Jeff Lowe and OGDEN CLIMBING PARKS announce Cassar Jewelers ClimbFest - Ogden, Utah 2008


A Celebration of Mountain Adventure Art, Literature & Environment.We are hosting a Literary & Arts Festival where attendees can get up close and personal with climbers, authors and artists. Exhibits from April 3-17; Main Events April 18 and 19. Call for art, literature and photo submissions. There will be cash and product awards for literature, art and photography. Please see our website for more information. or call us at (801) 392-9181

An example of some of the featured presentations:

  • Dick Dorworth will be reading segments from his latest book “Night Driving.”

  • There will be celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Pat Ament’s “Master of Rock,” a biography of pioneer boulderer John Gill.

  • Ogden Climbing Parks instructional staff will be running a clinic for the public to teach the basics of bouldering.

  • We will have a cocktail hour at the Grand Ballroom of the Union Station where the winning art will be on display and available for purchase (if not already sold). Books will also be available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction.

  • Dan Schroeder, Chairman of the Ogden Sierra Club will present an idea to preserve open space by securing designated wilderness for the mountains east of Ogden.

  • John Bachar, one of the world’s greatest free climbers will present a slideshow.

Get more information and tickets at:; (801) 392-9181; or email

Cassar Jewelers ClimbFest – Ogden, Utah 2008 — A Celebration of Mountain Adventure Art, Literature and Environment Produced by Jeff Lowe and OGDEN CLIMBING PARKS, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit corporation


Schedule of Events

April 3-17, 2008More than one hundred works of art and photographs will be displayed in a number of the restaurants and businesses located along Historic 25th Street and around the city of Ogden for two weeks before the festival. This will allow local patrons of the restaurants to see the art as well as build up the coming festival. There will be an opportunity to purchase the art; however, the art will remain on display through the end of the festival. The public will be able to view a particular artists’ work in a particular restaurant.

April 16 & 17, 2008Climbing guests will put up new climbing routes in the Ogden area. This will be a hallmark of the festival. Every year the festival will produce a number of new climbing routes done by climbers of note.

April 18 – 19, 2008All of the art for the festival will be displayed collectively in the Historic Eccles Community Arts Center located at 2580 Jefferson Avenue in Ogden.

Friday, April 18, 20086–7 pm A cocktail hour at the Grand Lobby of the Union Station will begin the evening. The winning art will be on display and available for purchase (if not already sold). Books will also be available for purchase. There will also be a silent auction. 7 pm Dinner (For reserved seating, tickets must be purchased prior to April 14, 2008) 7:45 pm The festival award winners in both art and literature categories will be announced and special awards will be given to our invited climbers, including Warren Macdonald, Pat Ament , Lynn Hill and John Bachar. 8:30 pm Dick Dorworth will read from his latest book “Night Driving” 9–10 pm Silent auction winners wiil be announced and authors will be available for book signing.

Saturday, April 19, 200810 am–9 pm The Eccles Community Art Center will be open to the public for viewing. 10–11 am There will be an exhibition of climbing by invited climbers, including John Bachar, Lynn Hill, Pete Lowe, Pete Takeda and other top climbers. The public is invited to come watch. Park at St. Joseph High School and follow the signs to meet on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Free of charge. 11 am–2 pm Learn the basics of bouldering from the Ogden Climbing Parks instructional staff. This clinic is open to the public and limited equipment will be available. Free of charge. 5:30 pm A reception will be held at the Eccles Community Art Center. The evening will include multiple readings from invited authors, a full display of all art for the festival, drinks and hor d’oeuvres. This will be a great opportunity for the public to meet the invited artists, authors and climbers. In addition to the art for sale, the public will have the opportunity to purchase books from guest authors and have them signed. This event will be open to the public with no charge. In the large meeting room at Eccles Community Art Center Purchase tickets in advance or first come, first served at the door 6:00 pmLynn Hill, one of the greatest, male or female, free climbers in the world—multi-media show 6:30 pm Pat Ament and the 30th anniversary of “Master of Rock”, the landmark biography of legendary boulder, John Gill. 7:15-8 pm John Bachar, one of the greatest traditional free climbers in the world, will present a slide show detailing his life and climbs 8:00 to 8:30 PM Warren Macdonald presentation 8:30 to 10:00 pm Social hour/book signing with special guests. Art and photo sales

Tickets can be purchased online at or at Ogden Climbing Parks 195 25th Street, Suite 301, Ogden, UT 801-392-9181