Schedule of Events

Register for Clinics, Classes, and Workshops at the 2018 MAFF Gathering

 

Friday September 28th at Adventure 16 Outfitters | Saturday September 29th at the Stronghold Climbing Gym
Sunday September 30th at Arc’Teryx La Brea | Sunday September 30th at Loaded Boards


MAFF Gathering at Adventure 16
CLICK HERE to RSVP for Free General Admission Tickets
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Happy Hour

Starts at 5:30pm
With Sufferfest Beer and Sierra Nevada Beer
Chilled by Yeti
Suggested donation Benefitting Access Fund and American Alpine Club

 
MAFF Gathering Happy Hour Sponsors

MAFF Gathering Happy Hour Benefitting Partners
 


 

“Overcoming Injuries and Adversity”

Starts at 7:00pm
Panel with pro athletes Hans Florine (Outdoor Research), Heidi Wirtz (The North Face), Ben Rueck (Adidas Terrex), and Arian Chamasmany (Loaded Boards). Q&A to follow.

 
Athletes Panel 1
 


 

Social Break

8:00pm
Replenish your beverages and socialize with members of the Adventure 16 and SoCal Outdoor Community

 
Social Break
 


 

Movies Begin!

Starting at 8:30pm
“Road to Wanderlust” (Short film) | “Peer Pressure” (Short film) | “No Man’s Land” (Feature – North American Premiere)

 
MAFF Gathering Movie Selections
 


 

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MAFF Gathering - Friday September 29th at the Stronghold Climbing Gym

CLICK HERE to RSVP for General Admission
Note: Admission is free for Stronghold Gym members. Non-members must pay the Stronghold Gym day rate and sign a gym waiver

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Discover gear and support for your outdoor adventures from our industry partners!

Available 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
 
MAFF Gathering Vendors
 


 

Crypto and Coffee

Crypto and Coffee

Start time: 10:00am | Length: 60 min
Includes courtesy coffee

 

You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. Maybe Ethereum or Ripple? Learn more about the world of cryptocurrency and how you can use it to your benefit in everyday life, and when you’re in far away lands on an expedition.
 


 

Yoga to Climbing Workshop

Heidi Wirtz

Workshop with Heidi Wirtz, Earth Play Retreats
Start time: 10:00am | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $35 | Capacity: 10

 

Yoga to Climbing: How the two go hand in hand. In this 90 minute workshop, we will be covering proper shoulder alignment, breathing for success, warm ups for climbing, how to derive movement from the core and climbing stretches for recovery and rehab. Both dynamic and static stretching will be covered.

Bring a yoga mat, helmet, comfy clothes and an open mind.
 
CLICK to Register for Yoga to Climbing   
 


 

Crack Climbing

Hans Florine

With Hans Florine
Start time: 11:30am | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $60 | Capacity: 6

 

If you hope to climb anything big, you’re going to be climbing cracks. If you want to be able to safely protect yourself, you’re going to need to know some techniques. Learn the art of crack climbing in this intimate 90 minute clinic from world-renowned Yosemite climber, Hans Florine.
 
CLICK to Register for Crack Climbing   
 


 

Tips from the Pro

Ben Rueck

With Ben Rueck, Adidas Terrex
Start time: 11:30am | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $50 | Capacity: 10

 

Take your climbing skills to the next level with professional climber and Adidas Terrex athlete, Ben Rueck. During this 90 minute clinic, Ben will share some of the techniques and strategies he’s learned as well as giving you direct critique and feedback on your climbing.
 
CLICK to Register for Tips from the Pro   
 


 

Slackline Yoga Fundamentals

Slackline Yoga Fundamentals

With Tom Grundy and Tom Widdison, YogaSlackers
Start time: 11:30am | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $35 | Capacity: 10

 

This 90 minute class will take your balance to a new level. Invented by climbers in the 70’s, now mastered by students like yourself. Great for anyone regardless of their balance skills, and if they are athletic or not. You will learn everything you need to get started in slacklining. All you need to bring is a little determination.

During this clinic, we will be using the slackline in different modalities such as standing, kneeling, sitting, arm balancing, and inversions. We will also go over transitions in and out of different poses, refinements of finding more stillness on line, and endurance drills.

All levels welcome.
 
CLICK to Register for Slackline Yoga Fundamentals   
 


 

Multi-Pitch Efficiency

Heidi Wirtz

With Heidi Wirtz, Earth Play Retreats
Start time: 1:30pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $60 | Capacity: 6

 

Learn multi-pitch efficiency, strategies and techniques in this intimate 90 minute clinic from world-renowned climber, The North Face athlete, and Yogi, Heidi Wirtz.
 
CLICK to Register for Multi-Pitch Efficiency   
 


 

Efficient Anchor Building

Hans Florine

With Hans Florine
Start time: 1:30pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $60 | Capacity: 6

 

Whether climbing multi-pitch sport climbs, big walls, or remote alpine walls, your ability to build efficient anchors can mean the difference between a great adventure or a grueling epic. Learn the craft of efficient anchor building in this intimate 90 minute clinic from world-renowned Yosemite climber, Hans Florine.
 
CLICK to Register for Efficient Anchor Building   
 


 

Tips from the Pro

Ben Rueck

With Ben Rueck, Adidas Terrex
Start time: 1:30pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $50 | Capacity: 10

 

Take your climbing skills to the next level with professional climber and Adidas Terrex athlete, Ben Rueck. During this 90 minute clinic, Ben will share some of the techniques and strategies he’s learned as well as giving you direct critique and feedback on your climbing.
 
 
CLICK to Register for Tips from the Pro   
 


 

Slackline Yoga – The Path to Ultimate Balance

Slackline Yoga

With Tom Grundy and Tom Widdison, YogaSlackers
Start time: 1:30pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $35 | Capacity: 10

 

This class will take your balance to a new level. Invented by climbers in the 70’s, now mastered by students like yourself. Great for anyone regardless of their balance skills, and if they are athletic or not. You will learn everything you need to become a master in slacklining. All you need to bring is a little determination.

Together with your instructors, Tom Grundy and Tom Widdison, we will be using the slackline in different modalities such as standing, kneeling, sitting, arm balancing, and inversions. We will also go over transitions in and out of different poses, refinements of finding more stillness on line, and endurance drills.

All levels welcome.
 
CLICK to Register for Slackline Yoga   
 


 

AcroYoga

AcroYoga with the YogaSlackers

With Tom Grundy and Tom Widdison, YogaSlackers
Start time: 3:30pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $35 | Capacity: 16

 

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics.
These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Partner flying is at the root of the AcroYoga practice and comes in the forms of Therapeutic flying and Acrobatic flying.

Under the expert guidance of your instructors, adventure awaits!
All levels welcome.

 
CLICK to Register for AcroYoga   
 


 

That’s a Wrap – Wound Care Techniques

Wound Care Clinic with James Brown

With Specialist, James Brown
Start time: 4:00pm | Clinic Length: 60 min | Cost: $10 | Capacity: 30

 

Splits, gobies, worn tips, road rash, lacerations, abrasions, and more can kill your adventure. At the very least, slow you down and you have to wait to heal. James F Brown RRT,RCP,CWCA,CMPA has over 20 years of wound care experience, frequently teaching clinics in wound care and HyperBarics medicine.

After watching Jim patch up downhill skateboarder, Arian Chamasmany, who ate the asphalt at 50mph at the 2016 MAFF Gathering, and who shows almost no signs of the damage, we asked Jim to share some of his secrets with you.
 
CLICK to Register for Wound Care Techniques   
 


 

Happy Hour

Starts at 5:00pm
With Sufferfest Beer and Sierra Nevada Beer
Chilled by Yeti
Suggested donation Benefitting Access Fund and American Alpine Club

 
MAFF Gathering Happy Hour Sponsors

MAFF Gathering Happy Hour Benefitting Partners
 
Socializing with Music from DJ Ari Shark
 
DJ Ari Shark
 


 

Dyno Comp

Starts at 5:30pm
Open participation or watch and cheer for your friends. Tons of fun.
Great prizes from our sponsors! Register to participate at the event.

 
Dyno Comp at the MAFF Gatheing
 


 

“Beyond the Gym: Expedition Outdoors”

Starts at 7:00pm
Panel with pro climbers Hans Florine (Outdoor Research), Heidi Wirtz (The North Face), and Ben Rueck (Adidas Terrex).
Q&A to follow.

 
Athletes Panel 2
 


 

Social Break

8:00pm
Replenish your beverages and socialize with music from DJ Ari Shark

 
Social Break
 


 

Movies Begin!

Starting at 8:30pm
“Road to Wanderlust” (Short film) | “Peer Pressure” (Short film) | “No Man’s Land” (Feature – North American Premiere)
Note: Bring beach / camping chairs or blankets

 
MAFF Gathering Movie Selections
 


 

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MAFF Gathering - Sunday September 30th at Arc'Teryx La Brea
CLICK HERE to RSVP for Free General Admission Tickets
Eventbrite
 
 


 

Mimosas

Starting at 10:00am
Courtesy of Arc’Teryx La Brea

 
Mimosas at Arc'Teryx
 


 

Rise and Shine Yoga

Heidi Wirtz

With Heidi Wirtz, Earth Play Retreats
Start time: 10:00am | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $10 | Capacity: 30
Proceeds benefit the American Alpine Club, LA Chapter

 

YogaMosas is a great way to start your Sunday. In this 90 minute “Rise and Shine” yoga workshop, we will get your warmed up, stretched out, centered, and invigorated for the day. Enjoy mimosas, courtesy of Arc’Teryx LaBrea following your workshop.

Bring a yoga mat, straps, blocks, and comfy clothes.
All class registration fees benefit the LA Chapter of the American Alpine Club.

 
CLICK to Register for YogaMosas   
 


 

Meet the American Alpine Club LA Chapter

Starting at 11:30am
Socialize with the Arc’Teryx La Brea and SoCal Outdoor Community

 
 
 


 

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MAFF Gathering - Sunday September 30th at Loaded Boards
CLICK HERE to RSVP for Free General Admission Tickets
Eventbrite
 
 


 

Sunday Dock Session

Skate sessions begin at 3:30pm
 
Loaded Dock Session
 


 

Hippy Jump Contest and Giveaways

From 4:00pm – 6:00pm
 
Loaded Hippie Jump Contest
 


 

AcroYoga

Yoga Squirrels

With Sonia Peltzer and Casey Stroud, Yoga Squirrels
Start time: 5:00pm | Clinic Length: 90 min | Cost: $20 | Capacity: 20

 

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Partner flying is at the root of the AcroYoga practice and comes in the forms of Therapeutic flying and Acrobatic flying.

All levels welcome. Adventure awaits!
Bring mats, straps, and blocks.

 
CLICK to Register for AcroYoga   
 


 

Brews, Bites, and Beats

Available throughout the event
With Sufferfest Beer and Sierra Nevada Beer
Chilled by Yeti

 
MAFF Gathering Happy Hour Sponsors
 
Music from DJ Ari Shark
 
DJ Ari Shark
 


 

Movies begin!

Starting at 8:00pm
Short Films from Loaded Boards | “Road to Wanderlust” (Short film) | “North of the Sun” (Feature)
Note: Bring beach / camping chairs or blankets

 
Movie Selections at the MAFF Gathering
 


 

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