Rocktoberfest 2011

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Event Overview

For those of you with short attention spans.
Don’t forget – pre-registration will save you cash! 

  • Friday
    • Crate Stacking
    • The Scene by Chuck Fryberger
    • Music by Cletus
  • Saturday
    • Outdoor comp
    • Crate Stacking
    • Movies from locals and others
    • Dyno Comp
    • Silent Auction
    • Dinner with Meaty, Veggie, Vegan,
      and Gluten-Free options
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast from SRCFC
    • Clinics led by the pros

Rocktoberfest, our largest annual fundraiser to benefit the PMRP, is ten days away! It’s so close you can check out the weather (pray that it stays as sunny as predicted).

We know we’re a little behind on getting information in your hands – we’re sorry about that and we appreciate that you’re bearing with us.

That said, I don’t think you could find a group more excited about this year’s Rocktoberfest. We’re really hoping to making this one the best event yet. The mortgage on the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve is so close to being paid off and we’re really hoping to make this another strong push towards finishing off that payment. But we can do that only with the help from our amazing community, sponsors, and donors! That’s the whole point of Rocktoberfest – to get everyone together, have an amazing party, and work towards the goals we’ve all set out before us.

Rocktoberfest 2011

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So, with all that, let’s get to the meaty parts..

..but before we actually get to those bits, I can’t emphasize this enough – pre-registering will save you cash! The quick and dirty pricing breakdown:

Friday access: $7 (it will be $10 at the door)
Saturday Comp: $15
Saturday Access: $13 (will be $15 at the door)
Dinner: $6 (will be $7 at the door)
Event Shirt: $10 (will be $15 at the door)
Clinic: $30


This year’s Rocktoberfest will be in the same spot as the past few years – at the Natural Bridge Campgrounds. To get there, head to the Red as you normally might and get off of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway at exit 33. Turn in to the rest area and then take an immediate left. If you get to the rest area, we should have enough signs and be making enough noise to get the point across to where exactly we’ll be. So “rest” easy 😉

This is a rough map of this year’s Rocktoberfest location.


  • We’re not sure if you’re ready to handle it but.. crate stacking is back. With the help of Detroit Rock Climbing Company and JH Lanmark, crate stacking will be around Friday and Saturday nights. We’re going to try to work in some exciting twists (head-to-head comps, for example) and folks from both companies are ponying up with some awesome prizes.
  • Again, we’re changing things up a little this year. And that means that we’ll be showing a feature film Friday night – Chuck Fryberger’s The Scene. We’ll start the screening around 7:30pm or 8pm, depending on the sun and light, and we hope to see your doey-eyed, star-struck faces in the audience.
  • Cletus will be hitting up the speakers with his turn-table, DJ’ing the scene through the evening.
  • All weekend Sterling Ropes will be running their Rope Recycling Program. So, instead of tossing that old rope, toss it in Sterling’s box and be eligible to win a brand new one. That’s some recycling you can really believe in!
  • OR Beanie 2011Keen, with their stellar and long-lasting love for the RRGCC, will be selling their shoes, Men’s Obsidian and Women’s Red Rocks, for $50. And because they love the RRGCC, they’re giving that full $50 straight to the RRGCC.
  • If the temperatures turn south a bit, Outdoor Research has graced us with some custom beanies. Pick up two for $20 (or one for $15) and it all goes to the Coalition.


  • Don’t have too much fun Friday if you want to have a shot at winning the Black Diamond sponsored Clip-n-Go Climbing Comp in the PMRP. Yes, you are special so the PMRP is yours while you pull down and try to win some of the best gear BD has to offer. Be sure to pre-register for the comp.. if you forget, though, show up Saturday morning at the venue and leave time to arrive at the comp start, 9am and it will wrap up around 4pm. We will be offering a shuttle to the PMRP but it’s first-come, first-serve with only a few open seats.
  • Not feeling the most confident about your shoes but you’re just not ready to drop the cash on a pair you haven’t field tested? Well this weekend is your lucky weekend! Head to Miguel’s at 9am to check out the shoe demo being held by Evolv, 5.10, and Sportiva
  • You might not look at the Red and think, “Cajun!” After Saturday’s dinner, though, you will. Bourbon n’ Toulouse will again be supplying us with some of the most amazing food this side of the Bourbon Street. Check out their menu or just look below for what we’ll be serving. Notice, we do have gluten-free options! Supper hits the table around 6pm.. so don’t work that project so hard you miss the food you need for a proper recovery. And bring your own bowl or expect the intense hazing that will ensue!
    • Jamabalaya – Meaty, Gluten-Free
    • Red Beans with Smoked Sausage – Meaty, Gluten-Free
    • Cajun Red Chili – Meaty, Gluten-Free
    • Artichoke and Parmesan Cream with Mushrooms – Veggie
    • Black Beans and Caramelized Corn – Veggie, Gluten-Free
    • Vegan Black Beans – Vegan, Gluten-Free
  • While you’re munching and dinning, your ears will be soaking in tasty tunes from local group “Son of a Widow”.
  • Crate stacking will be fully featured again, again with amazing prizes and even better stunts/comps.
  • Like I said, we’re trying to change things up this year. We’ll be showing some short films from local producers like Sean Stewart. That and we’re going to keep things light with a few other videos.
  • Thanks to our very generous sponsors, we’ll be running our silent aution. This is your chance to get your dream gear at your dream prices.. and all of the proceeds go to the RRGCC. Everyone wins.. that is, of course, if you win.
  • Hope you’ve been working on those quads a little, or at least your burst strength, because you’ll have to bring your A-game to have a shot in this year’s Dyno Comp, brought to us by RockSport. Make sure you show up for the qualifiers that go from 7pm to 8pm. You’ll need to be in for those if you want a shot at the big prizes from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • It’d be a little ridiculous if you were still hungry after dinner but, if you are, Marmot and Keen will be grillin’ some dogs. Throw down a few dollars donation and tasty dogs are all yours 😉


  • We’re also going to have professional clinics taught by some of the sport’s best athletes. Stop by the registration desk for more information on what clinics are open and where and when they’ll be held. Below is a list of available clinics:
    • Beginners – Burl Like a Girl
    • Advanced – Elite Climbing
    • Beginners/Intermediate – Multipitch Efficiency
    • Intermediate – Intermediate Sport & Redpointing
    • Beginners – Intro to Trad
    • Beginners/Intermediate – Warrior’s Way
    • Beginners/Intermediate – Footwork & Technique
    • DSLR 101 (half-day)
    • Off Camera Lighting 101 (half-day)
  • I’m sure you all will be waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Sunday morning without the least bit of fog between those ears of yours. If you don’t, though, the Solid Rock Climbers For Christ will be around again to serve up coffee and all the tasty trappings of a homemade breakfast. Be sure to drop in a little love – they donate all the proceeds to the RRGCC. That and anyone that wakes up that early to help make you breakfast deserves a little thanks and a proper smile.

Now that you have the full scoop.. what are you waiting for?!

Register Today!

Also, we’re going to take a moment and give a special “thank you” to our Rocktoberfest sponsors. They’re here for all of us, making Rocktoberfest happen behind the scenes, adding schwag and fun times, and helping us secure access throughout the area.

Our Rocktoberfest Sponsors

Paradox Sports
Detroit Rock Climbing Company
Solid Rock Climbers For Christ
Kentucky Mountain Biking Association
Liberty Mountain
Marmot Native Eyewear Trango

Keen to sell shoes, donate proceeds, create sparkly miracles

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

This Rocktoberfest, Keen is pulling out all the stops. As we speak (so to speak), they’re loading up their trucks to the brim with Men’s Obsidian and Women’s RedRock shoes, shoes that typically go for up to $125 retail, and they’ll hauling them to the Red. Why? So they can sell them to you guys for only $50.. and that $50 is going straight to the RRGCC to help pay for the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve.

So be sure bring you favorite shoe horn and plenty of socks..

Keen shoes available at Rocktoberfest for $50, all proceeds go to the RRGCC

Win a Cabin for Rocktoberfest

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The Torrent Falls Windy Corner Cabin

Rocktoberfest is nigh and things in the region are heating up. If you’re anything like me, you’ve made exactly zero logistical plans so far. So, after you’ve registered for Rocktoberfest, make a big on a Torrent Falls Cabin for the weekend. Minimum bids start at $100 and all proceeds go the the RRGCC. Cabins can sleep up to six people.. and those folks will have access to climbing at Torrent that weekend. Not a bad little personal getaway.. so team up and make a bid!

The Torrent Falls Climbers' Cabin

Both the Climber’s Cabin and the Windy Corner cabins are up for bid. For more information on these cabins, check out, our generous sponsor.

The auction ends at Wednesday, 10am sharp. The highest bid at that time will be notified and access will be coordinated then.

Sorry, the auction is now closed and we have our winners! Thanks for the interest and for helping the RRGCC pay for the PMRP!

2010 Rocktoberfest Clip and Go Climbing Competition Information

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Join us for the Outdoor Clip n' Go Comp

Rocktoberfest is about celebrating the Red and our property, the Pendergrass-Murray Recreational Preserve. It has hundreds of classic and beautiful routes. What better way to enjoy them to time you guys and throw prizes your way to make sure you get outside now and again.

So come out and compete in the 3rd Annual RRGCC Rocktoberfest Clip and Go Climbing Competition at the Sore Heel Crags.

Location : Sore Heel Climbing Areas (guide) (map)

Date : Saturday, October 9, 10am – 5pm

Cost : $15 / Person, $25 / team

The rules are simple.

  1. Points are earned by bolts clipped on redpoint.  Go ahead try as many times as you want, only your high point counts.  The anchors always count as two bolts.
  2. There is a multiplier for difficulty so harder routes are worth more points per bolt than easier routes.
  3. Stick Clipping the first bolt is allowed, however you must attempt the route.
  4. If draws are hanging cool, if you hang ’em that”s cool too.  There is no difference in points.
  5. There are 3 catagories for your pleasure (3 each for Men’s and Women’s).  Beer, Bourbon, and Ol Stones.  Just like in real life the beer can take care of many issues however the bourbon is for the harder problems.  The Ol’ Stones are just there to heckle and have fun and support the cause.
  6. This year we have added a team division – two climbers can compete together.  Total points makes the team score.  (Note: While you can enter the individuals event online, the team comp must be entered day of the event. The team entry cost is $25 for two people).  Of course you can enter both the team competition and the individual comp, however you must pay for both.
  7. There may be mistakes but the scoresheet is the final word.
  8. Finishing time of 5pm means that you have to have the score sheet turned in at 5pm with the scores tallied.

Pre-register online or at the event or even at the sore hill parking, day of the event.

For All Climbers, A Reminder

To ensure that all the comp participants have adequate parking, Sore Hill parking lot will be open only to competitors on Saturday until 2:00pm.

Here are the competition score sheets so you can make your strategy.

Individual Score Sheet

Team Scoresheet

Rocktoberfest’s Reach

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Rocktoberfest is bring together folks from coast to coast.. literally. We have people from as far away as Washington State coming just for the weekend of Rocktoberfest to partake in the festivities. With all the money going to fund the purchase of the PMRP, it’s hard to argue with having a good time and doing a good thing.. all in one neat Rocktoberfest-sized package.

And don’t tell us it’s too far or you can’t carpool. That’s not going to go over so well here..

Rocktoberfest is upon us

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Help us spread the word by downloading the flyer and posting it at a local hang out!

Rocktoberfest, our largest annual fundraiser to benefit the PMRP, is less than two weeks away! It’s so close you can check out the weather on the ten-day outlook. So.. go register today while you still can! And be sure to check out one of the awesome clinics that are being run by some of the best athletes in the sport.. they’re filling up fast, though, so get to it!

Register Now!

Also, we’re going to take a moment and give a special “thank you” to our Rocktoberfest sponsors. They’re here for all of us, making Rocktoberfest happen behind the scenes, adding schwag and fun times, and helping us secure access throughout the area.

Title Sponsors

Click the read more link to see our full set of loving, beautiful, adoring sponsors.


There will be Jousting

Friday, August 13th, 2010

You know you've always dreamed of it..

So.. we’re a little excited about this.. but we’re going to have full on jousting at this year’s 10th Annual Rocktoberfest (October 8-10). Yep, that’s right, get your onesie and mouth-guard out from retirement, get those dreams of American Gladiator glory going again, and get ready to rumble.

We’re still working on the dunk tank, crate stacking, the dyno comp, the route climbing comp, and a few other events.. so get on the ball (or should we say platform) and go register. And while you’re at it, go get that dude that sends all your projs at the gym.. it’d be nice to bat them around a bit, no? 😉

And yes, we’re serious.

What events would you like to see at Rocktoberfest this year? Leave your thoughts in the comments form.

Register Today! »

Register for Rocktoberfest 2010!

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

The flood gates are now open.. so get yourself together and get a move on it! Time is of the essence and this, the 10th Annual Rocktoberfest, is set to be the best yet!

Register now for Rocktoberfest 2010 »


Check out the registration page for a more detailed break-down of each day and what’s happening. Or you can check out below for a rough schedule that might (likely will) change a bit.. So bear with us a bit.

Register while you can..


  • Music from DJ Junior Notch
  • Movie shorts (and longs..)
  • Jousting Tourneys
  • Games and Prize galore


  • Outdoor Comp in Sore Heel
  • Dyno Comp
  • Music from the Great Great Pines and DJ Junior Notch
  • Movie shorts (and longs..)
  • Jousting Tournament
  • Raffles, games, and more prizes than your sport pack can hold
  • The Core, the feature movie from Chuck Fryberger


  • Clinics taught by pros
  • Morning breakfast from the Solid Rock Climbers for Christ

The Run Down

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Keen's hosting a Disk Long-Drive contest for schwag

Keen, our Presenting Sponsor, is hosting a Disk Long-Drive and a Keen-Hole contest for schwag

The upcoming weekend has more than a bit going on. To help you keep it straight, check out the schedule below for just a few of the goings on. Milk crate stacking, disk long-drives, dunk tanks, raffles out the waazoo..

Let’s be honest – if you walk away empty handed this week, it’s your own fault.

What Where Start End
Vendor set up Venue 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
Informal vendor meeting Venue 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Registration Venue 4:00 PM 11:59 PM
RRGCC items on sale Venue 4:00 PM 11:59 PM
Music / General Entertainment Venue – Main Tent 4:00 PM 11:59 PM
RRGCC Dunk Tank Venue – Main Tent 7:00 PM 8:30 PM
Dyno Comp Venue – Main Tent 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Dead Point Magazine Movies Venue – Main Tent 8:30 PM 11:00 PM
Registration Venue 9:00 AM 11:00 PM
5.10/La Sportiva Shoe demo pick up Miguel’s 9:00 AM 10:30 AM
Event shirts / RRGCC sale Venue 9:00 AM 11:59 PM
Yoga Class Venue – Main Tent 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Miguel’s Wholesale Inventory Clearance Miguel’s 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Southern Region Comp PMRP / Sore Heel Hollow 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Shoe demo drop off Miguel’s 4:30 PM 6:00 PM
DRCC Milk Crate Stacking Contest Venue 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
RRGCC Dunk Tank Venue 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Music / General Entertainment Venue – Main Tent 6:00 PM 11:59 PM
Dinner Served Venue 6:00 PM 10:30 PM
Keen Disk Long-Drive Contest Venue – Keen Booth 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Silent Auction Venue – Main Tent 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Phillip Gall’s Raffle Venue – Phillip Gall’s Booth 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Pizza Eating Contest Venue – Main Tent 8:30 PM 9:00 PM
Dyno Comp Venue – Main Tent 8:00 PM 9:00 PM
Reel Rock Tour Venue – Main Tent 9:30 PM 11:00 PM
Midnight Snacks (Provided by Miguel’s) Venue – Main Tent 11:00 PM 11:59 PM
SRCFC Breakfast Venue 8:00 AM 10:30 AM
Clinic check in/registration Venue 8:00 AM 10:00 AM
Clinics PMRP / Various 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Clean up / Vendor tear down Venue 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

A great time for all

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
More than 600 people were there for the Reel Rock Film showing Saturday Night. Photo courtesy Bryan Mayslar

More than 600 people were there for the Reel Rock Film showing Saturday Night. Photo courtesy Brian Maslyar

Many thanks to the more than hundreds of people who showed up this weekend to celebrate and support the RRGCC’s Rocktoberfest! We have a lot to catch up on and will be posting some pictures and wrap-ups soon.. but there’s one last thing you could help us with – we want to make this event the best it can be, so we’re asking for some feedback on what worked, what didn’t, and what we could do next year to make it even better.

So, if you would, take a minute to fill out our feedback form and we’ll do what we can to make sure next year is even better.

Thanks to all and stay tuned for more including pictures, wrap-ups, and some numbers to how much was raised over the weekend!