The 21st Phoenix BoulderBlast

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The world’s largest outdoor climbing competition and festival is April 23 – 25, 2004 at Oak Flats Campground east of Phoenix Arizona. This year’s event features the legendary on-rock bouldering competition, the 5th Annual Pyramide Dyno Competition and the ever-popular Trango/Stonewear Designs Pancake breakfast. New to the 2004 event are clinics hosted by several sponsors.Climbing Magazine’s Photo Editor, Zach Reynolds, and Editor, Jeff Achey will host a clinic on bouldering photography. The clinic is open to 15 participants and will focus on the basics of camera operation, light, exposure, and other important topics of photography, as well as the important aspects of shooting bouldering -- angle, action, composition, timing, and more.This is a chance to get insight on how pro photographers work and instruction on how to improve your skills as a photographer. Bring a camera for hands on instruction as the class heads into the field. The clinic concludes with a visual tour of bouldering photography in a classroom-style setting. The clinic is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Friday April 23rd and will last the majority of the afternoon and early evening.To sign up contact Scott Leonard at (970) 704-2614 or email sleonard@climbing.com. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.For details about other clinics, the Phoenix BoulderBlast, and to pre-register go to: www.BoulderBlast.com.About CLIMBING MagazineCLIMBING Magazine is the world’s leading publication on climbing and mountaineering, setting the standard through content and design innovation while maintaining close ties to the rich tradition of the sport. Climbing encourages, supports, and engages in activities that preserve the climbing environment and educate the climbing community about conservation and safety. Climbing is the only publication in its category with circulation verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). For more information on CLIMBING Magazine, contact Scott Leonard at sleonard@climbing.com.