Archive for March, 2010

Upcoming events

Friday, March 19th, 2010

What:  BD Gear Swap
When:  March 20th, 8 AM
Where:  BD Store

Saturday March 20th 8am – noon
* Flea Market style gear swap Saturday Morning, Black Diamond Parking Lot
* Bring your old toys to sell or trade, then come into the store for great
deals on new gear

Guidelines for Sellers:
* Set up and display only in the designated Swap Area. No selling or displaying north of or outside the designated fenced area.
* No outside vendors or retailers – swap is for trading personal gear only
* Tables will be set up for displaying merchandise south of the retail store
* Parking is limited. Once the swap lot is full you’ll have to hoof your stuff to the tables
* Please be respectful of our neighbors and their property

Guidelines for Buyers:
* Any Purchase or trade made in the swap is between individuals and not with Black Diamond

What:  Mike Libecki Slideshow
When:  March 25th, 7 PM
Where:  BD Store, 2084 E 3900 S
Info:  Here

Mike Libecki will be taking the audience to some of the most remote, untouched areas of the planet to find beautiful culture, flora and fauna alien to the human eye, and of course what it is like to climb some of the most remote rock walls and towers on the planet. Libecki has explored all of the continents a few times over and will take us to two areas where rescue is not possible and magic truly exists. First we will go to the Gran Sabana in Venezuela, to climb overhanging tepui walls where tarantulas and scorpions are the crux. We will then go to the Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen, one of Earth’s last mysterious and unknown places to seek out granite towers and endemic species found no where else on the planet. This is a show not to miss, and his style of story telling and humor is guaranteed to bring laughter and inspiration.

What: Moes Valley Comp and Trail Building
When:  March 27
Where:  Moes Valley, Saint George
Info:  Here

Movie night part quatre!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Continuum Movie Poster
The Continuum Project Tour comes to SLC

Where: Brewvies Theater, 677 S 200 W
When: March 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm
What: Movie premiere and the nationwide kickoff for the Continuum Tour
Info: http://www.alstrinfilms.com/

As spring rolls in just around the corner we have a special edition of “Movie Night” that should be guaranteed to get you stoked on the season. Join us March 10th, 2010 at 7:30 pm at Brewvies to check out the premiere of Chris Alstrin’s latest film, “The Continuum Project.”

“The Continuum Project” follows some of the world’s best climbing talent around the globe to document bold new routes and daring repeats on ice, rock, and in the alpine. Shot entirely in High Definition, watch as Guy Lacelle, Audrey Gariepy and Mathieu Audibert establish terrifying new ice routes in Norway and Rob Pizem and Mike Anderson crush brawny off-widths and delicate face climbing in Zion. Get on route with Ines Papert and Cory Richards as they blitz Kwangde Shar in Nepal and witness Majka Burhardt and Sarah Watson free the Beckey Route on Elephant’s Perch in the Sawtooths. Discover the rewards and risks of exploration with Jon Walsh and Ian Welsted as they establish a beautiful new mixed line in the remote Icefall Brook range of British Columbia and cool down on the difficult sport routes of Lions Head in Ontario with Sam Elias, Emily Harrington, Leslie Timms and Lauren Lee.
http://www.alstrinfilms.com/TCP-trailer.html

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at The Front Climbing Club, Momentum, and IME. Paid SLCA members can get tickets at half price, so log in, sign up with the SLCA and get the discount.
http://www.saltlakeclimbers.org/membership

2010 Wasatch Powderkeg

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

WPK 2010
What: Backcountry race
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Where: Brighton, UT
Info: http://wasatchpowderkeg.com/