Presentation on theme: "Climbing In Robinson Park Synergy between Climbers and City of Sandstone."— Presentation transcript:
Climbing In Robinson Park Synergy between Climbers and City of Sandstone
Summary Who are we What is Climbing Effects of Climbing Events Contacts and Organizations
Who we are 6.5 million climbers nation wide Large range of demographics – Climbers are Business owners, Students, Engineers, Builders, Etc. Me
Climbing Why we climb – The challenge Types of Climbing – Rock, Ice, Mixed Styles of Climbing – Bouldering, Top rope, Leading, Soloing
Rock Climbing Rock climbers use special shoes and other equipment to safely ascend vertical rock walls. The climber does not use any of the gear or rope to help the ascent
Ice Climbing Ice climbers use ice axes and crampons to ascend vertical columns of Ice.
Mixed Climbing Mixed climbing is a combination of Ice and rock climbing. Some times Ice climbers have to ascend rock with their ice tools to get to Ice formations
Styles of climbing Bouldering Top Roping Leading Soloing
Bouldering Bouldering is ascending small rock formations close to the ground. Usually the climbing is very technically challenging.
Top Rope Climbing When top rope climbing the protection rope is secured above the climber and a belayer pulls in slack rope as the climber climbs.
Lead Climbing When Lead Climbing, the climber clips the rope to fixed protection or traditional protection as they climb. The belayer will let out rope and hold it if the climber falls
Types of Protection Traditional non-fixed – Cams, Nuts, Tri- Cams Fixed – Glue in Bolts, Mechanical bolts.
Developing Climbing Put in routes ~ potential for about 30 Clean up base of rock Better trails Legitimate users to help keep out the rif- raf.
What we have done 3 clean-up events last summer Biggest was this fall ~ 30 people helping Dave B. and City clean up Mini rescue clinic for the Fire Department Started Fund raiser for rescue gear for the fire department Climbing Demonstration at Quarry Days
What we will do Support local businesses Influence the local youth. Continue to help keep the park clean Work with other users like paddlers to make the park more multi-use
Events Ouray Ice festival - http://www.ourayicefestival.com/ http://www.ourayicefestival.com/ Lander Rock - http://www.climbersfestival.org/ http://www.climbersfestival.org/ Sandstones own Ice Climbing Festival - http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/
Contacts Minnesota Climbers Association Shawn Tracey – (612) 205-5739 http://www.mnclimbing.org http://www.mnclimbing.org Access Fund Kaija Webster - (218) 726-6257 http://www.accessfund.com/ http://www.accessfund.com/ Ice Climbing Festival Tony Vavricka – (612) 275-2062 http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ http://www.sandstoneicefest.com/ Me – Jeff Engel (651) 257-0714
Sites of interest http://www.minnesotaclimbing.com/ http://www.ourayicepark.com/