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Mark your calendars for OCF16: April 14-16, 2023

 

The Weber State University Outdoor Program is proud to host the Ogden Climbing Festival. The Ogden Climbing Festival is the premier climbing event in the region and brings together climbers from all climbing disciplines to introduce them to the best of Ogden, Utah.

The OCF boasts three days of incredible events from educational climbing clinics for all abilities, stewardship and service opportunities, climbing competitions, and inspiring keynote speakers.  The OCF brings together climbers, educators, retailers, and top companies to carry on the rich climbing tradition of Ogden, Utah. 

Even though it feels like OCF15 just happened...because it did, we could not be more excited to host the 16th annual Ogden Climbing Festival at its normal time! Join us on April 14 - 16th 2023 for clinics, vendors, crate stacking, climbing comps, and more.

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2023: Friday, April 14

--  Events--

  • Crate Stacking

Timing: Friday 4/14 || 4-7pm

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

Event Price: Free (no registration required)

  • Where's Waldo Golden Egg Scavenger Hunt

Timing: Friday 4/14

Location: Ogden, UT

Details: Find the golden egg! Golden eggs will be placed on some of Ogden's most iconic climbing routes, once you find an egg turn it in at Weber State's Outdoor Program for your prize!

Event Price: Free (no registration required)

--  Evening Event--

Speaker: Phil Henderson

Timing: Friday 4/14 || 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Food truck & Raffle start at 6:00 p.m., speaker starts at 7:00 p.m.)

Location: Union Station - 2501 Wall Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

Info: A native of California, Philip started his outdoor career almost 30 years ago. His passion for recreation, education, and climbing has provided him with opportunities to travel, climb and ski around the world. Over the past two and half decades he has spent hours volunteering for many youth programs in the US, exposing young people from around the country to the power of nature.  Has been instrumental in teaching mountain skills training to guides and porters around Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Chile as well as encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring many more people to get outside.  This year's speaker is hosted by Weber State University and will feature prize giveaways, food trucks, and games. Come early to get your raffle ticket and some delicious grub.

Event Price: TBD

reel rock 16Phil Henderson

A native of California, Philip started his outdoor career almost 30 years ago. 
His passion for recreation, education and climbing has provided him with opportunities to travel, climb and ski around the world. Over the past two and half decades he has spent hours volunteering for many youth programs in the US, exposing young people from around the country to the power of nature.  Phil has been instrumental in teaching mountain skills and training guides and porters around Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Chile as well as encouraging, inspiring, and mentoring many more people to get outside.  
 
NOLS employee and instructor  1994 - 2016
Member of the 2012 North Face/National Geographic Everest Education Expedition. 
Denali 2005 and 2013
Numerous training mission in Nepal 
2018 Led the first All African American climb or Mt Kilimanjaro 
Recipient of the 2020 Outdoor Afro Lifetime Achievement Award 
Expedition Leader of Full Circle Everest Expedition 2022  1st All Black team in history to summit Mt Everest.
 
Philip now spends his free time skiing and biking in southwest Colorado where he lives with his wife and daughter.

 

 2023: Saturday, April 15

-- Citizens Climbing Competition --

Timing: Saturday 4/15 || Time TBD

Location: TBD

Cost: TBD

WHO CAN COMPETE? Anyone and everyone! No matter the skill level everyone is welcome. Every competitor will be entered into a raffle to win sweet swag from our sponsors!

Categories

  • Recreational: V0 - V3
  • Intermediate: V4-V6
  • Advanced: V7+
  • Masters (35+ yrs)

FORMAT

  • Redpoint

Climbing Time: TBD

Vendors: TBA

--  Clinics--

  • CLIMBING PREP & LOGISTICS -ROUNDTABLE

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

  • TRAD SKILLS - PLACEMENTS, ANCHORS, TACTICS

Timing: TBD

Location: See pre-course email from instructors. 22nd St Trailhead or an indoor rain-out option

 

  • SUPPORTIVE BELAY TECHNIQUES FOR THE UNSURE CLIMBER

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

 2023: Sunday, April 16

--  Clinics--

  • SPORT CLIMBING ANCHORS

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

  • FITNESS FOR CLIMBERS: TRX

Timing: TBD

Location: Wildcat Center - Group X Studio A

 

  • TOP MANAGED BELAYS

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

  • MENTAL TRAINING FOR CLIMBERS - ROUNDTABLE

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

  • INTRO TO ADAPTIVE CLIMBING

Timing: TBD

Location: Ramp Technical Training Center (WSU Outdoor Adventure and Welcome Center) - 1352 Village Dr, Ogden, UT 84408

 

 

Price 

Coming Soon

 ONLINE SALES WILL CEASE AT 7 P.M. Saturday

BUY NOW: TBD

 

Food Trucks & Raffle


 

 

 

 OCF16 Event Hosts

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 2023 Sponsors Include (Interested in becoming an OCF Sponsor? Reach out to Amy at amyknight1@weber.edu)

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