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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. :)
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
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Jan 17, 2013
contacted -

this is the kind of thing I'd rather donate to that most donations I make.
Rob D.
From Brooklyn, NY
Joined May 18, 2011
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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.
Notapplicable
Joined Sep 17, 2012
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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.
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points
Jan 17, 2013
the man was smart
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!
T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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Jan 17, 2013
Moosedog Tower, 5.9
Do you want adult shoes too? Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Joined Jan 25, 2011
5 points
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. Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points
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 Chris Rice
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Jan 18, 2013
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
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
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
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
Happiegrrrl
From Gunks
Joined Dec 23, 2005
60 points
Jan 18, 2013
Moosedog Tower, 5.9
I sent you six pairs today Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Joined Jan 25, 2011
5 points
Jan 19, 2013
Near Sky Pong Below Taylor Peak
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. ZANE
From Cleveland, OH
Joined May 6, 2011
43 points
Jan 19, 2013
Joyce Tsai wrote:
I sent you six pairs today


Thank You!!!
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points
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!
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points
Jan 19, 2013
Hey Chris I have a couple of pairs for you. Your climber from the grip board aren't you?
Ship
John Shippling
From morongo valley, ca
Joined Mar 11, 2010
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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?
Chris Rice
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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 Chris Rice
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Jan 24, 2013
Humboldt Bouldering
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. Josh Kornish
From Missoula, MT
Joined Sep 16, 2009
472 points
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!
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
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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!
Joyce Tsai
From San Diego, CA
Joined Jan 25, 2011
5 points
Jan 24, 2013
Joyce Tsai wrote:
Glad to know you received them. You're welcome!



Thank you Joyce!
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points
Jan 28, 2013
Jonathan Lipkin - Thank You! Shoes came today! Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
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Jan 31, 2013
Huge Thank You to JASON HALLADAY!!! Chris Rice
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Jan 31, 2013
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No problem, Chris. Glad you got 'em. Sorry about the stink! :-) Jason Halladay
From Los Alamos, NM
Joined Oct 19, 2005
9,471 points
 
Feb 5, 2013
the man was smart
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 T Roper
From VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
Joined Mar 31, 2006
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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!
Chris Rice
Joined Jan 11, 2013
15 points


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