Reel Rock 13

 

 SOLD OUT! 

Thanks to everyone who bought tickets. See you Friday!

Get rreeaaddy for REEL ROCK! This November, REEL ROCK 13 blazes across the planet with a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor.

Join us at Central Rock Gym in Hadley, MA. to watch four short films in Reel Rock 13: “The Age of Ondra,” “Up to Speed,” “Queen Maud Land” and “Valley of the Moon.”

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 *Purchase advance tickets online here

We hope you’re thirsty, because there will be plenty to drink from our cash beer and wine bar, as well as tastings by V-one Vodka. Of course, there will be pizza too!

Date: Fri., Dec. 14th

Doors open: 6:00

Show starts: 7:00

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Location: CRG Hadley – 165 Russell Street Hadley, MA 01035

All proceeds benefit WMCC.

 

WMCC Holiday Party, Dec. 2 @ High Horse

This year’s Holiday Party is also a special celebration for Earl and Glenna. We want to thank Earl and Glenna for all they have contributed to the local climbing community in the last 20 years, before they move.

It’s a potluck, so please bring food or dessert to share! Email Danielle Rao at eyell151@yahoo.com to let us know what you plan to bring.

When:

Sun. Dec. 2nd

6:00-10:00 PM

 

Where:

High Horse

in Amherst, MA

 

Bring:

Dish/Dessert

& cash for the bar

 

2018 WMCC Western Mass Rendezvous

THE RENDEZVOUS IS BACK FOR 2018!

The WMCC is bringing the Rendezvous to Erving, MA on October 20-21.
This year’s event will bring back entertainment, a BBQ, and parking
& camping all just minutes from Farley Ledge.

A trail day on Sunday will round out this great community event.

Shuttle services will be provided.

Tickets available at event

Guest Speaker Series with Jenn Flemming

Local rock-climbing star Jenn Flemming will present a slide show on her rock-climbing adventures around the world!

Date: Saturday, February 10, 8-10 pm

Location: Central Rock Gym-Hadley

Cost: -$5 for WMCC MEMBERS in advance ($10 at the door)

            -$10 for non-members  ($15 at the door)

            -Pizza and beverages (as much $ as you want to spend)

            *All proceeds go to benefit the land protection and climbing management activities of the WMCC!

REEL Rock 12

REEL ROCK 12 premieres four new short films that will deliver heart-thumping action, big laughs, and pure inspiration. Featuring 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. View the Trailer Here!

Friday, November 17th

Central Rock Gym, Russell Street, Hadley

Doors open at 5PM. Film starts at 7PM.

Cash beer & wine bar, pizza

Tickets: $10 online or $15 at the door.

*All proceeds benefit the WMCC!

“First Ascents-Super Crack to Everest”-Presented by Ed Webster

Join Ed Webster on his illustrated, narrated lecture covering his Worldwide summits and first ascents.

Tuesday, November 7. 2017

7pm @ the UMass Campus Center Auditorium

*Parking available at the UMass Campus Center Parking Garage

*Admission is free with suggested donation to the WMCC

2016 WMASS Rendezvous

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The Western Mass Rendezvous is back for its 8th Annual celebration of recreation and stewardship in our local climbing resources. The 2-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 24 with a USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition, and will include a screening of Reel Rock 11, a BBQ and Beer/Wine garden, a trail project and climbing tours at Farley Ledges. Register soon to ensure your spot in the competition, at the film, and on one of the tours. The full schedule of events can be found below.

Saturday, September 24
8AM-6PM: USA Climbing Competition ($50 online by Sept. 19) Register Now!
7PM: Beer Garden and BBQ
8PM: Reel Rock Film Tour ($15 online by Sept. 23rd) Purchase Now!
 
Sunday, September 25
8AM-9AM: Breakfast (Free-Farley Main Lot)
9AM-12PM: Trail Project
1PM-5PM: Climbing Tours (Free rope and bouldering tours) Sign-up Now!

 

Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold with David Roberts (Nov 12th)

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TICKETS SOLD OUT!

…If you come by the show and we will do our very best to get you in, but we can’t guarantee anything.

 

Presentation and book signing

Thursday, November 12th at 7:30p

Hampshire College, Amherst MA

Main Lecture Room, Franklin Patterson Hall

Presented by and a fundraiser for the Western Mass Climber’s Coalition

TICKETS SOLD OUT

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ALONE ON THE WALL [W. W. Norton & Company; November 9, 2015; $26.95 hardcover] takes us on an exciting journey alongside the most visionary and bold rock climber of our generation, one death-defying climbing achievement at a time.

A thirty-year old climbing sensation, Alex Honnold fearlessly pushes the limits of free solo rock climbing, scaling incredible heights without a rope, without a partner, and without any securing gear. If he falls, he dies. ALONE ON THE WALL recounts seven of Honnold’s most extreme climbing experiences, including free soloing Sendero Luminoso in Mexico and climbing the FitzTraverse in Patagonia. Each chapter narrates the thrilling adventure of one climb, with reflective and introspective passages throughout that take readers inside Honnold’s head and at least begin to answer the question, “What is this guy thinking?” Veteran climber and award-winning author David Roberts uses the judgments of other climbers to contextualize Honnold’s astonishing accomplishments, many of which were once widely considered impossible.

In addition to being a daredevil rock climber, Honnold is a famed world explorer whose travails are rich with memorable lessons about risk, reward, and focus in the face of unimaginable danger. His stories are as inspiring as they are thrilling, perhaps leaving readers with the courage to climb great heights in their own lives.

2015 Western Mass Rendezvous, presented by Millet

 

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SEPTEMBER 18th 20th, 2015

   

Click Here to Pre-Register!

Camping and competition space is limited!  Pre-register to secure your spot!  

 

NUMBER OF CAMPSITES LEFT: 2 OF 40

Week of Registration Pricing:

$25 ALL-ACCESS WEEKEND PASS(INCLUDES CAMPING!)

$15 Camping (Friday and Saturday), Climbing and Party

$15 Reel Rock Film Tour only

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Pre-Event Schedule Detail

Updates rolling in each week. Subject to change

 

 

Thursday 9/17:

Speaker Series – postponed to Saturday PM at campground

 

Friday 9/18:

REEL ROCK FILM TOUR 10, one of the most important climbing film ever produced!  @CENTRAL ROCK GYM HADLEY(165 Russell St, Hadley, Ma)

    • Dyno Comp qualifiers start at 6:45pm
    • Raffle, Beverages, Sponsors
    • Doors open at 6:30, show starts aroud 8pm
    • $15 at the door. Ticket included in your ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS

CAMPING AT THE WAGON WHEEL CAMPGROUND, just a few miles down the road from Farley Ledge (909 Wendell Rd, Warwick, MA.) YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER WITH THE WMCC FOR CAMPING.  No onsite sales will be available Friday.  Look for your WMCC rep who will be arriving late after Reel Rock. This evening may be mellow, but the real party is Saturday night!

 

Saturday 9/19:

DAYTIME

8AM – 9:30 – START THE MORNING OFF RIGHT AT FARLEY LEDGE. Join us for Pastries and coffee, register for the day’s events and check out some demos by Millet and others!

Note-There will be limited parking at Farley, but We will be providing shuttles from the Wagon Wheel Campground (909 Wendell Rd, Warwick, MA)!!

  • 9:00AM CHECK IN FOR OUTDOOR BOULDERING & ROUTE CLIMBING FUN COMP
    • Several categories, ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
    • Must be in the WMCC’s parking lot by 9:40am. Comp starts at 10am.
    • Scorecards must be turned in at the parking lot at 5pm.  
  • 10AM: Tour Rose Ledge with Local Legend, Al Rubin
    • You must pre-register at Reel Rock Fri PM or the morning of at Farley.
    • Depart from Farley Ledge parking lot to drive over together
  • 10:30AM CLINICS WITH AMC, DEMOS, AND CRAG TOURS
    • Attend a Climbing Technical Clinic with the Appalachian Mountain Club
    • Use sponsor demo gear for the day
    • Tour Mormon Hollow with local legend Al Rubin. Pre-register at Reel Rock or at Farley in the morning

EVENING

AFTER 5PM: AWARDS, SLIDESHOW, AFTER PARTY AND CAMPING AT THE WAGON WHEEL CAMPGROUND 

    • 6:00PM BBQ
    • 7:00PM awards
    • 7:30PM SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION by Columbian rock climber and competition ice climber Andres Marin
    • Stupid human tricks, live music, swimming
    • 10:00PM bonfire

Sunday 9/20:

    • 8AM-10AM: Free pancake breakfast
    • 8:30AM-9:30AM: YOGO Yoga with Molly Kitchen at the campground
    • 10AM-1PM: Access Fund Jeep Conservation Team and Appalachian Mountain Club lead an Adopt-a-Crag at Farley. Meet in the Main Lot
    • 10AM: Tour Rose Ledge with Local Legend, Al Rubin
      • You must pre-register
      • Meet at the parking lot across from Rose Ledge Towing on Poplar Mountain Rd., Erving
    • Another great day of climbing!  
 Rain date for Saturday’s events

 

 

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The WMCC Rendezvous, presented by Millet is our annual fundraiser to help build cohesive relationships with advocacy groups, state and local governments, landowners, and conservation groups and to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment in Western Massachusetts.

 

We’d like to give a huge shout to our presenting sponsor Millet (www.millet.fr/en/). With their support we are able to improve our event and ultimately put more resources to realizing our short and long term goals. The best way to show them your thanks is by visiting their website and taking a look at their products. If you like what you see, buy something. Promise you, it will feel good!

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Edurne Pasaban Slideshow & Booksigning

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The WMCC and Mountaineering Books proudly present: a special evening with Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks!

Edurne Pasaban is the author of TILTING AT MOUNTAINS: Love, Tragedy, And Triumph On The World’s Highest Peaks (Mountaineers, 2014); Translated by local western Mass climber María José Giménez!

From the Mountaineers Books website:
Pasaban is one of the best high-altitude climbers in the world today.

On May 17, 2010, a 37-year-old Spaniard named Edurne Pasaban became the first woman to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 meters. This record-breaking accomplishment put the Basque woman on National Geographic’s 2010 “Adventurers of the Year” list. The next year, both The Alpinist and Outside magazines placed her on their “Adventurers of the Year” lists, too.

Published for the first time in English, Tilting at Mountains tells Edurne’s heartfelt and deeply personal story. She details not only how she came to climb the 8,000-meter peaks——the competitive nature of her Basque heritage played a role, as did, admittedly, an interest in handsome climbing guides——but also how her love for the mountains pulled her from a deep, soul-crushing depression. The book covers her climbs on all the 8,000-meter peaks, some of which were almost cakewalks while others were climbed at great cost, including the loss of close friends.

All proceeds from book sales go towards the WMCC