Climb Smart 2017 Reg is OPEN

July 1, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climb Smart 2017 Reg is OPEN 

Hans Florine ‘On The Nose’ book and show party at Climb Smart 16

 

We know that it is hard to think about Joshua Tree Climbing in August when the temps are high in the desert, but ticket sales for Climb Smart 2017 just went live today. We sold out last year! Sign up now to reserve your spot at the early bird rate.

The clinic schedule for CS17 can be downloaded from this link:

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More information on sponsors and renowned climber athletes like we have had in the past will be announced soon. Join us to kick off the Fall climbing season at Climb Smart, and support Joshua Tree Climber Stewards, Climbers Coffee, H.A.R.P. anchor replacement and JOSAR

see pics from last year’s event here! 

 

Fund Our Joshua Tree  Programs 2017

May 26, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Fund Our Joshua Tree  Programs 2017 

As funding becomes more of a challenge for all of us, FOJT is reaching out to you, our climbing community, for help. We are looking for knowledge on grant monies, endowment opportunities, donations, matching funds or work related charities. Employers could use our 501(c)(3) status for tax benefits. We need to find new revenue streams as we support more programs such as

Joshua Tree Climbing Stewards

Climbers Coffee

Climb Smart

H.A.R.P. (Hardware/Anchor Replacement Program)

In addition, capital improvements are a priority as Joshua Tree Search and Rescue will need a new vehicle in the next 5 to 7 years.

We ask that you do a little legwork for us: if you know of monies that might be available please make a few phone calls or emails and find us a contact person. We will take it from there. Tee us up at info@friendsofjosh.org or use our social stream DM’s – facebook Friends Of Joshua Tree, twitter @JTreeFriends, or Instagram @joshuatreefriends 

Thank you for your help and support!

Friends Of Joshua Tree.

New nesting raptor closure on Saddle Rocks

April 28, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, General, News · Comments Off on New nesting raptor closure on Saddle Rocks 

Climber Alert- a new active nest has been verified on an aspect of Saddle Rocks. Please respect the closure as nesting/fledging occurs this Spring. Spread the word, and Thanks. 

recent additional raptor closure, Saddle Rocks area

Nesting Raptor closures active in JTNP – check beta Here before climbing!

March 22, 2017 · Posted in Archives, Call To Action, Climber Alert, General, News · Comments Off on Nesting Raptor closures active in JTNP – check beta Here before climbing! 

Spring has Sprung in JTree! 

This is the time of year when birds of prey in the Park build their nests and get very VERY sensitive about close by activity. 

Please observe all posted closures, and know before you go. CLICK HERE to see the recent JTNP announcements, and also look for posted signage near crags before planning to climb. Areas to avoid at this time are Morongo Man area, as well as crags/routes in the Patagonia Pile and Wall of Biblical Fallacies areas. 

THANK YOU for helping the climbing community be a great stewardship partner to the birds, and to the Park. 

raptor nesting closure sign JTNP

juvenile red-tailed hawk

Climbing Community Meeting Notice- March 8, 2017

February 20, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climbing Community Meeting Notice- March 8, 2017 

Join FOJT, JOSAR, and the climbing community in a gathering hosted by Joshua Tree National Park! March 8, 2017 6-8pm at the Joshua Tree Community Center (doors open 5:30pm). 

Let your voice be heard… Come and discuss the current and future state of climbing in the national park. Snacks provided. 

Save The Date – Climb Smart 2017 October 13-15

December 20, 2016 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Save The Date – Climb Smart 2017 October 13-15 

The Pics are posted, the surveys are done, and the season is well under way in Joshua Tree… but it’s not too early to Save The Date for Climb Smart 2017. 

Cut and Paste this into your 4K Digital Interactive Voice-Activated Robot Calendar …. 

CLIMB SMART 2017, OCTOBER 13-15, 2017

(JTNP and Joshua Tree Lake Campground)

This year’s event will sell out, so keep an eye on posts and our social stream (facebook = Friends Of Joshua Tree, and Climb Smart, twitter @JTreeFriends).

  Hans Florine ‘On The Nose’ book and show party at Climb Smart 16

 

Climb Smart 2016 gathers record crowd for education and stewardship (and FUN)

October 18, 2016 · Posted in Archives, Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climb Smart 2016 gathers record crowd for education and stewardship (and FUN) 

This past weekend nearly 400 climbers gathered in Joshua Tree to learn and refresh skills taught by pros, get inspired by presentations and conversation, and give back to the Park at Climb Smart 2016. This 20th staging of the event was the largest ever and was the first ever to reach sold out status. The event is the single fund-raiser of the year for FOJT in support of JOSAR, HARP (rebolting initiative in JTNP), Climbers’ Coffee, the Access Fund and other initiatives throughout the year that protect climbing access and manage constructive dialogue with land management agencies, the conservation community and the outdoor recreation industry. We hope you support our sponsors and guiding organizations, as well as the independent specialty retailers and local Joshua Tree businesses, that are at the root of a healthy climbing ecosystem and industry.

A few pics here, but most are getting posted to the Climb Smart facebook page 

OR the Friends Of Joshua Tree facebook group.

HUGE Thanks to all of you who contributed as a volunteer, guide, organizer, retailer, pro climber, chef, sponsor, brand representative, host, teacher and participant. The community came together around education and stewardship, and plain old-fashioned fun to kick off the JTree climbing season. Climb safe and Climb Smart this year… and thanks again for the amazing support!

Climb Smart 2016 SOLD OUT! Still a few tix for Friday and Saturday night events tho

October 12, 2016 · Posted in Archives, Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climb Smart 2016 SOLD OUT! Still a few tix for Friday and Saturday night events tho 

For the first time in 20 years, the FOJT Climb Smart event has sold out for full weekend passes. THANK YOU to all of you supporters out there for your crucial support of local climbing advocacy!

There are still some tickets available for our Friday and Saturday night events that include pro athlete presentations and a special screening of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia (Friday night only).

Find out more here 

 

FOJT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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