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GRAND Re-Opening Celebration

As part of our Grand Re-Opening Celebration, come in and meet Kurt Smith on Friday, November 17th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Stay for his presentation "Rock On!" at 7:00 pm. (Photo is Kurt Smith on Midnight Lighting in Yosemite in 1985.)…

Not only is Kurt a world-renowned athlete, but he is also a representative for several gear manufacturers, including Petzl. Kurt has been contributing to Ohio Climbers Coalition events since our inception, including donating several items to the Mad River Gorge stewardship event. When you're there, thank Kurt for continuing to support Ohio climbing.

Kurt Smith grew up in Lake Tahoe and first faced off with Yosemite’s big walls and rock climbs in 1980. 38 years and thousands of routes later, his accomplishments include three years of competing on the National and World Cup circuit, with wins at the Nationals, twelfth place at the World Cup in 1992, plus a top-20 ranking. He has spent 3 decades opening up new routes in Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Clear Creek Canyon, Rifle, El Potrero Chico, Mexico and other popular climbing areas, with a mission to create “the best lines regardless of the grade.” With over 500 First Ascents under his belt he is not slowing down in his quest for new lines.

Earlier Event: November 6
REEL ROCK 12 showing in Columbus
Later Event: November 18
Ladies' Night