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Old 04-25-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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2009 Southern Adk Rockclimbing Fest

As most of you already know, the 2009 Southern Adirondack Rockclimber's Fest will be held on Crane Mountain, September 11-13th.
We're approved for a group campsite over that weekend. Permits for 20 campers is available, and we're beginning to collect prizes for a few casual competitions.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #3
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Thanks, Kevin.
BTW, to anyone interested in camping during the event, please register (link at the site). It's free primitive camping, but registering makes the local ranger happy and helps me prep the area for campers without more work than needed.
I worked out some more details for this year's event, snagged some free passes to Rocksport for prizes, and got some great additional ideas from Tom R. (owner of the gym) for activities.
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Will the primitive camp have child care avaliable? Lacking that, as long as I can tie my 15 month old twins to a tree with static rope... I'm there!

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Old 06-29-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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Will the primitive camp have child care avaliable? Lacking that, as long as I can tie my 15 month old twins to a tree with static rope... I'm there!
I'll supply some static line; otherwise, sorry but no childcare is provided.
At 15 mos. old, they would have a ball wandering among the boulders. You might have a rough time keeping up with them...
We used baby carriers back in the day, so we could do a minute or two of bouldering without losing babies.
I do recall building a fenced-in area in a patch of woods we owned once, so the children could wander w/o getting lost or endangered while I worked on clearing land nearby. Ah, those were the days, splitting one's time, mind, and sanity between child and chore!

If you have two backs to carry the load, a day trip to watch the fun would probably work. Not sure about an overnight, though we did take our little ones camping. Two little ones at once might be rough, but on a positive note, the camping is about as close to the cars as it can be. Now that I think of it, this was the first non-campground place I took my kids camping at, specifically because it was close to the car. I remember walking back and forth with my 3-yr. old son between tent and car, so he would remember the way. Ah, the memories.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:03 PM   #6
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Hi gang,
New to the ADKForum, and I have a vacation home on South Johnsburg Rd., not very far from Crane Mt. I just found the announcement about the Sept. gathering.

I'll be at my home there during that time, so, if anyone needs any assistance, camping space, etc., I'd be happy to help out.
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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I'm registered. Where's the camping spot exactly? Will someone recovering from a broken foot be able to get to it?
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Thank you for your generosity, and hopefully we'll see you out there during the event.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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I'm registered. Where's the camping spot exactly? Will someone recovering from a broken foot be able to get to it?
yes! the crippled one should come along! She could help host the campsite while we are all out climbing. I'm pretty sure Jay is planning to camp near the boulderwoods which would be a short hobble from the parking lot.
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I'm sure she'll appreciate the opportunity to help. I will probably 'improve' the one little water crossing off the parking area, not sure that's exactly handicap accessible yet. Jay's slacking.
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That's a confirm, the group campsite is in the Boulderwoods. Val can get there at the very least; and we could use her able hands getting folks registered, organizing the bouldering comp, and handing out maps and directions. Of course, taking lots of photos would be great, too!
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That's a confirm, the group campsite is in the Boulderwoods. Val can get there at the very least; and we could use her able hands getting folks registered, organizing the bouldering comp, and handing out maps and directions. Of course, taking lots of photos would be great, too!
I'd love to help out anyway I can. Hanging out at the parking lot or camp is no problem. Just sometime during the weekend I'd like to slip away for a few hours to paddle/fish Garnet Lake.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #13
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Getting Close!

Hey everybody,
The 2009 SAdkRF is fast approaching.
Despite the rainiest summer in recollection, we've been working hard on several projects, getting Crane Mountain spiffed up for this year's event. Jamie M. & I have spent a ludicrous amt. of time at the Black Arches Wall, cleaning and prepping routes. The present guidebook lists 3 routes here, there are now five, and we hope to complete 5 more before the festival.
Jeremy H. & company have been in to the Boulderwoods, sending their favorite lines and scouring out new ones. I don't have an official count but expect the number of bouldering routes there to be closing in on 80 or so.
Jeremy & I made a trip to the summit cliffs last week and climbed Thank You, Cindy, Carl's Climb, Original Exploit, and Dividing Line. On our way down, he also led Every Creature's Theme; so he finally got a chance to actually climb some things he spent so much labor and time writing about back in 2007. We had a lot of fun and managed to get off the mtn. before that big T-storm in the afternoon. The summit cliffs look pretty good. Lots of potential still for new routes up there.
The Measles Wall has languished all summer: too wet and buggy for hanging out low in the woods. I will be hanging out there for a couple days next week to finally send a route I cleaned last year, and hopefully clean a couple routes on the Upper Measles Wall.
As always, I could use help with trail prep, route-cleaning, etc. previous to the event. In the days before the event, I'll need someone to put up trail signs and flagging. We're getting close enough that we need to start organizing the event volunteer schedule, also. PM me if you're interested in volunteering to escort people to various crags, act as belay slave, or host for a few hours. Anyone interested in helping out in any of these ways, PM me.
Finally, I've posted a JPEG poster link below. Feel free to print it out and hang it up at a college, climbing gym, or outdoor store near you, by all means!
If you are planning on coming to the festival, please register using the link at the Website. If for some reason the online form doesn't work (and if you don't receive a response from me, it didn't!), email me directly at jayclimbs at yahoo dot com. You know the drill with that, right?
Keep your fingers crossed for good weather this year!
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:53 PM   #14
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This event is this coming weekend! The weather is looking decent, jay has crane mountain all spruced up including many new routes added! New primitive campsite. Door prizes. Hope to see you there!
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Hooboy, this has been a lotta work. I dragged myself in from the mtn. this evening, rested a bit, and now I'm working on the SAdkRF 2009 Guide.
Hope to see you all there!
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #16
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SAdkRF 2009 Over and Great

Despite one day of lousy weather, this year's SAdkRF was wonderful.
Friday afternoon, several early-arrivals went out to the Measles Wall and TR'd a few routes. A few people bouldered awhile before dark. While it wasn't a crowded turnout, it was much better than last year's event.
At least 35 people participated on Saturday, 20 of them hiking to the summit despite the steady rain that began falling around noon and didn't let up much at all until evening.
We climbed pretty much every route on the Prows, Thank You Cindy, and a few brave souls even played around on Gunga Din Chin.
When I descended to the parking lot, it was FULL! Several boulderers had come and spent the afternoon working a mega-huge roof problem on the back of the Dinosaur Egg, and others were working problems on the overhanging downhill side of Moby Rising. I was awestruck as I came around to that side of the boulder, and saw a dozen people participating.
Rain didn't stop us from having a good time Saturday, and Sunday's nice weather made it easy to have fun. Since we did the Summit on Saturday, 16 of us went out to the Black Arches Wall the last day.
What a blast. A few rope guns led key routes and then one after another person jumped on to TR the line. While I honestly wouldn't want to see that many people at my home crag every day (heh!), it was grand watching them try out new routes on it.
So, if you missed it, you really missed something fantastic. Hope to see you at the SAdkRF next year!
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Thank You for all the work that you put into making this years event a success. It truely an awesome weekend. I can't wait til next years.
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