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8TH ANNUAL IDAHO MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

The Idaho Mountain Festival is an all-inclusive 4-day climbing, trail running, and mountain biking event that has little to do with competition and more about the celebration and gathering of these great outdoor sports. At the festival, outdoor enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy the classic granite rock climbing and peaceful trail runs while socializing with new and old friends.

 
8th Annual Idaho Mountain Festival
Aug 19, 5:00 PM – Aug 22, 12:00 PM
Castle Rocks State Park,
42.125688, -113.659316, Almo, ID 83312, USA
 

What is the Idaho Mountain Festival?

The Idaho Mountain Festival powered by Mammut is Idaho's all-inclusive climbers retreat. This four-day climbing festival is hosted inside Castle Rocks State Park near Almo, Idaho--right next door to the world-renowned City of Rocks National Reserve.


At the festival, climbers will have the chance to enjoy the classic granite rock climbing and a solid collection of entertaining attractions.

 

2021 HEADLINE SPONSORS

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Sawtooth Mountain Guides,  a local guiding company with permits in City of Rocks, the Sawtooths, the Lost River Range, the Boulder and Pioneer Mountains, will be at the festival. They will be teaching multiple clinics on Friday and Saturday of the festival. We are honored that they are attending and keep an eye out for clinic sign ups soon!  They will teach 

  • Building and cleaning sport climbing anchors

  • Intro to trad gear and anchor building

  • Multipitch Transitions and Station Management

  • Intro to Alpine Anchors

  • Intro to Self Rescue   

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Yeti makes the best coolers on the planet and has recently expanded their product offerings to drinkware, bags, and other assorted gear. Yeti is sponsoring the festival with product, and is sponsoring the pulled pork dinner on Friday Evening of the festival

 

2021 ATTRACTION SPONSORS

 
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Petzl is at the forefront of engineering climbing belay devices, quickdraws, ropes, and a host of other gear for mountaineering, crag climbing, caving, and all sorts of outdoor adventuring. Petzl will host their annual Castle Rocks Easter Egg Hunt at the festival. During the evening games at the festival they will host the "belaytionship" competition, and the rodeo clipping competition. Say 'hi' to Ben Eaton at the booth, the founder of the Idaho Mountain Festival:)

Table-ing Competition - Presented by Blue Ice. We are bringing a newly built “Table-ing” table to the festival. Starting at the top of the table, the objective of “table-ing” is to climb under the table and back to the top, doing a full 360 around the table without touching the ground. There will be a “table-ing” competition and the last person standing will win a sweet prize from Blue Ice.

 
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Kate's Real Food is an Idaho based (Victor, ID) company that makes the most amazing meal bars in the entire planet. Every festival attendee will get a chance to try out one of their delicious bars. They are the proud sponsors of the 10k race that loops around Castle Rocks on Saturday Morning of the festival. The winning male and female will get a case of delicious bars!

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Although a very young company, according to both Outside Magazine and Backpackers Magazine, they already  make the best instant coffee available on the market. First Ascent is the official Coffee provider of the festival. You will get the opportunity of trying some each morning of the festival, and you will get a packet of instant coffee in your swag bag to take home!

 

2021 SWAG SPONSORS AND FESTIVAL VENDORS

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Red Canyon Company is a Logan, Utah based trail mix company that blew us away at the last festival with their fantastic trail mix blends. They will be at the festival offering up some delicious sample bags of different blends of trail mix at the festival.

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Climbers For Christ will have a booth at the festival this year. Their mission is to encourage, equip, and empower climbers to share the love of Christ with the climbing community. They will very generously provide and cook breakfast at the festival on Friday and Saturday.

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CAMP makes the lightest piece of climbing gear in nearly every category sold and leads the industry in innovation, with more new products and more clever designs than any other gear company each and every season.
Research and development is the core of the company, preceded only by CAMP's long tradition in metallurgy and manufacturing.
Camp has donated several packs, quickdraws, and chalk bags for the raffle at the festival. Additionally, they have donated chalk blocks to every festival attendee! 

 
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Liquid I.V. is this years exclusive hydration sponsor. Liquid I.V. develops highly effective functional products that make you feel better, faster. They work with a world-class team to create the most cutting-edge functional beverages where science meets taste. Each festival attendee will get to sample some of their amazing hydration multiplier drink mix.

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Wild Brush is a local Idaho company that makes chalk bags and backpacks with unique local artist designs. Check out their booth at the festival and go to @shopwildbrush or shopwildbrush.com to see their rad designs

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Formulated by a pharmacist and built by a chef, Rhino Skin Solution uses earth grown ingredients to bring you non greasy, high performance skin care for the active lifestyle. Rhino Skin will be offering some sample product to each attendee.

 

2021 SWAG SPONSORS

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ATTRACTIONS

With your All-Inclusive Festival Pass, you'll be able to enjoy the following attractions at no extra charge.

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SCHEDULE

THURSDAY AUGUST 19th THROUGH SUNDAY AUGUST 22nd 2021

This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change!

THURSDAY

ALL DAY



Personal adventure time
Get out and play

5 PM

Festival opens
Grab your swag bag and set up your tent!

6 PM-8 PM

Dinner will be served

8 PM-10 PM

Moonlight bouldering

10 PM

Quiet hours begin

FRIDAY

Fun festival games begin

7AM

Morning fun run with Alexis Crellin, Salomon athlete

7:30 AM

Morning Yoga session on the grass

8 AM-10 AM

Continental breakfast

8:30 AM-5 PM

Sawtooth Mountain Guide clinics with Marc Hanselman and Matt Scrivner

  • Building and cleaning sport climbing anchors

  • Intro to trad gear and anchor building

  • Multipitch Transitions and Station Management

  • Intro to Alpine Anchors

  • Intro to Self Rescue

9 AM - 5PM

Kids camp for ages 4-12 for paid registered children

ALL DAY

Personal adventure time
Get out and play

5-7PM

Evening Shenanigans - fun festival games near the vendor tents.

6 PM-7 PM

Dinner
Gear demo check-in

7 PM - 9 PM

The Arcadian Wild - Live music on the grass next to the lodge

10 PM

Quiet hours begin

SATURDAY



7:00 AM

King of the Castle 10k Race

8 AM-10 AM

Breakfast

8 AM-11 AM

Gear demo check-out

9 AM

Off-the-rock Workshops

ALL DAY

Personal adventure time
Get out and play

5 PM-8 PM

Dinner
Gear demo check-in
Poker ride/run/hike course closes

8 PM-10 PM

Film Festival
Table O' Swag giveaway

10 PM

Quiet hours begin

SUNDAY

8 AM-10 AM



Continental breakfast

9 AM

Yoga

12 PM

Festival headquarters closes
(Attendees must move out of the tent city and festival headquarters by this time.)

ALL DAY

Personal adventure time
Get out and play

7:30AM

Yoga on the grass with Emily Steadman

 

FAQ

WHAT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN?

We take the threat of Covid-19 very seriously. There will be Covid precautions taken during the festival. Due to the rapidly changing landscape of the pandemic, we will wait until the end of July to announce exactly what to expect during the festival. Until then, we ask that you get vaccinated as soon as you can to protect yourself and others from contracting this dangerous disease.

WHAT IS THE IDAHO MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL?

The Idaho Mountain Festival is a 4-day climbing, trail running, and mountain biking event that has little to do with competition and more about the celebration and gathering of these great outdoor sports. At the festival, outdoor enthusiasts will have the chance to enjoy the classic granite rock climbing and peaceful trail runs while socializing with new and old friends.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Anyone that purchases a festival pass is welcome to come and attend the festival. All of the attractions and activities are centered on rock climbing, trail running, and mountain biking.

WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF THE FESTIVAL?

The Idaho Mountain Festival will utilize both Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve near Almo, ID. The majority of activities will take place at “Festival Headquarters” outside of the lodge in Castle Rock State Park.

HOW MUCH IS A FESTIVAL PASS?

Festival attendees can purchase an all-inclusive festival pass for $95. Climbers 8 and under come for free!

WILL THERE BE CLIMBS SET UP AND SOMEONE TO BELAY ME?

Festival staff, the sponsors, or the visiting athletes will NOT be setting up routes, hanging ropes, or belaying festival attendees. Any rock climbing will be done at the attendee’s own risk and with their own gear. Feel free to come to the festival to meet up with people to climb…it’s all about reaching out and making new friends.

DID YOU SAY THAT CAMPING AND MEALS ARE FREE?

For those that purchase the all-inclusive festival pass, they will be able to tent-camp in the “Tent City” and eat dinner and breakfast for free. The Tent City is located in the grassy area behind the Lodge in Castle Rock State Park. Festival staff will assign attendees to a spot. Each spot can hold up to two tents and 6 people. We encourage people to share tents. We are limited in only allowing up to 350 people in the Tent City.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs are always welcomed in Castle Rock State Park and City of Rocks National Reserve, as long as they are constantly on a leash and the owners pick up their messes. During the festival, with a lot of people, we do encourage you to leave your dog at home if possible.

CAN WE BRING OUR TRAILER OR RV?

As part of the festival we can only provide tent camping in the Tent City. If you need/want to attend the festival and sleep in a trailer/RV, than you will need to make arrangements to camp in the Smokey Mountain Campground or in the City of Rocks. If you do this, than you might want to consider purchasing the festival day pass…unless you want to eat dinner and breakfast with us.

IS THERE A LOT OF PARKING?

Parking for festival attendees is located right outside of the park. This will require you to walk your gear a reasonable distance to the actual festival area. We highly encourage car-pooling to the festival. The parking lots inside the park are reserved for the general public, park staff, etc. Please only use the designated parking area for festival attendees. For those that are sleeping in their car/truck/van, there will be a lot inside the park specifically for vehicle camping...just no RVs or trailers.

WILL THERE BE BEER?

Festival attendees are free to bring and consume alcohol at Festival Headquarters in Castle Rock State Park. Alcohol is allowed in both parks. Festival staff and the sponsors have NOT made any plans to provide any type of alcohol during the festival. Alcohol is available at Rock City in Almo, ID. Please drink responsibly. Don’t drive drunk. Use a designated driver. Understand that festival staff, Idaho State park rangers, and the Cassia County Sheriff’s department reserve the right to discipline and evict those that abuse their privilege to drink.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO AT THE FESTIVAL?

During the festival, we will provide many attractions to entertain the attendees. We plan to provide "off-rock" climbing workshops, trail races, a poker ride/run/hike, slideshows, movie showings, free tent camping, free dinner and breakfast, activities and small contests to win swag from our sponsors, and morning yoga, trail runs, and mountain bike rides.

I PREREGISTERED FOR MY FESTIVAL PASS, WILL IT BE MAILED TO ME?

Thank you for preregistering. This helps us a lot in planning and making sure we have enough parking, camping spots, prizes, and food. By preregistering for a festival pass, all you have to do is show up and check in at Festival Headquarters to receive all passes, tickets, and camping spots. We won’t be able to mail these items to you before the festival. Have no worries, your name is on the list and you are good to go.