The Alta Project

The Alta project is a long-term program that tracks how high participants have climbed during their time at CSUB. Their heights will be compared to some of the worlds tallest peaks such as half Dome, Mt. Everest, and even Mt. Olympus. As they reach taller peaks they will have a chance to win an assortment of prizes. This is a free programming event any participant can sign up for at the Rock Desk.

  • All climbers who are participating must sign into the Alta Project sign in every time they do laps
  • A rock staff member must record the participant's climb in order for the distance to be added to their total.
  • The distance is measured per lap completed on the tower with partial laps not counting. Every line is 30ft except for the overhang which counts as 35 ft.
  • At the end of each month, total heights will be calculated and prizes will be given out if certain heights are reached.
  • Laps will only be recorded during open hours and exclude ALL competition days.
Clubs and Rewards
  • When certain mountains are reached, participants will earn prizes as a reward for their hard work.

Mountain Heights

Mountain Name Location Elevation
Driskill Bienville Parish, Louisiana 535 ft.
Loma Prieta Peak Santa Cruz, California 3,786 ft.
Mile High Club N/A 5,280 ft.
Half Dome Yosemite National Park, California 8,839 ft.
Mt. Whitney Sequoia National Park, California 14,505 ft.
Denali Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska 20,310 ft.
Chomulungma (AKA Mt. Everest) Solukhumbu District, Nepal  29,029 ft.
Maxwell Montes Planet: Venus 36,000 ft.
Pavonis Mons Planet: Mars 45,932 ft.
Ascraeus Mons Planet: Mars 59,383 ft.
Olympus Mons Planet: Mars 69,459 ft.


Winners in the Past:

Top 3 Men Heights Spring 2017
1.     Khan, Sam Height (65550 ft.) 
2.     Wan, Aaron Height (35290 ft.)
3.     Estrada-Rodriguez, Armando Height (23361 ft.) 
Top 3 Women Heights Spring 2017
1.     Pena, Erica Height (2040 ft.)
2.     Hernandez, Pheobe Height (1790 ft.)
3.     Chauhan, Sukhment Height (1410 ft.)  & Vargas, Victoria Height (1410 ft.)