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Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921

865-888-9123

Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 

unleaSHEd: Women's Adventure Fest 2019

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unleaSHEd WOMEN'S ADVENTURE FESTIVAL KNOXVILLE

Mark your calendars for June 21 - 23, 2019! Knoxville’s premier Women’s Adventure Festival is back; brought to you by Onsight Rock Gym and REI Knoxville. The festival will kick off on Friday night with a networking speaker series.

The rest of the weekend will be filled with all women clinics, meet-ups, food, raffle prizes, and lots of partying to celebrate all the amazing women in adventure sports. We are psyched to have special guests joining us! 

proceeds from the raffles sales, beer donations, and a portion of the ticket sales from the event

will be donated to Girls Inc

Check out below for more specific information on prices, speakers, clinics and other details.

EARLY Registration - April 5 to May 31: $49.95 (shirt size guaranteed)

Late Registration/Day Of - June 1 to June 21: $59.95 (shirt size not guaranteed)

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

Access to all clinics (Saturday/Sunday, as space allow) | unleaSHEd Tank Top | Friday Opening Event with Appetizers and Drinks by Rebel Kitchen Knoxville | Saturday Lunch by SoKno Tacos | Biking Clinics | Yoga Clinics

Participants can add in a HANDMADE, LIMITED EDITION unleaSHEd Chalk Bag MADE BY STATIC CLIMBING for $20

VIP TICKETS: $99.95

This year, we are offering a limited number of VIP TICKETS! VIP Participants will include all goodies from regular registration PLUS early access to sign up for clinics PLUS a private climbing session with Michaela Kiersch & Margarita Martinez PLUS a limited edition, custom, handmade unleaSHEd Chalk Bag!

*MUST SIGN UP BY JUNE 1ST to take advantage of early clinic registration*


GUEST PANELISTS: 

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Michaela Kiersch is a professional climber. Michaela Kiersch has transformed her indoor competition success to become one of the best climbers in the United States. Whether it's hard boulders like Crown of Aragorn (8B or V13) in Hueco Tanks or endurance test pieces such as Joe Blau (8c+ or 5.14c) in Oliana, Michaela is extremely motivated to accomplish her goals. Since she's graduated from DePaul University in 2017, all her energy is focused in climbing and we're excited to see where she takes it.  

Photo: @ofallnationsmedia







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Margarita Martinez came to the USA at the age of 16 to dance with the Cincinnati Ballet Company. Graduated from College. Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and a masters in Spanish Literature. Dance professionally till the age of 28. Have three kids Michael, Jennifer, and David, also three grandkids. Taught ballet and Spanish after at several Universities and privately taught classical ballet. Discovered climbing at the age of 34 to get over a fear of heights. Climbed at the ASCF (American Sport Climbing Federation) USA climbing team in the mid-90s. Participated and won Pan-American Climbing Games in Mexico 1996. Stopped climbing from age 45 to 49 to build a wedding cake business called Classic Confection Cakes came back to climbing and teaching dance at the age of 50. At the age of 58 did my first 13d at Maple Canyon called Whole Shot. Still climbing after several injuries and inflammatory arthritis. There is more info if you want to listen to https://www.trainingbeta.com/media/margarita-martinez/

Carly Pierson: In 2002, while working as a wildland firefighter for the National Park Service, Carly suffered a fall leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. After her injury, she became active in numerous sports like snow skiing, triathlons, handcycling, and water skiing. Being very active prior to her injury, sports became an important aspect of bridging the gap between her life before the injury and after. “It’s not really about specific sports or how you go about playing, what’s important is getting out there, redefining yourself and finding an outlet.” Carly, has two children, ages eleven and five. Outside of taking care of two children, Carly is a motivational speaker, the co-director of Knoxville Sled Hockey adaptive team, and mentor for the Tennessee Survivors Network Program through UT Medical Center.

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Taylor Carpenter: Hi my name is Taylor, I am the founder of STATIC Climbing! I fell in love with climbing while I was living in Mammoth about a decade ago. When I moved down to San Diego in 2013 I was surrounded by so many incredibly talented friends they really gave me the inspiration to set out on my own path. My grandparents bought me my first sewing machine for my 24th birthday and I taught myself how to sew. From the first chalk bag I ever designed which took 3 1/2 days to having a line in REI and shipping STATIC gear to climbers around the world, it has truly been the adventure of a lifetime. Running your own company and being your own boss is by far the toughest thing I have ever done, but at the end of the day I can look back and really feel proud that I am living my own dream and nothing feels better than that.  


Photo credit: Alex @venomblackbird

 

Schedule and clinics:

** CLINIC SIGN UPS WILL OPEN ON JUNE 1ST**

FRIDAY, JUNE 21st: kick off party sponsored by rebel kitchen

unleaSHEd kicks off on Friday night with climbing, food, and more! Join us for the start of an amazing weekend. Rebel Kitchen will be sponsoring food on Friday night with juice tastings by Nektor. We will be hosting 20 min presentations from our speakers/panelist. In addition, Michaela Kiersch will try and complete the Unleashed Onsight Challenge.

6:00 PM: Doors Open

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Raffles, Mingling, Appetizers by Rebel Kitchen, Panelist presentations & Q & A’s, Juice tasting by Nektor, Unleashed Onsight Challenge,

9:00 PM: Doors close

This event is BYOS – Bring Your Own Seating.Please do not bring any chairs that have narrow feet – they will injure our mats. We will have some, but limited seating available to use (thanks to our friends at REI Knoxville), but there will be PLENTY of space for everyone to bring their own seating.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd - OFF Site Clinics

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Meetup: Morning Yoga with Lululemon

Info: All skill levels are welcome! Breakfast and Coffee provided!

Led by: Lululemon Yoga Instructor

Location: Baker Creek

Participant Max: None

No Pre-Registration Needed

Bring Your Own Mats!


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Meetup: Bell Joy Ride - Women’s Mountain Bike Ride (ALL LEVELS)

Info: All skill levels welcome! Need a bike? Check for rentals at Tennessee Valley Bikes or Harper’s

Led by: Bell Joy Ride Group - Missy Petty & Eden Slayer

Location: Baker Creek

Participant Max: None

Pre- Registration required through Bell Joy - link available upon closer date



SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd - Onsight Rock Gym Clinics

Pre-registration required for all events (SPACE IS LIMITED)

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Clinic:  Intro to Climbing

Info: Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently at Onsight Rock Gym. Upon completion of this class and after proper demonstration of learned skills, you will be receive a temporary Top Rope Belay Tag for the day. You are then free to climb for the remainder of the day or until your arms give out! You must return on a separate day to take the official Top Rope Belay and Climbing Test.

Instructor: Onsight Rock Gym Staff

Location:  Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 10

Pre-registration Required

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Clinic: Advanced Redpoint Technique

Info: Gain confidence in your lead ability in a supportive and professional environment. Practice your redpointing and onsighting skills and learn how to perform at your edge of comfort. Discuss appropriate responses to challenging situations and behaviors that help you to climb more confidently and with positive mental energy.

Pre-reqs: At least one year lead experience; Passing of the Lead Climbing/Belaying Test at Onsight Rock Gym

Instructor: TBD

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 10

Pre-registration Required

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clinic: Antagonist Training:  How to Prevent Injury & Climb Stronger

Info: In this clinic, learn the basics on how muscle movement works, how opposition training to climbing keeps your muscles balanced and strong, how to prevent injury and climb more efficiently to fight the pump! We will incorporate stretch bands, strengthening exercises and stretches for all major joints utilized in climbing.  Add these to your weekly training workouts and feel more balanced on the wall, become mindful of your technique and efficiently send your project!

Instructor:

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clinic: Women's Pelvic Health

Info: Pelvic Floor and Your Core - Your core is meant to work with you with every pull, press, rock over, high step, dead point and dyno.  In this clinic learn the basic anatomy of the deep core, exercises to strengthen you from the inside out, how to maximize the body tension and improve hip and low back flexibility.  We will also discuss special topics such as starting back to training and climbing after having a baby and how climbing can contribute to pelvic and hip pain

Instructor:

Location: Onsight Rock Gym; Autobelay Private Event Room

Participant Max: 20

10:30 AM - 12:30 AM

Clinic: Lead 101 Class 1/2

Info: Learn the basics of lead climbing/belaying. Through this two part class over the weekend you’ll learn the basics of lead climbing, clipping, proper belaying, rope management, falling and more. Pre-reqs: top rope certified for at least 6+ months, ability to consistently climb 5.10b+ on top rope

Instructor: Onsight Rock Gym Staff

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 8

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Clinic: Advanced Movement

Info: Work on advanced bouldering movement with Michaela Kiersch

Instructor: Michaela Kiersch

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 12 - 15

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clinic: Nutrition

Info: Learn the basics of nutrition to help fuel your hardest climbing and training days.

Instructor: TBD

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: none

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

FREE Lunch for all Festival Attendees (while supplies last)

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Brought to you by SoKno Tacos!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Clinic: Open Climb Time

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Clinic: Intro to Climbing

Info: Learn the basics of top rope belaying, knot tying, and climbing technique in this hands-on class. Designed for those with no previous climbing experience, this course teaches the necessary skills required to climb independently at Onsight Rock Gym. Upon completion of this class and after proper demonstration of learned skills, you will be receive a temporary Top Rope Belay Tag for the day. You are then free to climb for the remainder of the day or until your arms give out! You must return on a separate day to take the official Top Rope Belay and Climbing Test.

Instructor: Onsight Staff

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 12

Pre-Registration Required

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Clinic: Technique / Movement

Info: Want to learn how to climb more efficiently using footwork and hips to help you finish your project or to gain a better foundation in climbing? This clinic is for you!  We will focus first on footwork, something a lot of people don’t fully understand how to use correctly. We will then move into how we pivot our feet to allow us to utilize our hips, and therefore be able to climb with more straight arms vs having to muscle our way through everything.

Instructor: Michaela Kiersch

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 12

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Clinic: Core & Flexibility

Info:

Instructor:

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max:

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Clinic: Strength Training

Info: Take your climbing to the next level and learn basic tips/tricks to help advance your overall strength and fitness.

Instructor: TBD

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: 15

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Clinic: Setting Goals and Achieving them!

Info:

Instructor: Lululemon

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max: none

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Clinic: Antagonist Training

Info: In this clinic, learn the basics on how muscle movement works, how opposition training to climbing keeps your muscles balanced and strong, how to prevent injury and climb more efficiently to fight the pump! We will incorporate stretch bands, strengthening exercises and stretches for all major joints utilized in climbing.  Add these to your weekly training workouts and feel more balanced on the wall, become mindful of your technique and efficiently send your project!

Instructor: TBD

Location: Onsight Rock Gym

Participant Max:

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Clinic: Pelvic Health

Info: Pelvic Floor and Your Core - Your core is meant to work with you with every pull, press, rock over, high step, dead point and dyno.  In this clinic learn the basic anatomy of the deep core, exercises to strengthen you from the inside out, how to maximize the body tension and improve hip and low back flexibility.  We will also discuss special topics such as starting back to training and climbing after having a baby and how climbing can contribute to pelvic and hip pain

Instructor: TBD

Location: Onsight Rock Gym; Autobelay Private Event Room

Participant Max: 20


 
 
 
 

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