Awards

Recipients of the first achievement awards circa 1996: Mike Rigney, Brad Singer, Julia Cronk, Kenn Kenega. and Bob Cable (Pat Brennan hidden in back)

ROWCC Awards

The Rim of the World Climbing Club (ROWCC) awards are meant to inspire your sense of adventure, exploration and personal achievement in the world of climbing.

Choose an award as your goal. Track your climbs with the date, location, route name, rating and climb partner. Prior to our yearly rendezvous in June, members will be emailed a submission form. Receive your kudos at the rendezvous ceremony and have your name added to the infamous lists below.

Now get out there and climb on!


10 TRIP AWARD
Starting with the 2023 Rendezvous! Attend 10 club trips and send at least one 5.5 or harder to earn this NEW award.

Be the first to win this award!

10 CLIMB AWARD
One climb 5.5 or harder in each of the following areas.

  • Tahquitz
  • Sierras
  • Lovers Leap
  • Suicide
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Red Rocks
  • San Bernardino Mountains
  • Joshua Tree
  • Tuolumne Meadows
  • Sequoia Needles
Agina Sedler, Nathen Fitzhugh, Sheila Romane , Jennifer Hopper, Alan Bartlett, Todd Gordon, Cindy Bransford, Julia Cronk, Bob Cable, Brad Singer, Mike Rigney, Connie Rigney, Eric Tipton, Kenn Kenaga, Joel Koury, Linda Hall, Adam Brennan, Jeff Brennan, Lori Brennan, Pat Brennan, Bruce Binder, Craig Britton, John Cardmon, Mike Itnyre, Eric Odenthal, Kevin Graves, Lee Clark, Jim Reeves, Noelle Ladd, Agina Sedler, Nathan Fitzhugh, Ryan Crochiere, Dan Thiele, Al Ramirez, Brad MacArthur, Dan Schultz

30 CLIMB AWARD
Same as the 10 award plus one climb in each of the following areas.

  • Mt. Woodson
  • Owens Gorge
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Rubidoux
  • Donner Summit
  • Fossil Falls
  • Williamson
  • Mt. Pacifico
  • Hercules Finger
  • Devils Punch Bowl
  • The Domelands
  • Santa Barbara
  • Giant Rock
  • Big Rock
  • Owens Ridge
  • Southern Yosemite
  • 395/Sierra Tioga Rd North
  • Pinnacles Natl. Monument
  • 395/Sierra South of Whitney to Tioga Rd
Bob Cable, Julia Cronk, Todd Gordon, Cindy Bransford, Kenn Kenaga, Jeff Brennan, Lori Brennan, Pat Brennan, Brad Singer, Mike Itnyre, John Cardmon, Kevin Graves, Kenn Kenaga

50 CLIMB AWARD
All of the 30 Award areas plus the following areas.

  • Malibu Creek
  • Castle Crags
  • Washington Select
  • Stoney Point
  • Zion
  • Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park
  • Black Mtn
  • Phoenix
  • Wind Rivers
  • Corona Del Mar
  • Mt. Lemon
  • Devils Tower
  • Great Falls Basin
  • Granite Mtn
  • Cochise Stronghold
  • Poison Canyon
  • Tetons
  • Smith Rock
  • Calaveras Dome
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Kenn Kenaga, Bob Cable, Pat Brennan, Lori Brennan

100 CLIMB AWARD:
At least one climb in 10, 30 and 50 Awards including the following. 30 climbs 5.8 or harder. 30 climbs 5.10 or harder. 10 climbs 5.11 or harder. 20 Grade IV’s. 10 Grade V’s. 1 Grade VI Plus 50 areas of your choice.

Kenn Kenaga, Bob Cable, Pat Brennan

ANY 5; 14,000’ers AWARD:
Any five of the 27 14,000’ers harder than the Dog Route (walk up).

Bob Cable, Kenn Kenaga, Eric Tipton, Joel Koury, Pat Brennan, Bruce Binder, Aaron Barnes

11 14,000’ers AWARD:
The 11 following, other than the Dog Route.

  • Langley
  • Williamson
  • Sill
  • Muir
  • Tyndall
  • Norht Pal
  • Whitney
  • Split
  • Thunderbolt
  • Russell
  • Middle Pal

Recipients: Kenn Kenaga, Pat Brennan

3 COUNTRY AWARD:
One climb 5.5 or harder in 3 countries

Jeff Brennan, Dave Honeywell, Jennifer Hopper, Alan Bartlett, Todd Gordon, Cindy Bransford, Brad Singer, Travis McElvany, Kelly McElvany, Mike Rigney, Connie Rigney, Joel Koury, Rob Stauder, Tom Evans, Kenn Kenaga, Pat Brennan, Mike Itnyre, Bob Cable, John Cardmon, Noelle Ladd, Mary Ann Kelly, Aaron Barnes, Lee Clark, Sheila Romane, A. J. Rubiner, Leslie Rubiner, Sarah MacKenzie, Brandon Copp, Elliot Warden, Hong Van Le, Jason Tuffs

10 STATE AWARD:
One climb 5.5 or harder in each state

John Cardmon, Alan Bartlett, Brad Singer, Cindy Bransford, Todd Gordon, Lori Brennan, Pat Brennan, Julia Cronk, Dave Lepere, Rob Stauder, Tom Evans, Bob Cable, Benji Oberman, Kenn Kenaga, Mike Itnyre, Jeff Brennan, Eric Odenthal, Mary Ann Kelly, Angela Hwangpo, Brandon Copp, Kassandra Harding, Dan Schultz, Sarah MacKenzie, Elliot Warden, Mike Rigney, Hong Van Le, Jason Tuffs

10 SANDSTONE SPIRE AWARD:
10 Sandstone Spires 5.5 or harder. 6 of them need to be in the Colorado Plateau

Jeff Brennan, Bob Cable, Alan Bartlett, Todd Gordon, Cindy Bransford, Eric Tipton, Kenn Kenaga, Pat Brennan, Kevin Graves, Lori Brennan

10 GYM AWARD
10 gyms that charge money. No home gyms. Support the local climbing community.

You must pay!

John Cardmon, Mike Rigney, Connie Rigney, Bob Cable Dave Lepere, Bruce Bindner, Jim Baldwin, Kenn Kenaga, Lee Clark, Pat Brennan, Julie Nguyen, Andrew Vasquez, José Valencia

10 ICE CLIMB AWARD:
10 different Ice Routes WI3 or harder.

Recipients: Kevin Graves, Bruce Bindner, Joel Koury, Benji Oberman, Aaron Barnes, Lee Clark, Sheila Romane.

OTHER DUBIOUS AND OBSCURE AWARDS:
This is your opportunity to earn great kudos, or, at least a good looking award from your fellow ROWCC’ers.


29 14,000’ers AWARD
All 29 of the Coastal states summits, no Dog Route’s.

  • Langley
  • Williamson 1
  • Thunderbolt 1
  • Muir
  • Williamson 2
  • Thunderbolt 2
  • Aigulle Extra
  • Williamson 3
  • Shasta
  • Third Needle
  • Split Mtn North
  • Sill
  • Day Needle
  • Split Mtn South
  • Columbia Crest
  • Keeler Needle
  • Middle Pal
  • Liberty Cap
  • Mt. Whitney
  • North Pal
  • Point Success
  • Russell East
  • Polemonium
  • White Mtn.
  • Russell West
  • Starlight
  • Tyndall
  • Aiguille du Paquoir
  • Fourth Needle

20 CASTLES AWARD
3 Required Castles (all in the SB’s)

  • Castle Rock
  • Castle Gray Skull
  • Castle Spire
  • Plus 17 other castles of your choice

10 ARETE AWARD
Recipient: Pat Brennan


10 PILLAR AWARD
Recipient: Pat Brennan


10 PINNACLE AWARD
Recipient: Pat Brennan


10 NEEDLE AWARD
Recipient: Pat Brennan


10 TOWER AWARD
Recipient: Pat Brennan



10 DOME AWARD

(1) required dome
a. 1/2 dome
b. 1/4 dome
c. west 1/4 dome = 1 dome
(9) others of your choice


10 GRANITE SPIRE AWARD
No SB’s or sport areas. These 4 required granite spires:

  • Castle Rock Spire
  • Lower Cathedral Spire
  • Higher Cathedral Spire
  • Lost Arrow Spire (tip is ok)

Plus any 6 of the following of your choice:

  • Arrowhead Spire
  • Shaw Spire
  • Hermit Spire
  • Chimney Rock Spire
  • Spook Spire
  • Outguard Spire
  • Bear Creek Spire
  • Nomad Spire
  • Scodie Spire
  • Brush Creek Spire
  • Trinity Spire
  • Razor Spire

Recipient: Pat Brennan


10 BUTT AWARD
3 required butts

  • South Butt
  • West Butt
  • East
  • Plus 7 other butts of your choice


10 TIT AWARD

  • Old Squaws Tit (Parker Needle- Parker, CA)
  • Snake Tit (L.A. Pinnacles)
  • Old Lizard Tit (Valley of the Moon- San Diego County)
  • Old Alabama Tit (Alabama Hills- Lone Pine)
  • Old Crafts Tit (Crafts Peak)
  • Perky Crafts Tit (Crafts Peak)
  • New Sawtooth Tit (New Bob City)
  • New Bob City Tit (New Bob City)
  • Old Sheep Tit (Sheephole Mtns- Near Armboy)
  • Young Sheep Tit (Sheephole Mtns- Near Armboy)

10 DRIVE UP AWARD

Drive your car up 10 different summits. The classic: step down from your car to the summit.

Recipients: Bob Cable, Todd Gordon, Cindy Bransford, Pat Brennan


MR. or MRS. S.B. AWARD

Climb 1,000 routes in the S.B.’s (San Bernardino’s) 5.5 or harder

Recipients: Brad Singer, Pat Brennan, Kenn Kenaga.


HIGHEST PEAK IN NORTH AMERICA AWARD

Climb the highest peak in North America – Mt. Mckinley, aka- Denali, with a summit elevation of approximately 20,320 feet.

Recipients: John Cardmon, Kevin Graves


SPECIALTY AWARDS
Recipients: Tom Evans, Doug Chalker, Aaron Barnes