Climb Smart 2009


Brittany Griffith bouldering in Joshua Tree during at the 2007 Climb Smart event. Photo courtesy of


Friends of Joshua Tree’s 11th Annual CLIMB SMART event stages October 23-25, 2009.

The 11th annual gathering at Indian Cove in Joshua Tree for all levels of climbers is an action-packed weekend with skills clinics, pro athletes, open managed topropes, multimedia presentations, music, dinner, raffles, and best of all a way to give back to the park we love.

Sign up for the whole event ($85 plus parking) or Saturday night only ($30). This year we've lowered the parking registration by $10 and separated registration for parking because of park regulations, and to encourage carpooling.

Here's just some of the fine detail on Climb Smart 2009 CLINICS - Managed by AMGA Accredited Guides (Wilderness Outings, Vertical Adventures, Uprising, Sierra Mountaineering Intl.) * Anchoring * Lead Climbing * Self-Rescue Tips * Movement Techniques * Crack Climbing Skills * Bouldering Workshop * Open Top Rope Stations Saturday Night Josh Jam at the Sportsmen's Club in Joshua Tree (last year's event was at the nearby Community Center): * Featured athlete presentation * Prizes for best costume, and beefy raffle * Capilene exchange * homemade dinner and Live Music * Silent Auction ALSO...... Friday Night opener with BD and Patagonia ambassador athletes, Vendor Fair (Patagonia, Black Diamond, prAna,...) Crag cleanup/NPS Service Project (showing our heritage of stewarding the crags to NP) Free camping for all full registrants!


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