Archive for March, 2007

SOC – The Lone Peak Celebration.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

From the Save Our Canyons mailing list:

The Lone Peak Celebration

Join Save Our Canyons for our Fourth Annual
*Lone Peak Celebration*
Thursday, April 12th at 7:00pm
The Old Mill Clubhouse
(6080 South Wasatch Blvd.)

Food, Music by Eric McKenna Spreng and Shawn Vincent, live and silent auctions, and a presentation by Black Diamond President and activist, Peter Metcalf.

Tickets are thirty dollars and are available by calling 363-7283 or by visiting:

Auction Items provided by:

Cactus and Tropicals, Patagonia, Voile, Black Diamond, The Beer Nut, Wasatch Touring, REI, Salt Lake Acting Co., Petzl, The Green Building Center, Teva, The King’s English and More!

And many more!

Matt Lund Benefit Party

Monday, March 26th, 2007

From the SLCA mailing list:

Please join friends of Matt and local chefs for an evening of fun and great food.
Come see Kimball Distribution’s beautiful kitchen showroom and watch the cooking masters in action. Discover unusual silent auction items while enjoying all-star musical entertainment from the students of The Paul Green School of Rock.

Thursday, April 26
6 pm – 9 pm
Kimball Distribution
2233 S. 300 E.
$50.00 per person

Please see this PDF for more information.

Gear swap

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

From the BDStore mailing list:

The Black Diamond Store is having its annual Spring Gear Sale and Swap – Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 23-25

Sale: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 23-25

* Save 20-50% on all remaining backcountry ski gear and Fall/Winter Outerwear
* BIG Savings on NEW Spring Clothing and climbing gear, rock shoes and more
* Purchase Demo Ski gear at incredible savings (Demo sale starts Saturday, 9:00 am Sharp)

Special prices are good Friday, Saturday and Sunday only

Swap: Saturday March 24th, 8:00AM – noon, Parking lot

* Buy or Sell old toys, then come inside for great deals on new gear
* Swap begins at 8:00AM and ends at Noon
* No Dealers Please

The Black Diamond Store is located @
2092 East 3900 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84124
(801) 278-0233
email: bdstore -A T-

Citizen’s Comp at The Front Climbing Club.

Friday, March 16th, 2007

From an email:

Hey everyone!

Don’t forget – the St. Patty’s Pump is this Saturday. We have more schwag than we know what to with. So, come climb on all new problems, get a sweet event t-shirt, and score some quality merchandise from our sponsors.

As always, comps at The Front are fun for all ages and abilities. And, it’s the last comp of the season and a good way to meet new climbing buddies for the summer.


The Front Management and Staff

ps – thanks to everyone who voted for The Front for City Weekly’s “Best of Utah” competition.

More info on Triassic

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

If you plan on going to Triassic, read this thread.

MB summarizes:

I just spoke to the President of the mining company, LiveEarth, and Russell Taylor, the person who first contacted Gorilla regarding Triassic. They are really nice guys, and are willing to continue to allow access out at Triassic. Their company mines humic acid, used for fertilizer and other products. From the sound of it the mining will not interfere with any of the climbing, as they are not interested in any areas where there is rock. I am going down next week to meet with them and figure out exactly where they will be mining, where we should start parking, etc. The main thing they are concerned about is liability and damage to their equipment. While under Utah law they are essentially shielded from liability with respect to any injuries on their property, they were somewhat concerned about “monkey wrench” tactics used on their equipment. We need to make sure and get the word out that any of this type of behavior from the climbing community would seriously threaten access to the area and is unacceptable.

The president of the company, David, could be interested in eventually selling or leasing the land. This may be something to explore further with the Access Fund and others. He seems like a great guy, and told me he has always been concerned with environmental stewardship in regards to his mining sites. He also mentioned that if we needed any work done on the roads down there he would be interested in helping out.

I will update the site on any further developments, particularly after I go meet with them next week. In the meantime, please try and get the word out as far as what is happening down there so no problems arise while we try and negotiate this delicate situation.

Triassic mining

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

200#Gorilla posted the following PM he received via the forum:

I represent the mining company that is currently operating on the private parcel of land you refer to as Triassic. This site is now an active mine site.

Access will not be an issue given there is no desturction of mining property and waste is picked up. As a part owner in the company and land steward we encourage multiple use of land. Given that this is a private parcel we do need to have a talk about what is written in your publications about inviting other to this property.


Russell D. Taylor, MBA

My direct email is russt -A T- please send all correspondence there.

SLCA benefit comp

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Keep your calendars open for May 3rd. Don’t be a loser, come out and support the SLCA, road trips can wait.

St. Patty’s Pump

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

St. Patty's Pump

March 17th at The Front.

1:00 PM check-in, 2:00 PM comp.

New date for Ogden Climbing Park meeting

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007



It turns out there is a conflict on March 23, with a Weber Pathways fund-raising event. The Ogden Climbing Parks meeting will be held Saturday evening, March 24th, at 5:00 pm, at the Ogden Nature Center. Please inform your readers of this change, and extend my apologies for any inconvenience.


Jeff Lowe

Executive Director
Ogden Climbing Parks*

PO Box 693
Ogden, Utah 84402

(801) 399-1130

*a 501(c)3, non-profit Corporation

Ogden Climbing Park meeting

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

I received this email today:


Your readers will be interested to hear that they are invited to a meeting at the Ogden Nature Center, Friday, March 23, at 6:00 pm. Jeff Lowe, Director of OCP will present the groups’ ideas and vision for improving and securing access to crags in the Ogden area, as well as plans for the artificial ice tower, and ice farming in Waterfall Canyon. Water, juice and beer will be served. Please come and add your perspective.

Jeff Lowe

Executive Director
Ogden Climbing Parks*

PO Box 693
Ogden, Utah 84402

(801) 399-1130

*a 501(c)3, non-profit Corporation

The email was indeed solicited, I had emailed Jeff about keeping me in the loop regarding the Ogden Climbing Park. I also implied that any discussion was valuable – both good and bad.