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Denver Grass Roots Access Group Meet - July 24th
Submitted By: John McNamee on Jul 14, 2008

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We will be meeting again, as planned, on Thursday July 24th at 6:30 pm. The location will be Falling Rock Brewery at 1919 Blake St. in Denver. Below is a link to a map.


We have gotten really positive response from the email list and look forward to seeing many of you there next week! Continue to pass the word around!


The Falling Rock is officially called the Falling Rock Tap House, next to Coors Field in Lodo. The meeting will be downstairs in the cigar room. For those who have not visited Falling Rock, they have an excellent selection of beer.

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By Ryan Malarky
From: Denver, CO
Jul 16, 2008
What issues will be on the agenda?
By Buff Johnson
Jul 16, 2008
Ryan, they are working it & will release some info pretty soon. (I had the same question, myself)
By Jason Haas
Jul 16, 2008
Dang! I wanted to be there but I'll be on the Grand Traverse in the Tetons during that time. I would seriously like to be involved, I've just been having some scheduling conflicts.
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jul 16, 2008
I'll bring some mp.com stickers so we can turn it into an "official" mp.com beer night as well!
By Tom Hanson
Jul 17, 2008
Jason, did you really write: "Dang! I wanted to be there but I'll be on the Grand Traverse in the Tetons during that time." ?
Too funny.
I am curious. Will there be an agenda regarding climbing related issues, concerns, projects, etc, or is this just a good excuse we can use to con our non-climbing spouses into letting us out of the house for an evening of swilling beer and swapping lies?
I'm all for it!
By Jason Haas
Jul 17, 2008
Tom, what do you think, too much snow? :)
By Tom Hanson
Jul 17, 2008
Hi Jason, Actually, I thought it was funny that anyone would be upset to miss an indoor climbing meeting when they get to be climbing in The Tetons.
As for the snow conditions, I would think that The Grand Traverse should be in good summer form by late July, though some years there is still some good snow around. I haven't climbed in The Tetons for about twenty years, so things may be different these days.
I used to spend my summers there back in the late seventies to early eighties.
Many of my finest climbing experiences took place in The Teats, back when I was cutting my teeth in the mountains.
I miss those long carefree summers with friends and nothing to do all summer long but climb.
By kirra
Jul 18, 2008
I'm posting up the email address here if anyone wants direct communicado ~ please advise if this is not o.k & I will delete. Attn: Lyle Guthmiller: denverclimbers at yahoo dot com
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jul 21, 2008
So ... how many people are planning on going to this?
By Ryan Tuleja
Jul 22, 2008
Now I have a real "dang" issue. I will be I Ohio all week, but truly wish otherwise. Will there be another?
By Ang
From: Littleton, CO
Jul 22, 2008
Sorry you can't make it Ryan, but there will definitely be more to come in the future.

John . . . We have had around 30 people express a definite interest in the group, plus several others asking questions and such. I would also hope that some people will come just based on seeing the posting here. No offical count, but please everyone come! And bring a friend. Especially one who likes to buy beer!

To everyone . . .
Remember, even though there is no climbing in Denver proper, we have no representation in most of the places we climb, even those with no access concerns. Think about it . . . Clear Creek, South Platte, Jeffco and Denver Mountain Parks properties, Mt. Evans, etc. And let's face it, it never hurts to have a few more friends to drink beer with while talking about rock!!! See you Thursday!
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jul 23, 2008
Generally the only time I go downtown is to go to Wildyx so anyone got any parking suggestions for me? Or should I do the light rail thing?


By Buff Johnson
Jul 23, 2008
Yo John, I'd probably go with LR.

Some info from Lyle about the place:

They have a private room downstairs, if we have overflow we can open the doors and utilize the main floor. They have an impressive selection of beer (good micros and unique brews) and a menu that has the following catagories appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fishetarian, vegitarian, burgers, tacos & subs. The night we selected should be a bit quiet and we will be isolated from the regular crowd upstairs.

As far as agenda, some items they plan to discuss (which may have been updated since):

How can we get the community involved, increasing our numbers, growth.
Ideas for pinning down our first project.
Open Floor, section of meeting so people can present their thoughts and issues.
Location and logistics for next meeting.

I believe they will also have organizational items to address as well.

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