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  1. 4th Annual Dallas Kloke Memorial Work and Climb Day at Mt. Erie, WA April 12, 2014 Dallas Kloke was an avid climber and route developer in the Northwest for over 50 years until his death in a climbing fall on September 25, 2010. Mt. Erie was a special place to him and to keep it special and to honor his legacy, SRCFC will be holding the 4th Annual Dallas Kloke Memorial Work and Climb Day at Mount Erie on April 12, 2014. The day will begin at 9:00 am with Work Projects organized by Anacortes City Park and Recreation Department. Meet at the Ray Auld drive at the base of Mt. Erie. Work Projects should wrap-up about noon. Bring trail maintenance tools such as flat shovels, buckets, shears, gloves, etc. Contact Jonn Lunsford with the park department for more info. After the work time at 12:30 pm, we will gather at the Lower Access Trailhead off Heart Lake Road to go climbing together and to do this year's giveaway. It will include a pair of 5.10 shoes to a lucky winner and a bag of chalk for all! The afternoon will be time to climb some of Dallas’s routes or ones that were special to him. Find more information at http://www.srcfc.org/Events/AnnualDallasKlokeMemorial. Please record your interest by sending an email to info@srcfc.org or by saying you are going on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/235986519938157/.
  2. Kloke Memorial Work Party - April 21

    Thanks Jonn for for orgainzing the work projects.
  3. 20th Annual Smith Rock Spring Thing - May 5th

    Planning on being there for this my tenth Spring Thing. Make a weekend of it. You get free camping at the bivi site for Saturday night.
  4. 2nd Dallas Kloke Memorial Work & Climb Day Mt Erie

    Forecast is looking pretty good. Hope to see you there to continue Dallas's stewardship of a special place! High 60°F Precip 10%
  5. On September 25, 2010, Ten feet short of “The Pleiades” summit in North Cascades of Washington, Dallas Kloke dislodged a coffee-table sized block that knocked him off his route. He was part of a party of five that were scrambling un-roped on 3rd/4th class terrain. His partners watched him fall 300 feet, which appeared to be fatal before they lost sight of him. Dallas Kloke was a husband, father, Christ-follower, friend, climber, runner, a SRCFC member since 1992, SRCFC Board of Director Member and SRCFC Western Washington Chapter Coordinator. To honor his legacy, SRCFC will be holding a 2nd Annual Dallas Kloke Memorial Work and Climb Day at Mount Erie on April 21st. You can learn more and sign-up at http://www.facebook.com/events/188485034595175/.
  6. D Kloke Memorial Workparty - April 23

    Jonn, thanks for posting this and taking on work party part. In preparation for memorial gathering I prepared a photo book of his climbing including what he and others wrote. It was such a blessing to know him. I'm planning on doing what he calls the best route at Mt. Erie, Zig Zag, in mountain boots and tied in with a bowline on a coil (sans pitons) as he suggested in his guidebook. Hope to meet many of his friends on the 23rd. Calvin
  7. Technically, its not a free route...yet. I was climbing with Central Oregonain, Mike Stoger, last week and got the facts. His friend, Brad Heller along with Lawson, prep it and they worked the route on top-rope. But it was too hot last summer when he visited. If you look at Heller's MP route description (See http://www.mountainproject.com/v/oregon/smith_rock/picnic_lunch_wall/106824064), there is no one listed under FA. Climbing magazine was wrong when they credited as being a free route.
  8. R.I.P. Dallas

    Dallas was a friend, Western Washington Chapter Coordinator and Board Member of the organization I head - Solid Rock Climbers for Christ. His love for his family, climber partners, athletes, running, climbing and living will be missed. His favorite verse is "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 http://cascadeclimbers.com/plab/showphoto.php?photo=60549 Dallas (white helmet) September 2009 on summit of Liberty Bell.
  9. Is it worth dying for?

    Good Question, Good answer by a climber who owned up to his actions.
  10. SRCFC Ice Climbing Rendezvous

    I haven't climbed on ice since 1985. I bet modern equipment will make it more fun.
  11. [font:Arial Black]Multimedia Presentation The Climbing Life by Gordon McArthur Sat., Sept. 12th 8:30 pm at Mazama Country Inn The Event will include a Climbing Gear Giveaway! Gord is a sponsored climber (Petzel, Scarpa & Loki) and a Red Rock Rendezvous Instructor from Cranbrook, BC. He has climbed 5.13, WI 6, M 9 and placed 9th in the ‘09 Ouray Ice Comp. [/font] [font:Arial] This event is presented by Solid Rock - Climbers for Christ as part of National Conference. Learn more at srcfc.org.[/font]
  12. January 3, 2009: Waterfall Ice Climbing Seminar at Sun Lakes State Park, WA (near Coulee City) Solid Rock - Climbers for Christ will be teaching the basics of waterfall ice climbing in Eastern Washington area, near Sun Lakes State Park on Saturday, January 3. The seminar will be top-roping grade 3 ice beginning at 9:00 am (meet at the state park’s entrance at 8:00 am) and going until 1:00 pm. A warming tent will be erected where after the seminar, hot chocolate and an encouraging word will be offered for those who want it. You will need to have your own winter clothing, helmet and boots with crampons but the instruction is free. Some ice tools will be available to be used. Please send an email to Calvin at info@srcfc.org to sign-up or get more info.
  13. AAC Mountain Fest in Bend, OR 3/30-4/1

    Want to see some great, inspiring shows, connect with other climbers and hang with the big guns? Then don't miss this year's American Alpine Club's Annual Mountain Fest. You can see more at it a http://www.americanalpineclub.org/pages/am.php . I'm signed up and looking forward to it. Calvinclimber Bend, OR
  14. The event is for climbers between the ages of 10 and 18. The day will start with 10 tips on doing your best in competitions. A climbing competition will follow. Finally, there will be some follow-up instruction based on their performance. This event will increase the competition climbing ability of all participates. Doug Englekirk and Dan Mills are the instructors and route setters. Find out more at HTTP://WWW.SRCFC.ORG/CAMP.ASP. Event offered by Solid Rock - Climbers for Christ. I tried to place on event Forum but it won't allow me to post anything thing there.