Mark Your Calendars!

posted by dpm on 09/26/2012

A few upcoming events not to be missed for those in the area: The Adventure Film Festival is coming to Boulder, Colorado and Asheville, North Carolina while the AAC Craggin' Classic is hitting Bishop, California and Boulder, Colorado.

First up is the Adventure Film Festival Premiere in Boulder, Colorado on Oct 4-6. Presented by Patagonia, this three-day festival showcases a powerful collection of over 40 insightful and award-winning outdoor and environmental films at the historic Boulder Theater. Community Night kick-off party at Patagonia. Senses of Adventure interactive gallery at Prana. Outside Adventure Film School at REI and Photography Workshop at Neptune Mountaineering with the industry’s top shooters. Family & Kid’s Film Festival, Jonny Copp Photo Exhibit at Amante (Walnut), athlete and filmmaker appearances, live performances, massive gear giveaways, and a rockin’ after party at Shine.

Check out for the complete list of films, special event details, tickets and more.

East coast climbers that can't make the premiere in Boulder can attend the event in Asheville, North Carolina on Oct 24-25 at the Asheville Brewing Company. More info on that event can be found here.

For West Coast climbers, the American Alpine Club is hosting a great event near the world famous Buttermilk boulders of Bishop, California. The Highball Craggin' Classic will be the fourth Craggin' Classic event of the year. Events already held at the New River Gorge, West Virginia; North Conway, New Hampshire and Smith Rock, Oregon were great successes.

From the AAC: "Bouldering, Bluegrass, n' Beer! Join the American Alpine Club and our local and national industry partners for the Western Region's Fall Highball Craggin' Classic to be held in Bishop, CA on November 9-10, 2012.

This will be a very special Eastside event kicking off on the evening of Friday, November 9th with a showing of the REEL Rock Film Tour at Mill Creek Station. On the morning of Saturday, November 10th join us in the Buttermilks for a free local breakfast from Great Basin Bakery provided by Wilson's Eastside Sports including coffee provided by Black Sheep Coffee Roasters. When your belly is full, get your hands dirty during our Buttermilk Stewardship and Adopt-a-Crag project hosted by Friends of the Inyo, the USFS, and our friends at the Access Fund. Following the work project, enjoy some climbing time with professional climber Matt Wilder who will be present and bouldering around with our Buttermilk volunteers. At 5:30pm we will reconvene at Mill Creek Station for an evening Climber's Reception hosted by New Belgium Brewing Co. and a silent auction benefiting the Western Region's Live Your Dream Grant--our locally administered grant funding projects by local climbers looking to take their skills to the next level. Matt Wilder will put on a rad slideshow of his exploits on the rock and we'll cap it off with a bluegrass performance by our musical guest, The Trespassers! Don't miss the Eastside's climbing event of the year!

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And finally, not to be forgotten for those in the Colorado region, another AAC Craggin' Classic event will be held near Eldorado, Clear Creek, and Boulder Canyons in the Boulder region on Oct 19-21. More info on that event can be found here.