbing - sharing a rope at your gym with local MAA members
  • Expeditions - training and preparing over the course of many months to climb as a team on significant peaks across the globe
All currently posted climbing events are sorted by date below! Please go here to see the entire list of ALL Events. 


All Upcoming Climbing events



5209 Luce Ave. Suite A

McClellan, CA 95652

(916) 692-0005

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