Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April and May Climbing Events

--April 24 -- Rohnert Park, CA -- SSU CCS USA Climbing Comp

--April 25 -- Boston, MA -- Collegiate Climbing Series Regionals

--April 27 -- New York, NY -- Postcards from Kathmandu

--April 27 -- Boulder, CO -- AAC Presents: Rocky Mountain Highball

The AAC and Yama Studio Present: Rocky Mountain Highball.
"Rocky Mountain Highball" is a new climbing film that presents an in depth look into why some climbers push themselves to boulder at the vertical limit. The film documents the many facets of bouldering by interweaving numerous classic climbs in Colorado with interview footage from the leading figures of the climbing world. Director,/Filmmaker Scott Neel, and Yama Studio have brought in a huge cast of world renowned climbers, like Paul Robinson, Kevin Jorgeson, Lynn Hill, Daniel Woods, and Jason Kehl. Having filmed more than 70 climbs with more than 35 athletes, this film proves to be an exciting journey through the world of highball bouldering.

To check out the trailer click here

--April 30 -- Portland, OR -- Himalaya Fundraiser

--May 2 -- San Marcos, TX -- Texas State University Bouldering Comp

--May 2-3 -- Austin, TX -- Mountain Gear's UClimb

--May 2 -- Troutdale, OR -- The 6th Annual Broughton's Bluff Bushwhack and BBQ

It's that time again! Time to get friends together, old and new, to give back to the crag that gives us so much the year round! As usual we will be bringing in all the tools, swag, beta, and food to keep you and our beloved crag stoked all season long! Come get dirty, get pumped, and get fed!

This year we will be fighting the usual battle to stabilize the hill-side trails and belay platforms, as well as, building/reinforcing trail systems on the back side of the park. We will also have a small group of experts replacing "time-bomb" bolts and anchors with 1/2" stainless steel thanks to our friends at the ASCA.

Bring your rope and appetite because the afternoon is when the day really starts to heat up with four-star vertical action and feasting a-plenty!

--May 2 -- Shawnee, OK -- OBU/Compass Wilderness Bouldering Competition

--May 3 -- Lincoln, RI -- USAC Onsight Competition

--May 3 -- College Park, MD -- UMD Climbing Throwdown

--May 3 -- Post Falls, ID -- Kootenai Klimbers Cleanup

-- May 3 -- Renton, WA -- Passages Northwest 12th Annual Courage Benefit

Passages Northwest 12th Annual Courage Benefit. For 12 years, Passages Northwest has provided wilderness adventures for girls, including rock climbing, backpacking, and sea kayaking, to help girls test their courage and leadership. We serve diverse groups of girls from the Seattle area, with a specific focus on providing access to the natural world to people who have been historically under-represented in outdoor pursuits. We have never turned away a participant for lack of funds.

For more information: wilderness@passagesnw.org or visit http://passagesnw.org

--May 7 -- Seattle, WA -- Bree Loewen: Pickets and Dead Men. Book signing and slide show

--May 7-May 10 -- Carbondale, CO -- Five Point Film Festival

The 5Point Film Festival is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience and respect, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

On the edge between desire and fear, between the known and unknown, is a place deep inside us all where the spirit is transformed — pushed beyond its limit by our deliberate commitment to usher in something new and original. In this soulful place we are catalyzed to learn, expand and engender newfound understanding to inspire others on their journeys. It is this spirit, this thirst for adventure that the 5Point Film Festival celebrates and shares with the community and filmmakers that gather for its annual Festival in Carbondale.

The 5Point Film Festival is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience and respect, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

The 5Point Film Festival inspires us to explore wild places and to return with a renewed vigor to protect our natural world. Proceeds from the 5Point Film Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit, benefit 1% for the Planet, Carbondale Environmental Board and other non-profits throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

--May 9 -- Seattle, WA -- Skip Yowell - Founder of Jansport

--May 9 -- Smith Rock, OR -- Smith Rock Spring Thing

--May 9 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Spring Mountain Clean-up
Join new friends in the cool mountain breezes among the shade of trees to help remove litter from the mountain environment and recreation sites that can be found in the Mt. Charleston area. A special group of outdoor enthusiasts (hikers, mountain bikers, and climbers) is being organized to clean the pullouts along the Deer Creek Highway (the road between Kyle and Lee canyons). This may involve off trail walking over some possibly steeper, more uneven terrain that will require sure footed and fit individuals.

Please volunteer today! This is a great opportunity to help preserve the natural beauty of the Spring Mountains. Just a little bit of work and a whole lot of fun! We depend on the mountain and the mountain depends on you.

Spring Cleaning
Saturday, May 9
9:30am - 10:00am .........Volunteer Check-in
10:00am - 1:00pm..........Volunteer Litter Pickup
1:00pm - 3:00pm...........BBQ with Live Entertainment and Raffle Prizes
Volunteer Today!
Contact: Ron Rudy
kiwanoron@hotmail.com • 702.238.4108

--May 9 -- Ann Arobr, MI -- Bouldering Competition

--May 10 -- Seattle, WA -- Festival of Trees

--May 15-16 -- New River Gorge, WVNew River Rendezvous

This 3-day climbing festival is a celebration of climbing at the New River Gorge. The weekend is full of climbing, food, friends and fun. NRMG holds instructional clinics taught by pro-climbers like Lynn Hill, Brittany Griffith and many more. Pre-registration is required to attend the event and clinics.

--May 16 -- Montreal, QC -- 2009 Canadian Bouldering Championships

--May 16-17 -- Baraboo, WI -- Mountain Gear's UClimb

--May 16 -- Portland, OR -- Madrone Wall Restoration Event and Clean Up

--May 16 -- Red Rocks, CO -- Red Rocks Canyon Open Space Clean-Up

--May 22-26 -- Kalymnos, Greece -- International Kalymnos Climbing Festival

--May 30-31 -- Fayetteville, WV -- Mountain Gear's UClimb

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