Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Upcoming Events

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up about a few fun events coming up later this month (warning: self-promotion ahead):

  • On September 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday), the Access Fund / Black Diamond "Rock Project" tour is coming through town.  There will be all-day trad, sport, and bouldering clinics at Vertical World Seattle on Saturday the 19th, then a stewardship/climbing day in Index on Sunday the 20th, followed by a BBQ.  I'll be leading a much-needed trash pickup in Index in the morning on the 20th, then tromping around with a bouldering group in the afternoon with Pablo Zuleta and apparently some pros (I'm going to show them how to do all the hard problems).  Rock Project is charging $75 to sign up for the clinics and the rest of the weekend, but it seems like it's worth the full day of instruction and two nights of beer.  Here's the link to the registration page - as of the time I write this, there are only 19 spots left.   
  • On September 22 (Tuesday), I'll be giving an informal slideshow at Vertical World Seattle about the Leavenworth Bouldering guidebook.  Here's a link to the Facebook page for the event, which so very flatteringly calls it a "party."  My plan is to talk a bit about the the process of doing the guide and then show some photos from the book and talk about the climber/problem/photographer/crazy story behind them.  I can't promise I will be interesting or funny, but it's free, and there will be beer, which is also free! 
  • On September 30 (Wednesday), which is tentative as of now, myself and other Washington Climbers Coalition board members will be hanging out at the Seattle Bouldering Project with a keg to chat with the community about what issues, or potential issues, they see as specific to bouldering access in Washington.  I'll post more info about this event as it gets closer - it should be a great opportunity to put some names with some faces and get a sense of what we can be doing better.

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