Endurance climbing festival this weekend

24 Hours of Gunnison Glory

The only endurance climbing festival in the West, 24 Hours of Gunnison Glory, will take place over Memorial Day weekend this year in Gunnison.
The concept for the event is simple, form a team (of two to six people) and climb as many routes and boulder problems as possible in the 24-hour time period. There is also a 12-hour category for youth. There is an emphasis on camaraderie over competition at Gunnison Glory, though prizes will be awarded to the top individuals. There will also be a “golden ticket” raffle, giving every participant an equal chance at prizes.
The event will take place at Hartman Rocks. “Hartmans” has more than 200 sport routes, a handful of traditional climbs, several mixed climbs (bolts and gear) and hundreds of boulder problems.
Climbing will start at 10 a.m. at Hartmans on Saturday, May 29 and go until Sunday, May 30. Registration is $30 per person. An awards ceremony and after-party will follow at the Sugah’s Café and I.O.F.F. Park in downtown Gunnison.
A variety of entertainment is planned during the competition, including acoustic music, a nature awareness workshop for youth, yoga, yoga slack-lining and chair massages.
24 Hours of Gunnison Glory is being held in conjunction with the Sage Burner trail running race and the Original Growler mountain bike race, making for one of the most happening and energetic weekends of recreation in Gunnison.
To register or to get more information visit www.gunnisonglory.com or contact Alec Solimeo at (719) 239-1939 or info@gunnisonglory.com.

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