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Join Us at the Red Rock Rendezvous—March 30 – April 1, 2012

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by Southwest Section

Live in Vegas? Live anywhere within what could ever-so-barely be considered reasonable driving distance? It doesn’t matter if you live in Spain, you should probably just show up to the Rendezvous. Really, what do you have to lose? Nothing, that’s what—and you stand to gain sweet prizes, the chance to bid on more sweet prizes* in the auction, and perhaps most importantly, you’ll get to go climbing in Red Rocks with everyone from the climbing community. The Red Rocks Rendezvous—sponsored every year by Mountain Gear—is one of the best climbing festivals in the country!

When: March 30 – April 1, 2012

Where: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

More: Red Rock Rendezvous

While you’re there: Stop by the AAC Booth. No, seriously, do it. Not only will you probably get something free out of it (yeah, we bribe), you can play the Paper Bag Game with us and win more cool stuff!

What are we talking about? This (we’d show you pictures from our last staff party, but they’re not really appropriate):

The Paper Bag Game:


Find a paper grocery bag, the kind with a square bottom that will stand up by itself. Gather some relatively sober friends, though alcohol can add a challenge and you can do it alone or in a large group, but it’s most fun with about four to eight players. Put a paper grocery bag on the floor standing upright.

Game Play

The first player stands on one foot. No other body part can touch the floor. She bends over and grabs the paper bag in her teeth and stands up. If she touches the paper bag with her hands, she’s out. If she falls over she’s out. If the second foot, a hand or a knee touches down, she’s out. If she stands up successfully with the bag in her mouth, she stays in the game. Now go around the circle and everyone gets a try. Everyone who is successful, stays in for the next round.

For the second round, tear about an inch off the top of the bag. Keep going until only one player succeeds or everyone is eliminated. Get another bag and repeat, but everyone has to change legs for the second round (this is training, remember?).

For a bit more challenge, you can force players to clasp their hands behind their backs or to hold their non-planted leg in their hand.

The bag game will end in a “bag off” Sat night on stage.


Totally Sweet Auction Item Package From the Club that You Can Bid On:

• Day of climbing with Rob Pizem—Including a Sterling Rope hollow block, chain reactor, and falcon biner in a new Sterling chalk bag, C.A.M.P. Mach Express 5-pack and Photon Wire Rack Pack, Certificate for a pair of Scarpa shoes, and an AAC-Logo Arc’teryx Delta half zip mid-layer!

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