Wanna come to the largest queer climbing event in the world, at one of the nation’s best sport climbing destinations? It’s July 26-29, in Fayetteville, West Virginia. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.
STEP 1. REGISTER NOW! LIKE NOW NOW!
Fill out the registration form. There’s no deposit, and you can fill it out even if you’re not sure if you’re coming. Make sure you see the confirmation page–if you don’t fill out all the required questions, it’ll take you back to the form, and the unfilled, required questions will be highlighted in red. If we run out of space for anything… people who registered earlier win. Even if you’re a maybe, click that link and register.
STEP 2. RESERVE YOUR SPACE AT THE CAMPGROUND… SOONISH
Book under the “Alex Rowland” reservation by calling Nancy at Cantrell’s. Cantrell’s offers tent camping, rustic bungalows, and fancy-pants cabins. To make a reservation call 304-574-2500 or 800-470-7238. They’re holding space for us with no deposit, but not forever… cabins book up much earlier than tent sites. There IS a deposit to reserve your spot at Cantrell’s.
Expect to get an e-mail from me (Rowland) within a week or two. If you don’t get one, shoot me an e-mail.
About the Accommodations
If you’re interested in a cabin, check out the page listing the options with a roof, and note that the on-site cabins are the bungalows, the Deluxe Amish Cabins, the Country Cabin, and the Barn Loft-style Cabin.
Tent camping is $8 a night, so with a 50% deposit, you’re facing the loss of $20 if you end up not making it. So go ahead and book the damn thing if you’re camping. Plus I’m guessing Nancy will let you upgrade to a cabin if you decide to get all fancy-pants later.
Split up equally, the bungalows will run about $12 a night, and the cabins about $25. The cabins have air conditioning.
But it’s in the South!
We get lots of e-mails from anxious yankees, terrified of rain, Southerners, humidity, and Burt Reynolds. Well, we can’t promise you Burt Reynolds. But we can promise you a lake to cool off in about ten feet from the climbing, food so good it’s escandalo, the hijinks of the Homo Climbtastic leaders and members, aaaaaaand world class sport routes (with plenty of trad routes to keep those with high ankled shoes occupied).
If you’re wondering how it is that a small town in West Virginia is so good at playing host to a queer climbing convention, well, there’s only one way to find out.
See you at the New.