20 September 2013

Vedauwoo Bouldering Festival Lives Again

I am pleased to announce the rebirth of the Vedauwoo Bouldering Festival! This has long been in the works and is now a reality. With the local Forest Service office declining to allow both the bouldering festival and Fat Crack Festival of years previous, we have been in search of a venue. This past summer Wyoming State Parks offered Hynds Lodge at Curt Gowdy State Park for a possible location. We gladly accepted the offer making it the 2013 Curt Gowdy State Park Bouldering Festival with Organic Bouldering Mats as our title sponsor! This is an exiting time for Wyoming climbers and all of you who can make the festival this year. We want to make the most of this opportunity and show the folks at Curt Gowdy why previous Vedauwoo Bouldering Festivals have been so fantastic.

The festival will be held the first weekend in October (5th and 6th of October). Many local businesses have sponsored the event as well as national sponsors. Food will provided as will drinks, especially for those who volunteer Saturday morning. 

Free camping for the event will be provided by Curt Gowdy State Park.

Saturday, October 5th:
9-Noon:
Volunteer trail work with prizes. The park has several bouldering areas being developed, we just need help setting up sustainable trails so we can climb in Curt Gowdy for years to come.
2pm-5pm
The Bouldering Competition!!! For all ages and abilities. We will have categories for every level of boulderer and a marathon catagory. This is an amazing chance to get out and sample the newest problems in the Vedauwoo area and climb like crazy with climbers of all abilities.
6pm-into the evening: 
Competition prizes, raffle, and entertainment into the evening.

Sunday, October 6th:
All Day:
Climbing and bouldering all over Curt Gowdy State Park. Many new areas will be introduced to climbers as well as areas that were previously closed years ago. The park is tremendously supportive of climbing in the park now, so lets make the most of it.

Curt Gowdy State Park has several Scarpelli lines put up many years that are some of the best in Vedauwoo. There are other routes in the park to do as well. Bring a rope and a pad. The Hynds Lodge area where the Festival is being held is likely the most concentrated of all Vedauwoo areas and has some of the best problems and projects around. Several other areas in the park have been developed recently and are among the best fall/winter areas for bouldering around. This is a great way to see the new stuff and maybe finish some new problems too!

Come join us for some great bouldering!




4 comments:

  1. We've put it on our calendar! Glad this great event is back, and look forward to seeing you there!

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  2. Awesome! Bring as many climbers as possible. This is going to be a great festival!

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  3. The festival this coming weekend is still a go! The weather coming in tonight and tomorrow should yield to abundant sunshine on Saturday. We have lots of food, prizes, and boulders so make the most of a fine fall weekend. Sunday looks even better for sun and good bouldering.

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  4. Postponed?? Or are you hard-cores going to boulder in the snow??

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