Re: [rockclimbing-145] New Meetup: MCA presents Blue Mound Gathering June 5-7

From: user 7.
Sent on: Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:52 AM
Hi everyone,

I'd highly recommend the Blue Mounds gathering. I've gone for the last 5 years and always have a blast. There's usually 20-30 climbers all camping out in the group camp site. There's a rope on every climb and plenty of people to belay! Even if you only have a harness and no other gear you'll have a blast and learn a lot! It's also incredibly inexpensive. There's usually a slackline setup in camp as well. Generally a potluck is held on Saturday night and we've had deep fried turkey! PLUS it's Buffalo Days in the town of Luverne just outside the state park. There's a parade, and a 5k fun run, and an arts and crafts fair, all you can eat waffles at the VFW, a classic car show, and other fun stuff. It's really a great weekend :-)


-Chris




On May 16, 2009, at 9:29 AM, sean wrote:

Announcing a new Meetup for Twin Cities Rock Climbing Meetup Group!

What: MCA presents Blue Mound Gathering June 5-7

When: June 5,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: 5/16/09:

For those of you not familiar with it, there is a group called Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA) that can be found at www.mnclimbing.org.

They put together some gatherings throughout the year. Their save the dates so far (as of 5/16/09) are as follows:

Here are the planned Climber Gatherings and Festivals for 2009
Blue Mound Gathering - June 5-7, 2009
North Shore Gathering - Labor Day Weekend 2009
Devils Lake Gathering - October 2-4, 2009
Sandstone Ice Fest - December 2009
Save the dates!

I will try to update with any details that come my way. Check out www.mnclimbing.org also.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Twin-Cities-Rock-Climbing-Meetup-Group/calendar/10424574/




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