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SCARPA to sponsor Rocktoberfest, celebration of SE climbing

Sep. 25th 2012

The much-anticipated 12th annual Rocktoberfest takes place this year October 5-7 and the weekend-long climbing celebration and fundraiser is expected to be bigger and better than ever. New this year, SCARPA has signed on as a sponsor of the event, hosted by the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition.

Rocktoberfest began as a way to raise money to build trails and get people to become active members of the RRGCC. Twelve years later the organization is ready to make the final purchase on a historic piece of property that will ensure climbing access in the area. All proceeds from Rocktoberfest will go towards supporting RRGCC and preserving land in the Red River Gorge for future generations of climbers to enjoy. A worthy cause and celebration indeed.

Based at Natural Bridge Campground in the heart of the Red River Gorge in Eastern Kentucky, Rocktoberfest celebrates climbing in the Southeast, plain and simple. Bourbon and Toulouse will be serving delicious food to participants and live music by the 23 String Band will provide entertainment Saturday evening.

SCARPA will be on hand with demos, giveaways and a booth set up at the main campground. SCARPA athlete Shingo Ohkawa will lead an Intro to trad-climbing clinic on Sunday, a subject he’s well versed in just off a recent stint of new routing in Pakistan.

Stop by the SCARPA booth to say hello, check out our new rock climbing shoes and enter a raffle to win a new pair. Register soon to reserve your spot in the clinics. Learn more about the history of Rocktoberfest, a list of clinics and events, and general event information on the RRGCC’s official Rocktoberfest website.

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