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Rockfest 2014: Leavenworth June 28-29

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Rockfest 2014 and der Klettergarten Bouldering Comp

June 28th-29th

Fromm's Field, Leavenworth WA

12500 Wilson St. Click here for map


Come join us in Leavenworth for the fifteenth annual Rockfest climbing festival. Festival participants can enjoy camping at Fromm's Field Saturday night after climbing during the day or taking one of the clinics led by guides from the Northwest Mountain School.


Grab your team of 4 and participate in the First Annual der Klettergarten Bouldering Comp (presented by Leavenworth Mountain Sports). Icicle Canyon boasts some of the finest bouldering in North America; grab your friends and win some sweet prizes and more importantly, the bragging rights!




$15 for AAC members

$25 general public


Guest Athlete: Petzl athlete Audrey Sniezek


Professional rock climber, Audrey Sniezek has been climbing since 1992. Excelling in difficulty for both sport and bouldering, she has climbed up to 5.14b, bouldered up to V9 and been a US National team member for both ropes and bouldering competing at World Cup events in the US and abroad. She has climbed all over the world and has dabbled in alpine and mountaineering environments. She has been a climbing trainer, teaching clinics and doing personal instruction for gyms, events and individuals.


Festival admission includes:

- Camping Saturday night at Fromm's Field

- BBQ dinner Saturday night sponsored by Black Diamond and Petzl

- Audrey Sniezek Slideshow

- one ticket for the world famous Rockfest Raffle

- Sunday morning breakfast sponsored by Mountain Gear




Half Day Clinics - Saturday June 28th


Half Day Climbing Clinics are $35 and will be held all day at Barney's Rubble. Parking available at the Forestland Boulders lot behind the area at 5.6 miles down Icicle Cr. Rd.


Beginning Climbing - a clinic for the new climber. If you are interested in breaking into the sport, learn about the gear needed, how to belay, and how "the rope gets up there". Then get on the rock and try it out yourself!


Performance Bouldering Technique with Audrey Sniezek - Power is one area of rock climbing where Audrey has studied and trained extensively, and which she is excited to share her knowledge with others. Join her for some time on the rock and learn some of the technique that has gotten her up so many challenging climbs around the world.


Efficient descent / managing multiple rappels - Getting to the top is only going halfway. Often times, getting down is the most dangerous part of climbing and depending on the climb, can require multiple rappels. Learn some basic techniques and strategies to manage descending safely and efficiently; these are skills all competent climbers should know.


Gear anchors and multi-pitch belay stations - Speed is safety in the mountains and on rock climbs, and inefficient technique can be the difference between an uneventful climb or being benighted on a route. With the advent of new gear, technique has followed suit. Learn the basics of setting gear anchors and the latest in belay transition techniques from our friends at Black Diamond and Petzl.


Climber First-Aid ($45) with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine - Each climber should be prepared to address medical emergencies that happen when at the crag or in the mountains. Injuries can happen quickly when missing your crash pad or clipping a ledge when falling on a rope. The Climbers First Aid workshop will cover assessment of musculoskeletal injuries that happen to climbers. After the workshop participants will leave with a set of skills that can be used to assist their partner or another party.


Presented by the American Alpine Club and Leavenworth Mountain Sports. With much support from The Alta Group, Mountain Gear, Black Diamond, Northwest Mountain School, Second Ascent and the Leavenworth Mountain Association.







Edited by AAC-PNW

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