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Date Tuesday  7/23/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title CMC Speaker Series: The Shenanigans of First Ascents w/ La Sportiva's Ben Rueck
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 8:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Member Price $5.00
Non-member Price $30.00
Available Participants 190
Type Public Events


Tuesday, July 23 | 6PM Clmbing Clinc | 7:30PM Speaker Series
American Mountaineering Center
710 10th St.
Golden, CO 80401

For more info Contact

Colorado Mountain Club
Ph: 303-279-3080


Join the Colorado Mountain Club and La Sportiva N.A. for a CMC Speaker Series event with La Sportiva climber, Ben Rueck.


Speaker Series Only: $5 Online | $7 Door

Climbing Clinic + Speaker Series + Drink: $30 Online | $40 Door (limited to 20 participants)

6PM – Climbing Clinic w/ Ben Rueck

7:30PM – Speaker Series

Ben Rueck grew up on the farmlands of Grand Junction, CO and never even thought about climbing until he was 17 years old. Once introduced to climbing, it quickly became a key fabric of his life and eventually a career. Ben has been focusing on first accents all over the world for the past 16 years – traveling from the heart of Africa, to the forests of China.

Ben’s presentation will focus on these first ascents and how inevitably, nothing ever goes as planned on them. There will always be unexpected hindrances, unknown circumstances, and fear when you are climbing something that has never been climbed before. Join us to hear all the shenanigans that have occurred on these first ascents, and the lessons he has learned. There will be prizes from La Sportiva and the CMC, drinks, and community!

Prior to the speaker series event, Ben will be providing an exclusive climbing clinic on the climbing wall inside the American Mountaineering Center before the presentation that will be focused on movement, body awareness, and conscious flow while climbing. Basically, the goal is to help you feel weightless while climbing, something all climbers wish they felt like!

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Proceeds support Colorado Mountain Club as a nonprofit!

La Sportiva N.A.