This past weekend the Minnesota Climbers Association hosted the "Saved Sandstone Festival" in Sandstone, MN. In celebration of the acquisition of the Johnson land that lies across the Kettle River from Robinson park and holds some of the best boulders in the state, climbers from around the country came together to raise money for the organization that put so much effort into making that acquisition happen. The weekend was full of sends, prizes were given out, pizza and beer were consumed, and most importantly of all the Minnesota climbing community came together to support what matters most to them. I had a great time climbing a few boulders and seeing everyone get together. Here are a few photos of the weekend, I hope you enjoy them! You can also check them out on Flickr I should be adding a few more to that album over the next week.
The Kettle River and the River Boulder
Henry relaxing by the river.
Nic O. showing everyone how it's done on "The Best V5 in MN"
Caius cruising up the Tengo stand start.
The City of Sandstone water tower
Tyler H. making his way up a wall in Robinson Park.
Bryan and Sean of the MCA hand out raffle prizes
The Railroad Bridge over the Kettle River.