San Juan College Adventure Fest 2012

From climbing walls and running for your life, to camping out and seeing the best in climbing and adventure films, youll want to be a part of all the Fall fun with San Juan Colleges Adventure Fest, 2012, October 18-20.

Hosted by San Juan Colleges Outdoor Leadership Education and Recreation program, Adventure Fest, 2012 includes four, fun and exciting events throughout three days including a Halloween Booouldering Competition, the Reel Rock 7 Film Festival, the Zombie 5 K Run for Your Life!, and the first annual Halloween Family Camp Out. Choose to take part in one or as many events as you prefer.

This is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy the cooler weather, the outdoors, as well as participate in fun physical activities, explains J.D. Tanner, San Juan College Outdoor Recreation coordinator.

Adventure Fest, 2012, kicks off on Thursday, October 18, with the Halloween Boouldering Competition, which will be held from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., at the Climbing Wall in the SJC Health and Human Performance Center. The event is open to teens and adults, as well as children 5 to 12 years of age. The childrens competition will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while the teen and adult climb will be held from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded for best Halloween costumes. There is no cost to enter, and participants can register at the event.

On Friday, October 19, check out the Reel Rock 7 Film Festival, where four, short independent films, depicting the best in climbing and adventure will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! Enjoy the event outdoors, from 7 to 9 p.m., where films will be shown on the pottery wall outside of the Henderson Fine Arts Center. While films are not rated, some content may be considered to be for a mature audience. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The event is free.

Films shown will include: 

  • The Dura Dura (23 minutes) Chris Sharma has been the king of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now the Czech wunderkind, 19-year-old Adam Ondra, has come to Sharmas home turf to take the torch.
  • The Sharks Fin (23 minutes) Legendary alpinist Conrad Anker nurtured a 20-year obsession with the Sharks Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310 meter Mt. Meru, in India. In 2008 Anker, with Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, endured a grueling 18-day push to within hundreds of feet of the summit, only to be turned back. Three years later, the trio makes a tough decision to return, despite several personal and physical challenges.
  • Wide Boys (20 minutes) American offwidth climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who arent afraid to bleed their way up a route. So when two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the west, including the first ascent of the worlds hardest offwidth known as Century Crack it came a quite a shock.
  • Honnold 3.0 (23 minutes) Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest soloist of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From highball boulder first ascents to 5.13 free solos, from far-flung traditional climbing adventures, to speed records on The Nose, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet the Yosemite Triple.

On Saturday, October 20, put on your favorite Halloween costume, for the Zombie 5 K Run for Your Life!, which will be held at 2 p.m., at the Intramural Soccer and Ball Field parking areas, located on the north side of SJCs Farmington campus. Participants are encouraged to dress as the living or the dead! The run is free and fun for all ages. Participants can choose to walk, jog or run, and may register at the event.

Adventure Fest, 2012, will conclude with the first annual Halloween Camp Out, on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Intramural Soccer field, located on the north side of the Colleges Farmington campus. There will be fun for the whole family put on your Halloween best and choose to come for the evening or camp out for the night. Kids are sure to enjoy the Tent-to-Tent Trick-R-Treating, as well as ghost stories, and campfires to roast hotdogs and marshmallows. The event is free; however, participants must preregister by calling SJCs Outdoor Leadership Education and Recreation program at 505-566-3487.

For further information, call J.D. Tanner, San Juan College Outdoor Recreation coordinator, at 505-566-3487.