Egyptian Theater tells story of climbing legend Jeff Lowe

Jun 10 2011 - 10:38pm

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Climbing legend Jeff Lowe and associate Malcolm Daly will lead a multimedia presentation of Lowe's life and climbs on Tuesday at Peery's Egyptian Theater.

The event begins at 8 p.m. The event will benefit the completion of Low's documentary, "Metanoia."

Daly is executive director of Paradox Sports. The pair will offer footage of Eiger Nordwand. Josh Wharton will present footage of Lowe's 1991 solo first ascent.

Presented by Grassroots Outdoor Alliance, the social begins at 7:15 p.m., including a silent auction.

Tickets are $15.

Busy weekend

Along with all the usual early summer activities, cycling, golf, hiking, etc., here are a few unique events to participate in or attend.

At one ski resort -- Snowbasin -- the hearty can get in some summer skiing.

At another resort -- Powder Mountain -- cyclists will compete in the PowderMountain Hillclimb. The cyclists will climb 3,300 vertical feet in six miles. The mass start is set for 9 a.m. The elite climbers shout for a 41-minute ride.

The Division 1 Climbing Championships will be staged today and Sunday at Momentum Climbing Gym in Sandy, next to the Southtowne Center.

The top finishers will earn spots in the National Climbing Championships in July. Murray's Nathaniel Coleman will be among 31 Utahns who will compete. Coleman is a U.S. Team member.

Action begins at 9 a.m. each day. For information, visit momentumclimbing.com.

Remuda Golf Course is hosting a neighborhood BBQ and tournament today. The tournament begins at 1 p.m., with the social set for 5 p.m. There will be club and cart demos and lots of actitivities for the kids.

The World Extreme Rock Crawling Championship (W.E.ROCK) returns to Miller Motorsports Park today and Sunday. Action begin at 10 a.m. each day. For information, visit www.werocklive.com.

Also, the Junction City Roller Dolls will stage a car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Zoes Roadhouse, 1847 Wall Ave. in Ogden. For information, visit JCRDolls.com.

Tidbits

Online voting is under way for the 24th Triple-A All-Star Game, set for July 13 at Spring Mobile Ballpark. Vote at PCLBaseball.com or MILB.com as well as the Salt Lake Bees' website. ...

BYU's Zachary Blair, a Fremont High grad, earned Ping All-West Region Golf Team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. ...

With Arizona State winning the NCAA softball title earlier this week, Pac-10 Conference teams have now claimed 400 NCAA championships, becoming the first conference in history to reach the milestone.

Crane Field Golf Course reported its first-ever hole in one at the Clinton course. Erik Waller of Roy accomplished the feate on the 17th hole on June 4. ...

Utah State University's Big Blue Scholarship Fund recently completed its annual fund drive, aimed at raising money for the educational costs of its student-athletes, and the group reported it raised $1,026,198 in just four weeks to achieve its goal. ...

BYU claimed the Deseret First Duel over Utah this past school year, earning the title for the third time in four years. The Cougars claimed the 2010-11 title by a 35-23 margin. And lest anyone worry, the fifth Duel begins Aug. 23 in women's soccer.

Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or cmiller@standard.net.

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