While summer approaches in Joshua Tree, it’s the climbers natural migration time to the higher ground.  Kick off your mountain season with the perfect excuse to get into the Idyllwild frame of mind…

Where: Suicide Rock, Idyllwild, CA
When:  Sunday, June 3 2012
Hosted by:  Idyllwild Climber’s Alliance
Details:  On Sunday, June 3rd the Idyllwild Climber’s Alliance will be hosting the Second Annual Climber’s Festival in Idyllwild.  In the morning volunteers will work on the three main climber’s trails in Idyllwild, while the alliance’s ambassadors will distribute educational materials to climbers as well as an invitation to attend the BBQ and raffle.  The big project for the day is to put in new stairs down to the Suicide Trail.  The day will wrap up with a BBQ, raffle and book signing.

In 2011 the festival brought out 40 volunteers and we are hoping for 50 this year.  We raised $250 for the Access Fund last year and this year we’re hoping for $300 for the Alliance.  This event is sponsored by: the Alliance, the Access Fund, and the Southwest Section of the American Alpine Club.  We expect further help for the raffle from our friends in the outdoor industry.

Please RSVP to jlucke@cmc.edu

Every hour of time you donate to a crag helps show land managers that climbers are responsible stewards. Grab some friends and a pair of work gloves and spend a day giving back to the sport you love! We hope to  see you there.

Thanks for your support,

Ty Tyler
Stewardship Manager
Access Fund