Straffe Party with Fishtail - This Friday

This Friday we're throwing another Straffe Party at Luak!
We'll start serving cocktails and specialty beers at 10 PM in the clubhouse. Save the date, spread the word, come early and bring your friends to enjoy an exclusive live performance of the band Fishtail featuring our very own Linus.

Because everyone will be at the party on Friday, the clubhouse will be closed on Thursday!

Knots & ropes & initiation day

The days are getting longer again, the climbing conditions start to look sweet and we enjoyed a great weekend bouldering in Fontainebleau. Do you still remember how it feels to touch limestone? How to belay the lead climber? How to clean a route? In case the answer on those questions would be ‘no’, we have good news for you! Next Thursday (19/03) there will be a knot- and ropeskill workshop at the clubhouse starting at 10 pm, where we will be explaining all the necessary stuff again. On Sunday (22/03) we’ve scheduled another initiation day at the rocks in Freyr.

The Changing Minds

Siebe Vanhee and Tim De Dobbeleer present an evening with footage (video and still) and tales of their journey through the Greenland fjords! You can watch the trailer here.

When and where?
This thursday, the 12th of March, AULA 04.05 in building ON1 at Gasthuisberg Campus KUL.
The doors open at 19h30. Presentation starts at 20h00.
LUAK will be serving (cheap) drinks!

Tickets are available at Kariboe, Climbing Gym Hungaria and LUAK. 4 euro in presale, 5 euro at the doors.

The trip reports are back!

For years the LUAK had the lovely tradition of writing trip reports of epic ascents, party's, presentations... It is time to reignite that ritual!

To give you all some inspiration we retrieved the trip reports from the old website, including pictures, dating back to 1999! Click on stories in the navigation menu. Enjoy yourself and get lost in the tales from old LUAK times. You'll find an interview on Studio Brussels, a presentation with Kurt Albert, a day in Freyr with Dave MacCleod, countless Alpine ascents, trips to Thailand, Kenya and lots more...

From now on everybody who has a website account can read the reports, but only the active LUAK members can join the legacy and write their own history!

edit: and Bart kicks it off with a lovely article about our Freyr Karma day. Next one's here, on Saturday we went to the crux boulder comp. Keep an eye out on the stories page... Also the LUAKers that took El Chorro to sendsville promised a report ;)

Where are we going this summer?

While most of us are still suffering or recovering from their exams, others are free climbing Dawn Wall, searching for snow and ice in the Alps or for sunny rocks in El Chorro. Winter is definitely here and no escape is possible, but hold on!
From the 18th until 26th of July, LUAK is organising the annual and awesome zomertreffen/summermeeting. Everyone is invited to join us on this climbing trip, so check out the poll on our messageboard to discuss the location.

Christmas party!

This Friday is the annual epic LUAK Christmas party! The LUAK will be closed on Thursday so everybody is fit to come and join us on Friday. The festivities start around 21.30h.

As the Christmas tradition dictates, it's time to form some new bets! Put on your thinking hats and surprise us with a super cool challenge for the coming year. For those who didn't succeed last year, don't forget to bring your compensation ;-)

Upcoming events

While we only were able to boulder on Saturday due to wet conditions on Sunday, we still had a great time at Fontainebleau this weekend! We might have set a new record with the amount of people at the pizzaria :-)
We hope you'll be as plenty on the next coldfinger weekend when the first rays of sun come in next year (around February).

The ordering of clothes is closed from now. If you haven't done so please pay a deposit of 5 euro / piece of clothing as noted in the post below. We'll notify you when the clothes arrive and you can pick them up at LUAK.

About the next events:

The next event we're organizing is the LUAK trophy this Thursday (a quiz-like evening with both questions & do-battles)! Word on the street is it'll be great. Be there at 8pm! If you don't have a group, don't worry, we'll assign you to a great team.

Tuesday the 25th of November is our third and last stop on the climbing gym tour in Louvain-la-Neuve. Be at the Spuye at 7pm to join us. We'll be back before midnight.

Thursday the 27th of November we're hosting Reel Rock! You can check out the trailer and find more info below.

From the looks of the poll below the legendary Christmas party will be on Friday the 19th of December this year. You can still vote till the end of November. Mark the date, it'll be awesome!

LUAK hosts Reel Rock 9 - Info & Online Ticket Sale!

LUAK will screen Valley Uprising, Reel Rock's 9th feature film on Thursday November 27th at MSI in Leuven. You can get pre-sale tickets at Hungaria, Kariboe and LUAK at 7 euros. Tickets at the door are 10 euros.

Check out the awesome trailer @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o86TpaSBcWw

Online ticket sale is closed! You can still get tickets at Hungaria or Kariboe or at the door on Thursday.

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