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OuRock! (Pronounced “You Rock!”) Festival

September 29, 2018

Ouray Climbers Alliance Annual Fundraiser and Community Event, featuring:
The original Stonemaster, author, adventurer John Long with the recap of Misty Wall. To quote Derek W. Franz of Alpinist Magazine: “There are some old aid lines in Yosemite Valley that have potential to become some of the best free climbs around. These projects have been neglected for 20 years or more, but John Long hasn’t forgotten about them. Long is a well-known climbing author who is also famous for his list of Yosemite firsts, such as the first one-day ascent of the Nose (VI 3,000′) on El Capitan with Jim Bridwell and Billy Westbay in 1975, and the first free ascent of Astroman (IV 5.11c) on Washington Column with Ron Kauk and John Bachar that same year. As an elder of this group, Bridwell was a mentor to Long and his peers, who called themselves the Stonemasters, and “the Bird” would sometimes point the band of young hotshots toward routes that were destined to become classics. Now, Long is giving the new generation of top climbers a nudge up the walls through the Legacy Restoration Project.” Presented by ADIDAS Terrex.
9:00 AM Yoga by Ouray Yoga (certified yoga instructor with a degree in kinesiology Marcy Wood) suitable for all levels at the KJ Wood Distillery FREE (mats are available to rent).
2:00 PM OURAY OPEN Climbing Competition at the Rotary Park (if it rains, the venue will be at the Ridgway Community Climbing Wall indoors). Competition is open to all ages and abilities. Climb as many routes as you can clean without falling (difficulty rating 5.4-5.12). Prizes will be awarded to the Best Adult, Best Youth and BEST DRESSED Climbers. Suggested donation entry fee is $5 for the competition – goes directly to benefit member-driven projects like bolt replacement. Climbers are responsible for bringing their own gear. Climbing Comp rules will be posted closer to the event. To register in advance, please email info@ourayclimbers.org (recommended, but not required). Sponsored by San Juan Mountain Guides.
2:00 PM Try Out Rock Climbing! walk-up climbing clinic for adults and kids courtesy of Peak Mountain Guides. Gear included. At Rotary Park. FREE.
7:30 PM Presentation by John Long, Raffle and silent auction, contests and FREE BEER @ Ouray Community Center. DOORS OPEN at 7:00PM
Tickets to the evening event are $10
Discounted OCA and Access Fund membership at the event.
Many thanks to the following supporters:
Access Fund
Adidas Terrex
American Alpine Club
Black Diamond
Blue Pear
Guide Garage
KJ Wood Distillers
Jimmy Chin
Ouray Glassworks
Ouray Mountain Sports
Ouray Wing Co
Ouray Yoga
Peak Guides
Red Mountain Alpine Lodge
San Juan Mountain Guides
San Juan Huts
Telluride Brewing Company
For questions email membership@ourayclimbers.org
Poster image is courtesy of Ted Distel of Digital Stoke Media


September 29, 2018
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Rotary Park
Ouray, CO 81427 United States + Google Map