Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Valdez Rock Climbing Festival May 24-26 Memorial Day Weekend
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
   Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
 
By Nick Weicht
From Valdez, AK
May 8, 2014
Sending 5.12 in Red Rocks,  Sunny and Steep Wall.
The Valdez Rock Climbing Festival is going to be hosted this Memorial Day Weekend so come out celebrate spring in Alaska. May 24-26





The Valdez Rock Climbing Festival schedule of events.

May 23. Friday Set up a base camp Thompson Pass.
Camp fire and kitchen set up near Worthington Gl. Parking lot.

May 24. Saturday Climb on the Republic of Boulder Wall 5.10- 5.12
Belay lessons on the Sunny Side Wall 5.8s
Climb, hike, ski, hangout then head back to base-camp.
Base camp evening fire, grill, music and hanging out.

May 25. Sunday Lead Competition at the Republic with prizes.
Head to town for a spaghetti feed dinner.
Start spring off with a party and a Huge Fire.

May 26. Monday Climb in Keystone Canyon at the Tunnel Wall.
Visitors may enjoy a scenic drive home after a morning secession
Locals and guests are welcome to kick it in the canyon and see
where the day takes us.

FLAG
By Nick Weicht
From Valdez, AK
May 21, 2014
Sending 5.12 in Red Rocks,  Sunny and Steep Wall.
Sunny and hot with a nice breeze all day today!!! Its blue bird and 20 degrees warmer than the current conditions post. lol. This should get rid of most of the little snow thatís left on the approach for this weekend:) The current weather forecast has changed to spectacular and is getting better every time we check so lets see what happens. Its been a great spring so far. We will have a 24' enclosed trailer bringing up fire wood to the pass and doubling for a cooking hangout during Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Then Sunday night will be the BIG BONDFIRE and spaghetti feed on Copper St, same place as the Ice Festival fire. Everything else is on schedule so we cant wait to see good folks having a good time at Valdezís first Rock Climbing Festival.

FLAG
By Nick Weicht
From Valdez, AK
May 23, 2014
Sending 5.12 in Red Rocks,  Sunny and Steep Wall.
Great weather for the weekend!!!!!!!!! Dry and partly sunny is the forecast for the Memorial Day Weekend. The party is a go and we are loading up the gear tonight. I'm looking forward to see what kind of a turnout we get on Thompson Pass. To find us look for the cars at Worthington State Park then follow the foot prints to the crag. You can also look up info on Valdez in the Alaska Climbing Guide(book)or here on Mountain Project.

FLAG
By Aaron Harris
May 27, 2014
Planning on heading up in a couple weeks to climb for a few days. Anyone know of any good places to camp that would be free and not a super long hike in?

FLAG
By Nick Weicht
From Valdez, AK
May 27, 2014
Sending 5.12 in Red Rocks,  Sunny and Steep Wall.
There is camping at or near all the walls located in Valdez.

Tsaina Wall has a nice pullout on the south side of the bridge. Hippie loop is a mile or so down the road towards Valdez. Park on the dirt road across form the Tsaina Lodge to avoid the sound of the road.



The Republic of Boulder & Sunny Side is located on Thompson Pass where you can camp for free in many locations. There are restrooms located at the trail head.

Blueberry Block and Raspberry Rock are located above the Blueberry Lake State Park Campground. I think is 5 or 10 bucks a night for a official site.

Keystone Tunnel Wall is located right off the highway so you can camp for free anywhere you feel like pitching a tent.

Valdez Gl. Campground Wall relay tells the whole story. This crag and Airport Heights are both a very short walk form the campground. 10$ or 15$ ? I have never camped there but the sights are nice. You can also camp for free out on the river bed, off the Valdez Gl. Trail, or down by the ocean if you donít mind a couple miles of driving.

FLAG


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.