Southern Adirondack Rock Climbers' Fest
SRCFC is participating as a sponsor
The SAdkRF is casual get-together introducing folks to the rock climbing of the Southern Adirondacks. This is a chance for climbers from all over to get a hands-on introduction to lesser-known climbing venues in the Southern Adirondacks, and for local SAdk climbers to meet each other. You can learn more about it and find a poster to post at http://www.mtnsideview.com/sadkrock.html. Adirondack Chapter Coordinator, Todd Paris (firstname.lastname@example.org), will be organizing a meal for the event. He will need many hands to make this happen. Contact him with your interest in being there.
More event information!
Sept. 7-9: The Southern Adirondack Festival
- Please contact Jay Harrison for more info or to help at email@example.com.
- SRCFC needs a team to make the breakfast happen for the event
We had several bumps in the road to getting this underway this year, but after some format-changes, the festival is now 100% approved and ready to roll. There have been a few changes in order to comply with Park regulations while keeping the Festival FREE for both you and us.
More a formal pronouncement than a change, we will not specifically focus on any one climbing area from now on. Rather, we will meet somewhere close to several options. We did this in both 2010 and 2011, so there are really no modifications to the program directly because of this.
We do have to meet on private property from now on. The Festival's attendance has grown to the point where DEC regulations require permit applications and serious expenditures on our part to congregate on State Land; neither being burdens we want to bear. In order to keep the event free, we will rely on private hosting from now on.
Also, in order to comply with regulations, we (the Festival affiliates) can no longer officially guide, caravan, direct, or gather a large group together at one crag. That means we cannot form a list of people and take them to a specific crag. We *can* disseminate information about how to get there - and individuals or small groups can choose where to go.
Keep in mind, if you come with a group, that group size is limited by Park regulations, generally 19 people for day use, in some areas 12 or less; and for camping purposes, permissible group size may be as little as 9. Independent parties who happen to be climbing or camping in the same area do not constitute a single group - but be aware that Rangers make the judgment as to whether two groups are independent or not. A low profile and conscientious use of land and facilities will go a long way in maintaining the great relationship we've had with officers in the past.
That's about it for overall changes. Here is how 2012 will roll this year...
MOUNTAINSIDE ADVENTURES is hosting the event. We are located at 116 Sky High Road, on the way to the Crane Mountain Trailhead. For those of you who haven't heard yet, one of us (OK, that would be me) finally took the plunge and started his own guide service. If you've been to my place, you know where the event is.
We will have a registration here on Friday, and campfire roundtables both Friday and Saturday nights. This is the place to get information on what's going on, where it's happening, and how to get to various crags.
In the past, SRCFC has provided a meal for the event; we are trying to organize a Saturday morning breakfast nearby this year. Members of SRCFC who are willing to help out, CONTACT JAY right away.
At this point, we have no special shows or topics lined up; if you or someone you know is willing to offer one, contact Jay right away. Finally, there's a poster at http://www.srcfc.org/SAdkposter2012.PDF. PLEASE print a few out and tack 'em up at a climbers' hangout near you right away!