Motown Climbing Festival Returns for Second Year
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A weekend full of stories, service and sends – the Mo’Town Climbing Festival will return to Morgantown November 11th to the 12th. This weekend will include a climbing competition, the Reel Rock Film Tour screening, bouldering socials and service projects.
The weekend will begin at WVU’s Student Rec Center climbing wall with the Boulder Bash Climbing Competition and Vendor Fair. The competition will begin at 9 a.m. and is open to the public. Registration for the competition includes access to the bouldering competition, shoe demo by Butora and mini-competitions. After climbing, visit the vendor fair for new climbing accessories!
The Reel Rock 12 Film Festival will be hosted at the Student Rec Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 11. Five short films will showcase 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. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 at Morgantown Pathfinder and Black Bear Locations and $10 for all Boulder Bash participants. Proceeds from Reel Rock 12 will benefit the Coopers Rock Foundation and the WVU Adventure WV Scholarship Fund. Reel Rock 12 is open to the public and kid friendly.
The weekend will continue on Sunday with two bouldering social hours at Cooper’s Rock and two restoration projects with the Cooper’s Rock Foundation. Discounted overnight options at WVU’s Adventure WV yurt village and primitive campsites are available.
Visit adventureclimbing.wvu.edu/compeition for more information or to register.
Reel Rock 12 will be Hosted at WVU Student Rec Center
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — The Reel Rock 12 Film Tour will be hosted on November 11 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Mo’town Climbing Festival at the WVU Student Rec Center. Reel Rock 12 is a local fundraiser benefiting the Coopers Rock Foundation and the WVU Adventure WV Scholarship Fund. This event is open to the public and kid friendly.
Reel Rock 12 Film Tour will feature five short films that follow climbing’s greatest stars, stories and sends. The films showcases 19-year-old Margo Hayes journey to be the first woman to climb a 5.15, the most difficult rating on the Yosemite Decimal System; Chris Sharma’s deep water soloing in the Mediterranean and Maureen Beck’s experience as a one-armed climber, among others.
Tickets are available for $10 at Morgantown Pathfinder and Black Bear Locations, $10 for MoTown Boulder Bash competitors and $15 at the door. For questions about the Reel Rock 12 screening, contact 304-777-8288.
Contact: Mackenzie Christiana