Most of the winter Mike Henderson charged the backcountry guiding Dawn Patrol for the Weber State Outdoor Program. Now that spring has sprung, well, ‘Hendo’ is still skiing, but also helping organize this year’s 7th Annual Ogden Climbing Festival. Below is our interview with Mike about #OCF7, but first the deets:
GEAR:30 kicks off the Fest on Thursday, April 10th at 7pm, with a slideshow presentation by adventure photographer Nathan Smith. Check out Nathan’s images at Pull Photography. Catered by Slackwater Pizzeria.
This year’s Fest will introduce an Invitation Only Intercollegiate Boulder Comp at Friday night’s Weber Rocks demo. Young Subaru donated a $250 purse for the winning climbers. Friday’s demo will also be a great night for families and climbers to come test gear, jump on a rope for the first time, and meet Keynote Speaker, climber and trainer, Obe Carrion.
Saturday is the big Fest day! The action kicks off at 10am in the Ogden Boulder Field with a Red Point Boulder Comp! At noon is lunch sponsored by Red Bull. Community climbing related clinics begin at 1pm. From upping your climbing game with Obe Carrion’s “Next Level” clinic, to Climbing Yoga, a Striders Running Trail Run, Rock Rescue, and Children’s Bouldering, there really is something for everyone at Saturday’s boulder field events.
Amer Sports will host Obe Carrion’s Keynote Presentation at 6:30pm. We’ll announce winners of the boulder comps, and give away ridiculous amounts of swag!
The weekend wraps with an after party at GEAR:30, catered by Roosters. Reel Rock 8 will be playing, along with music, chair bouldering, and socializing.
More Festival details in the interview, or visit the Festival website here: http://www.weber.edu/outdoor/ogden-climbingfestival.html
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