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All levels welcome! Come join us for some top-rope and lead climbing at The Front - Ogden. Afterwards we'll head to my house for Lucky Slice Pizza and Climbing movies. First the short film Dosage V featuring Beth Rodden, then The Dawn Wall featuring Tommy Caldwell. Cost is $8 per person.
TO MEET: Meet upstairs by the front desk and waiver-sign computers.
COST: $19 For a day pass.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: - Harness (you can rent this) I also have a few extra harnesses for loan - Shoes (you can rent these) - Belay test - If you do not already have a belay card for The Front, you will need to be tested for a top rope belay, or, if you want to lead belay or lead climb, take a lead test. If you are not belay certified you can climb on top rope but not belay.
Some people may be aware that the Meetup app requires a fee past 50 member, In an effort to continue funding the Ogden Area Rock Climbers I have started doing paid events once or twice a year. This will be our third event and will be a 4 day 3 night camping trip at City of Rocks Idaho. The fee will be $45.00 per person and includes the campsite for the duration of the trip, $35.00 per person for Friday & Saturday only. Plus breakfast each morning. The minimum number of people needed to have the event is 13 guests. Also, with this event if we get the minimum number of people the fee for Meetup will be covered for a year.
City of Rocks is a mecca of climbing, just over the Utah/Idaho border in rural Idaho. Varnished and pocketed granite is the name of the game here. The granite ages with an iron based varnish on it and when the varnish wears through, it forms pockets that wear faster than the varnish. The result is pockets with edges or just edges. The majority of the routes have mixed protection, so caution or knowledge is required as the bolts may stop halfway up the route. We welcome everyone - young, old, experienced, inexperienced. But, BEFORE YOU SIGN UP, we have some GUIDELINES AND SAFETY RULES. Please read them FIRST (link below). We are not trying to be jerks. It's just that we have never had an accident and we really want to keep it that way! (Unfortunately, we have friends who have had bad accidents - broken backs, multiple reconstructive surgeries, rehabilitation to walk, bad stuff - which could have EASILY been avoided!). Climbing is safe when you are safe and climb with people who are safe. If you can't abide by these guidelines, no worries, you are cool to do what you want on your own time, but we ask that you please not RSVP or participate in this Meet-up event. It's more fun for all of us if we are on the same page! Thank you!
CLIMBING GEAR: • Required gear: harness, belay device, helmet, climbing shoes, approach shoes (the distance to routes varies from short 5 minute walks to hour long hikes). • If you are leading: rope, draws, anchor • If you are cleaning a route or going on a multi-pitch: personal anchor system (PAS) - NOTE: We have guidelines about cleaning and mutipitch on a meet-up like this. If you haven't read the safety link yet, read it please. CAMPING: Come prepared for primitive camping. • Bring: • Water is available in the reserve at a few locations but if you're hesitant about the water source please bring all the water you need. • Any personal hygiene stuff that you may need, TP for bathroom calls ( I've seen the tp run out before) . • tent, sleeping bag, mattress • layers of clothing, including gloves (cold at night/morning, warmer when climbing) • ALL food/meals you need, a stove, fuel, utensils, plate/bowl • Head lamp • Luxuries: camping lamp, chair, etc. GETTING THERE: From Salt Lake City: Head North on I-15 until Tremonton. Travel onto I-84 near Tremonton, and head northwest on I-84 towards Twin Falls/Boise. Seventy five miles after Tremonton, take exit 245 and turn left to follow Sublett road heading west into Malta. From Malta turn right and follow Highway 77 going West. Pass through Conner Creek Junction (continue straight), Elba and Almo. The road leading to City of Rocks is to the right just after passing the park’s visitor center in Almo. An alternative route if you don't mind dirt roads is to take I-15N/I-84W to exit 5 toward UT-30, turn left onto UT-30 W. Continue straight onto UT-42W,turn left onto E Naf Rd S, take a slight right to stay on road for roughly 8 miles. Turn right onto 1375 E/S Yost Rd for (3.4mi.), turn left onto E Ey Rd (5.6mi.). Turn right onto S 825 E/S Elba Almo Rd and keep straight into town. CARPOOLING: Some people may want to arrange carpooling. Post below if you are needing a ride or want to try to coordinate a ride.