Rock Ice & Mountain Club

We Have A New Meeting Location

The Rock Ice & Mountain Club is very excited to announce that we have a new general meeting location. We will be holding our monthly general meeting at the Epicenter Sports and Entertainment facility located at 3215 Coffey Lane in Santa Rosa. This is an incredible facility with a variety of fun activities for the entire family. More importantly, they have a great conference room at the Victory House where we will have our general meetings. The Victory House has a full bar and menu where we can order food and drinks for the meeting.

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Who We Are

The Rock Ice & Mountain Club serves the climbing and outdoor community of the North San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. We offer a chance to meet like minded people and get inspired by top notch presentations. Our monthly meetings are free to the general public.

Shows have included accounts of climbing in Nepal, Tibet, Russia, the Sierra Nevada, Europe and Bhutan. The club has organized trips in Sonoma County, the Sierras, the Cascades, as well as other climbing areas including Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, and Smith Rock.

There are Club meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at the Epicenter Sports and Entertainment Center located at 3215 Coffey Lane in Santa Rosa. At each meeting there is a raffle, a multimedia presentation, and an opportunity to mix with other climbers from the area.

Latest News:

July 5 – Jeff Vargen: My Deliberate and Accidental Life in Climbing and Film

June 17, 2022

July 5 – Jeff Vargen: My Deliberate and Accidental Life in Climbing and Film Location: Victory House, Room 200 at the Epicenter, 3125 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022 @ 7:30 PM (Social hour and free beer for members at 6:30) Jeff Vargen discusses his life in climbing, filmmaking and podcasting and how opportunity is all about desire and doing. Jeff’s approach to his documentary subjects mimic solo climbing. It’s risky and you do it because you believe in your ability to succeed regardless of what others say about your choices. Jeff discuses his passion for climbing and merging that passion into his passion for story telling. Jeff will discuss his approach to climbing and adventure documentaries and how that differs from the “high profile” films that dominate the outdoor media landscape. During this presentation Jeff will show clips from his films and will premier his new film, Muse: The Love Stories. Muse features Photographer Dean Fidelman sharing the stories behind some of his iconic photographs. Jeff’s other works include films/series: Assault on El Capitan about Ammon McNeely’s second ascent of Wings of Steel, El Cap Bridge: The Series, High Gear with Andy Torbet and … READ MORE

June 7: Giovanni Traversi – Everything is Karate

June 2, 2022

June 7: Giovanni Traversi – Everything is Karate Location: Epicenter, 3125 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 @ 7:30 PM (Social hour and free beer for members at 6:30) Follow Giovanni Traversi’s journey as he tells the story of how he jumped from a 5.13 sport climber to a near 5.15 sport climber in 365 days while only trying one single sequence over and over until he finally sent the route perfectly, in better style than most of the pros. “Everything is Karate” is a climb in Pine Creek Canyon near Bishop and it revolves around an intense move off of a mono-finger lock, which really hugs the barriers of your typical sport climb. Giovanni recounts the climb – “The rock is so sharp and new that often I would be left with no skin on both sides of my middle finger and completely flapped on both sides, while gushing blood.” Giovanni sent the climb on October 18, 2018, making it the 5th known ascent of the route. He is now on a different path with plans to complete one of his other main projects, “Too Big to Flail” in the Buttermilk country near Bishop. … READ MORE

May 3: Chris Summit – Sonoma County First Ascent Bouldering

May 3, 2022

May 3: Chris Summit – Sonoma County First Ascent Bouldering Location: Epicenter, 3125 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 @ 7:30 PM (Social hour and free beer for members at 6:30) Chris Summit has undoubtedly put up more bouldering first ascents in Sonoma County than anyone. His psyche for finding new boulders and nabbing first ascents is contagious and has spawned several new eras of boulder hunting and development from many strong local climbers. Chris will most likely give up a few “Topo Secrets” and will highlight several climbers that are throwing down in Sonoma County and beyond.

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