Trek Bikes Sponsors 2012 Red Rock Rendezvous Event
Las Vegas, Nev. – The ninth annual Mountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvous (RRR) rock climbing festival announced Trek bike company will be the bike sponsor during the event, which will take place March 30 through April 1, 2012 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas.
“We are very excited to have Trek as a sponsor,” said Phil Bridgers, RRR event coordinator. “Trek is one the premier bike companies in the world and will provide demo bikes and help teach clinics during Red Rock Rendezvous. Trek’s bikes and experienced team will greatly benefit those participating the in the new Friday clinics we will be offering. Trek is another example of the high caliber of sponsors and partners we have been able to procure making Red Rock Rendezvous the world-renowned event it has grown into.”
Title sponsored by The North Face, the festival offers clinics for advanced and intermediate climbers on Saturday and Sunday. Registration is $99 per person for the Saturday and Sunday events, and $179 per person for the Friday Learn to Climb clinic and Saturday and Sunday clinic combo (without the gear package). For $188, participants can have access to events for all three days.
New to RRR in 2012 are intensive training clinics on Friday, March 30.
- Special Friday Clinics include:
- Half-day mountain biking clinic
- Multiple pitch climbing for intermediate climbers
- Wilderness first aid – an eight-hour course to earn certification card
- Warrior’s Way with author and climber Arno Ilgner
- Map and compass class
- Self-rescue rock rescue class
- Intensive trail running
- UClimb’s Learn to Climb clinic for less experienced climbers and those who have never attempted the difficulty levels of the Red Rock Canyon. UClimb is designed to teach all ages how to rock climb in small-group settings with other amateur climbers. The full-day introduction clinics will teach climbing fundamentals to succeed at Red Rocks and other outdoor settings.
The clinics will take place in an intimate clinic setting by professional guides who are also some of the world’s most accomplished climbers. UClimb participants will then be able to enjoy one full day and one half day throughout the weekend. There will also be an optional gear package that will include harness, helmet, shoes, belay device, carabineer, chalk bag and a membership to the Access Fund.
Registration for the 2012 RRR began Nov. 1 and is limited to the first 1,000 registrants. For a complete list of registration packages and prices, visit www.redrockrendezvous.com.
Registration includes the Friday night opening celebration, a dinner buffet on Saturday night, demos, comps and mini-seminars by event sponsors, slideshow and movie on Friday night, a blow-out party on Saturday night, pancake breakfast Sunday morning and service projects to assist in the environmental conservation of the Red Rock Canyon and Spring Mountain.
All of the festival activities, outside of the climbing clinics, will take place at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park located about 10 minutes from the entrance to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This year’s Red Rock Rendezvous participant camping will be at Spring Mountain Ranch.
Event proceeds will benefit the Access Fund, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment. Other benefiting organizations include the American Safe Climbing Association, the American Alpine Club, Friends of Red Rocks and the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council.
For more information, call (800) 829-2009 or visit www.RedRockRendezvous.com.