Black Hills Climbing Coalition
The next meeting of the BHCC will be 7 pm Wednesday, July 15, at Wilson Park on the corner of Mount Rushmore Road and Saint Andrew streets, Rapid City.
This will be a short meeting to finalize plans for Pinfest, and to examine all the coalition climbing ropes and equipment to make sure everything is in good condition.
Don’t forget that Pinfest will be Saturday, July 18, starting around 9 a.m. There will be top ropes put up on a variety of climbs in the Ten Pins area in Custer State Park. All climbers are welcome to come and join in this yearly Black Hills climbers gathering, and we especially appreciate climbers who are willing to put up ropes on the climbs, and help take down gear at the end of the day.
The area around the Ten Pins has been heavily logged to get rid of bug trees. There are huge piles of slash now spread all around the base of many climbs, which we would also like to clean up. If everyone worked for just 20-30 minutes it would make a huge difference in how the area looked. All you need to do is bring work gloves and be willing to help carry logs and branches away from the base of the climbs.
Unlike Beans & Beaners, there is no potluck at Pinfest, so bring your own food and water and come out for a great day of climbing in one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of the Black Hills!
Sue Scheirbeck is having a “most excellent cornmeal pancake breakfast” at 7:30 a.m. before Pinfest that is open to all climbers. RSVP to Sue if you can make it so she knows how much batter to make up. You can also bring coffee, fruit, yogurt, nuts or syrup. Yumm!
Be sure to tell my boyfriend Ron that those cute girls from St. Paul are headed his way.