Ron Kauk/Sacred Rok at Patagonia Palo Alto


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Steve Rathbun

Outer Lurkistan
Topic Author's Original Post - May 11, 2017 - 11:32am PT
"Respect. Responsibility. Purpose. Ask yourself: do I demonstrate respect? Am I responsible? What is my purpose?"

-Voices from the Inside

Please join us at Patagonia Palo Alto Thursday May 18th for a free event featuring Patagonia Climbing Ambassador, Ron Kauk. Ron will be discussing the work he does with his non profit, Sacred Rok, followed by a signing of his new book, titled Voices From the Inside Out. Refreshments provided by @sufferfestbeer. Doors at 6:30 pm
Wade Icey

Trad climber
May 15, 2017 - 09:51am PT
Sacred Rok Bump

May 15, 2017 - 11:35am PT
Saw the show on Saturday night at the theater in the Valley. Really cool is amazing! Ron was great and answered all kinds of questions.

My kid who is nine asked him about the naming of Midnight Lightning, and wanted beta for a problem at Swan Slabs!! Got a signed book for my kid and he was taking it to class today. Spent the last 4 days in the Valley, hiked all over, went bouldering, and last night driving home Coop said his favorite thing the whole trip was the Sacred Rock show!! A must see!!

Waterfalls are booming right now - here are a couple!!

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 15, 2017 - 12:08pm PT
Ron presented in Merced in 2013 and I happened to wander by and caught the tag end of the show. Ron's non-profit and his entertaining and uplifting show (according to a friend who saw the entire thing) is worth viewing if you can do it.

Please be prepared, if able, to buy one of his ROK t-shirts or books, which helps to support this worthy cause.

You may also like to purchase one of his photos.

I believe the black shirts are twenty-five bucks each. There is a Midnight Lightning logo on the cool in the gym & such a great stocking stuffer, too.

Sacred ROK benefits all of us in the long run.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2017 - 03:53am PT
Bump a worthy cause.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 16, 2017 - 04:54am PT
More about the cause?

Gym climber
sawatch choss
May 16, 2017 - 05:34am PT
Kids who don't get out enough.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
May 16, 2017 - 06:12am PT

Sacred Rok has led trips to Yosemite for more than 400 young people incarcerated, foster children, low income to experience the healing ceremony of nature.

Sacred Rok transforms the lives of young people who feel that society is closing in on them. The goal of Sacred Rok is to help youth, including incarcerated youth, to heal by learning to respect nature and through that to respect themselves. It is also about helping them become part of a caring and nurturing community that loves and trusts them.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 16, 2017 - 08:09am PT
Jay, Ron's been taking kids from Merced's juvenile offenders program to the Valley, or arranging for them to be transported there, and then he takes them out for walks, spinning his magic with his silver tongue.

I'm not certain if other places besides Merced County benefit, frankly. I've donated as heavily as I can. I like to think that this is what I might be doing had I the vigor still. All the county administrators here are on board and approving of the program and I have yet to hear one single negative comment.

Sport climber
Oct 5, 2018 - 02:25pm PT

The Classics | Midnight Lightning

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right here, right now
Oct 5, 2018 - 03:18pm PT
Thank you, Marlow!
And thanks to Mammut. I didn't see a videographer listed?

Having made plenty of it himself, Ron Kauk knows his history and it's refreshing how simply he conveys it.
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