OCFX: April 7-8, 2017
The Outdoor Program at Weber State University, GEAR:30, and the Front Climbing Club are proud to host the tenth annual Ogden Climbing Festival presented by Black Diamond (OCFX). The Ogden Climbing Festival is the premier climbing event in the region. The Festival brings together climbers from all climbing disciplines to introduce them to best of Ogden Utah.
The OCF boasts two days of incredible events from educational climbing clinics for all abilities, stewardship and service opportunities, equipment demo's, and inspiring keynote speakers Alex Honnold, and Cedar Wright. The OCF brings together climbers, educators, retailers, and top companies to carry on the rich climbing tradition of Ogden, Utah.
Friday, April 7
-- OCFX Equipment Demo and FREE Climbing --
Try equipment from the climbing industries leading brands and support the sponsors of the Ogden Climbing Festival. Find out what else OCFX has to offer and register for Saturday's events.
- 6 - 9 p.m.
- The Front Ogden Climbing
Saturday, April 8
-- Stewardship Event: Trail Work and Crag Cleanup --
1. Erosion control
2. Trail rehab on the trail systems above 22nd St. and boulder field
Help us improve access trails and prevent erosion in the Ogden Boulder Field and Schoolroom Climbing area.
- 8 a.m. - Noon
- Saint Joseph High School Parking Lot (1790 Lake St. Ogden, Utah Map)
- Coffee and small pastries available for purchase (morning of)
- Bring gloves if you have them or gloves will be provided
- Free lunch provided by Lucky Slice from 12p-1p (after cleanup)
-- Free Lunch for Participants --
- Provided by The Lucky Slice and Redbull
- Noon - 1 p.m.
- Saint Joseph High School Parking Lot (1790 Lake St. Ogden, Utah)
-- Educational Climbing Clinics --
- 1 - 5 p.m.
- Lower Ogden Boulder Field (park and check-in at Saint Joseph High School located at 1790 Lake St. Ogden, Utah Map).
- Check-in and meet your group at the registration table.
You will not want to miss this show! Food and beverage provided by Union Grill, music, sponsors fair, massive raffle with thousands of dollars in swag, and incredible multimedia shows presented by Cedar Wright, and Alex Honnold! We have limited tickets and it is anticipated that this show will sell out early.
- 7 - 9 p.m.
- Union Station
Price (includes raffle ticket)
Alex Honnold is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzyingly heights without a rope to protect him if he falls. His humble, self-effacing attitude toward such extreme risk has earned him the nickname Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold.
This Sacramento, California-native’s most celebrated achievements include the first and only free-solos of the Moonlight Buttress (5.12d, 1,200 feet) in Zion National Park, Utah, and the Northwest Face (5.12a) of Half Dome (2,200 feet), Yosemite, California. In 2012 he achieved Yosemite’s first “Triple Solo”: climbing, in succession, the National Park’s three largest faces—Mt. Watkins, Half Dome and El Capitan—alone, and in under 24 hours. Whether climbing with a rope or without, Honnold believes climbing is a fantastic vehicle for adventure, an opportunity to seek out those high-test moments with uncertain outcomes in which you’re forced to push through to survive.
Though Honnold often downplays his achievements, his rope-less climbs have attracted the attention of broad and stunned audience. He has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmynominated “Alone on the Wall.” Honnold is sponsored by The North Face, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, and Goal Zero. He is the founder of the Honnold Foundation, an environmental non-profit. And to this day, he maintains his simple “dirtbag-climber” existence, living out of his van and traveling the world in search of the next great vertical adventure.
Cedar Wright is a Professional Climber and Filmmaker living in Boulder Colorado. As a member of The North Face Team, Cedar has traveled the world establishing adventurous and daring first ascents, often documenting these exploits through his writing and cinematography.
Cedar is a National Geographic Explorer, a Contributing Editor at Climbing Magazine, and has won numerous awards for his films, including the popular Sufferfest franchise, which he also stars in along with his good friend Alex Honnold. Cedar is a humble and approachable person known for his goofy sense of humor, and infectious lust for life, and is always game for an outrageous adventure.
While studying English and Creative Writing in Northern California, Cedar fell in love with rock climbing, and soon after graduation he moved into his truck (he now lives in a house) and began following his climbing dreams full time. For over 5 years Cedar was a member of the Yosemite Search and Rescue Team, and when he wasn't hanging out of a helicopter he was climbing! He got pretty good at it.
Today, Cedar is one of the most recognized professional climbers in the United States, and continues to push himself as a climber and creative. Cedar has climbed El Capitan free in a day, established traditional 5.13 first ascents in Yosemite and Indian Creek, and pioneered difficult new Alpine Rock Routes in places like Pakistan, the Bugaboos, and Alaska. Cedar is also becoming an accomplished Paragliding Pilot with a flight from 18,490' Pico de Orizaba the third highest mountain in North America. Cedar measures his net worth in experience, and continues to be a driven, passionate and prolific climber and story teller.
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