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Sunday, May 18, 2008

New River Rendezvous

This year’s New River Rendezvous proved that rainy weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the climbing community.  The event saw roughly 900 volunteers, sponsors, and participants amped on a weekend of climbing, fellowship, and contests.  We had the distinct pleasure of running a Bag Your Micro-Trash at the Crag Contest.  The winner of the contest helped pick up a considerable amount of micro-trash from the base of several popular climbing areas in the region.  For his efforts he was rewarded with a prize pack donated by Miguel’s at the Red River Gorge. 

The Rendezvous shifted gears this year after last year’s event.  The promoters moved to a pre-registration system and capped attendance to 700 participants.  The other big news was this year’s zero waste initiative.  The promoters were pleased to see how much cleaner the venue was compared with last year’s Rendezvous.  We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the Micro-Trash contest, your stewardship is much appreciated, and to our wonderful hosts, this may have been our first Rendezvous but it certainly won’t be our last.  To find out more about this fabulous event go to

Happy Trails, 

Topher Marlatt & Alexis Ollar

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