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20th Annual Climber’s Rendezvous

October 14, 2017

This year we’re celebrating the 20th Pack Rat Outdoor Center Climber’s Rendezvous. We’ll be back at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, and will be hosting a number of climbing clinics, demos, presentations, and an awesome raffle.

Price: $10 (cash, check only)– This covers climbing clinics, the presentation, and one raffle ticket.
When: Saturday, October 14th
Where: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.

9:00 – Registration
10:00 – Climbing Clinics Begin
4:00 – Clinics End
7:00 – Patagonia presentation, Gear Raffle and Blake Croxdale Climbing Grant* winners announced

*To celebrate 20 years of the Pack Rat Outdoor Center Climber’s Rendezvous, we’re doing something new. We want to help you reach your climbing goals, regardless of your age, skill level, or preferred type of climbing. Our aim is to help 3 local climbers fund a future climbing excursion. Your dream trip could be climbing somewhere local, or an expedition halfway around the world – it’s your choice.

The budget will vary for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, and the range for the grant will likely be anywhere from $200 up to $1000.

Applications are to be completed individually. If climbing partners wish to turn in applications for the same trip, they should mention their partner on the application form so we can make note of it.

**There will be a copy of the application online posted 9/1 you can print off to complete. You may also pick up an application at Pack Rat Outdoor Center.**

Before applying, please carefully read and consider the required criteria to receive a grant:


•Applications must be submitted between 9/1 and 10/7, and must be physically dropped off at Pack Rat.
• Take your time to present your best possible application.
• Provide a brief background of your climbing experience, and how your next trip will help you to grow as a climber.
• Grants are available to individuals only, but a recipient may choose to share their grant with a partner. Mention any partners on your own application.
• Trips must be scheduled to take place by September of 2018.
• Climbers who are supported or sponsored by companies or corporations do not qualify for the Blake Croxdale Climbing Grant.
• Within 3 months of returning from your trip, you must be prepared to submit a trip report and no less than three photos that may be used by Pack Rat to promote future grants.
• All recipients must agree to mention the Blake Croxdale Climbing Grant via their social media feed.
• Recipients must also be prepared to return to the Climber’s Rendezvous in 2018 and share their trip with the climbing community.
• Photographs submitted with the trip report will become property of the Pack Rat to promote future events.
• If you are awarded a grant, you will work with the Pack Rat to determine how the funds will be spent to support your trip.

Grant winners will be announced at the Climber’s Rendezvous at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch on Saturday, October 14th.


October 14, 2017


Rick Spicer