Idyllwild Climbers Festival June 3, 2012


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Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 3, 2012 - 01:09am PT
On Sunday, June 3 the Idyllwild Climber’s Alliance will be hosting the Second Annual Climber’s Festival in Idyllwild. In the morning volunteers will work on the three main climber’s trails in Idyllwild while the alliance’s ambassadors will distribute educational materials to climbers as well as an invitation to attend the barbeque and raffle. The big project for the day is to put in new stairs down to the Suicide trail. The day will wrap up with a barbeque, book signing, and raffle.

In 2011 the Festival brought out 40 volunteers and we are hoping for 50 this year. We raised $250 for the Access Fund last year and this year are hoping to raise $300 for the Alliance. This event is sponsored by: the Alliance, the Access Fund, and the Southwest Section of the American Alpine Club. We expect further help for the raffle from our friends in the outdoor equipment industry.

Please RSVP to

Social climber
Apr 3, 2012 - 01:49am PT
Hi Lucke, you might want to get in contact with Ben at Nomad, if you aren't already.


Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 3, 2012 - 11:44am PT

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Apr 3, 2012 - 12:51pm PT
J -

Did you get in touch with Bruce for donations? I'll see if Deb has amything she can donate from the shop in Temecula.


Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2012 - 01:17am PT
GDavis: I did talk to Ben at Nomad and they will support the festival to some extent.

Mooch: I haven't talked to Bruce directly but assumed Ben would pass along our interest.

Thank you both for your interest and hope to see you on June 3.


Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2012 - 01:15am PT
Aroma Cafe is promising a $50 gift certificate for the raffle.

the last bivy
Apr 16, 2012 - 01:29am PT
so... I have discovered that expenses related to volunteering for bona fide non profit organizations , Access Fund being one, are tax deductable. Including mileage and bridge tolls, equipment.. did I say equipment?
anyway I'm now keeping receipts and check lists event T shirts count as uniforms?

anyway this appears to be a worthy event
bump for Idyllwild and the Aroma Cafe

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2012 - 06:07pm PT
The poster for the Festival:

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 28, 2012 - 09:43am PT
bumpity bump
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Apr 28, 2012 - 05:35pm PT
I am up for it, any one for carpooling from NC?

Apr 28, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
Way to go Jim! Looking like I can make it right now. Last year's get together was a winner.

Social climber
State of decay
Apr 30, 2012 - 10:12pm PT
Bump for Good cause, good folks good times!

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Apr 30, 2012 - 11:19pm PT
I heard that Riverside County put the nix on the repair/replacement of the stairs leading off the road to the Suicide Trail- the project was more complex than anticipated. Too bad- those stairs are a mess. Perhaps a project for a future Festival, or another impromptu climber event?

Apr 30, 2012 - 11:36pm PT
The stairs will clearly require a plan to abate the run-off and a support base provided for the left side seen as you are going down. Some serious weight will have to be moved I think.

Is the Alliance set up as a 501(c)3? If so, I will make a note of my mileage.

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Apr 30, 2012 - 11:38pm PT
is there gonna be any climbing, or is this just an excuse to sit around and get drunk?

is anybody have any good weed for sale?

Trad climber
Mt. Rubidoux
Apr 30, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
Jim......too good a cause to miss. Time for those at The Taco to weigh in and give of their time to a great there or be square.
steve west

Trad climber
Newport Beach
May 1, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Hey Rab Lowe alpine will support you guys Email me shipping address. Cheers

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2012 - 01:11am PT
Fixing the stairs down to the Suicide trail is a bigger project than we anticipated. If we can figure out exactly what is need we can ask the Access Fund to help with the cost.

The Idyllwild Climbers Alliance is now a Public Interest Corporation but not yet 501 corporation. We are broke now but hope to have money in the bank after the raffle. We are getting some good help with prizes from Nomad Venture, Sports Chalet, Aroma Cafe, and Rab.

Unfortunately we can't serve beer at the Town Hall so you should be able to get in some climbing in the afternoon!

Looking forward to seeing lots of Tacos.

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2012 - 01:18am PT
We received two items from Rab for the Festival's raffle : a microlight jacket and a pullover. See you there.

Trad climber
Claremont, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
The Idyllwild Climbers Festival will start at the Idyllwild Town Hall with coffee and pastries between 8 and 9.

We will enjoy having Mike Graham from Stonemaster Press with us, bring their new book The Valley Climbers.

We will finish with a raffle and we have some great prizes.
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