Granitica Festival 2019 The Soft Parade- Sedona Climbing Program

The North American Climbing History Archives (NACHA) and I are pleased to announce that the fifth Granitica Festival will be held over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-26, 2019) at the Flagstaff Aquaplex (1702 N 4th Street).

For the fifth Granitica Festival we will be examining the history of climbing in the Sedona area starting in the 1950s to the present day. The two full day program (10 AM to 6 PM) will feature speakers discussing their climbs of record and other experiences with image support as possible.

The tentative speakers list as of 5/6/19 is; Scott Sellers, Bill Hiscox, Tom Taber, Lee Dexter, David Lovejoy, Tim and Larry Coats, Paul Davidson, Jim Haisley, Steve Grossman, Tim Dolan, John Mattson, David Bloom, Glenn Rink, Stan Mish, Mike Lawson Jeff Snyder, Jake Dayley, Blake McCord, Zach Harrison, Laura Sabourin and Jake Tipton with several more yet to confirm.

Those in attendance have the opportunity to hear about establishing the many great routes that this area has to offer and then meet those involved to learn even more. This will be a unique gathering of climbers which will be recorded by Steve Grossman as part of his work as executive director of the North American Climbing History Archives (NACHA). The NACHA mission is: to gather, document and celebrate climbing history in image, word and artifact with special emphasis on personalities and events in North America and fostering climbing culture.

Tickets are $30 plus tax in advance and $35 day of show and are available from the Flagstaff Climbing Center at (928) 556-9909 or online at

See you there!

Steve Grossman


  • Occurred Saturday, May 25th, 2019 — all day
  • Occurred Sunday, May 26th, 2019 — all day


Flagstaff Aquaplex

1702 North Fourth Street
Flagstaff, AZ, AZ 86004


Stephen C Grossman

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