Archive for September, 2010

Maple Canyon Warning

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


On Friday, September 17th, a homemade bomb was discovered in an latrine near campsite number six. The device was placed next to and behind the toilet seat. The local rangers and sheriff are investigating. No word yet on motives or the destructive capacity of the device. Based on what little information we have received it sounds like the device was an “acid bomb”. Instructions for making these bombs are common on the Internet. Luckily, the Maple Canyon rangers cleaning the latrine had been educated on the existence of these devices and identified the threat. A hazardous materials team safely removed the device.

These bottle bombs can be any size sealed plastic or glass bottle and often have aluminum foil or handwarmers inside to catalyze a chemical reaction. Generally they must be shaken or agitated to explode.

If you see a suspicious device:

  1. Do not disturb the device
  2. Keep your distance
  3. Attempt to keep others out of the area
  4. Contact the Sanpete County Sheriff at 435-835-2345
  5. Contact the Sanpete Ranger District at 435-283-4151

Be safe out there!

SLCA Adopt-A-Crag 2010

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Adopt-a-cragSave the date!

  • What: Annual SLCA Adopt-A-Crag day
  • Where: Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • When: Saturday September 25, 2010 at 7:30 AM
  • Info: Coming soon, rumor has it the first 50 volunteers to sign-up will receive free gym passes, everybody that attends will also be entered in the awesome SLCA gear raffle.

17th Annual Utah Avalanche Center Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010


  • What: Black Diamond 17th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center
  • When: Thursday 9/16/2010, 6-10PM
  • Where: Black Diamond Equipment, 2084 East 3900 South; Salt Lake City
  • Info:

It’s time for the unofficial precursor to the ski season in the Wasatch – Black Diamond’s 17th Annual Fundraiser for the Utah Avalanche Center.

Join Black Diamond, Uinta Brewing Company, Redwood Creek Wines and the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center for our annual pre-season fundraiser bash complete with Mexican food, beer & wine, the live tunes of Herban Empire, good people and a great cause. There will also be the legendary silent auction to support the UAC and hook you up with gear as well as grand giveaways for those who purchase an advance ticket.


Monday, September 13th, 2010

HERAHERA Climb4life!

  • When: Thursday 9/16/2010 – Sunday 9/19/2010
  • Where: Black Diamond Salt Lake City, Utah and the surrounding canyons
  • Info:

HERA Climb4Life Utah is an incredible weekend of hiking and climbing in beautiful Salt Lake Valley with professional athletes and guides, as well as others like you who support ovarian cancer research and awareness initiatives.

The event, part of a national series that raises money for ovarian cancer research and awareness initiatives, roped in more than $100,000 last year! Join HERA as we bring together men, women and teens to climb, hike or run for a cure, whether you are a newcomer or old pro. You, the participants, are really the heart of the event. We need your strength to help fight ovarian cancer and save the lives of women and girls!

So far, HERA has been able to send over 85 percent of the money from Climb4Life events to scientific and community grants as well as awareness initiatives.

5th Annual REEL ROCK Film Tour

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

RR Film Tour

  • What: Rad climbing and adventure films
  • When: Wednesday 9/29/10 at 7:00 PM
  • Where: Tower Theatre, 876 E 900 S SLC
  • Tickets: $12 at The Front, 1450 S 400 W
  • Info:

Adventure enthusiasts and climbing junkies alike must not miss The Fifth Annual REEL ROCK Film Tour on Wednesday September 29th, at the Tower Theatre, 7pm.

The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. REEL ROCK shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Prize giveaways, appearances by top climbers, and fundraising for non-profit organizations are always part of the party at REEL ROCK events.