Climb Smart 2012(OCTOBER 19-21) Climbing Community Gathers Again

July 4, 2012 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News 

Before you move on to the high elevations, mark your calendar for Climb Smart 2012, October 19-21 at JT Lake Campground and in the Park. Climb Smart is the kickoff event in Joshua Tree for climbers, bringing the local and global climbing community together for education, celebration and inspiration.  Last year’s event was a breakthrough success for FOJT and JOSAR, with new venues, new clinics, a new format and even the Cactus Pricks live performance!   See images from last year’s event below, and click here to get beta on the 2012 event, or see a photo gallery of CS11.

This year’s event will sport three full days of clinics, two evenings of live entertainment, and even lower pricing for participants, with new food options, and more swag!  “Pie for the People” will have their world famous pizza pies, salads, and baked ziti available for purchase at the camground Friday night, and Saturday night we are bringing back our popular spaghetti dinner as part of the evening’s events.

Register early, by September 10th., to be entered in a drawing for a new climbing rope!  Winner will be announced at the Saturday dinner party.

This year the Lake will be open for fishing, so bring your fishing poles, or rent them at the country store next to the Lake.  More details when you register.

NEW THIS YEAR:  Special Keys Ranch Tour, Sunday 9am!  Register early.  Only 25 spots available.


Brittany welcome to Climb Smart 2011

Join us!



2 Responses to “Climb Smart 2012(OCTOBER 19-21) Climbing Community Gathers Again”

  1. David on September 10th, 2012 4:43 pm

    I have a question for the Climb Smart event. 1) I would like to go with beginner friends of mine. They were wondering if there was gear, like shoes and harness for them. 2) Will the “Basic Skills” clinic allow them to get on rock to do some top rope climbing. Finaly, 3) Do you allow dogs?


  2. Kenji on October 1st, 2012 8:53 pm

    Thanks for the interest in Climb Smart David… I thought we had replied to this, but putting up on the public ‘board’ makes a lot of sense.

    1) Yes the brands, guides and reps that support Climb Smart 2012 will bring extra gear. We encourage everyone to bring their own harness/shoes/device, however, if they have.

    2) There is ‘open climbing’ and ‘basic skills’ mini-clinics… there isn’t much climbing in the basic skills clinic, which covers the foundational base knowledge like knots, belaying technique, movement, etc… open clmbing is available for just tying in and TR’ing.

    3) Dogs are allowed but not encouraged. They are not allowed off the main roads in Joshua Tree National Park, but they are allowed at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground, where the main events are.

    Thanks again David.

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