Events 2012

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List club events from 2012 here! (In general, once an event has happened, move it from the Main Page to this page)

Shrike.jpg January 5-8: Several CAC members attend the Ouray Ice Festival!
Libecki.jpg January 11: Slideshow by MIke Libecki
Sp1.png January 26, Patagonian ice fields and Sierra ice : Renowned mountain guide Robert "SP" Parker as he tells us about his traverse of the Patagonian Ice-cap (his was the first ascent of a new route), and about the ice-climbing opportunities in our own California Sierra. SP is the established expert and author of guide-book on Sierra Ice. About 100 in attendance for a fantastic talk, with snacks and beer. Some lucky souls even answered trivia questions to win copies of SP's Sierra ice climbing guidebook!
Avypic.jpg January 28-29: Avalanche Safety Course 2012 attended by 20 people
Sp1.png February 1, Tour of Stoney Point Climbs by the guidebook author himself, Chris Owen. Around 12 members attended.
Solitaire.jpg Febuary 15:Solitaire ski film screening.
Dylan.png Febuary 22: Dylan Johnson Slideshow. Noted American alpinist Dylan Johnson gave a slideshow about his first ascent in China, and some other very impressive first ascents. Their route on the southwest ridge of Siguniang (6250 metres) involved 9200 feet/72 pitches of technical climbing, including free climbing up to 5.11. Dylan and his partner Chad Kellogg spent 10 days on the razor-edge ridge, including an unplanned open bivy at 20,000 feet.
Wampa.jpg February 18-19 : Training Trip #1 to San Gorgonio. 10 Summit in deep snow and blowing winds!
Wampa.jpg February 25-26 : Training Trip #2 to San Gorgonio. 27 Summit in bluebird conditions!
GUSH2012.png March 9: Pre-Banff GUSH , from 6-10pm in the North Catalina Rec Room. People forgot their finals, came check out the slackline and some movies! 26 pull-ups was the record for this evening.
Gearwhore.jpg Wednesday, March 14: Gear Swap 2012 at 7:30pm. Great turnout!
Banff 2012 flyer.jpg March 27: The Banff Mountain Film Festival stopped at Caltech and was a huge success! Nearly 1000 people saw the show, had 3 kegs of free beer courtesy of Eagle Rock Brewery and the AAC, and some people even went home with sweet swag. Thanks for joining us!
Prussik in action.jpg April 6-8: The annual Mount Whitney winter mountaineering trip was a great success! 28 people summited by the Mountaineer's Route. There were shenanigans on top, including an Easter egg hunt, kite-flying, tuxedo-wearing, hula-hooping, and ukulele-playing. What a great group!
Allican.jpg April 19 : All.I.Can. movie night - pizza, drinks, ~40 in attendance!
Summit group small.jpg May 12-13 : Veteran's Trip ! 11 climbers on the south face of Lone Pine Peak and 5 on Mt. Le Conte! Click for lots of photos.
Cac2.png May 17: Our yearly organizational meeting to choose new leaders and discuss the club's goals for the coming year.
Kadoma3.jpg May 24 : Kadoma BBQ and Open Air Film Screening! We ate burgers and watched epic expedition kayaking in Africa under the stars. Attendance was around 50 people.
Rainier1.jpg June 5 : Rescue practice! Crevasse rescue session.
Kyledempster.png June 13 : Kyle Dempster Slideshow! Kyle is one of the world's best young alpinists, with countless incredible ascents and undoubtedly more to come. Snacks and drinks! 110 people attended.
EatonRap.jpg June 23 : Eaton Canyon 2012 cleanup, with the AAC and the Access Fund. This was a great success! Thanks the ~50 attendies for spending a Saturday having fun and helping out to clean up a beautiful local natural gem. We removed hundreds of lbs of trash, scrubbed some (of the infinite...) graffiti, and ate a lot of burgers.
Doug-2.jpg July 5 : Doug Shepherd Slideshow - Winter Alpine Climbing: The Idiot's Guide to Self-Abuse. A great slideshow from a world-class climber and fellow scientist!
Stoney1.jpg Aug 8 : Stoney Point film screening -We hosted a screening of the new documentary, 'Stoney Point: Portrait of an American Crag', with director Cole Gibson on hand for Q&A.
AMcLean2.jpg Sep 27 : Andrew McLean Slideshow! We hosted legendary ski mountaineer Andrew McLean who told us all about his 14 year quest to climb and ski the Alaskan Family.
Reel-rock-2012-poster-small.png Oct 3 : Reel Rock 2012 - we again hosted the Reel Rock film tour. SOLD OUT on October 1st. An awesome night with great movies, tons of swag, and a full house!
Gsclogo.png Oct 3 : Photography Competition 2012 - check out the entries here. Winners were announced at Reel Rock on October 3. Thanks to everyone for the beautiful entries, and to the GSC for support!
ChamonixGarrett small.JPG Oct 17 : Boot party!
SlideShow2012small.jpg Oct 24 : Annual BBQ and Slideshow ! This was a great success, with ~60 people attending, and some of the best slideshows we've had!
RCS80.jpg Nov 13 - We hosted the SCMA RCS 80th Anniversary event featuring climbing mega-legend Royal Robbins, along with Jerry Gallwas, Mike Sherrick (the FA team of Half Dome's NW face) and many more. In attendance were many legends of California's climbing history. Amazing.

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