Climb Smart 2009

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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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