Category Archives: Event

Climbing Shoe Demo at Joshua Tree- Saturday March 23rd

Been thinking about a new pair of climbing shoes, but not sure exactly what’s going to work best for you?  You’re in luck!  On Saturday, March 23rd, we’ll be hosting our annual Climbing Shoe Demo at our Joshua Tree store.  Shoes from Evolv, Five Ten, La Sportiva, Red Chili, and Scarpa will be available for you to check out and try for the day.  Check out is between 8-11am, and shoes need to be returned by 6pm that evening.


The demo is free, we just ask that you leave a deposit that we’ll return after you bring back the shoes.  If you have any questions, please call our Joshua Tree store at (760) 366-4684

Labor Day Weekend Sale and Gear Swap in Idyllwild

On Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1-3), our Idyllwild store will  be running some special deals on clothing, outerwear, packs, climbing gear, footwear and much more!

In addition, on September 1st, we’ll be hosting a Gear Swap.  Bring in any outdoor gear you wish to trade or sell with other climbers, backpackers, hikers, cyclists, photographers, campers, snowshoers, and skiers.  We’ll be reserving space in our parking lot to give you room to spread out your stuff.  Space is limited, so please email to reserve your spot.  If you have any questions, feel free to email or call (951) 659-4853 between 9am-5pm.  You’ll probably want to bring your own table, tarp, and chairs for your set up.  We recommend you brings coins and smaller bills so you can more easily make change.  Gear Swap will be set up in the back lot behind Nomad Ventures in Idyllwild.  Set up for the Gear Swap begins at 7am on Saturday and the event will end by 7pm.

When: Saturday, September 1-3 (Saturday-Monday)
Where: Nomad Ventures, Idyllwild
54415 North Circle Drive
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Swap meet trades and purchases are not affiliated with Nomad Ventures and are between the seller and buyer.  Nomad Ventures makes neither claims nor guarantees of the quality or condition of items that are not purchased from us, and accepts no liability for them.

Huge Joshua Tree Clearance Sale- Memorial Day weekend only!

The upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be awesome for climbing at Joshua Tree- with highs in the 70s and clear skies in the forecast, this may be your last chance to get to JT before things heat up for the summer.  Oh, one other thing- we’re having our first annual Memorial Day clearance sale!

The following deals are good at the Joshua Tree store only from Friday, May 25-Monday, May 28:

Climbing Gear:

All Ropes 10-20% off

All Harnesses 20% -40% off

Camping Gear:

All Mountain Hardwear Sleeping Bags 20% off

All Tents 20% off

All Backpacks 20%-40% off


Insulated Outerwear 15-40% off

All Patagonia and Mountain Hardwear down insulated jackets 40% off

Patagonia Capilene mid and heavy weight long sleeves and bottoms 40% off

Winter Hats 40% off

Icebreaker Merino Wool mid and heavy weight Long sleeves and bottoms 40% off

All Socks 30% off

Vibram Fivefingers as low as $49.95

Evolve Maximus approach shoe- $83.95 (40% off)

Sale rack all items an additional 15% off

These promotions may not be combined with other coupons or discounts and are limited to quantities of product on hand.  All sales of rock climbing equipment are final.

The Dangling Bruin- climbing and bouldering comp at UCLA, March 3

We are proud and excited to once again sponsor UCLA’s Dangling Bruin. 

Event info from UCLA Recreation:

“The 12th annual Dangling Bruin is a points based competition of bouldering and top-roping. No competition experience necessary. New and experienced climbers are invited to join us in the JWC Rock Wall for an afternoon of friendly competition on Saturday, March 3 from 1pm-6pm. Check-in will begin at Noon with the competition starting at 1pm. At check-in, participants will be asked to choose one of three categories to compete in: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.  Registration deadline is 10am on the day of the event.”

Click here for the event website for event details and registration.

Upcoming event- March 3rd: Climbing Shoe Demo at Joshua Tree

On March 3, we’ll be hosting our annual climbing shoe demo at our Joshua Tree store.  Reps from every shoe brand we carry will have shoes available to demo; simply pick up shoes between 8-11am and bring them back by 6pm.

The demo is free, we just ask that you leave a deposit that we’ll return after you bring back the shoes.  If you have any questions, please call our Joshua Tree store at (760) 366-4684

PDF version of this poster available here.

Nomad Ventures presents Trick Or Treat!

Come into any Nomad Ventures location dressed in costume between October 29th and Oct. 31st and you will be able to “Trick or Treat” for coupons!  Coupons will be for 10%, 20%, or 25% off certain items! You might even receive a coupon for a free item!

Happy Halloween from Nomad Ventures!

Limit one coupon per customer per day.  Coupon must be used on the day received and in the store in which the coupon was received.  Coupons may not be applied toward previously-discounted merchandise or combined with any other offer.  Coupons are only applicable to items within the store (no ordering or rain checks).

Reel Rock Film Tour at UCSD Oct. 13th and 15th

The 2011 Reel Rock Film Tour will be showing at Porter’s Pub on the UCSD campus on Thursday Oct. 13th and Saturday Oct. 15th. Doors open at 7pm, and the film starts at 8pm.

Tickets are are $10 (or free for enrolled students of UCSD) and are available online, or you can call 858-534-0684.

More details can be found at the Allied Climbers of San Diego website.