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Utah Climbers In Iraq Need Your Support
Submitted By: John McNamee on Nov 15, 2007

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Over in the General Climbing forum there is a request from Charlier Company 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance that I wanted to bump to the home page....

Charlie Company 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion a Marine Reserve unit out of Salt Lake City Utah was mobilized and is now in Iraq of a while. There are quite a few climbers in the Co. So we are building a climbing wall to help keep things interesting. We have Metolius Rock Rings and Nicros is sending the HIT system which should be here shortly. Anything that anybody can give would be greatly appreciated (old crusty holds to old climbing mags chalk whatever). If you want to donate, leave a comment and I'll get you our address. It's just like shipping in country, so cost won't be too bad. Heck, if needs be, I'm sure I can get some of the Marines to pitch in to help pay the shipping. Thanks for any support you can give.
Sgt Collins

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I've put together the following this morning and will be posting it tomorrow:

  • Chalk
  • Chalkbag
  • 50 recent climbing and Rock and Ice mags
  • Couple climbing books
  • stickers
  • New Accessfund T shirt

They've just built a wall so holds are in demand!

If you can give a little, I'm sure it will be most appreciated....

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By Buff Johnson
Nov 15, 2007
Sent some holds, chalk, mags, books, a couple other items; how-to stuff, easy to follow so these jarheads can figure it out.

btw Happy 232 Marines!

Some tips - Before you mail -- fill out USPS Custom Declaration & Dispatch Note - CP72 (PS Form 2976-A) -- itemize everything; get the Priority stickers & mail label with their address and your return filled out; and select Gift & Return to Sender if there's a problem. Most USPS personnel know exactly what you intend to do so they can help if you have questions.
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Nov 15, 2007
Thanks Mark!

Would UPS be a better way to send stuff or should I stick with the PO.


By Buff Johnson
Nov 15, 2007
Never thought about that.

I think military goes through only the post office??
By Umph!
Nov 15, 2007
Hey kiddies - Yes, Happy Jarhead B-day, and Veterans Day!

I sent Sgt. C. a rope a few weeks back, but haven't heard if he rec. it or not. Yo Sarg, any word?
I sent via USPS, and the guy at the counter seemed to know what he was doing (1, 60m, 10.5 rope = $22. shipped)

Hope all is going well enough.

Thanks for pushing this John.
By Steven VanSickle
From: Ouray, Co
Nov 15, 2007
I have a couple jugs and slopers I can give up.
By seth hamel
Nov 16, 2007
I can send a few things.
By seth hamel
Nov 16, 2007
It would be a good idea to post this on also, if it has not already been done.
By usernameremoved
Nov 18, 2007
I definitely could send some stuff out. Send me the address and I will try to pull some stuff together before the holiday.
By Woodchuck ATC
Nov 29, 2007
Several years ago some soldier requested the same. I sent a box of holds, t-nuts, bolts,tool, chalk,etc. to an address. Later that year when Urban Climber had a 'homebuilt' wall contest, the winning entry was from some soldiers in Iraq, photo taken in green night vision as they enjoyed. There on wall, I could see MY holds in place! So just a note out to those donating stuff: it's worth it and it gets used. Keep up the good spirits for our men overseas.
By Brian Arbuckle
Dec 3, 2007
I send a lot of packages to Iraq and the US Postal Service is by far the best way to ship. A small box of holds will cost between $10-$20 in shipping and will arrive in approximately 10-15 days. It is possible to us UPS or Fedex for Iraq shipments but the cost is generally 10 times more, it still takes about 10 days, and you would need the actual street address of the recipient (not the APO AE address).

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