Archive for October, 2007

2007 Deadpoint Comp

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

From an email:

THE FRONT CLIMBING CLUB

Deadpoint is Back and Hungry Like the (Were)wolf on October 27!

The Front’s all-abilities Citizens’ Event Series begins with Deadpoint on Saturday, October 27.

Awake your killer instincts from the grave and dig your claws and fangs into all new problems. Count Front-ula and Dr. front-enstein’s Monster command you to come dressed to kill in your most haunting Halloween attire. Climb for your life and the chance to win over $4000 worth of haunted treasure! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Registration for Deadpoint, as well as the entire Event Series, is now open.

To register, go to http://www.frontslc.com/website/comps/intro2.htm

Register before October 25 and save $5!!

Pre-registered climbers are guaranteed a screamingly rad t-shirt.

SLCA Little Cottonwood Canyon Adopt-a-Crag Day!

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Saturday October 20th, 2007

The Salt Lake Climbers’ Alliance (SLCA) is pleased to announce that the next local Adopt-a-Crag Day will take place on October 20, 2007 in lower Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC). Working with the Wasatch Cache National Forest Salt Lake District and the Access Fund, we will be focusing on improving and cleaning up the climbing areas and trail network from lower LCC and all the way up to White Pine. The event is being sponsored by The Front Climbing Club and Momentum Climbing LLC. Additional sponsorship by Revolution, Black Diamond, Petzl, Backcountry.com, Exum, ProBar and Solid Rock.

Adopt-A-Crag Day is part of a national effort promoted by the Access Fund which unites local climbing communities, encourages partnerships with local land managers and landowners towards the conservation of climbing areas.

This year’s Adopt-a-Cray Day marks the first of several future projects that will focus on climbing infrastructure improvement in LCC. These projects will not only benefit climbers, but all groups that enjoy the LCC trails and open space.

Projects for this year’s event tentatively include:

  • Trail improvement and slope re-vegetation at the park and ride
  • Trail improvement around the Pipeline trail
  • General, area clean-up
  • Restoration of the bridge leading to the Pentapitch area, Great White Icicle and the Hidden Forest area
  • Graffiti removal in various areas in the canyon
  • Replacing old climbing hardware

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. This is your chance to give back to this important climbing resource and help make it a better place. This event will help the climbing community self manage public resources; build good-will with land owners, managers, and other user groups as well as strengthen the climbing community.

The work will be organized in two shifts, from 8am to noon and from 1 to 5pm. Snacks and drinks will be provided and there will be a raffle/give-away with tons of great prizes from our sponsors.

  • Meet at the park and ride at the base of LCC at 8 am for the morning shift.
  • Meet at the park and ride at noon for a lunch break.
  • Meet at the park and ride at 1 pm for the afternoon shift.

Volunteers should dress appropriately (long pants and sturdy boots are recommended) and they should bring their own water. Please car pool as there is limited parking in the canyon.

Please click the link below to sign-up as a SLCA Adopt-a-Crag volunteer:

http://www.saltlakeclimbers.org/volunteer/volunteer.html

The SLCA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer run organization which exists to promote climbing opportunities, preserve local access and encourage stewardship of the environment.

The Access Fund is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. Preserving the opportunity to climb and the diversity of the climbing experience are fundamental to the mission of the Access Fund.