SOURCE: Mountain Gear

Mountain Gear

February 03, 2010 19:50 ET

Leading Outdoor Gear Retailer Offers Climbing and Snow Sports Events in 2010

Mountain Gear Is Scheduling UClimb Learn to Climb, Red Rock Rendezvous and Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest for 2010

SPOKANE, WA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - Whether it's improving your rock climbing technique, experiencing backcountry powder or any other outdoor passion, Mountain Gear has events scheduled in 2010 to make sure your skills are honed and your equipment is top notch.

From March 19 to 21, 2010, more than 1,000 climbers will converge at the Red Rock National Conservation Area in Las Vegas, Nevada. All Red Rock Rendezvous clinics are taught by professionals and guides. Programs range from $49 for entry to the "full meal deal" -- $99 for two days of clinics, camping and food. Beginners are encouraged to sign up for the Intro to Climbing program, which includes instruction, rock climbing shoes, harness, belay device, locking carabiner, chalk bag and one-year membership to the Access Fund for $349 ($179 without gear). After introduction on Friday, climbers join more in-depth clinics during the festival. Registration is limited -- visit www.mountaingear.com/redrock.

Mountain Gear's nationwide UClimb Learn to Climb events are held at the country's premier rock climbing destinations from Red River Gorge, Donner Summit and New River Gorge to Seattle's Exit 38. Starting at $179 for professional instruction ($349 with gear package), these weekends offer a supportive environment and hands-on practice. Registration is limited -- visit www.uclimb.org.

Those seeking thigh-deep powder should definitely make it to the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest from March 5 to 8, 2010 in Nelson, BC, Canada. Backcountry skiers and snowboarders gather to rip fresh lines, enjoy an outdoor-focused film festival (indoors) and partake in local brew. Join a single day of clinics or the Full Monty (festival, opening party and Saturday night Buff-eh with entertainment) and (Mini Monty and Half Monty registrations also available). There are also optional tickets for races, a trade show, demos and avalanche safety courses. Visit www.coldsmokepowderfest.com to register.

About Mountain Gear:

Mountain Gear is the place to go for outdoor gear including footwear, climbing gear, camping gear, snow gear, fitness gear and more. Mountain Gear's comprehensive website, catalogue and retail store in Spokane, Washington offers gear for:

-- Climbing & Mountaineering
-- Backpacking & Camping
-- Canoeing & Kayaking
-- Backcountry & Telemark Skiing
-- Snowshoeing
-- Snowboarding

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