5th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival

5th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival, April 27-29

Ogden Climbing Fest Poster

This year we will welcome world renowned climber Peter Croft! Royal Robbins, a leading climber of the previous generation, wrote about Croft and his climbing achievements in 2000: "Peter has been my hero for many years, ever since he came blazing out of nowhere with his stunning free solo ascent of Astroman on Washington Column in Yosemite. Tom Frost and I had made the second ascent of this route, mostly with direct aid in the early sixties. That one could climb this route without resorting to direct aid was impressive. To do it without a rope was astonishing. But such was Peter's level of mastery. That it was mastery, and not mere daring was proven by a string of free solos of similar stature, executed to perfection."

This years Festival will include:

  • Free Climbing Gear Demo, Friday April 27th 5-9pm (WSU Climbing Wall)
  • Outdoor Red Point Boulder Competition, Saturday April 28th 10am-12:30pm (Ogden Boulder Field)
    All Hill Air Force Base employees, Active Military, WSU ROTC, and WSU Climbing Club members receive a $5 discount on early registration for the Outdoor Boulder Comp. (Regular $20, Discount $15). Please call the WSU Outdoor Program 801-626-6373 before Friday April 27th at 5pm to pre-register.
  • Free Red Bull BBQ, Saturday April 28th 12-1pm (Ogden Boulder Field)
  • Free Educational Climbing Clinics, Saturday April 28th from 1-3:30pm (Ogden Boulder Field) 1) Peter Croft Climbing Clinic, 2) Kidz Rock Clinic, 3) Bouldering Clinic
  • RevvNRG Keynote Slide show presentation by Peter Croft, Saturday April 28th 6:30pm (WSU Wildcat Theater)
  • Event After Party Hosted by the Front Climbing Club, Saturday April 28th 8:30pm (The Front Climbing Club)
  • Boulder Field Clean up and Trail restoration, Sunday April 29th 10-2pm (Ogden Bolder Field)

All events are open to the community and we invite participants of all ages and ability!

For more information or to see a full event schedule visit: http://www.weber.edu/outdoor/Ogden_Climbing_Festival_2012.

Feel free to call the WSU Outdoor Program for more information: 801-626-6373

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