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A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attidudes, interests, and goals.
Synonyms: brotherhood, sisterhood, family.
Community, education, and inspiration are at the heart of each OR sponsored event. More than just outdoor festivals, they are the gatherings and celebrations of the tribe. It's at our sponsored events where we gather product feedback and user stories, create relationships and help support and educate our community. From adventure film fests, ice and rock climbing festivals, community gatherings to randonee races, OR sponsored events include education from expert guides and athletes, gear demos, plenty of celebrating and endless supplies of stoke. Check out what we've got on deck—there's likely to be one near you!
UIAA World Cup Ice Climbing
February 22-24, 2019
Outdoor Research is proud to sponsor the UIAA World Cup for Ice Climbing, gearing up for its new North American tour stop in Denver, which will serve as the 2018/2019 finals. Follow along live during that time when you tune into the YouTube live streaming channel.
Learn more: https://www.theuiaa.org/ice-climbing/denver/
Jackson Hole, WY
Weeknights, Summer 2019
A weekly summer outdoor bouldering series located at the Teton Boulder Park, the Town Pump fosters community, camaraderie, and loads of fun. The Pump also generates money for climbing holds and maintenance for the Teton Boulder Park.
Salt Lake Climbing Festival
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brought to you by the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance. Climbing, education and community are at the heart of the Salt Lake Climbing Festival. Join us for a weekend of skills based climbing clinics and festivities geared towards all levels of climbers.
AAC Craggin’ Classics
(Various locations and dates)
The American Alpine Club provides quality climbing festivals across the nation. Looking for a climbing fest near you? You can expect: great clinics, presentations, music, high-fives, flims, crag stewardship and conservation and plenty of great community vibes.
Fall climbing at the Red River Gorge is best experienced via Rocktoberfest. Clinics, films, competitions and festivities make this fest one of the best in the southeast. Rocktoberfest is also the biggest fundraiser for the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition which powers further access and support to climbing in the Red River Gorge.
Color the Crag
Horse Pens 40, Steele, AB
Hosted by Brothers of Climbing and Brown Girls Climb, Color the Crag Climbing Festival is an event for all climbers and non-climbers to support diversity outdoors. The core mission is to increase the presence of people of color outside, encourage community and leadership, and provide positive representation of climbing and physical activity among populations of color.
Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival
Chattanooga, Tenn., November, 2018
The Women's Climbing Festival is a four day event presented by Flash Foxy, that will bring together and celebrate the growing community of women climbers. We hope that our Women’s Climbing Festival will not only reach veteran female climbers but also provide a safe space for beginner climbers to come and learn more about all that climbing has to offer!
Bozeman Ice Fest
Dec. 5-9, 2018
The early bird gets the worm. One of the first ice climbing events of the ice season, this event is sure to get you prepped for climbing your dream—inspired by its adventure film fest, speakers, product demo, and clinics from world-class athletes and guides.
All proceeds go to the local organization Friends of Hylite and organization that help gain access to Hylite Canyon climbing.
Smuggs Ice Bash
Smuggler’s Notch, VT
A weekend of climbing and events in Vermont’s premier ice climbing destination. Attendees will enjoy gear demos, clinics for the beginner to advanced climber, multimedia slideshows, dry tooling competition, raffles and camaraderie.
VICE Ice Fest
Tufts Mountain Club “Loj” in North Woodstock, NH.
A grassroots ice climbing festival run in partnership with Tufts Mountain Club, Lahouts Summit Shop, and OR partner, Cathedral Mountain Guides, this premiere fest focuses around climbing education, competitions, safety seminars, and FUN.
Ouray Ice Festival
January 24-27, 2019
What better place to learn or better your ice skills than one of the nation’s only ice parks? Nestled in the “Swiss Alps of Colorado,” the Ouray Ice Festival will provide you with great clinics, a stacked gear demo, inspirational speakers, a climbing competition and a great dance party.
Duluth Ice & Mixed Fest
Hone your skills and dull your tips on the Casket Quarry’s legendary ice and mixed lines. Duluth Ice and. Between ice clinics, mix clinics, and fat bike demos, Duluth Ice and Mixed fest and is sure to be enjoyed by climbers and non-climbers alike.
Alpental, WA and Bachelor, OR
Dedicated to raising backcountry stoke through ski and avalanche awareness clinics, this multi-stop ski festival celebrates mountain culture and mountain touring via races, clinics, demos and festivities.
Alpenglow Sports Mountain Festival
February, 17-25, 2019
Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a ten-day celebration of human powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demos, presentations, films, and more! Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival has been designed to inspire participants to enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family.
Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest
North Conway, NH
February 1-3, 2019
Are you #DTHM (down to hard mix)? So are the hardy ice climbers of the northeast. Mt Washington Valley Ice Fest gives you a great taste of NE climbing, and the people are as warm as the hot cocoa you come home to after a great day of bettering your ice skills.
This one’s for the ladies! Founded by Shelma Jun, Flash Foxy is an all-women’s climbing festival centered around inspiring, gathering and educating women climbers. There’s a reason this festival sells out in under five minutes.
5point Adventure Film Festival
(on the road series has various locations, please visit http://5pointfilm.org/ for complete schedule and more information)
Not your average adventure film festival, 5 Point films are centered around five major principles: Respect, Commitment, Humility, Purpose, and Balance.
These films will challenge, inspire, and move you to new heights.