Spring/Summer Climbing Program

We are having a few ongoing issues with our calendar that causes it to appear blank periodically. We are working to get it fixed. If you come here and do not see climbs on the calendar, here is a quick workaround:

  • Go to the climbing routes page
  • Click on a climb you are interested in
  • Click on the upcoming tab to see if there are upcoming climbs
  • Apply

Sliding Scale Climbing Fee

If you are interested in financial assistance for a climb, go here - LINK - the process is quick, easy, and confidential. You tell us what you can pay, we approve your request. That's all there is to it!

Climbing Application Details

The Mazamas roots are in mountaineering. Founded on the summit of Mt. Hood in 1894 we have been tackling summits for well over a century. We offer a variety of mountaineering opportunities through the year, with the bulk of our climbs being offered from April–October.

You'll find climbs of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, the Sisters, and so much more! On the right hand side of this page you will see upcoming climbs on the calendar. You can view the entire lineup of upcoming climbs by clicking the calendar link at the top of the page and applying the Climb filter.

Climb Pricing

The member climb prices per climber for each tier are:
Tier 1: $40
​Tier 2: $50
Tier 3: $75

The tiers are based on driving distance from the MMC as follows:
Tier 1: 0-120 miles—includes Hood, St. Helens, Adams, and Jefferson
Tier 2: 121-220 miles—includes Rainier, Washington, 3FJ, and the Sisters
Tier 3: 221+ miles—includes Shasta, Thielsen, Olympus, and the North Cascades
The tier prices entirely ignore permit costs; permits will be factored into the climb prices, on a per-route basis. Non-member prices will be $10 higher than member prices.

Are you unable to afford our climb prices? This year, we are launching a no-questions-asked Sliding Scale program for up to 6 climbs per person per year. Simply fill out our online application, and we'll adjust the final cost of the climbs you apply for to meet your budget. Visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information and to apply. 

The foundation of our climbs and climbing program; to be a service to our climbers and the community, provide climbing education, experience, and fun has not changed. What the new prices reflect is every climb making a contribution towards a sustainable climbing program with a budget that helps support the training of our future leaders and afford the equipment we all depend on.

2020 Climb Pricing Tier FAQPDF Document | 80.2 KB

We’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions document to answer questions. If you have any additional questions and/or concerns about the limb schedule or prices, please feel free to reach out to the Climbing Committee (climbing@mazamas.org).

Climb on!