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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

Location

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.

Friday

  • 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.

Saturday

  • 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 ;)

Sunday

  • 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
Rocksport
Liberty Mountain
Marmot Native Eyewear Trango

What will you do in an emergency? Who will you call?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Drive By Emergency Tube

As climbers we put ourselves in a dangerous position.  We rely on ourselves, our equipment, and our climbing partner each and every time we climb. We don’t expect bad things to happen, however sometime accidents happen.  A few months ago our community experienced a tragedy at the Darkside.

The night of the accident I had a chance to talk with climbers that were at the cliff that day.  Through our discussions, I felt pain of my friends, as we searched for the why.

That night everyone was shaken, but I asked questions looking for ways that the RRGCC could help. There is little that the RRGCC can do to prevent accidents. When I asked what could have been better, here is what they said:

  1. “We did not know who to call or what the phone number was
  2. We did not know what county we were in
  3. Even though we sent a runner out to meet the ambulance, they missed each other
  4. We did not know how to explain to the Rescue Squad where we were in terms that they understood
  5. The Rescue Squad did not know where the Darkside was  . . . “

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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.


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Updated: RRG Geologic Area Re-Opens after bear attack

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

The RRG is open again!

Just in time for the weekend, that troublesome bear has moved on past the gorge and the kind folks at the USFS have issued an order to reopen the area.

But please do pack your food properly. Access to food is the primary reason bears get interested in people in the first place. When Yogi can venture into any ol’ spot and snag a picnic basket, it makes that spot pretty appealing and almost always leads to uncomfortable encounters.

So, for the Fourth, we want you to go have fun, roll around in the mud, catch some butterflies, and otherwise be happy and jolly! If you get bored, here are a few things that would help out:

Read on past the break for the full USFS press release.

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