Metolius, makers of the safest and best rock climbing gear around, sponsors the 2013 Hueco Rock Rodeo. The Rock Rodeo, being held at the Hueco Tanks State Historic Site & Park in EL Paso, Texas, takes place this upcoming President’s Day weekend. The lineup will include multiple competitions, clinics and other activities.
“We’ve been a long time sponsor of the Rock Rodeo,” says Brooke Sandahl, Vice President of Metolius Climbing. “The event is directly in line with our climbing passions and we’re proud to support such a good cause.”
Now in its 20th year, what began as a small gathering of climbing enthusiasts has turned into a celebrated festival in the national climbing world. With a total cash prize of $10,000, the event attracts recreational, intermediate, advanced, open and masters-level climbers.
Weekend clinics will be hosted by professional climbers Paige Claassen, Nick Duttle, Paul Robinson and photographer, Merrick Ales. Additionally, the Rock Rodeo will host the 2nd Hueco Rock Rodeo Youth Competition for younger competitors.
Each competitor will receive Metolius’ premium Super Chalk, which is used by Chris Sharma for all his climbing ventures. Two Crash Pads and Hang Boards will also be donated and raffled off, with proceeds benefiting a local youth outreach program in El Paso, the Cuidad Nueva. The outreach program gives underprivileged youth a chance to visit the Hueco Tanks Historic Site and experience climbing in the outdoors. Metolius support is also helping the Hueco Rock Ranch reach a goal to raise $10,000 for the Tanks State Historic Site.
For registration and more information about the 20th Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo, please visit http://huecorodeo.com/#comps.
For more information about Metolius, please visit http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/.
About the Rock Rodeo
The Hueco Rock Rodeo is a tradition that has been handed down through generations of climbers who love Hueco. The Rodeo proudly supports and donates proceeds to Hueco Tanks State Historic Site and Park (tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/hueco-tanks), The Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition (huecoclimbers.org) and the El Paso Youth Outreach Program. These organizations work to maintain our privilege to climb at this valuable site while preserving Hueco’s delicate natural and cultural resources and giving back to the local community. We are proud to be continuing the tradition of giving back to Hueco Tanks.
Founded in 1983 near the headwaters of the Metolius River, Metolius equipment was born out of respect for rock climbing. Metolius has since built a solid reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of performance rock climbing equipment that is Safer by Design. Metolius has always focused on new and innovative rock climbing gear while ensuring the highest quality available. They’ve built a strong reputation as an innovator in the design of cutting-edge rock climbing gear. Metolius is proud to be able to claim innovations in just about every category of rock climbing gear from traditional, sport, bouldering and big wall/technical alpine. Metolius also works to educate others to preserve the environment and the climbing lifestyle. For more information, visit www.metoliusclimbing.com.