On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June Flavio Crespi, one of the strongest athletes in the climbing world ranking, will be the special guest of this year's sixth edition of the Rock Junior. This great European Youth Climbing Festival is open to all children aged 5 -13 and their families and takes place yearly at Arco, Lake Garda, Trentino, Italy.
Ten days and counting for the Rock Junior European Youth Climbing Festival which will take place in Arco (Lake Garda, Italy) on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June. All is set to welcome the hundreds of youngsters and their families for the sixth great climbing festival.
At the Climbing Stadium they will be greeted by Flavio Crespi, the Italian Police athlete and sports climbing champion who in two years ago won the most important trophy, the World Cup 2005.
This exceptional testimonial is one of Italy's finest, and he will participate togeterh with the young climbers and their parents in this great vertical game. Flavio Crespi, climbing with future champions, will be joined by the Mountain Rescue services who have always guaranteed complete safety during the Rock Junior vertical games.
The climbing weekend is made to measure for the children and their families. And just like in the best of games, all can participate, beginners and experts alike, children and their parents. The Rock Junior speaks at least 10 different languages (this year for the first time ever a child has registered from India) and it represents all that combines climbing and fun. And it also represents an ideal link between climbing and the fantastic nature and rocks in Arco which are the cradle of modern sports climbing in Italy.
Rock Junior is a party and also a great theme park to get to know the climbing game. Children will take part in Play & Climb and play on the bouncy castles, suspension bridges and climbing tests which reproduce tree climbing. In the Climbing Campus they will explore Arco's nature and rocks together with the Moutnain Guides.
The youngest will compete in the Kid's Rock, while children, mothers and fathers will compete in vertical relay races. And the best European Youth Squads will compete in the Under 14 Cup. This is what the Rock Junior is all about – having fun climbing together.
Maximum safety is guaranteed by the Mountain Guides Friends of Arco, the Mountaineering School Prealpi Trentine, the Mountain Rescue services (SAT and Guardia di Finanza), the Moena Police Alpine Training Force and the SAT Youth Mountaineering section (Accompagnatori di Alpinismo Giovanile della SAT).
Rock Junior, Rock Master, Arco Rock Legends: all the events in 2007 in the world's climbing capital. Once again the Rock Master Association inaugurates the great season of international sports climbing events with the Rock Junior in Arco. The VI edition begins on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2007 and this great European Youth Climbing Festival is dedicated to children aged 5 -13 and their families. Competitions continue on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2007 with the XXI Rock Master, the oldest and most famous climbing competition in the world hailed by all as being climbing's equivalent of Wimbledon. All the greatest sports climbing have raised the prestigious Trophy giving life to epic battles against the best of the best in the Climbing Stadium.
Rock Master 2007 will also host the second edition of the Arco Rock Legends which awards the “Salewa Rock Award” and the “La Sportiva Competition Award”, the international prizes for the climber who has most distinguished him or herself on rock and the best competition athlete.
The program is packed to the brim and important and once again confirms Arco as the world's capital for rock climbing. Arco and its massive limestone walls is one of the cradles of modern sports climbing and attracts tens of thousands of climbers every year.
Sunday 10 June 2007
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