Come join us - Rifle Climbers Coalition for a fun weekend of climbing, prizes, and a special presentation by Chris Sharma July 20 - 21st.
prAna along with many of our great partners in the outdoor industry is helping us take this event to new fun levels!
We will have climbing and bolting clinics, a fun scavenger hunt competition, shoe demos, raffle, BBQ, beer, yoga and much more.
Registration Fee: $20 per person, cash only, which includes the following:
- Camping in Rifle Mountain Park campgrounds while sites are available
(all RMP rules still apply for entry passes, no overnight camping inside the
canyon, dogs on leash, etc)
- 1 raffle ticket
- Saturday BBQ / Party / Beer
- Entrance to the Chris Sharma Presentation
- Entrance into the RCC Festival Competition
- Shoe Demos
- Climbing Clinics
- Bolting Clinic
Additional Raffle Tickets: $5 each, cash only
All profits will be donated to the Rifle Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund.
Schedule of events:
Saturday July 20th:
- Shoe demos by Sportiva, 5.10, and Evolv
- Free Physical Therapy Screenings from Howard Head Sports Medicine
- Chair Massages
- A fun Scavenger hunt style competition with TONS of prizes. Here is a quick description of the comp:
- There will be a list of about 50 different things that are worth different amount of points.
- Some of them will be climbing based, climb an ten routes = 1000 points.
- Some of them will involve the vendors, demo a pair of shoe = 500 points. Some of them will just be silly, rodeo clip a bolt = 100 points.
- It should be a great time and you don't have to be a pro climber to win!
- Evening BBQ & Beer (beer donated by Avery Brewery)
- Raffle / Competition Awards
- Presentation by Chris Sharma
Sunday July 21st:
- Free Yoga Class
- Free Climbing Clinics and a free bolting clinic
- Canyon Clean up projects
- Trail maintenance, Trash pick up, stewardship projects, etc.
on Rifle Mountain Park campgrounds while sites are available. We will be renting as many spaces as are available for attendees before hand for the weekend. The town
of Rifle is going to allow us to use the group camp site as well.
Also, possible free camping is at the Meadows (continue on the road to the meadows
West and above the canyon) and at Grass Valley Road pull-outs (ask for directions during the party
or check the page under Rifle Beta).
For those of you who are coming to the Rifle Festival but don't want to camp:
- Centennial Suites in Rifle:
the Centennial suites in Rifle have offered us a special rate on their condo style suites for the event.
The manager John has said he will give us $69 per night, just let them know you are coming to the event when you book. We will have a shuttle available to take people back and forth if you have to much of the Avery Beer!
- Red River Inn in Silt:
Just say that you are a climber in Rifle Canyon. The rate for climbers is usally $50 per two-bed room. Clean and comfortable.
How do I register?
We will be registering attendees when you show up Friday
to camp or if you aren't camping you can register at the prAna booth on
Saturday. The vendor booths will be set up in the Wasteland parking lot.
Anyone under 18 will need to have a waiver signed by a parent or gardian.
We will be posting the waiver ahead of time on this page.
We are going to have three clinics on Sunday at the Festival. You
can register on Saturday at the prAna booth. Here is a quick overview of each
clinic. The clinics won't start too early just in case anyone had too much fun
at the BBQ/Party the night before.
Womens Climbing Clinic: 1-2 hours
This clinic will be taught by Jen Vennon, prAna athlete, full time kindergarden
solid 5.14 climber. The conversation will be focused on techniques to take your
climbing to the next level.
Climbing Clinic: 1-2 hours
Everyone is welcome at this clinic taught by Andrew Bisharat, author of Sport
Climbing: From Top Rope to Redpoint, Techniques for Climbing Success. Andrew
will focus this clinic on improving climbing skills and redpoint techniques.
Bolting Clinic: 2 hours
Learn the basics of how to bolt sport routes from start to finish. Includes
hands-on practice and demonstration of a variety of mechanical and glue-in
anchors as well as a discussion of route preparation techniques, rope handling,
and other tips and tricks of the trade. Additional time can be spent learning
about techniques and considerations specific to rebolting of old bolts. Taught
by Mike Schneiter, an AMGA certified guide and owner of Glenwood Climbing
Guides. Mike has placed close to 1,000 bolts on new routes and replaced almost
200 bolts with the American Safe Climbing Association. The clinic will also
feature the support of ClimbTech, who brings their expertise and some of the
latest in bolting technology.
Parking and Shuttles:
If you have climbed in the canyon you know that the parking is a little limited
so we are going to be running a shuttle van up and down the canyon all day
Sunday. The van will go up to the campgrounds
and down through all of the climbing areas so we would love it if everyone left
there cars at their camp sites and took the shuttle. You will get a bunch of
points in the comp if you don't drive your car around for the day!
This event is being brought to you by our title sponsor prAna along with the help of some great companies who have donated prizes swag as well as some who are coming to support the event with shoe demos, etc.
The City Of Rifle
Glenwood Climbing Guides
J Tree Skin Care
Justins Nut Butter
Rock and Ice
Summit Canyon Mountaineering