REEL Rock 12

REEL ROCK 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring Margo Hayes, the first woman to climb 5.15; Brad Gobright, an up-and-coming free soloist with a donut addiction; the return of Chris Sharma to the deep water soloing stage, and more. View the Trailer Here!

Friday, November 17th

Central Rock Gym, Russell Street, Hadley

Doors open at 5PM. Film starts at 7PM.

Cash beer & wine bar, pizza

Tickets: $10 online or $15 at the door.

*All proceeds benefit the WMCC!

“First Ascents-Super Crack to Everest”-Presented by Ed Webster

Join Ed Webster on his illustrated, narrated lecture covering his Worldwide summits and first ascents.

Tuesday, November 7. 2017

7pm @ the UMass Campus Center Auditorium

*Parking available at the UMass Campus Center Parking Garage

*Admission is free with suggested donation to the WMCC

2016 WMASS Rendezvous

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The Western Mass Rendezvous is back for its 8th Annual celebration of recreation and stewardship in our local climbing resources. The 2-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 24 with a USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition, and will include a screening of Reel Rock 11, a BBQ and Beer/Wine garden, a trail project and climbing tours at Farley Ledges. Register soon to ensure your spot in the competition, at the film, and on one of the tours. The full schedule of events can be found below.

Saturday, September 24
8AM-6PM: USA Climbing Competition ($50 online by Sept. 19) Register Now!
7PM: Beer Garden and BBQ
8PM: Reel Rock Film Tour ($15 online by Sept. 23rd) Purchase Now!
 
Sunday, September 25
8AM-9AM: Breakfast (Free-Farley Main Lot)
9AM-12PM: Trail Project
1PM-5PM: Climbing Tours (Free rope and bouldering tours) Sign-up Now!

 

Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold with David Roberts (Nov 12th)

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TICKETS SOLD OUT!

…If you come by the show and we will do our very best to get you in, but we can’t guarantee anything.

 

Presentation and book signing

Thursday, November 12th at 7:30p

Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Main Lecture Room, Franklin Patterson Hall

Presented by and a fundraiser for the Western Mass Climber’s Coalition

TICKETS SOLD OUT

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ALONE ON THE WALL [W. W. Norton & Company; November 9, 2015; $26.95 hardcover] takes us on an exciting journey alongside the most visionary and bold rock climber of our generation, one death-defying climbing achievement at a time.

A thirty-year old climbing sensation, Alex Honnold fearlessly pushes the limits of free solo rock climbing, scaling incredible heights without a rope, without a partner, and without any securing gear. If he falls, he dies. ALONE ON THE WALL recounts seven of Honnold’s most extreme climbing experiences, including free soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the FitzTraverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the thrilling adventure of one climb, with reflective and introspective passages throughout that take readers inside Honnold’s head and at least begin to answer the question, “What is this guy thinking?” Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts uses the judgments of other climbers to contextualize Honnold’s astonishing accomplishments, many of which were once widely considered impossible.

In addition to being a daredevil rock climber, Honnold is a famed world explorer whose travails are rich with memorable lessons about risk, reward, and focus in the face of unimaginable danger. His stories are as inspiring as they are thrilling, perhaps leaving readers with the courage to climb great heights in their own lives.

2015 Western Mass Rendezvous, presented by Millet

 

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SEPTEMBER 18th 20th, 2015

   

Click Here to Pre-Register!

Camping and competition space is limited!  Pre-register to secure your spot!  

 

NUMBER OF CAMPSITES LEFT: 2 OF 40

Week of Registration Pricing:

$25 ALL-ACCESS WEEKEND PASS(INCLUDES CAMPING!)

$15 Camping (Friday and Saturday), Climbing and Party

$15 Reel Rock Film Tour only

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Pre-Event Schedule Detail

Updates rolling in each week. Subject to change

 

 

Thursday 9/17:

Speaker Series – postponed to Saturday PM at campground

 

Friday 9/18:

REEL ROCK FILM TOUR 10, one of the most important climbing film ever produced!  @CENTRAL ROCK GYM HADLEY(165 Russell St, Hadley, Ma)

    • Dyno Comp qualifiers start at 6:45pm
    • Raffle, Beverages, Sponsors
    • Doors open at 6:30, show starts aroud 8pm
    • $15 at the door. Ticket included in your ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS

CAMPING AT THE WAGON WHEEL CAMPGROUND, just a few miles down the road from Farley Ledge (909 Wendell Rd, Warwick, MA.) YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH THE WMCC FOR CAMPING.  No onsite sales will be available Friday.  Look for your WMCC rep who will be arriving late after Reel Rock. This evening may be mellow, but the real party is Saturday night!

 

Saturday 9/19:

DAYTIME

8AM – 9:30 – START THE MORNING OFF RIGHT AT FARLEY LEDGE. Join us for Pastries and coffee, register for the day’s events and check out some demos by Millet and others!

Note-There will be limited parking at Farley, but We will be providing shuttles from the Wagon Wheel Campground (909 Wendell Rd, Warwick, MA)!!

  • 9:00AM CHECK IN FOR OUTDOOR BOULDERING & ROUTE CLIMBING FUN COMP
    • Several categories, ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
    • Must be in the WMCC’s parking lot by 9:40am. Comp starts at 10am.
    • Scorecards must be turned in at the parking lot at 5pm.  
  • 10AM: Tour Rose Ledge with Local Legend, Al Rubin
    • You must pre-register at Reel Rock Fri PM or the morning of at Farley.
    • Depart from Farley Ledge parking lot to drive over together
  • 10:30AM CLINICS WITH AMC, DEMOS, AND CRAG TOURS
    • Attend a Climbing Technical Clinic with the Appalachian Mountain Club
    • Use sponsor demo gear for the day
    • Tour Mormon Hollow with local legend Al Rubin. Pre-register at Reel Rock or at Farley in the morning

EVENING

AFTER 5PM: AWARDS, SLIDESHOW, AFTER PARTY AND CAMPING AT THE WAGON WHEEL CAMPGROUND 

    • 6:00PM BBQ
    • 7:00PM awards
    • 7:30PM SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION by Columbian rock climber and competition ice climber Andres Marin
    • Stupid human tricks, live music, swimming
    • 10:00PM bonfire

Sunday 9/20:

    • 8AM-10AM: Free pancake breakfast
    • 8:30AM-9:30AM: YOGO Yoga with Molly Kitchen at the campground
    • 10AM-1PM: Access Fund Jeep Conservation Team and Appalachian Mountain Club lead an Adopt-a-Crag at Farley. Meet in the Main Lot
    • 10AM: Tour Rose Ledge with Local Legend, Al Rubin
      • You must pre-register
      • Meet at the parking lot across from Rose Ledge Towing on Poplar Mountain Rd., Erving
    • Another great day of climbing!  
 Rain date for Saturday’s events

 

 

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The WMCC Rendezvous, presented by Millet is our annual fundraiser to help build cohesive relationships with advocacy groups, state and local governments, landowners, and conservation groups and to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment in Western Massachusetts.

 

We’d like to give a huge shout to our presenting sponsor Millet (www.millet.fr/en/). With their support we are able to improve our event and ultimately put more resources to realizing our short and long term goals. The best way to show them your thanks is by visiting their website and taking a look at their products. If you like what you see, buy something. Promise you, it will feel good!

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Edurne Pasaban Slideshow & Booksigning

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The WMCC and Mountaineering Books proudly present: a special evening with Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks!

Edurne Pasaban is the author of TILTING AT MOUNTAINS: Love, Tragedy, And Triumph On The World’s Highest Peaks (Mountaineers, 2014); Translated by local western Mass climber María José Giménez!

From the Mountaineers Books website:
Pasaban is one of the best high-altitude climbers in the world today.

On May 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 meters. This record-breaking accomplishment put the Basque woman on National Geographic’s 2010 “Adventurers of the Year” list. The next year, both The Alpinist and Outside magazines placed her on their “Adventurers of the Year” lists, too.

Published for the first time in English, Tilting at Mountains tells Edurne’s heartfelt and deeply personal story. She details not only how she came to climb the 8,000-meter peaks——the competitive nature of her Basque heritage played a role, as did, admittedly, an interest in handsome climbing guides——but also how her love for the mountains pulled her from a deep, soul-crushing depression. The book covers her climbs on all the 8,000-meter peaks, some of which were almost cakewalks while others were climbed at great cost, including the loss of close friends.

All proceeds from book sales go towards the WMCC

Summer BBQ Bash – A joint WMCC-AMC Event

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A Member Appreciation BBQ and A Day of Climbing with Friends! 

Daytime (9:30am – 4:30pm): Climbing trip wirth the AMC

AMC will host a guided day of climbing at Rose Ledge, one of the best crags around. ONLY $2!!!!!!! Must bring your own helmet. Space is limited! Sign up before 7/23. For registration and questions email Day ( getme@dayacheson.info)

Directions to Rose Ledge Parking

Evening (5:30pm – 9pm): WMCC Member Appreciation BBQ

The WMCC and AMC host a very special social event and BBQ at one of our member’s lovely houses.  FREE FOOD AND DRINK plus lots more!

Location: 84 Leonard Rd. Shutesbury MA

  • OPEN TO ALL CLIMBERS
  • Free to current WMCC and AMC members
  • For non-members, sign up as a WMCC member at the door for as little at $3.

For more info about membership and to sign up in advance click here

Confirm your attendance!

8th Annual Silent Auction

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Come out and support the Western Mass Climbers Coalition at one of the best events of the year! We will be celebrating more milestones, so mark your calendars, dry clean your puffy jackets and formal wear, and prepare for an evening of merriment!

Schmooze with good friends and bid on fantastic auction items including vacations, dining, outdoor gear, local art and more! Beer, wine, coffee, and a free dessert bar will be served.

To get involved or donate to the auction, contact:
Danielle Rao at eyell151 {at} yahoo.com

Confirm your attendance here! 

2014 SILENT AUCTION!

ANNOUNCING THE 2014 SILENT AUCTION!

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Come out and support the WMCC at one of the best events of the year! This year we will be celebrating some milestones, so mark your calendars, dry clean your puffy jackets and formal wear, and prepare for an evening of merriment!

Schmooze with good friends and bid on fantastic auction items including vacations, dining, outdoor gear, local art and more! Beer, wine, coffee, and a free dessert bar will be served.

To get involved or donate to the auction, contact:
Danielle Rao at eyell151 [at] yahoo.com

Additional Information:

Where:  Esselon Cafe:  99 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035

Date:  April 6th, 2014

Confirm that you’ll be there!

Five College Outdoor Festival

Join us Feb 25, 2012 for….

the 11th annual Five College Outdoor Festival at Hampshire College

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DETAILS FROM: HTTP://WWW.HAMPSHIRE.EDU/OPRA/10139.HTM

2012 FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL!

THE FIVE COLLEGE OUTDOOR FESTIVAL IS A YEARLY CELEBRATION OF OUTDOOR SPORTS, WILD PLACES, AND THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE. OUR GOAL IS TO INSPIRE THE FIVE COLLEGE AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS COMMUNITY TO ENGAGE IN HUMAN-POWERED OUTDOOR RECREATION. CELEBRATING OUR 11TH YEAR, ACTIVITIES AT THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE: AN ADVENTURE RACE, PANCAKE BRUNCH, CLIMBING COMPETITION, KAYAKING IN THE POOL WITH ZOAR OUTDOOR, SPINNING WITH ENERGIA, AND THE TELLURIDE MOUNTAIN FILM ON TOUR! A SILENT AUCTION AND A RAFFLE WILL BE HELD DURING THE DAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR GARDENING THE COMMUNITY IN SPRINGFIELD, MA AND THE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS CLIMBERS COALITION (WMCC).

LOOK FOR OUR ADVERTISEMENT IN THE VALLEY ADVOCATE! 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT GLENNA ALDERSON AT  GALDERSON@HAMPSHIRE.EDU OR 413.559.5657.


2012 SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012

 

Try a kayak with Zoar Outdoor
Expert instruction from the professional instructors of Zoar Outdoor. Zoar will be bringing many new 2012 kayaks for folks to try out!
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Robert Crown Center pool, Hampshire College. $5.00 donationfor the WMCC and Gardening the Community.
Open to any high school or college student 16* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.

Pancake Brunch
Free to race, climbing competition, and kayaking participants. $4.00 for others. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All Conditions, All Fun Adventure Race: Free event
Registration 9:30 a.m.  Race Time: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Compete in a fun and challenging adventure race around the Hampshire College campus. Navigate from point to point on the Hampshire campus. Includes a mystery event! Map and compass skills are not required, but may be helpful! Singles and teams from the Five Colleges and community are welcome. A special prize will be awarded to the top-scoring college. All participants must provide their own gear.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College. Open to any high school or college student 16 years* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.

$5.00 donation for the charities appreciated.

You can find the race rules here.

Climbing Competition and Silent Auction

Climbing Competition: 1-4 p.m. $5.00 donation to benefit the WMCC
Open to any high school or college student 16* or older. Must have your own shoes, harness, and belay device. 1-4 p.m., Robert Crown Center, Hampshire College. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance.

Spinning with Energia
Two 50 minute workshops will be offered for folks wanting to spin on our stationary bicycles. No experience necessary. First come, first serve; limit 14 persons per session. Workshop #1: 1-1:50 p.m.  Workshop #2: 2:10-3 p.m.
Must be 16 years* or older. Must sign waiver and have proof of insurance. $5.00 Donation to the charities appreciated!

Chair Massage
Come meet local massage therapist Lauren Abend. She’ll be offering free chair massages from 10-3 p.m.

Telluride Mountain Film On Tour

An action packed 3 hour adventure film series. Come enjoy great short movies and raise money for a good cause with the always popular intermission raffle!

$10 Admission (1 raffle ticket included). Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
FREE to Hampshire, Smith, Amherst, and Mount Holyoke Students with valid school ID.

7-10 p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, Hampshire College.

* Students ages 16-17 must present proof of health insurance and have a parent or guardian present during their particiation at the festival.

** All competitors must sign a waiver and present proof of health insurance.



2012 Five College Outdoor Festival Sponsors: $200.00 or more in cash, merchandise, or services.

Valley AdvocateHampshire College Dean of Students Office,  Hampshire College Office of Campus Leadership ActivitiesMt. Holyoke Outing ClubSmith College Outing ClubAmherst College Outing ClubHampshire College Climbers Coalition,Black Diamond EquipmentEnergiaZoar OutdoorCentral Rock GymClif BarBueno y SanoPetzlFive College Lecture Fund.