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CALI - Climbing + Cacti

  • Joshua Tree National Park (map)

It's time for a climbing trip to Joshua Tree National Park with Girls Who Climb, Arêt Basewear, and affiliated sponsors Vertical Hold, Golden State Guiding, Mesa Rim, the Access Fund, and the San Diego chapter of the American Alpine Club! Come climb with us at Joshua Tree and join us for a weekend of climbing camaraderie and fun. Everyone is welcome! This is not a formal guided trip, but rather a fun structured weekend with bouldering, rope climbing, and a raffle! With a $10 entry into the optional raffle, you can have a chance to win swag from Golden State Guiding, Vertical Hold, American Alpine Club, Mesa Rim, the Access Fund, and other rad organizations. All raffle funds will be donated to the Access Fund.

Also, ladies, if you're interested in Arêt Basewear's items, there will be a sale on their awesome sports bras. Check out the discussion forum threads in the event page to find: 1) the Google Doc thread for the sports bra information, 2) a thread for car pooling, 3) a thread for boulder problems, routes, and areas to check out, and 4) the camping information thread.

Here is the itinerary:

Saturday, Nov. 3:
12pm, meet at Nomad Ventures (Address: 61795 Twentynine Palms Highway A, Joshua Tree, CA 92252) for carpool into the park. Check out this site ( to view the fees for park entrance.
12:30, Welcome Chat w/ Arêt and GWC at the Hidden Valley parking lot. We'll be kicking off the bouldering day here and also coordinating boulders to check out.
Boulder all day at Hidden Valley - Check the Facebook Discussion Forum Thread to list your projects and problems you want to send!
Dinner: Optional at camp ground or dinner in town - the decision is yours!
Camping: Camping options are available at BLM and other areas. Check the Facebook Discussion Thread to see campground suggestions and coordinations.

Sunday, Nov. 4:
9am, meet at Nomad Ventures to carpool into park
9:30am, Educational talks and chats in the Hidden Valley parking lot area with some of our sponsors: 
GSG: Tyler - Transitioning from gym to outdoors
Arêt: Olivia - neurological changes with getting outdoors, Bridget - mental aspects of climbing/ bouldering
GWC: Lea, Chloe, and Mary Lane - Gender and Climbing Outdoors
10:30am, Raffle items from the event sponsors

11:00am - 5pm, Climbing! Check the Facebook Discussion Thread to view the bouldering area and rope area coordinations

Finally and most importantly, *PLEASE* fill out the online waiver. It's mandatory for all joining us at the event:

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