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:

Ed Cooper - Sixty Years Going to the Mountains

Posted on - August 14th, 2015

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 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.

As a teen with angst, Ed Cooper led a dull and rather aimless existence in New York State. Then at age 16, Ed's family encouraged him to go out west with his older sister. They went to Yellowstone where he took a picture of a bear on a hillside with his Ansco Panda Box camera. Ed remembers that the highlight of the trip was a guided climb of Mt. Rainier. Ed recalls, "From that point on, the mountains became my passion, my raison d’être". Some years later, the (Seattle) Mountaineers published a book entitled “Freedom of the Hillst and that is what the mountains represented for him and… READ MORE

Jerry Dodrill - Evolution of the Heart

Posted on - July 29th, 2015

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 @ 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.

As our community grieved the loss of Brad Parker, two of his climbing partners hiked into the Sierra backcountry on a mission to take their fallen friend on the climb of his dreams. Along the journey they discovered the healing power of climbing for a greater purpose. Join us for an enlightening evening as Jerry Dodrill and Rob McKay re-trace their climb of the High Sierra’s Evolution Traverse and highlight the strengthening of a community.

Jerry Dodrill is a photographer, writer and climber living near the Sonoma Coast in Bodega, California. He is a senior contributor to California Climber…
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Alex Sebastian - Nepal: Trekking & Climbing for Mere Mortals

Posted on - June 15th, 2015

Location: Round Table Pizza, 2065 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Time & Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 @ 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.

Alex had been longing to travel to Nepal since his late friend Jim had been there in the 80s and planted the notion of climbing a 6,000 meter peak named Imja Tse. Although he has traveled the world since the age of two and volunteered for the American Himalayan Foundation for the last fifteen years, Asia remained but a dream. By last summer, Alex could no longer resist the calling and decided to retire from his career as a civil engineer and took off for a months-long solo sojourn through Nepal.

His timing would prove spot-on. Dodging October’s lethal blizzard by three days, and returning home…
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