Paradox Mile 2017 Recap

In June 2017 Rock Climb Fairfield hosted is 2nd Paradox Mile: a month-long challenge to climb a vertical mile while fundraising to benefit Paradox Sports adaptive climbing programs. 

84 of our awesome RCF members and staff climbed and fundraised more than $20,000 for Paradox.

Here's some fun facts to recap RCF's Paradox Mile 2017.

  • 84 climbers participated in the Paradox Mile
  • Together, we raised $20,698 for Paradox Sports adaptive climbing programs
  • We received 433 donations for Paradox

Thank you to all the climbers, fundraisers and donors who contributed their time and hard earned dollars to support our campaign.

Paradox Sports mission is to help make rock climbing indoors and outside accessible to individuals with a disability.

Enock Glidden of Maine has been a regular participant in Paradox Sports rock and ice climbing programs and he recently completed his goal of climbing a big wall route on Yosemite's El Capitan.After learning about the Paradox Mile, Enock sent us this video to thank everyone that participated or donated.

Watch a short documentary about Enock's ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite here.

Learn more about adaptive climbing and Paradox Sports at http://paradoxsports.org.

Technique Tune UP is back!

TECHNIQUE TUNE UP

Increasing strength is important but its no replacement for good climbing technique! These hands-on workshops will help the beginner to intermediate climber improve their technical skills, movement and efficiency on the wall by breaking down bad habits and learning some new best practices.

TECH ONE - BETTER MOVEMENT

Fundamental hand, foot and balance workshop for the beginner to intermediate climber. You'll learn to climb more efficiently with practical, bite-size lessons and technique drills you can practice on your own.

WHO IS IT FOR

Any climber in the 5.6-5.10 or VFun-V3 range that wants to improve their movement.

SCHEDULE

Session 1: Hand & Footwork
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 530-7pm OR Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 730-9pm

Session 2: Movement & Body Position
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 530-7pm OR Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 730-9pm

 

TECH TWO - STEEP TERRAIN & LEAD SKILLS

Improve your lead game by moving more efficiently in steep terrain. We'll practice falling and strategies for improving your lead-head and close with some gym-to-crag skills including cleaning sport anchors.

WHO IS IT FOR

Intermediate level climbers that want to improve their lead climbing skills. Must be lead certified at RCF.

SCHEDULE

Session 1: Falling, Better Belaying & Cleaning Sport Anchors
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | 730-9pm

Session 2: Steep Terrain Movement, Reading Routes, Redpoint Tactics
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 730-9pm

Details and booking

It's a wild world out there..

RCF Trad Climbers, rejoice! Wild County’s Superlight Offset Rocks have finally arrived!

First off, these gems truly are super light. A set from size 5 to 10 only weighs 160 grams. If you’re looking to shed some weight and gain some speed, pick yourself up a set. While there is much to be gained from their weight, the strength rating of the Superlight’s is slighlty lower (1-2Kn) than those of traditional nuts. It is important to note that the strength of passive protection depends heavily on it’s placement by an experienced trad climber.

Although DMM’s chocks boast a thicker wire, Wild Country provides you with a wider range of sizes and offset features in multiple directions. Each Wild Country Superlight offset rock will run you $14.95 with tax. RCF members, come in and get 10% off with your member discount! 

- Nora