2013 BOEALPS Spring Campout

»Posted on Apr 1, 2013

One of our best events of the year, the BOEALPS Spring Campout is upon us. It is April 19-21 which is about 3 weeks away. We have the Bridge Creek Campground group site reserved (same place as last year) and guests are welcome. The group site is about 100 yards past the big heavy gate which will hopefully be unlocked on time this time. I’ve got 70lbs of pork shoulder to smoke and will also have a few hotdogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers.

Due to the fact that we always have a huge surplus of food this year I am only asking BCC students and instuctors to bring a side item or desert for the potluck. If you bring a dish please bring everything needed to get it onto peoples plates. This isn’t to pick on the BCC, you guys are the only single group thats large enough to feed everyone. Also do NOT bring chips, those that are supposed to bring chips will know about it. I’m trying to cut down on throwing away 15 half finished bags of chips in the morning.

When: April 19-21
Where: Bridge Creek Campground Group Site
What to Bring: The club will provide the main dish for the BBQ. BYOB and a side dish or dessert to share with others (NO CHIPS!).
Who: BOEALPS members and guests

Fred Beckey Presentation

»Posted on Feb 21, 2013

Climbing legend Fred Beckey will be giving a presentation for BOEALPS on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 PM in the 2-22 building.

I’m not exactly sure what his presentation will be about but its sure to be entertaining. Guests are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Feel free to join the Facebook event so you don’t forget.

Also, the gear seminar is tonight in the 2-22 building so don’t forget about that if you were planning on attending. Bring your gloves to fondle various size and types of carabiners if you like.

Gear Seminar

»Posted on Feb 13, 2013

BOEALPS is offering the first ever gear seminar in February! This seminar will go over all the hardware required for climbing in the BCC class and beyond. Yes, the BCC already has a gear lecture. But due to time constraints it can’t be very interactive and hands-on. In this class we’ll do things like look at carabiners up close and compare the gate actions without a store employee hovering. We’ll go over all the possible features (and pros/cons) of a harness, helmet, belay device, and more. We’ll also show different ways to mark your gear. You can even bring in your own equipment and we can discuss how it’ll work for the class.

Whether you’ve never worn a harness before or if you already climb in the gym, this class will have something for you. There will also be handouts that will help you along your gear journey —- so don’t worry about being overloaded.


Date: February 21st, 2013 @ 7:00 PM

Location: Boeing 2-22 Building

Cost: FREE


Click HERE to learn more!


2013 ICC

»Posted on Feb 12, 2013


2013 ICC Student applications are now available online!


Check out the BOEALPS ICC web page for full details!
Prospective students should apply today as space is limited!


Applications are due by March 3rd, 2013
Please contact the Head Instructor, Luke Shy, with any questions.

Mountain Hardwear – Seven Summits and Beyond

»Posted on Jan 9, 2013