This collaboration between Redpoint Climbers Supply and Kobold Brewing is sure to rock your world.
Brewed within eyesight of Smith Rock State Park, a portion of the proceeds from all sales of Flail High Desert Ale will be donated to the High Desert Climbers Alliance.
The beer boasts an incredible balance between classic citrus, dank, and piney hop aromas backed up by a strong foundation of bready malt character and a hint of caramel. Slightly less Hoppy and more malt forward than your typical IPA, this High Desert Ale still manages to be incredibly refreshing, perfect to wash away the sweat after a day of hard climbing.
The High Desert Climber's Alliance actively re-equips routes, leads hardware replacement clinics, and works with Smith Rock State Park staff to maintain climbing access for future generations.
Since 2019, HDCA volunteers have replaced over 300 bolts or anchors on 45 sport routes throughout the park. Many of these compromised bolts and anchors were reported by climbers via the HDCA Bad Bolt reporting form.
Local re-equippers actively train others in the community to replace hardware through regular clinics, one-on-one mentorship, and instructional videos. Sharing knowledge and best practices with hardware replacement reduces the likelihood of accidents and ensures that our routes stay safe long into the future.