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Post by meingh » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:10 pm


Everyone is invited to the Squamish Climbers Festival on September 9th & 10th, a celebration of Squamish and of climbing. This weekend! The event will feature an Adopt-a-Crag, Michael Reardon speaking about his freesoloing feats, a big party, and a fun competition. And, we hope, a lot of climbing and good times. See www.squamishclimbersfestival.com for more.

Presenting Sponsors: Arc'Teryx, The Edge Climbing Centre, Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Partners: District of Squamish, Squamish Adventure Centre, B.C. Parks, Squamish Access Society.

ADOPT-A-CRAG (Saturday)

Meet at the Adventure Centre at 8:30 AM for refreshments and organization. Rain or shine! (Bring a mug!)
Projects include rebuilding the Petrifying Wall stairs, work on trails and routes at the "Squaw", and trail work at the Smoke Bluffs. There'll be lots to do, and we need many volunteers. Please bring marked hand tools - clippers, shovels, picks, pry bars, saws, rakes, first aid equipment, gloves, etc. Please also bring rainwear, sturdy footwear, lunch, drinks, etc.
Thank yous and prizes at the Adventure Centre, 4:30 PM.
This event is part of the Access Fund's Adopt-a-Crag program, sponsored by Gore-Tex, Clif Bar, and Recreational Equipment Inc.

7:00 - 9:00 PM, Brennan Park Leisure Centre auditorium. (Doors open 6:30.)
Michael will give a lively talk on his climbing adventures, including his 2005 unroped solo of Romantic Warrior (V 5.12b) in California's Needles.
$12/person, $6 for Adopt-a-Crag and other festival volunteers. Lots of door prizes.

DJ, amazing raffle, door prizes, beer, and fun!
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM. (Doors open 8:30.)
$10/person (no minors - sorry!). Each person will receive a free raffle ticket; additional raffle tickets for $5 each. Anyone joining the Access Society that night, or renewing, will get a second free raffle ticket. Tons of good raffle and door prizes, thanks to our sponsors.

Meet at the Adventure Centre at 8:30 for registration, waivers, scoresheets, and refreshments. (Bring a mug!)
Competitors will earn points for the hardest boulder problem, classic lead, and sport (bolted) lead within 50 km of Squamish that they climb cleanly during the day. (Must complete a climb in two of the three groups.) Prizes for top three in each category, as well as draw and novelty prizes.
$5/person - recreational, advanced and open categories.
Team category: one climber under 24, one climber over 40, must climb together.
Informal social, thank yous, prizes, and draw prizes 4:30 PM.
Full information on the website.

We wish to profusely thank all the festival sponsors and partners, who make the event possible. In addition to those above:

Gold Sponsors: Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Climb On, On Sight Equipment, Black Diamond, Petzl, Flashed, Metolius Mountain Products, Escape Route, Escape Public Affairs & Kimanda Jarzebiak.

Silver Sponsors: Rock & Ice, Gripped, Nice Climbing, Lions Gate Drywall.

Bronze Sponsors: Therm-a-Rest, Pause Cafe, Nice Industries, Starbucks Squamish.

Adopt-a-Crag Sponsors: Blurr Designs, The Edge Climbing Centre, Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Michael Reardon Presenting Sponsor: The Edge Climbing Centre.

Party Presenting Sponsor: Arc'Teryx.

Party Supporting Sponsor: The Edge Climbing Centre.

Competition Presenting Sponsor: The Edge Climbing Centre.


We need lots of volunteers to help with the various events. Please contact info@access-society.ca or (604) 228-1798 if you can help. Volunteers get half price admission to Michael Reardon's talk, draw prizes, free admission to events they help at - and a big thank you!


Promotion: Please forward this message to your friends, members, and customers, and post it. Partners and sponsors are encouraged to place a link on their websites to the festival homepage.

Location: All events except Michael Reardon's talk are at or based out of the new Squamish Adventure Centre.

Proceeds: As with the 2005 Petzl Roc Trip, half of the net proceeds from the festival will go directly to activities that benefit Squamish, the public, and the climbing community.

Future: We plan to hold the festival annually, and are already planning for 2007.

Thank You! Eric Goodwin, for help with the festival website and poster, and Rolf Rybak, for help with organizing.

We hope this message is useful. Our apologies if it is unwanted! If so, please let us know and we'll remove you from our list. If your e-mail has changed, please let us know. (In a few cases this message is a duplicate, due to overlapping directories.)

Climbing and related activities are dangerous, and can injure or kill you.

copyright (c) Climbers' Access Society of British Columbia, 2006.
Box 72013 - Sasamat R.P.O.
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6R 4P2
(604) 228-1798
info@access-society.ca; www.access-society.ca

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