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By Chris Rice
Jan 16, 2013

I oversee (for free) a climbing wall in a small Appalachian town recreation center – it’s a multi purpose center and the wall is only open Thursday evenings. The fees for use are $2 for adults and $1 for kids. It’s an area with very low incomes – the center is to help keep kids off the streets and out of trouble. We have harnesses but only a very few pair of climbing shoes that people have donated. We could use climbing shoes in any size and any condition short of in pieces - I can do a little glue work to them. If you have climbing shoes that are too worn out for you, or that your kids have out grown etc – these kids could still get some good out of them. So if you’d like to help some kids learn to climb and do a “Pay it forward” good deed – your help would be appreciated.
Drop me a PM and I’ll give you shipping information - oh yeah - that's the good deed part - you pay the shipping. :)


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By Rob Davis
From Brooklyn, NY
Jan 17, 2013

contacted -

this is the kind of thing I'd rather donate to that most donations I make.


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By Notapplicable
Jan 17, 2013
A momentary lapse in attention...

Chris Rice wrote:
I oversee (for free) a climbing wall in a small Appalachian town recreation center – it’s a multi purpose center and the wall is only open Thursday evenings. The fees for use are $2 for adults and $1 for kids. It’s an area with very low incomes – the center is to help keep kids off the streets and out of trouble. We have harnesses but only a very few pair of climbing shoes that people have donated. We could use climbing shoes in any size and any condition short of in pieces - I can do a little glue work to them. If you have climbing shoes that are too worn out for you, or that your kids have out grown etc – these kids could still get some good out of them. So if you’d like to help some kids learn to climb and do a “Pay it forward” good deed – your help would be appreciated. Drop me a PM and I’ll give you shipping information - oh yeah - that's the good deed part - you pay the shipping. :)


Hey Chris, which town? I have one pair and an ATC I can turn over. Might be able to do a lot better than that if I gather stuff from the local crew. How are you set on harnesses? I'm in Richmond, VA now and grew up in Hburg.


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By Chris Rice
Jan 17, 2013

Here's the information

Crooksville Rec Center
C/O Chis Rice
230 Burley St
Crooksville, Ohio
43731

Have had several PMs already with offers - and I thank everyone so far - keep them coming please! The kids are going to love you guys! I'll post pictures when things settle down with what we get.


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Jan 17, 2013
modern man

I'll send a few pairs pronto, thanks for the volunteer work Chris!

this even scores me bonus points w/wifey for cleaning out the house!


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By Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Jan 17, 2013
Moosedog Tower, 5.9

Do you want adult shoes too?


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By Chris Rice
Jan 17, 2013

We get all ages from 2 year olds to 72 year olds (oldest and youngest so far)- so any and all sizes can be used. At present we have 4 or 5 pair of all size 9s. It was a fairly slow night tonight and we had 23 climbers of all ages - mostly teenagers tonight (a play at the grade school was going on). So short answer is yes - adult sizes will be used too.


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By Chris Rice
Jan 18, 2013

I don't know how to post a link but you can go to the Crooksville Rec Center Facebook page and find some pictures of the rec center and the climbing wall


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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Jan 18, 2013
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

Chris Rice wrote:
I don't know how to post a link but you can go to the Crooksville Rec Center Facebook page and find some pictures of the rec center and the climbing wall


Link


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By Happiegrrrl
From Gunks
Jan 18, 2013

Some images from the climbing gym:

Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 1
Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 1


Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 2
Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 2


Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 3
Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 3


Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 4
Crooksville Rec Center Climbing Wall 4


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By Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Jan 18, 2013
Moosedog Tower, 5.9

I sent you six pairs today


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By ZANE
From Cleveland, OH
Jan 19, 2013

good on ya man. I don't have any old shoes yet, but I'll try to help in another way if I can. I live about an hour away in the ohio valley.


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By Chris Rice
Jan 19, 2013

Joyce Tsai wrote:
I sent you six pairs today


Thank You!!!


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By Chris Rice
Jan 19, 2013

ZANE wrote:
good on ya man. I don't have any old shoes yet, but I'll try to help in another way if I can. I live about an hour away in the ohio valley.


You should come visit us for some climbing!


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By John Shippling
From morongo valley, ca
Jan 19, 2013

Hey Chris I have a couple of pairs for you. Your climber from the grip board aren't you?
Ship


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By Chris Rice
Jan 19, 2013

John Shippling wrote:
Hey Chris I have a couple of pairs for you. Your climber from the grip board aren't you? Ship



Yep that's me - small world isn't it?


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By Chris Rice
Jan 24, 2013

I don't know if people want their names put out or not so I won't for now. I received the first box of shoes today - 6 pair! And all in usable condition with one set of laces - WOW! You know who you are so Thank You! Chris


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By Josh Kornish
Jan 24, 2013
The Roach

When I get back to the states in april Id love to make and donate a batch of chalk bags to you guys. Thanks for your service.


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By Chris Rice
Jan 24, 2013

Josh Kornish wrote:
When I get back to the states in april Id love to make and donate a batch of chalk bags to you guys. Thanks for your service.


Awesome - some kid or another always has their hand in mine - I have one young girl that just takes it from me and climbs with it - hilarious! She's either 3 or 4 years old - cute as can be!


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By Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Jan 24, 2013
Moosedog Tower, 5.9

Chris Rice wrote:
I don't know if people want their names put out or not so I won't for now. I received the first box of shoes today - 6 pair! And all in usable condition with one set of laces - WOW! You know who you are so Thank You! Chris


Glad to know you received them. You're welcome!


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By Chris Rice
Jan 24, 2013

Joyce Tsai wrote:
Glad to know you received them. You're welcome!



Thank you Joyce!


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By Chris Rice
Jan 28, 2013

Jonathan Lipkin - Thank You! Shoes came today!


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By Chris Rice
Jan 31, 2013

Huge Thank You to JASON HALLADAY!!!


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By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From Los Alamos, NM
Jan 31, 2013
Climbing at the Belvedere crag near Nago with a great view of the northern end of Lake Garda and the town of Torbole sul Garda below. June 2013.

No problem, Chris. Glad you got 'em. Sorry about the stink! :-)


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By MJMobes
From The land of steady habits
Feb 5, 2013
modern man

I'm still slackin on the send off but I have 5-6 pairs from size 6 to 12 in a pile ready to go to UPS soooo- BUMP


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By Chris Rice
Feb 6, 2013

TRmasta wrote:
I'm still slackin on the send off but I have 5-6 pairs from size 6 to 12 in a pile ready to go to UPS soooo- BUMP


Looking forward to them - Thanks!


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