Full List Member Benefits


YesYes Hundreds of events a year ensures members will widen their circle of connections and potential climbing partners

Unlimited Live Online Training

Yes Unlimited year-round access to 23 live online video conference training classes in rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing and mountaineering which helps attendees pre-qualify to be RSVPed to all climbing events, training events and expeditions

Free Training Events

YesYes  Rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing and general mountaineering training events are held year-round 

Free Climbing Events

YesYes Year-round access to hundreds of rock, ice, and glacier climbing, skiing, and mountaineering events, from one to multiple days, offered both weekends and weekdays

Paid PRO Training

Yes Receive technical training in a small group on a date of your choice from certified professional instructors

Designated Mentor

Yes Get connected with a more experienced club member in your local area to provide support, insight and mentorship

Find Partners

Yes Access to the MAA database displaying each member's interest, skill level, events and location

International Expeditions

Yes Ability to join an expedition team to prepare, train and climb significant peaks at home and abroad

Continuous 25% Discount

Yes Full time unlimited 25% retail discount on all gear, clothing and equipment from all the best climbing brands, with the option to special order

Loaner and Rental Gear

Yes Unlimited access to crampons, ice tools, rock shoes, protection, ropes, mountain tents, harnesses, and more on official events and ability to rent gear for private trips

Local and Social Events

YesYes Gym climbing, dinners, workout buddies, expedition reports, video nights and cragging occur regularly in each MAA section

One-Time 40% discount on Arc'teryx upon becoming a Full Member

Yes Within 30 days of initiating full membership, select any Arc'Teryx product at 40% off retail from Bobcats Outdoor, does not include shipping or applicable fees on special orders


Yes Monthly live video broadcast of climbing seminars, for full members only

Avalanche Training

Yes Reduced rates on AIARE Level I and Level II Avalanche training courses

WFA and WFR training

Yes Reduced rates on Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder training courses

Leadership Opportunities

Yes Only full members can become an Event Leader, Board Member or Volunteer

SMC Library

Yes Check out maps, guidebooks and books on where to climb, how to climb, and climbing history

Downloadable Maps and Information

Yes Online access to download custom built maps, short training videos and useful information on the website

Special Training Events

Yes Attend special paid training events held on private land with a highly experienced event leader, max 6:1 ratio

Automatic Skills Tracking

YesYes Each MAA member profile is automatically updated as you attend events and build skills

Women Only Programming

YesYes Free climbing events run by women ELs for women climbers

Stewardship Events

YesYes We care for our community and the natural world through humanitarian and conservation efforts

Resource Pooling

YesYes Ride sharing, gear pooling, and current beta are great benefits of our community

Youth Programming

YesYes Special events for youth and underprivileged, ages 14 - 18 can join at 65% off regular membership price

Tax Deductible Donations

YesYes All money donated helps lower your tax liability and helps us all get out and climb more!