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Adirondack Rock Climbing Rendezvous

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Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain

Main wall and campground

Keeseville, NY 12950

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A gathering for the vertically inclined or interested
September 23 and 24 2017


September 23- Poko Gathering

Local food provided by Hub on The Hill live music brought to you by TWO DOLLAR GOAT

All are invited! Let's see how many routes we can string up in on Poko in one day!!!

3 Clinics led by local guides- We have decided to keep registration OPEN until filled on a first come first served basis. There are only six spots per clinic.

Intro to rock climbing- Introduction to safe climbing systems, knots, equipment, communication, movement progression, rapelling.

Basic Self Rescue - A suite of self-rescue skills will be covered by local guides. We will start with a review of basic self -rescue skills ( Belay escape )and then move into more complex scenarios.

Intermediate/advanced movement - Movement progression, crack climbing refinement, on routes ranging from 5.8-5.11.

A detailed/ finalized schedule and logistics will be posted Friday morning
( 9/22/17) to this site https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Rock-Climbing-Rendezvous-160337924543586/

Tentative schedule

Saturday September 23: Pokomoonshine

8:00 am socialize and cowboy coffee in the campground.
8:30 am registration for clinics starts at small pop up tent next to access trail to the main wall.
9:00 am Clinic Start and local/visiting climbers gathering at the cliff!
3:00pm Clinics end
3:00-4pm Top roping will be offered to clinic paticipants at the Luther Wall
3:00 pm Gathering at campground will commence with; 1ist ever, 6th annual Rendezvous Rollie Competiton
Rollie competition (3:15 )
3:30-5:30 Two Dollar Goat will perform an acoustic set under the campground boulder

4:00- 6:00 Local food provided by Hub on the Hill. BBQ pulled pork, slaw, and corn on the cob. Suggested donation $10.00. http://thehubonthehill.org/

Sunday September 24: Silver Lake

Note: We have some warm weather concerns ( 87 degrees, no wind and sunny) with climbing at Silver Lake especially Potter mountain as that cliff has no shade. All of the cliffs face the sun but we can manage climbing first pitch stuff in the shade at the center tour and left side tour. Who would have thought it be this warm after the cold summer we just had?

Meet at the Wilmington Youth Center - 1 Park Lane, Wilmington NY, 12997.

8:00 am Meet at Wilmington Youth Center/Registration
8:30 am Split into groups:
Right Side Tour - Potter Mountain - Might be cancelled as Potter will be Hotter...
Center Tour - Summit Cliff and Center of Progress
Left Side Tour - C Chimney and Mud Pond
8:45 am Depart for tours
9:00am-5:00pm- Tour De Silver Lake

More info can be found here:https://www.facebook.com/Adirondack-Rock-Climbing-Rendezvo…/

To Register for a clinic click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adirondack-rock-climbing-rende…

You can also pre register to the link above for the Poko Gathering or Silver Lake Tour though feel free to just show up. We would love to have you!

For the tour of Silver Lake I would like to front load that each cliff has approximately a 45 minute approach. The routes are generally on the harder end of the spectrum ( 5.9-5.11 ) There are a few easier routes, but not many. The local climbers who are graciously volunteering for this tour have been tasked with: giving route suggestions, helping you get to the cliff, provide route beta and info, and maybe help partner people up. They have not been asked to guide people up routes.

September 24 - Tour de Silver Lake..... Come and join local climbers on three different tours of Silver Lake! Note: Must be able to lead or at least follow 5.9-5.10. Yes there are a few easy climbs at Silver Lake, but 5.8 you have very limited options.

Suggested donation and costs

$10.00 dontaion per person for Poko party. All proceeds will goto poko anchor replacement/ Friends of Pokomoonshine.

$100.00 per person for clinics. Includes poko party and live music by $ 2 dollar goat.

$10.00 donation per person for tour de silver lake. All proceed will goto silver lake stewardship fund.

$10.00 donation for plate of food

Special Note: If signed up for Intro to Rock and the Intermediate/Advanced Clinic all equipment will be proved Participants taking the Self Rescue clinic will be given a supplemental equipment list.

Registration for the clinics will remain open until on a first come first served basis until spots are filled.

There a three ways to secure a spot in the clinics:

1. Goto: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adirondack-rock-climbing-rende…
2. Once on the website click on tickets.
3. Choose how many tickets, you want
4. Type in required information
5. For payment information…

PLEASE PICK PAY AT THE DOOR. DO NOT select credit card or check..

This is because, if it rains, Its kinda hard to climb at Poko or Silver Lake.

Between 9am-4pm, Daily, Call High Peaks Mountain Adventures at 518-523-3764. Please ask to talk with Colin Loher

Between 6pm-9pm, Call Colin Loher at 518-837-7294

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Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain

Main wall and campground

Keeseville, NY 12950

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