Schedule, maps, weather, sponsor info and more for the coolest climbing event of the year! The New River Rendezvous is now in its 9th year! Come support climbing in the area and have a blast with free camping, food and good times.
The New River Alliance of Climbers' (NRAC) main source of fundraising is the annual New River Rendezvous (NRR), a celebration of climbing in the region that draws more than a thousand climbers every year, rain or shine. For more info on where your registration fee goes, read on below or check out our website and follow us on Facebook.
What is the Rendezvous all about?
The 'Vous is about as grassy as roots can get. Organized, staffed and run entirely by volunteers, the NRR has sponsors literally lined up to be part of the action. Its earliest history, however, is a little less than auspicious. It was NRAC pioneer, Blaze Davies, who first realized that the earliest NRAC fundraisers conformed to a doomed model. Those one-evening events in which we fed and beered people then sedated them with a slide show was guaranteed to leave them more sleepy than psyched. Blaze's idea was to extend the event to multiple days and separate the slide shows from the real party. That first "Eastern Climber Rendezvous" occurred in May of 2002, and despite the legendary amounts of rainfall that weekend, it was a rip-roaring success. People still talk about it in reverent tones! Eventually, we changed the name to the New River Rendezvous.
The New River Rendezvous reflects everything that is best in the climbing community - service, volunteerism, adventure and party-like-a-rock star spirit.
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