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Rocktoberfest 2012 Recap: Final check written for PMRP acquisition

Oct. 16th 2012

Last week SCARPA was a proud sponsor of one of the most important Rocktoberfests in recent memory. This year marked the final payment for the PMRP, a very popular destination in the Red River Gorge. The final giant sized check was handed over and The 23 String Band played all night to dance away whatever energy was left from a long day of climbing on Saturday night. But before all this went down, there was an amazing dinner served, a crate stacking contest and an arm wrestling contest to boot! It was a busy evening for all involved.

It was also great weather to try on some new shoes, for the first time climber to the 5.13 climber, we had them all. Saturday was an excellent day to demo the rock shoes and get some expert advice from a SCARPA athlete, Shingo Ohkawa before his Trad clinic on Sunday. Shingo Ohkawa just returned from climbing huge granite walls in Pakistan to attend this event. “This is always one of my favorite events of the year to be a part of, the energy and the people here is what makes it so great,” said Ohkawa. The weather started out just a wee bit wet on Saturday, but cleared up by 11am and the crags were filling up. A few of us at SCARPA managed to get out to climb some of our projects of the fall and sending was had by all! What a great weekend and we look forward to next October!

All photos by Jon Jugenheimer

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