Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

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Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:21 pm

Fellow Climbing Friends:

An outdoor bouldering competition has been long overdue since the last Petzl Roc Trip. The wait is finally over and SQUAMISH RAMPAGE is coming on August 24 Sunday!!!

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We are hand selecting 130+ problems underneath the shadow of the epic Stawamus Chief that will be suitable for anyone from the beginner to the ultimate rock crushers.

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Men- Beginner (V0-V2), Intermediate (V3-V6), Open (V7+), Masters (40+ age), Youth (age 0-18)
Women- Beginner (V0-V1), Intermediate (V2-V4), Open (V5+), Masters (40+ age), Youth (age 0-18)

$15 gets you your score card and if you sign up early before August 17, it gets you a free tank top too!

*All your admissions go to Climb and Conquer Society Canada (a Vancouver charity http://www.climbnconquer.ca that teaches climbing to at-risk youth to help them build healthy self-esteem and leadership skills).

Come crush some mega-classic problems, win draw prizes, make friends, chill…

Register now @ http://www.vrcg.ca/squamishcomp

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by squamish climber » Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:11 am

Right on Joe, sounds like a blast. Do you have any of the problems picked out?

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:13 pm

Thanks Dave :) Lots of good problems.... super excited!

Updates... La Sportiva will be doing shoe demo at event date... PRO BARS will be giving out bars to refuel your V-tank... I heard some rumours of a BBQ too stay tuned!!! Register now to get a free tank top! http://www.vrcg.ca/squamishcomp

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:43 am

2 new dyno FAs by Tucker... Would this be in the comp? ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgt1P5w_uQc

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by tobyfk » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:16 am

Just curious ... do the Chief park people know you are doing this? And have you discussed with Squamish Access Society?

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks for checking in :) I have talked to Katy (Katy Chambers, Area Supervisor, BC Parks and Protected Areas, Whistler Area) and she ok'ed it. I have talked to Jeremy and Squamish Access Society will have a booth at the event to promote awareness of the importance of climbing access. La Sportiva will be doing shoe demo. I'm arranging the BBQ logistics at the moment and this is gonna be EPIC!

: ) Everybody please invite all your buddies to come, chill, climb, hang out and celebrate this epic RAMPAGE!!!!

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:39 am

Exciting UPDATES: BBQ will be there to feed and hydrate you all hungry boulderers and increase your sending power! Also register now (before August 17) and you get a free tank top. http://www.vrcg.ca/squamishcomp.

La Sportiva shoe demo, Probars....

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:01 pm

Hello Fellow climbers and friends! Squamish Rampage is approaching quickly on August 24 Sunday. Early bird registration (with free tank top) $15 is ending this Sunday! Sign up now and invite all your buddies: www.vrcg.ca/squamishcomp. La Sportiva shoe demo, all day BBQ, Draw prizes, free Probars... :) This will be a super fun event for climbers from all levels and backgrounds :)

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:56 pm

:-) I need some help from Squamish. I'm willing to pay too.

- Someone to pick up a rental BBQ (needs a truck) on Sat night (Aug 22) from 1007 Industrial Way, Squamish (next to Wal-Mart)
- Bring to the Chief parking lot 8:30am on Sun (Aug 24), pick up around 7pm and store at home
- Bring it back to the rental place on Monday (Aug 25) morning.

Do you know anyone who has time and a truck and willing to do this? Thanks! Joe 7789997104

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:17 am

:) Thank you to our dear sponsors and supporters! Lots of draw prices for all comp. participants. We will have BBQ (burgers, hot dogs, pop, water, energy drinks). La Sportiva will do shoe demo. This would be a huge community fun party :)

Blicard Industries http://blicard.com/
La Sportiva http://www.sportiva.com/
Hive Bouldering Gym http://www.hiveclimbing.com/
Canada West Mountain School http://www.themountainschool.com/
Climb Base5 Climbing Gym http://www.climbbase5.com/
Richmond Oval Climbing Wall http://richmondoval.ca/
Pro Bars http://theprobar.com/

Register now at: www.vrcg.ca/squamishcomp. See you guys this Sunday!

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by tobyfk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:55 am

Joe, would you mind explaining again the precise steps by which you got this event approved? When you contacted BC Parks, did you claim to have already consulted other local groups?

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by joewtc » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:30 am

H tobyfk :-) I talked to Katy and she approved the event last month. If you have more questions and or suggestions, please kindly let me know. Thanks. Joe

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by NateDoggOG » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:47 pm

Toby, not trying to be a dick, but why do you care so much about Parks and SAS approval? It seems that Joe took all the necessary steps to make this a legitimate, official event, which he already explained to you. Is it really that big a deal?

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by tobyfk » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:48 pm

When I first read about this thing, it seemed like a terrible idea (squeezing more cars into a car park that is already overflowing on summer weekends, crowding out popular problems, trail erosion, a general feeling that comps belong indoors) but I guessed that was just me being a tedious old fart, and anyway it's all for charidee so must be fine. But then recently I discovered that plenty of other Squamish people felt the same way. So I wondered how it got approved? After emailing a few people I am discovering that it is hard to square the various accounts of who wrote what to whom to gain approval - hence the fresh questions to Joe.

Do you have kids, Nate? If so, you may be familiar with the following scenario. Small boy wants to stay up another hour beyond bedtime playing on his Wii/ PS3/ iPad. Parents are busy and in different parts of the house. Small boy asks Mom for permission who replies "go ask your father" ... child does that but Dad asks "what did your mother say?". Child replies "oh, she doesn't mind?". Small boy wins the extra hour.

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Re: Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp.

Post by Catachresis » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:26 pm

There are some personalities that have a mad compulsion to herd and organize, and herding is a modified form of predatory behaviour.

Self-aggrandizement is the basis in this effort, and the issue becomes taboo under the aegis of “Charity for Children”.

"Squamish Rampage" or, how far can we lower the bar to appeal to a yob-like sensibility.

Chacun à son goût, I suppose, but the motivation is rather common and banal, and so is the event.

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