Archive for September, 2009

Steve House Slide Show/Book Signing

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What: Free slide show/book signing/films
Where: Ogden Amphitheater 343 25th Street, Ogden UT
When: Friday Sept 25 7:30 PM

From an email from the legend himself, Jeff Lowe:

Your readers in the Ogden Area will be happy to know that they can catch a Steve House slide show and book signing this Friday, 09-25, at 7:30 PM in the Ogden Amphitheater, 343 25th St. Free to the public and will be followed by several great mountain films.

SLCA mini-project September 19

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

From the SLCA forum.

SLCA will be hosting a graffiti clean-up project in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sept. 19. The main objective is to clean up the notorious graffiti on the Beer Can Cave Boulder.

We understand that this is short notice, but all the equipment for this project is ready to go and we could really use the help hauling the gear up to the boulder.

Date: September 19, 2009
Time: 7:00am to Whenever we are finished
Place: Meet at the LCC Park and Ride
Bring: Work gloves, appropriate clothing, water, food, etc.

2009 SLCA Adopt-A-Crag, Sept 26

Friday, September 11th, 2009

From the SLCA September 2009 update.

Access Fund, Adopt-a-Crag

SLCA Adopt-a-Crag, Ferguson Canyon

Every year the SLCA organizes an Adopt-a-Crag clean-up. Past events (like the one we did last year in LCC) have really improved our local cliffs. This year, we’ll be working on Ferguson Canyon, one of the gems of Salt Lake – quick approach, great granite and shaded, classic routes. We’ll be removing spray paint, repairing trails and building belay platforms to reduce erosion and improve the overall experience of climbers and hikers in the canyon. A light breakfast, lunch served by Sage’s Cafe and a raffle are also planned.

If you’ve attended an SLCA Adopt-a-Crag before, you know what to expect: good times, food, product giveaways from our sponsors and hard work. We have an amazing list of sponsors and you will not leave hungry or empty handed. This year’s raffle promises to be awesome!

A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing sponsors that have stepped up to support this event and local climbing!

Lead Sponsors:

Liberty Mountain, Black Diamond, The Front, Momentum, Rockreation

Other Sponsors:

Access Fund, Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, US Forest Service-Salt Lake Ranger district, Petzl, Evolv, Wild Country, DMM, Red Chili, Restop, IME, Sterling,, Patagonia, Utah Mountain Adventures, Sage’s Cafe, Beans and Brews Coffee House, Rock and Ice, Clif Bar, REI, Northern Rockies Section, American Alpine Club

Register HERE. As an added bonus, the first 50 people to sign up will get day passes from The Front, Momentum AND Rockreation! If you have questions, or want to view more information, please visit our forum.

AAC Craggin’ Classic details

Friday, September 11th, 2009

From the SLCA September 2009 update.

Big Cottonwood Canyon, October 9-11, 2009

As promised, we have more details on this event. Go to our Craggin’ Classic page for the complete run-down of the weekend and to sign up.

Come on out to the Wasatch for the 2nd Annual Craggin’ Classic, a weekend of cragging, camping and celebrating with renowned professional climbers such as Lynn Hill, Steve House, Cedar Wright, Caroline George, Jasmin Caton, Kate Rutherford, Mikey Shaefer, Jim Donini, as well as a host of SLC’s hard-pullin’ super-locals.

What’s in store:

  • Climbing: Sessions With The Pros and Locals Only Tours.
  • Gear: Demo latest climbing gear from Black Diamond, Petzl and Scarpa
  • Grub and Suds: Breakfasts, Dinners, Beer and Wine by local vendors
  • Nightly Visuals: Slideshows by Steve House, Andrew Burr and Brian Smoot
  • Music: Salt Lake City’s Tolchock Trio and Use As Is
  • SWAG: Limited edition event T-shirt and chances to win free gear!

For the weekend the cost is $65 ($50 for AAC members). It’s $25 at the door if you’re interested in just attending Friday or Saturday nights’ festivities. Sunday night’s Film Festival at Brewvies is free (donations to the SLCA will be accepted).