Salt Lake Climbing Festival


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Blake Summers · · Park City, Utah · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 1,770

Salt Lake Climbing Festival is a weekend of skills based climbing clinics designed 

to increase your knowledge on the rock whether you are a seasoned climber or new to 

the sport. Clinics include topics like Outdoor Rock Climbing for Kids, Sport & Trad Lead 

Climbing, Self-Rescue, Multi-Pitch Climbing, and more. Home base for the fest is at the 

beautiful Alpine Rose at the top of Big Cottonwood – where the climbing community will 

come together for yoga, meals, mountainBEERing, product demos, and festivities. The 

event doubles as a fundraiser for the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance - your local non-profit 

rock climbing advocacy group whose mission it is to protect Wasatch climbing

notmyname · · Sandy, UT · Joined Apr 2007 · Points: 55

please quit it with the climbing festivals in climbing areas, people can sell their souls for free stickers and swag without crowding the crags elsewhere

Blake Summers · · Park City, Utah · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 1,770
notmyname wrote:

please quit it with the climbing festivals in climbing areas, people can sell their souls for free stickers and swag without crowding the crags elsewhere

Yea? You must not have read the description of the event because the focus of this event is EDUCATION not 'stickers and swag'. You should come to the festival, there are professionally taught clinics tailored for beginners as well as experienced climbers. 

Sorry, if you go cragging at Brighton a lot.. 

Zac Robinson · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Jul 2006 · Points: 350
Blake Summers wrote:

Sorry, if you go cragging at Brighton a lot.. 

Perfect.

Maybe you can stick to LCC and put some of the new trail system to use.

Spencer Parkin · · Bountiful · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 0

I went to an SLCA party once many years ago.  It was super dumb.  It reminded me of high school: very clicky; a lot of arrogance in the air; very intimidating.  I wanted to stay for the swag give-away, but didn't last that long.  Alex Honnold was there, though.  He was really nice to me, actually.  Nice guy.  I was too afraid to ask for his autograph.

John Butler · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 0
Spencer Parkin wrote:

....  It reminded me of high school: very clicky; a lot of arrogance in the air...

ha ha... nailed it :-)

...but SLCA is still a fantastic org that does great things for climbing in Utah.

Worth supporting IMHO

NickO · · Utah · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 0

Went to the festival last year for an afternoon and took the self rescue clinic and found it to be very informative and well put together.  Carl Dec did a wonderful job.

Tyler Needham · · Salt Lake City, Utah · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 140

Clinics are affordable and completely worth going to.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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