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:

Nov. 29 – Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Weekend Climbing and Camping Trip – Patrick’s Point State Park, Humboldt County

November 5, 2019

The Rock Ice & Mountain Club has finally organized a climbing and camping trip!!! We have booked several campsites at Patrick Point State Park on the beautiful north coast in Humboldt County. Patrick Point is central to many climbing and bouldering spots on the coast and inland. There is even some great climbing on the coast in Patrick Point State Park that is walking distance from the campground. We have booked three campsites for two nights – Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30. There are currently many available campsites for Sunday night, December 1 that we can reserve if there is interest in staying a third night. We will have availability for 24 people. It will be a crap shoot on the weather. Sometimes it can be perfect weather in November or it can be rain. We will take our chances. If it does rain, there is great hiking in the redwoods and Arcata has a climbing gym. Check out Mountain Project for information on many of the climbing areas: To sign up, go to the Contact page at and send Darren Wiemeyer a message. Please include Patrick’s Point Trip in the message. photos: Evan Wisheropp

Richard Bothwell – Know Before You Go Avalanche Awareness

October 16, 2019

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa Time & Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 PM (Social hour 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. Snow is on the way to the mountains! Before you go to the mountains you need to be aware of the risks of avalanches. Know Before You Go is an avalanche awareness program that isn’t overloaded with science, it doesn’t tell you that you have to stay out of the mountains, and there are no formulas to memorize. In this presentation by Richard Bothwell, a ski/splitboard guide and AIARE avalanche educator, you will see the destructive power of avalanches, understand when and why they happen, and the steps you can take to have fun in the mountains and avoid avalanches. No former avalanche education is necessary to attend. For those with more experience and training, Richard will be able to answer your questions during the Q and A session. The program … READ MORE

November 2: Pete Whittaker of the Wide Boyz – Slideshow Presentation at Vertex Climbing Center

September 28, 2019

The Rock Ice & Mountain Club is excited to announce a special event with Vertex Climbing Center. Pete Whittaker of the Wide Boyz is giving a presentation on November 2 at 7:30pm at Vertex. This event is free for Rock Ice & Mountain Club and Vertex members and $20 for non-members. To sign up for this event either call Vertex at (707) 573-1608 or sign up at the front desk at Vertex.

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"I'd rather be in the mountains thinking about God, than in church thinking about the mountains."
— John Muir