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5th Annual New River Rendezvous

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The dates have been set for a while (May 18-20), but there’s now a web site with tons of details on this year’s New River Rendezvous. If you haven’t attended, this is a premier climbing event held at the Burnwood facilities on the rim of the New River Gorge in West Virginia. I attended last year and it was a fun event with some interesting clinics and workshops. I attended the Warrior’s Way clinic by Arno Ilgner and learned quite a bit.

Can you believe it? The 5th Annual New River Rendezvous is coming up. It seems like only a matter of months ago that we were scrambling to pull off the first Rendezvous in the full-on pouring rain, (proving once and for all that weather is not a factor), now look at us–busting out our own website! How far this event has come. Nothing demonstrates this more than our fundraising totals which have doubled every year. That means our philosophy is working: Because of the generosity of our sponsors we can offer darn near everything free, leaving you to make a donation you are comnfortable with. You guys get it! Most of what you donate to New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) goes straight back into the resource that we come together to celebrate: The climbing at the New River Gorge. The balance goes to support the Access Fund. This amazingly effective organization has been working for climbers for over twenty years. Have you renewed your membership?

Thanks to you, we can continue our mission of replacing worn-out hardware and developing and maintaining the climber trail system. NRAC also provides a voice for climbers on larger environmental issues, such as the current viewshed issue. Outreach is the final part of our missionâ??we want more of you to get involved! Stop by the NRAC tent to find out how.

We look forward to seeing all of you this year. Come early, stay late and remember to carpool!

Be aware, this event gets extremely crowded. All proceeds benefit the New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC).

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