Announcing the Oakdale Climbers Festival 2013


Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Messages 1 - 20 of total 153 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 7, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Oakdale Climbers Festival 2013 Invitation

You are cordially invited to attend the Oakdale Climbers Festival 2013 to be held October 25-27. This years event promises to be as rich and rewarding as the 2012 gathering and will proceed as described below.

Through Our Eyes - Climbing on Film, Friday, October 25, 6-10 pm

Climbers involved in all aspects of film making will discuss the process of capturing the climbing experience on film.

Roger Brown will show Sentinel - The West Face and discuss its production along with Royal Robbins and Tom Frost.

Chris Jones will show Lito Tejada-Flores' film Fitz Roy- First Ascent of the Southwest Buttress and comment on its making along with introducing his new book "Climbing Fitz Roy 1968. Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent".

Tom Frost and Jim Erickson will discuss the making of Free Climb.

Fred Padula will show the newly restored classic El Capitan, and discuss its creation. In addition, Fred will show his recent documentary about the making of El Capitan to close the evening.

The theme for the remainder of the Festival is: The Granite Crucible - Community and the Evolution of Free Climbing in Yosemite.

A Circle of Friends, Saturday, October 26, 10 am-10 pm

Yosemite climbers of record will discuss their free climbing accomplishments and development in relation to the natural and human resources unique to Yosemite. The confirmed speakers for 2013 are:

Eric Beck
Joe Fitschen
Jim Bridwell
Tom Higgins
Steve Wunsch
Peter Haan
Barry Bates
Roger Breedlove
John Long
Dean Fidelman
Peter Mayfield
Tommy Caldwell
Alex Honnold

Standing Our Ground - The Preservation of Camp 4, Sunday, October 27, 10 am-6 pm

The value and significance of Camp 4 and its preservation will be discussed in detail with speakers to include Doug Robinson, Glen Denny, Chris Jones, Tom Frost, Dick Duane, John Reynolds, Russell Galipeau, and Charles Palmer.

More speakers will be added to the program as we receive confirmation and updates.

With the generous support of the City of Oakdale and the Oakdale Tourism & Visitors Bureau, we were able to carry out the inaugural Festival free of charge with timely registration.

In order to produce a quality Festival moving forward, we have to charge admission in addition to relying on our corporate sponsors.

Our biggest complaint last year was timely notification so please let interested folks know about the 2013 Festival program.

We have room for a thousand, so please spread the word.

More on the 2012 Festival here:

We are set up for registration for Festival 2013!

Tickets are $25 for the three day event and can be purchased at the event website. After October 12 the cost of admission goes up to $35 so please register ahead of that date

Tickets are not refundable but they are transferable with a confirmed request for change.

We are very dependent on strong attendance this year to cover the considerable expense of this event so PLEASE LET PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IT! Help get the word out to folks that may not be on the ST but love climbing history.

You don't want to miss this gathering!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 7, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
on my calendar... I'll defend the dates!

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Apr 7, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
I hope I can attend.


Social climber
Butterfly Town
Apr 7, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Hard to believe that the 2012 Oakdale Climber's Festival could be beaten for fun, historical information, and connecting with other climbers. But this year's outline of people and events may well exceed last year's. I'll definitely be there and spread the word. Please let me know how I can help!

Trad climber
El Dorado Hills, CA
Apr 7, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
I'll be there!

Trad climber
the Flower Box
Apr 8, 2013 - 02:44am PT
I'm SOOOOOO there!!!!! *^_^*

Mountain climber
Apr 8, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
It's on my calendar!

Mountain climber
Apr 8, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Motel Sixo here I come ! How about a Shameless Commerce event on Saturday or Sunday ? I have some usable gear I would like to pass on as well as some vintage collectables for trade or sale.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 8, 2013 - 02:29pm PT
Ferretlegger and SCseagoat in.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
I am pleased to add the estimable Tom Higgins to the speakers roster!

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 12, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Sounds like it will be a fantastic gathering!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
Bump with coffee...
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 14, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
I can't imagine the roster being any more amazing, unless it "went international". Last year was the first and sort of a trial run; this year looks terrific.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2013 - 11:46am PT
Thanks Peter,

We will be going international next year if all goes well.

Good ole' homegrown American talent will fill the bill this year.

May 3, 2013 - 01:48am PT
Hey, last time I passed through Oakdale there were signs "I ♥ Oakldale, May 4" - something of that sort. What's the deal with that?

Hope your project is working out.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
May 3, 2013 - 02:10am PT
I love Modesto event, May 4

Love Oakdale began out of the success of Love Modesto. Love Modesto started with two questions back in 2007 – Why is our city on some of the “worst cities in America” lists? What if our churches were to suddenly disappear from the Modesto area, would anyone even care or notice? With a lot of dreaming and planning came March 7, 2009. Over 1,200 people showed up to love our city in practical ways. We’ve done this 9 more times since and adding around 40 regional cities. Over 27,000 people have been a part … young, old, abled, disabled, people from a church or no church at all. Over 95,000 volunteer hours have been donated – at minimum wage, this is over $760,000 dollars we’ve given to our communities! At these community wide volunteer days, volunteers engage in a variety of projects such as offering food to the hungry, visiting convalescent homes, donating blood, building a house with Habitat for Humanity and working with the city parks, among other opportunities.

May 3, 2013 - 02:33am PT
Wow, that sounds real cool, I had no idea, thanks. I might be tempted to ask a few more questions about Oakdale.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Oakdale is THE PLACE.

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 19, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
I might try to make this

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 19, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Sounds amazing...

Messages 1 - 20 of total 153 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
Post a Reply
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks

Try a free sample topo!

SuperTopo on the Web

Recent Trip Report and Articles
Recent Route Beta
Recent Gear Reviews