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Boulder Bash Climbing Competition and Festival
Submitted By: Frances Fierst on Jul 20, 2014

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Scheduled on Aug 9, 2014

Truckee Sports Exchange Hosts Boulder Bash Climbing Competition and Festival
Presented by Asana and Benefitting the Truckee Donner Land Trust and the Access Fund

The Truckee Sports Exchange is pleased to announce that they are hosting the first annual Boulder Bash on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Donner Ski Ranch. The Boulder Bash is an all levels, all ages, bouldering competition and climbing festival benefiting the Access Fund and the Truckee Donner Land Trust. The daylong event will conclude with an awards ceremony and after-party, open to the public at Donner Ski Ranch. The after party will feature food and drink specials, live music, a silent auction, demonstrations, and giveaways.

The Access Fund and Truckee Donner Land Trust are working in tandem to secure funds to purchase an iconic, but privately owned climbing area on Donner Summit known as Black Wall. The purchase will preserve the area’s natural state and allow climbers and outdoor enthusiasts to freely enjoy the Black Wall location. The owners of the Sports Exchange hope that the Boulder Bash will raise significant funds and awareness for the Black Wall purchase, while celebrating the climbing community and culture of the Truckee Tahoe region.

The Boulder Bash will begin at 9:00 a.m. when climbers set out from Donner Ski Ranch to tackle their favorite bouldering “problems” in the Castle Peak area of Donner Summit. After the climbers return, scores will be tallied and thousands of dollars in prizes and giveaways will be awarded. The after party will begin at 7:00 and is open to the public. Music from Ann Marie Sheriden and her talented band, as well as local D.J. Matt Connelly will keep the crowd dancing into the night.

The evening prior to the Boulder Bash, Friday August 8, 2014, the Sports Exchange will host a free slide show on the history of climbing on Donner Summit. The free slideshow will take place at the Sports Exchange on West River and will begin at 7:30 pm. More information on the Boulder Bash and how to participate is available at truckeesportsexchange.com

The 2014 Boulder Bash is presented and sponsored by Asana Climbing. Based in Boise Idaho, Asana climbing has been manufacturing climbing equipment since 1999. The Sports Exchange specializes in new and used sales, rentals, and servicing of equipment for mountain sports. Located at 10095 West River Street, the store is also home to Cyclepaths and Tahoe Mountain Guides. For additional information please visit truckeesportsexchange.com or call 530-582-4510.

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