Bower Climbing Coalition presents Reel Rock 13:
Silent Auction / Raffle / Local Beer
+ food and beverages provided by Big Sky Brewing Co & Crate Street Food
Sunday, November 4th, 2018. Doors open at 5:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. At the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave / Spokane, WA)
Buy tickets online here: $18 / Buy tickets at the door: $25.
Rock The Earth: Earth Day Crag Cleanup and After Party: April 22nd, 2018
8:00AM – CLEANUP – Meet at any of the following crags: Minnehaha, Cliff Drive, Mirabeau, Dishman or Deep Creek. Bring gloves, work clothes, water, smiles and your climbing gear if you want to climb after!
5:00PM – AFTER PARTY – Doors Open at the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA)
6:000PM – Climbing Presentation by BCC President Scott Coldiron
7:00PM – Live Music Begins! Marshal Mclean hits the stage!
Tickets online: NEW LOWER PRICE, THANK YOU BIG SKY BREWING! $10 / Tickets at the door: $15
Bower Climbing Coalition presents Reel Rock 12:
Silent Auction / raffle / Local Beer
+ food provided by Perry Street Brewing & Crate Street Food
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. At the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave / Spokane, WA) Tickets online: $20 / Tickets at the door: $25.
Replaced unsafe rusty bolts on Touch of Gray (5.11c) at Dishman this last weekend.
We want to give a special shout out to BCC board member Erik Lawson who spent 1.5 hours chopping and patching 5 rusted bolts that could not be removed. Then spent 6.5 additional hours removing and replacing 7 protection bolts from this route. The hard work has really payed off, the route looks beautiful and is safe again! Thank you.
This event is taking place on Earth Day, April 22nd. From 8am-noon we are cleaning our local crags and getting them ready for the climbing season. Then from noon-6pm we relax and climb. To end the day, we will meet back at Wild Walls downtown for an after party.
The after party will feature a technical ropework exposition. Also, tons of pizza and local beer as nourishment and of course a gear raffle!
Click the poster below for more info. And stay tuned for exact locations and more!
Help! We have had a lot of questions about how to help and we are psyched that you psyched on lending a hand! Here are a few ways you can help us right now…
– Come to our fundraiser! Dec. 3rd at Wild Walls
– Donations of products, services, or just plain cash…
– If you know a business that may be interested in supporting us, let us know!
For all donations you can either drop them off to Todd at Wild Walls, or you can contact us for info.
Eric Lawson was replacing bolts on The Force (10a/huge sandbag). On the 3rd bolt, in the middle of a cruxy traverse with horrible feet, Eric applied 10 lbs of pressure with a 6 in wrench and the bolt sheared off! There is no way that bolt would have held body weight, let alone a lead fall.
Let’s get on it Spokane! Time to replace those relics… if you want to help, message us here.
Today marks one year since Andrew’s passing. We would like to share this piece of Andrew’s story, sent to us by Elle Ossello:
Voice shaking, giddy, nervous, ecstatic, I taught my first Introduction to Climbing class years ago at Wild Walls Climbing Gym with Andrew standing by observing his own student watchfully, patiently. I was so proud to step into the formidable shoes of a teacher and mentor more passionate and knowledgable than a whole university of professors. Never have I known someone so dedicated to inciting the fire for his own passion in every single person that walked across his path.
Sharing the teaching podium with him cultivated within me a reverence for those who sat as students before me. It left me feeling forever deeply dutiful to anyone who ever looks to me for help understanding. I never would have understood the profound depth of duty of a teacher to his student had I not watched Andrew conduct himself with great seriousness and tenderness before everyone that signed up for that class.
And then I watched him meet Emily. There are hardly words to describe the joy of having been privileged enough to be around them as their love unfurled. All I know is that I feel a bit less temporal having felt the radiating power of their mutual adoration.
The world lost a truly powerful human. But it is a testament to the goodness of his soul that he lives on so tangibly in the hearts of the people he left behind. Rest with God, Andrew. You will be missed.