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Steve House will present slides from one of his many expeditions.
8:00pm at Rock and Snow. Free Admission.

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It’s a flea market, Rock and Snow style. Bring your stuff to sell or swap.


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The 11th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival featuring the Reel Rock Tour at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center. 7:30pm. $15.00 ($18.00 at the door) Tickets may be purchased in advance at Rock and Snow (cash/check only) or online at www.rockandsnow.com

This year’s program will include the latest releases from Sender Films and Big Up Productions, short selections from the top climbing films of the year, and an exciting filmmaking competition.

Progression by Big Up Productions features Chris Sharma on one of the world’s hardest sport routes, Jumbo Love. Kevin Jorgeson pushes bouldering to dangerous new heights on Ambrosia. Patxi Usobiaga and Johanna Ernst train for the World Cup and Tommy Caldwell ups the ante on Yosemite’s big walls.

First Ascent by Sender Films features top athletes attempting unclimbed walls and peaks around the world from Patagonia and Brazil to Yosemite and beyond.

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Olaf Soot will be presenting slides from one of his many expeditions.

7:00pm at the Mohonk Preserve Visitors Center. Admission is free.

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The 2009 All Access Tour Presentation follows Matt Segal’s climbing career from a JCCA youth competitor to a well-accomplished traditional climber. Segal’s show includes images and video from all around the world including England’s infamous Gritstone and the first free ascent of the Central Howser Tower in The Bugaboos, British Columbia CA. The multi media show will be around an hour long and will include either a raffle or an auction filled with lots of swag from: The North Face, Black Diamond, La Sportiva and PMI Ropes.

Rock and Snow
8:00pm. Free Admission.

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When: Sunday, September 15, 2009

Where: Stating at Ulster County Fair Grounds

Website: www.ulster.net/~sosnyta/index.html

The Survival of the Shawangunks (SOS) is an eight stage triathlon sponsored annually by the New York Triathlete Association.

Cycle country roads and scenic highways circling the northern ridge of the Shawangunk Mountain Range. Ascend the western face. At the entrance to Minnewaska State Park leave your bike for a combination run/swim journey through some of America’s most beautiful cross-country trails and spring fed lakes.

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When: Saturday, August 22, 2009

Where: Ellenville, NY

Website: www.ewcoc.com

Email: info@ewcoc.com

A celebration of the Shawangunk Mountains: music, BBQ, all-blueberry bake sale and pie judging contest, crafts and cultural area and art center, 9:00AM-4:00PM.

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Climb for free with a guide for a day with Alpine Endeavors on September 4!

Alpine Endeavors is  looking for six people on September 4, 2009, to participate in day of rock climbing in the Gunks, free of charge* for day two of the final assessment days.

The day will consist of beginner to low-intermediate climbing with a guide candidate on routes from 5.2 to 5.7 under the supervision of an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor and Rock Guide.

The purpose of the day is to evaluate AMGA SPI guide candidates during their final assessment of the AMGA Single Pitch Instructors Certification. All guide candidates up to this point have successfully completed an AMGA Single Pitch training Course (three days of training) and have successfully completed a one day assessment of their technical and rescue skills.

The day is to provide each candidate a realistic opportunity to teach basic climbing skills – knots, belaying, and climbing techniques to beginners as well as to asses their ability to clearly communicate the skills, manage the group, and facilitate the days progress to a group of actual beginner climbers.

*day passes are not included. They are required and are the responsibility of each participant.

Interested parties, please email info@alpineendeavors.com to register.

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When: Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2009

Where: Ulster County Fairgrounds

Website: Hudson Valley Rib Festival

Features Sanctioned Kansas City Barbeque Society Contest, food vendors including robs for purchase, entertainment, cooking demonstrations & children’s country games. 3rd weekend in August.

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When: Friday-Sunday, August 14-16, 2009

Where: Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, NewYork

Website: Jazz in the Valley

Contact: Phone: 845 384-6350  Email: info@transartinc.org

Annual music festival featuring jazz legends and contemporary artists. Jazz in all its forms from Latin straight ahead to the Blues.

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