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By Jeremy H
Jun 10, 2013

Hey Everyone,

I just wanted to reach out and let you know about a great event we are putting together for this Summer in Rifle Mountain Park. With the help of prAna this is lining up to be a great event. Here is a quick overview. Hope you can make it!!!

The Rifle Climbers Festival with Special guest Chris Sharma

July 20 - 21

Saturday July 20th:

Shoe demos by Sportiva, 5.10, and Evolv
Free Physical Therapy Screenings from Howard Head Sports Medicine
Chair Massages
A fun Scavenger hunt style competition - TONS of prizes
Free Climbing Clinics and a free bolting clinic
Evening BBQ - Beer donated by Avery Brewery
Raffle / Competition Awards
Presentation by Chris Sharma / Possibly Joe Kinder

Sunday July 21st

Free Yoga Class
optional clean up event

Lots of our friends in the outdoor industry are sending prizes and swag. Also the new Dave Pegg will be bringing the new Guide book for the area! It is going to be a lot of fun. Let me know your thoughts.

Jeremy


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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Jun 10, 2013
old 1/4" bolt.

Wow, Jeremy, sounds like fun. Is there a website? Do participants need to register to take part in the clinics, BBQ, etc? Details, details, details.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 10, 2013

We are working on the details right now. You can get all of the updates if you like the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/RifleClimbersFestival

We will probably have a pre-event registration for the clinics but if they are not full you could register at the event. As far as the Sharma Presentation BBQ, Comp you can register at the event. We are working with the town to figure out the camping/parking, etc. Once we figure that all out we will determine how much the registration will cost. All profits will be split between the Rifle Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund.

How much would you want to pay if it included:
Free Beer
BBQ
Clinics
Sharma presentation
Camping for Fri/Sat
Day use fee for Sat/Sun
prizes
swag
etc.


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By SMR
Jun 11, 2013

What happened to the old Dave Pegg?


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By Jeremy H
Jun 11, 2013

Dave is still really involved with the community but he is working really hard right now to get the new Rifle guidebook done. I am the local rep for prAna so I used some of my resources to pull this together this year.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 12, 2013

Here is a list of sponsors so far who are sending prizes!

prAna is the title sponsor
Evolv
Sportiva
5.10
CAMP
Trango
Climbtech
Mammut
Petzl
Metolius
Arc'teryx
Outdoor Research
J Tree Salve
Wolverine Publishing
Avery Brewing
Pistil


Talking to a bunch more. Everyone has been super generous. We are really excited!!


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By John Byrnes
Administrator
From Fort Collins, CO
Jun 12, 2013

Hi Jeremy!

Sounds like a great event but I will miss the Old Dave Pegg.

So does this mean there will not be an Autumn Clean-up Party as in years past? Or is one still planned?

I always donate about $20-30 at the party anyway... will there be a raffle? ;-)


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By Jeremy H
Jun 12, 2013

Hello John,

Dave will be at the event so come by and say hello. This will be the clean up event for the year. Saturday will focus on climbing, fun, presentations, clinics, etc. Sunday we will be doing the clean up projects for anyone who wants to help. We will be having a raffle, I am reaching out to a ton of different companies right now to get some awesome prizes. If you go to our Facebook page you can get all the info as work out the details.

https://www.facebook.com/RifleClimbersFestival


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By kennoyce
From Layton, UT
Jun 12, 2013
Climbing at the Gallery in Red Rocks

Jeremy H wrote:
Hello John, Dave will be at the event so come by and say hello. This will be the clean up event for the year. Saturday will focus on climbing, fun, presentations, clinics, etc. Sunday we will be doing the clean up projects for anyone who wants to help. We will be having a raffle, I am reaching out to a ton of different companies right now to get some awesome prizes. If you go to our Facebook page you can get all the info as work out the details. https://www.facebook.com/RifleClimbersFestival


Wait, so both the old Dave Pegg AND the new Dave Pegg will be there? If that's the case, I'm deffinately in.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 12, 2013

Omega Pacific just signed on to send us some draws for the Raffle/Comp


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By John Byrnes
Administrator
From Fort Collins, CO
Jun 12, 2013

kennoyce wrote:
Wait, so both the old Dave Pegg AND the new Dave Pegg will be there? If that's the case, I'm definately in.


Me too. Do you think we'll be able to recognized the New Dave Pegg?


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By Jeremy H
Jun 13, 2013

Black Diamond and Sterling are sending some swag and prizes!


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By Jeremy H
Jun 14, 2013

So PSYCHED!!! The first prizes are starting to show up for The Rifle Climbers Festival. Big thank you to Ian Achey and La Sportiva! What's in the box you ask...

Hats, stickers, and FREE SHOES!!
Sportiva has given us two gift Certificates for the climbing or approach shoe of the winners choice. Which shoe would you pick??? Let us know.


La Sportiva Prizes and Swag!!
La Sportiva Prizes and Swag!!



Like us on Facebook to get all the updates:

https://www.facebook.com/RifleClimbersFestival


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By John Byrnes
Administrator
From Fort Collins, CO
Jun 14, 2013

Miura VS, size 42 ;-)


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By Jeremy H
Jun 14, 2013

Nice John. We are going to get a bunch of prizes for the raffle so your chances of winning something are pretty good. The profits will be donated to the Access Fund and the Rifle Climbers Coalition who take care of the hardware in the canyon.


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Jun 14, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

This is a great idea. I'm so in.


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By Sdm1568
From Ca
Jun 15, 2013
Mt Whitney April

Who is Chris Sharma???
Free Bump - looks like a great time


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By John Byrnes
Administrator
From Fort Collins, CO
Jun 16, 2013

Jeremy H wrote:
Nice John. We are going to get a bunch of prizes for the raffle so your chances of winning something are pretty good. The profits will be donated to the Access Fund and the Rifle Climbers Coalition who take care of the hardware in the canyon.


In the last 15 or so years, I have won something at EVERY party, including shoes! And that's not counting the stories that have grown into Legends ;-)

Let's just hope the Park doesn't burn.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 16, 2013

Here is an update on the fire that was posted by James Lucas in the Rifle climbers group on Facebook. Join the group if you want to get more updates as they come in.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/131752000657/

James Lucas
Ward Gulch Fire Update 6-16-13 9:00:

The fire is still reported at 682 Acres. The increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. The fire has not grown significantly since Friday.

The Incident Commander feels that significant has been made in the past 24 hours. Crews will focus on strengthening fire line along the west flank and completing fire line along the east flank where the fire is closest to Hwy 325, the fish hatchery, and residences.

200+ firefighters, 3 helicopters, 2 heavy air tankers, and several single engine tankers will be working the fire today. One drop was made by the DC-10 VLAT (very large air tanker).

Firefighter and public safety are the number one priority. Structure protection and protecting the watershed for the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery are also priorities. No structures are immediately threatened at this time.

Rifle Falls State Park, Rifle Mountain Park, and the Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery are closed. Rifle Gap State Park is open, but closed to boating due to the helicopter activity.

Colorado Highway 325 is still closed north of the intersection with Grass Valley Road. Residents along the road closure are still evacuated.

As more information becomes available, we will pass it along.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 17, 2013

Just got news that the fire is getting contained! Things are looking better. They are going to try and re-open the canyon mid week.


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By Jeremy H
Jun 17, 2013

Patagonia and Klean Kanteen are sending prizes!


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By John Byrnes
Administrator
From Fort Collins, CO
Jun 18, 2013

As of 9am this Tuesday morning: Fire is 85% contained and...

"Rifle Mountain Park is open today to day use, and camping beginning tomorrow."


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By Jeremy H
Jun 18, 2013

Rock and Ice is going to send gift certificates for subscriptions for prizes and a bunch of mags to hand out to everyone at the event!!


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By Jeremy H
Jun 19, 2013

Sanuk is sending prizes!


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By LuisC
Jul 17, 2013

Are there any fire restrictions in the campground?
Thanks!


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By Mike Belu
From Indianapolis, IN
Jul 17, 2013
Summit of Rainier.

I will send someone $20 if they get a tape measure and get Sharma's height, with photo proof posted on MP. Please end the controversy once and for all.


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