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February 2019

Ladies’ Night – Talking Trail Running

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pingora Jester Park, 12112 NW 128th Street
Granger, IA 50109 United States
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Interested in getting into trail running or want to meet more lady trail runners? Join Pingora staff member Julia (an avid trail runner) for an evening of drinks, snacks, discounts, and trail running talk. This is a FREE social event, all Ladies welcome!

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CLASS – Climbing II – Top Rope Anchors

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80

This full-day course is perfect for those interested in rock climbing outside on their own. In this course, the focus is on developing your confidence and knowledge with top roping systems. Participants should have basic climbing skills including belaying and tying in on their own. Duration: 6 Hours Location: TBD (Depends on weather, but will be in or around the Des Moines area.)

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Tech Tuesday – Backcountry Cooking

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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Want to go on a backpacking trip but don't know what to do for food? We at Pingora believe that if you can make it in the kitchen, then you can make it in the back country! Join one of our outdoor living experts John as he takes you through a full course meal, all made with back country cooking equipment. In this Tech Tuesday, you will learn what kind of cooking gear to look for, how to use and…

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February Guy’s Night

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cabin fever is very real. Come by, have a drink and some snacks, and enjoy a social hour with us all about how to plan outdoor trips! We'll be talking about all of our upcoming climbing, backpacking, and river trips, and we'll be happy to help you plan any specific trip ideas that you have in mind! As always, this event is free to attend. See you there!

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March 2019

CLASS – Climbing I – Gym to Crag

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pingora Ankeny, 604 SE 3rd Street
Ankeny, IA 50023 United States
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Specifically designed for individuals looking to take the skills they have learned in the gym out to the crag. In addition to learning advanced lead climbing skills, outdoor climbing technique, and how to retrieve your equipment, climbers will also learn what social and environmental factors to consider when climbing outside. Participants interested in this 4 hour course must know how to lead climb and lead belay to enroll.

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