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teamwhipper

climber
Bay Area, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 15, 2010 - 07:35pm PT
From now until the end of December, Keen footwear is giving the Access Fund's Unlock Jailhouse campaign $10 for every cord donated. They are recycling your old fuzzy, core-shot rope that has been scaring you (and your partners) into new Keen products. Clean those old ropes out of the garage, get points with your significant others AND climbing partners, and help protect access to an entertaining NorCal crag.

Here are the rules:
1) You've got to get your rope to a Touchstone gym by the end of this year. Touchstone has gyms in San Francisco, Sacramento, Concord, Berkeley, and Oakland.
2) Any length ropes count. Your old 35m gym cord that you keep whipping on trying to send the blue 5.9+? No problem. Your 70m super skinny cord that you thought you wanted for your Ceuse project burns (until your partner burned her hands trying to catch your heavy butt)? They're all good.
3) Keen's donation is good for 500 ropes, which is $5K.

Here's a blurb on Touchstone's blog about this: http://blog.touchstoneclimbing.com/2010/12/donate-ropes-and-unlock-jailhouse.html

Also, you can follow what's going on with the Jailhouse fundraising situation and access arrangements at a facebook community page titled 'Unlock Jailhouse' located here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unlock-Jailhouse/177433782273535?v=app_2373072738#!/pages/Unlock-Jailhouse/177433782273535?v=wall

Straight cash donations can be made at:
accessfund.org/jailhouse
phile

Trad climber
SF, CA
Dec 15, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
anyone know what AF is doing with the ropes? Do they actually want them, or is it just a promotional gimmick?

cheers,

phil
teamwhipper

climber
Bay Area, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2010 - 09:40pm PT
Phil, in answer to your question, it's not a gimmick. Keen footwear takes the cords and makes new Keen products with them.

It reduces use of raw petrochemicals (good for the planet), cleans out your garage (good for domestic tranquility), reduces your partners' fear of having to jug your hammered rope past that ugly core-shot again (good for you), and helps keep a local crag open (good for your the climbing community).
Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
Dec 16, 2010 - 12:03pm PT
BUMP!

Finally, something to do with an old rope aside from making ANOTHER rug!
phile

Trad climber
SF, CA
Dec 16, 2010 - 02:30pm PT
sorry, yeah, I misread the OP. They're recycling them into shoes. Cool!
teamwhipper

climber
Bay Area, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 17, 2010 - 01:48am PT
Help people! Donate those cords so we don't end up climbing at 'Cheney Rock'. The horror, the horror! But seriously, fat-RAD, many thanks for the generous donation.
teamwhipper

climber
Bay Area, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 30, 2010 - 02:15pm PT
Bump. Turn in those old ropes to any Touchstone gym by this Friday the 31st. An easy and effective way to help us protect this cliff into the future.
Barbarian

Trad climber
The great white north, eh?
Dec 30, 2010 - 04:53pm PT
Jeff,

You better chip them down to 5.4 so I can climb them!

WornOutTiredBarbarian
teamwhipper

climber
Bay Area, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 31, 2010 - 06:04pm PT
Final bump
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