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20th Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo February 15-17

Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by lhummel




Fred Nicole will be slinging your hot cakes for this one!

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Contact: Melissa Strong
Hueco Rock Rodeo
Phone 970.227.3321
[email protected]

For Immediate Release

17530 Wagon Wheel Dr
El Paso, Tx 79938

Hueco Rock Rodeo

20th Hueco Rock Rodeo

2nd Hueco Rock Rodeo Youth Comp

President’s Day Weekend ~ February 15th-17th 2013

5.10, The American Alpine Club and the community of Hueco Tanks and are proud
to announce the 20th Hueco Rock Rodeo! This event began in 1989 bringing climbers
together and despite restrictions, Hueco’s strong climbing community has come together
again and again to make The Hueco Rock Rodeo one of the world’s longest-running
outdoor bouldering competitions!

“We are so happy to have 5.10 back presenting the Hueco Rock Rodeo again! 5.10 is
behind this event in a big way with lots of product and the prize money!” Melissa Strong,
Hueco Rock Rodeo Event Organizer. “The American Alpine Club is very happy to be
a part of the 20th Hueco Rock Rodeo hosting the event at our newly purchased Hueco
Rock Ranch.” John Bragg, The American Alpine Club.

The Hueco Rock Rodeo brings climbers of all abilities together for a weekend full of
climbing and camaraderie in the world class bouldering destination of Hueco Tanks. Pro
climbers and special events scheduled for this year include:

~ Fred Nicole is returning to Hueco! He will be at the event helping prAna cook breakfast
for the competitors Saturday morning!

~ Daniel Woods is returning to see if he can win the Rodeo for what would be his fourth
consecutive year and top his performance last year—one of the best climbing days of his
life where he sent: 1 V11, 2 V12s, 1 V13 and 2 V14s! Woods will also be conducting a
Rock Rodeo Climbing Clinic on Sunday February, 17th!

~ Paul Robinson will be returning for the first time since he won the Rodeo in 2009 to
challenge Daniel for the Mutant Category Title! On Friday February 15th Paul will also be
premiering his new movie, Chasing Winter, which showcases his last year of bouldering
in South Africa and Europe and conducting a Rodeo Clinic on Sunday.

~ Paige Claassen and Abbey Smith will be presenting The Incan Odyssey—a slideshow
about their recent bouldering trip to Peru with Pete Takeda, Mick Follari, and Andy
Mann—on Friday February, 15th after pre-registration and dinner.


~ Angie Payne will present Discovering and Establishing Boulders in Greenland—a
slideshow about her recent trip to Greenland with Ethan Pringle, Keith Ladzinski, and
Mike Libecki on Saturday February, 16th after the comp.

~ The Park Staff of Hueco Tanks has made the available First Rodeo Hueco Tanks Rock
Art Tour on Friday, February 15th at 2:00pm—embracing the cultural aspects of Hueco.

~ 2nd Annual HRR Art Show featuring work from local strong climbers and artists Sam
Davis (photography – and Vanessa Compton
(mixed media – will be on Saturday, February 16th. Selected works
will also be available for viewing and purchase throughout the season at the Hueco Rock
Rodeo website,

~ 2nd Annual HRR Dyno Comp will be on Saturday, February 16th

~ 2nd Annual HRR Youth Comp will take place on Sunday, February 17th.

~ There will be free Yoga classes by athlete Olivia Hsu offered Friday, Saturday and
Sunday. Sign up at the Hueco Rock Ranch—times will be posted!

~ Sunday evening the competitors and clinic participants will be welcomed back to the
Ranch for the Rock Rodeo Round Up BBQ! There will be a food, drinks, beer, fire, live
music, and, back by popular demand, the mechanical bull!

Registration costs $80 per participant and includes climbing Saturday, goody bags filled
with Rodeo t-shirts, hats and more, slideshows, movie premier, Saturday night party, two
breakfasts, three dinners, and beer!

Ongoing Clinics
Hueco Rodeo Rock Climbing Clinics are being offered throughout the climbing season
to help folks advance their climbing skills and get ready for the Rodeo! Clinic dates
are December 29th, January 19th and February, 17th. Instructors include professional
climbers Jason Kehl, Alex Johnson, Daniel Woods, Paul Robinson, Paige Claassen, Nick
Duttle, Matty Hong, Nina Williams and climbing coach Kris Peters. Sign-ups, dates, and
more info can be found on the website –

About the Rock Rodeo
The Hueco Rock Rodeo is a tradition that has been handed down through generations of
climbers who love Hueco. The Rodeo proudly supports and donates proceeds to Hueco
Tanks State Historic Site and Park (, The
Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition ( and the El Paso Youth Outreach
Program. These organizations work to maintain our privilege to climb at this valuable
site while preserving Hueco’s delicate natural and cultural resources and giving back to
the local community. We are proud to be continuing the tradition of giving back to Hueco



About The Hosts
The 20th Hueco Rock Rodeo is being presented by 5.10 and hosted by the American
Alpine Club at their newly purchased property the Hueco Rock Ranch

More info and registration at

Gleatherland Ranch,
Hueco Hacienda,
Hueco Rock Ranch,

Send Climbing,

Guided Tours:
Hueco Tanks State Historical Site,

Local Art:
Photography by Sam Davis,
Photography by Gustavo Mosier,
Photography by Merrick Ales,
Photography by Beau Kahler,
Vanessa Compton, Artist,

American Alpine Club in Hueco Tanks
Access Fund,
Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition,
El Paso City Visitor’s Bureau,
Hueco Tanks State Historical Site,

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