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About the EventThis is the biggest RRGCC fundraiser of the year and is what enables the RRGCC to make their mortgage payments and to save money for future purchases. The event runs Friday through Sunday and consists of sponsor booths with the latest gear, raffles and contests for prizes, a movie, live music, food trucks, crate stacking, a climbing competition on Saturday, and clinics taught by professional athletes on Sunday.
Event VenueThis year, the best weekend of the fall will be at Land of the Arches Campground in Campton, KY. There will be plenty of room to camp, hang out with friends, party, visit vendor booths, listen to music, play games, and support the RRGCC!
Address: 5150 KY-715, Campton, KY 41301
Please note: Dogs will be allowed at the venue during Rocktoberfest weekend only. Owners must leash and poop scoop after their dogs. All other days of the year, dogs are not allowed at Land of the Arches Campground.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 7th
- Take in Reel Rock 11 after the sun sets (thanks to Mountain Gear for helping sponsor the film!)
- Push the limits of your climbing speed at the speed climbing competition, sponsored by Elemental Climbing and Quest Outdoors (most of the evening)
Saturday, October 8th
- Daniel Boone Trading Post will be on site selling breakfast
- Stretch and flex at Elizabeth Carlisle's yoga class at 9am to help you rise and shine ($5 suggested donation to the RRGCC to attend!)
- Compete in the Black Diamond sponsored outdoor climbing comp (Sign up is from 9-10am at the venue or at 10am at the Miller Fork Parking Lot)
- Party at the venue (events typically start at 6pm)
- Dinner will be food trucks again this year! We will have food trucks/vendors on site.
Sunday, October 9th
Hone your skills at one of the clinics listed below (10am – 3pm)
Beg/Int/Adv - Footwork and Technique – Colette McInerney
Learn what it takes to achieve fluid movement to climb gracefully. Study the art of working with your feet effectively. Develop proper foot technique for slab climbing, edging, and crack climbing.
Beg - Learn to Lead – Chuck & Maggie Odette, Petzl
Tired of the rope snagging on your partner's draws as you unclip while following him/her up a line? Take your climbing skills to the next level and learn how to lead sport routes! Time will also be dedicated to cleaning anchors.
Beg - Women's Specific Intro to Trad – Jessa Goebel
Ladies, learn the basics of trad climbing with one of the masters of the trade! Jessa will teach you what you need to know to get started with crack climbing. Sorry, guys — you'll just have to hear all about how awesome it was on the drive home.
Beg/Int - Intro to Trad – Kate Rutherford, Patagonia
Want to avoid the crowds at the Red on gorgeous Fall days? There are almost as many trad/mixed routes as sport routes here - learn to lead them! This course gives you the skills to start working through safely leading a traditional climb.
Beg/Int - Multipitch Efficiency – Karsten Delap
This is your chance to learn muti-pitch systems with a focus on equipment, route-finding, belaying, safety, and speed. Multi-pitch systems can be incredibly complex, and the best way to refine your skills is to examine each part of the system by itself. In this course, we will do just this: look at every element of your system and help you to make it better. On this course, we do not climb a multi-pitch route, but use a ground school to practice the specific systems required to climb a multi-pitch route effectively. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to take the skills learned in this setting and apply them to long multi-pitch climbs.
Int - Warrior's Way Intro to Falling – Arno Ilgner
Being effective in climbing requires us to understand the consequences of our decisions and actions. In climbing the main consequence is falling. By understanding how to fall we diminish the chance of injury and allow us to focus attention effectively on climbing.
- Target student: This clinic is not for beginners. You must have at least 6 months of continuous climbing experience and know the basics knots, belaying, and be able to climb 5.9 without falling/hanging. We’ll do some discussion but the clinic will consist mostly of falling exercises.
- Equipment Needed: Harness, shoes, belay device, helmet. Plus draws and a rope (if you have them).
- Clinic length: 4-5 hours
Int - Climbing Photography & Rigging – Dan Brayack, Trango
This is an intermediate climbing photography clinic focusing on the mechanics of rigging anchors and acheiving efficient effective climbing images. Topics discussed include good and bad lighting, best times to shoot, how to safely and quickly get images which do not distract or hinder the climber, off camera flash, and bouldering shoots. Prepare to climb and photograph while others climb!
- Beg/Int/Adv - Footwork and Technique – Colette McInerney
(ending Wed., Oct. 5th @11:59pm ET)
|At the Door|
|Saturday (excluding Climbing Comp)||$15||$20|
|Clinics (limited availability)||$40||$40|