Rock Ice & Mountain Club

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 Occidental Rd. Round Table Pizza 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:

James Martin, Ken Stanton & Harrison Hood – Climbing and Culture in Cuba

June 1, 2017

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30) Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road. Rock Ice & Mountain Club members James Martin, Ken Stanton and Harrison Hood, along with a diverse group of local climbers, travelled to Cuba in February to climb featured limestone and experience the culture, food and landscapes that Cuba has to offer. This multi-media presentation will include video edits of the sights and sounds of Cuba and of the incredible climbing areas the group visited. They will also show still photos and share with us their experiences in this fascinating county.

Kristian Solem – Wild Times in High Places

April 13, 2017

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30) Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road. Kristian Solem started climbing in the mid 1970’s at the Gunks and ten years later moved to Los Angeles. In California, Kristian visited the usual climbing areas like Tahquitz and Suicide, Joshua Tree and Yosemite. But when he first laid eyes on The Needles, Kristian knew he had found his nirvana. He would go on to climb there every season for three decades. Bouldering at Stoney Point, he met Bob Kamps, who became a mentor for 20 years. Partnerships were forged at Stoney Point with the likes of Herb Laeger, Charlie Crist, Jan McCollum and Guy Keesee, which led to adventures and first ascents at Joshua Tree, Courtright Reservoir, The Needles area and the Gorge of Despair. Kristian led an alternate life as a mastering engineer, which is a rare job … READ MORE

Seth Dilles – Sierra Ramblings From A Sonoma County Native

April 3, 2017

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 7:30 PM (Social hours and free beer for members at 6:30) Directions: From Highway 101 at Santa Rosa go west on Highway 12 to Stony Point Road Exit. Go straight from the middle lane at the light onto Occidental Road. The Round Table Pizza is on the right just down the road. Seth Dilles is a Sonoma County native and Rock Ice & Mountain Club member who discovered climbing at the young age of 12 when he first climbed at Sunset Boulders at Sonoma Coast State Beach. He helped build Vertex Climbing Center and was one of their first employees. He has spent time working in Yosemite Valley and as a climbing guide in the Sierra, Joshua Tree and Red Rock with Sky’s The Limit Guide Service. He currently works for an engineering firm doing rope access construction and rigging. Seth is a very accomplished climber with first ascents in the High Sierra and several El Capitan ascents. Seth will show us some of his High Sierra outings from his first ascents on Mt. Whitney and Birch Mountain and many other climbs, both … READ MORE

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"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
— John Muir