Over 170 participants, partiers and volunteers showed up at this year’s Climb Smart event in Joshua Tree National Park, where they were treated to an all-star lineup of instructors, multimedia presentations, camping and 5 renovation and planting projects over the October 27 weekend.  Attendees got a glimpse of climbing in Siberia from Patagonia ambassador Brittany… Read More


Timmy O’Neill, Costumes, Clinics, Brittany Griffith, Monster Raffle, Capilene Exchange, don’t miss it! October 27-29, 2006 – there is still time to sign up for the biggest climber gathering in Josh, and we are giving back to the park.… Read More


I’m sure that by now you may have heard that John Bachar and Steve Karafa were in an automobile accident returning from the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. More info here, and here If you knew Steve, know John, or want to help out in any way, John’s medical expenses or Steve’s Memorial… Read More


October 27-29, 2006 are the dates for the 10th annual gathering in Joshua Tree for climbers and newbies alike, with skills clinics, top athletes, open managed topropes, multimedia presentations (Timmy O’Neill!), music, dinner, raffles, and best of all a way to give back to the park we love.… Read More


CLIMB SMART 2006 rocks JT October 27-29′ and Adopt-A-Crag Oct. 7-8 in conjunction with Coyote Fest. We’ve book-ended the month of October with two of our most popular events, Climb Smart and Adopt A Crag. Look for more information in a climbing gym or shop near you, or check back here on the Friends Of… Read More