Water Stone Outfitters’ Homo Climbtastic Convention Equipment Video

Maura and Craig of Water Stone Outfitters produced their very own video about Homo Climbtastic’s convention and YOUR equipment needs for sloppy wet West Virginia.  Maura introduces this year’s convention as the year of the climbing gal, so check it out, and note that she’s giving us HC members a 20% discount on helmets–you know, that thing that we insist all of you own so you don’t get your head knocked in by rocks.

Craig also takes off his pants at 4 minutes in, and as Maura notes, they’re giving prizes to the people with the best fuzzy costumes.

Get psyched for the HC convention!

Oh oh oh, and the group photo is on SUNDAY morning, July 17 2011, not Tuesday, as the video says.

Water Stone’s web site is at http://www.waterstoneoutdoors.com and their phone number is (304) 574-2425.

Craig and sock monkey

It’s Go Time!

It’s time to go!

The HC convention is now a little less than a month away, which means plane tickets have likely bottomed out.

CAMPING AND CABINS: We’re officially convening at Class VI, a campground and lodging resort, at the MSOC section   Their number is 1.888.383.9985.  Please go ahead and book.  See http://www.class-vi.com/site/maps_and_directions.html for information about how to get to the check-in and MSOC camp site.  IF YOU ARE

ARRIVING LATE AT NIGHT, SEE THIS MAP:

http://www.class-vi.com/media/documents/pdf/directions-to-aotg.pdf AND BURN INTO YOUR BRAIN THAT WE’RE AT THE MOUNTAIN STATE CAMPGROUND, NOT THE MAIN CAMPUS.  MOUNTAIN STATE/MSOC IS ON THE RIGHT VERY SOON AFTER YOU TURN OFF OF ROUTE 19 ONTO AMES HEIGHTS ROAD HEADING WEST (there’s also signs about paintball).  We will be camping between the bathhouse and the rustic/non-electric pavilion. THERE IS NOT A SPECIFIC ADDRESS TO PUNCH INTO A GPS, SO DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO RELY ON YOUR GPS AND AN ADDRESS TO GET THERE.

Look at a map and figure out where you’re going.

1 Ames Heights Road

Lansing, West Virginia 25862

This address may work in a GPS, but you prolly need to travel further along the road than the GPS indicates. Class VI is very lgbt friendly and knows exactly who we are–some of the owners and managers are lgbt—if there is any confusion, do not be cagey about the fact that your’e they’re for our convention, they’ll probably recognize the event and then help get you to the right place.  And for that matter, the rest of Fayetteville knows and loves that we’re coming–so don’t be shy.  It’s a friendly place.

There’s a reason we locate the convention here.

CAMPING: HC’ers book camping and pay by cc at the non-profit rate of $9/person/night using the reservation code 33461 for the MSOC Campground.

CABINS: HC’ers must book an entire cabin at once. Prices and cabin options/amenities are on the website.  Again, there’s two separate campgrounds owned by the same company–make sure you book a cabin that’s on the MSOC campground!

DIRTBAGGING?  If you’re dirtbagging, or staying in some off-site five star hotel, you’ll need to look out for the itinerary AND make sure you keep in touch with someone at the campground AND if you really want to be sure you travel with the group, come by the pavilion in the mornings before we leave so that you know the plan and you don’t get left behind anywhere.  But the campground is super awesome and 9 dollars is frackin cheap so if you’re not staying with us you’re probably crazy.

Questions? Contact jon@homoclimbtastic.com