ASCA Fundraiser 4/27 - Planet Granite SF - All $$$ matched!

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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 25, 2011 - 11:08am PT
Planet Granite San Francisco is hosting our Annual Fundraiser on April 27. Alex Honnold, Greg Barnes and I will be doing a presentation on what the ASCA has been up to. Alex will present his latest adventures. I'll tell the wild story of how the ASCA started and Ill throw is some BASE jumping cuz everyone seems to dig it. We will also have bolts on display, a silent auction, live Super auction, food, drink... its gonna be great!

Mark your calendars and please respond if you can attend

- THE IMPORTANT PART: PLANET GRANITE IS MATCHING ALL DONATIONS AT THE EVENT AND BEFORE APRIL 30.
This is where you come in even if you can't make the event. This is our big annual fundraiser. We are a bare bones non-profit and this is going to be a very big part of how we fund bolt replacement in 2011. Go to this page to donate http://www.planetgranite.com/asca

We need auction items. Here is a list of current auction items. If you have anything to add, it would be awesome!

In addition to the April 27 auction at the event, there is an ASCA eBay Climbing And Outdoor Gear Auction ends April 26-28

If you want to donate to the ASCA, please do so before April 30 so that it gets matched.

Along with this fundraiser, I will be holding a big auction on eBay. Ill be selling some of my old Aliens, pitons, climbing gear, outerwear along with anything else the climbing donates to be auctions.

 Shout out to Planet Granite SF! - They have helped us raise over $20,000 in the past and are a BIG reason the ASCA has been able to replace thousands of bolts in the last year. The ASCA has now replaced 8000+ bolts.

Credit: Chris McNamara
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2011 - 05:07pm PT
Just got word that Alex Honnold will be our speaker!

Also, we now have a Facebook page. If you get a chance, please click on the like button. Thanks!

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 30, 2011 - 05:09pm PT
Here is the event page on FaceBook. I hope many of you can make it!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/SuperTopo/56560966937#!/event.php?eid=197042793669841
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Mar 30, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
Awesome! I go to PG, and really want to learn more about bolting! My goal is to put up frequent bolts on Thunderbolt's summit block. Sierra could have a cool summit block sport-climb. : ) Than I will deal with Doodad..

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 30, 2011 - 07:46pm PT
If I'm in town I'll be there!
Greg Barnes

climber
Mar 30, 2011 - 11:32pm PT
Just in case it wasn't clear, Planet Granite is matching ALL donations to the ASCA for April 15th-April 30th, so even if you live nowhere near California, make your donation then and PG will match it!

There wil be tons more stuff for the auctions (both online and at the event), we'll keep you posted!
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 31, 2011 - 12:05am PT
Are you using this address for donations?
2 Bradford Way
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Greg Barnes

climber
Mar 31, 2011 - 11:45am PT
That address is Chris' parents place. The official address for the ASCA is PO Box 1814, Bishop, CA 93515-1814, but the actual address right now is: ASCA c/o Greg Barnes, 603 Maestro Ct, San Jose, CA 95134-2606. We don't want to change the address since I move apartments fairly often (might have to move again in September), so for now my friends in Bishop send over the mail - but there is a delay, often several weeks.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 5, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
Tommy Caldwell just donated a day of climbing to the auction! you can check it out here http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1454828
Planet Granite

climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Apr 5, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
Also - Online Donations are accepted too - http://www.planetgranite.com/asca. Thanks everyone! We hope to see you there.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Full Silos of Iowa
Apr 7, 2011 - 02:03pm PT
Let's bump this one, too.
Greg Barnes

climber
Apr 7, 2011 - 08:38pm PT
Bump - tell your friends!

Planet Granite is matching ALL donations to the ASCA for April 15th-30th! (Up to $10,000 total)
MTucker

Ice climber
Arizona
Apr 12, 2011 - 11:45pm PT
When is the EBAY stuff coming up and the link??
Planet Granite

climber
Sunnyvale, CA
Apr 15, 2011 - 03:29pm PT
The match starts TODAY! You can donate online at http://www.planetgranite.com/asca OR even better, come to our Auction to hear Chris McNamara and Alex Honnold speak plus get some awesome gear in exchange for the money you donate.
Greg Barnes

climber
Apr 16, 2011 - 02:01pm PT
Bump - all donations to the ASCA are being matched!!!
sullly

Trad climber
Apr 16, 2011 - 02:13pm PT
CMac and PGSF: I'd like to go, but it looks like attendees must rsvp via Facebook which I don't want to join. Should I just show up waay early?
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2011 - 08:10pm PT
Yes, you don't need to RSVP on Facebook. That just helps us know how much room we need.
Acer

Big Wall climber
AZ
Apr 19, 2011 - 01:18am PT
Along with this fundraiser, I will be holding a big auction on eBay. Ill be selling some of my old Aliens, pitons, climbing gear, outerwear along with anything else the climbing donates to be auctions.

How about a link to this too. :)

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2011 - 01:27am PT
Here is the ASCA Ebay Auction
SeanH

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Apr 19, 2011 - 02:09am PT
Who's gonna collect some serious GNAR points and tell honnold that they can't believe he's a pro because they climb WAY harder than him? :D

Can't wait for this event.
Acer

Big Wall climber
AZ
Apr 19, 2011 - 04:36pm PT
Awesome. Thanks CM
Silver

Big Wall climber
Nor Nev
Apr 19, 2011 - 06:12pm PT
I climb way harder than Honnold and in fact if he posted here I would just say it like this:

Hey you chicken legged 20 something year old barrel chested ape man I can haul 4th class better than you and for sure climb 5.7 in better style wanna bet I know some hot chicks that are way harder 5.8 climbers than you, and they have given birth to several kids.

Oh yeah bet you don't call that thank god ledge anymore, more like WTF ledge huh!

Anyway guys got mad skill wish him the best and how many points was that in GNAR?
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2011 - 07:08pm PT
eBay auction has started but only 20% of items are up... listing them as fast as I can with help from Chris Summit

http://shop.ebay.com/supertopo7/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
Sascha

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Apr 20, 2011 - 08:10pm PT
bump
Greg Barnes

climber
Apr 21, 2011 - 01:47am PT
Bump!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2011 - 04:39pm PT
We just got a $1000 donation from ClimbFind and Jonathon Kresner We are off and rolling!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 21, 2011 - 06:10pm PT
Hope they donated it through PG (to double it up!).
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2011 - 06:57pm PT
Just added the Very First Copy of Yosemite Big Walls 3rd Ed - Unbound to the eBay Climbing and Outdoor Gear Auction.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2011 - 07:00pm PT
Vitaly, everything that gets donated through PayPal or our Planet Granite Donation Page gets doubled.

If you are thinking of making a donation to the ASCA this year, please make it before April 30
phylp

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 09:02pm PT
Matching grant bump...

GO ASCA!
cleo

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Apr 21, 2011 - 09:44pm PT
Ha, a bit ironic that the guy famous for not using a rope is raising money for better protection for the rest of us!

Irony Bump!
Port

Trad climber
San Diego
Apr 22, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Ill be there. I'm stoked to hear Alex speak.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Apr 22, 2011 - 03:19pm PT
I will be there for the event, and will donate! And encourage all my friends to do so as well. This is a great cause to invest $ in!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2011 - 04:29pm PT
Friday Afternoon Fundraising Update

So far we have raised $4158 toward our goal of $10,000

$380 - PayPal Donation from this page http://safeclimbing.org/help.htm
$1498 - in bids so far at the eBay Outdoor and Climbing Gear Auction
$2280 from our donation page that accepts credit cards

Thank you everyone who has contributed and please spread the word!!
Loose Rocks

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Apr 24, 2011 - 04:40pm PT
Donation link keeps giving a processing error.
Loose Rocks

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Apr 24, 2011 - 04:49pm PT
It charged my account 4 times. Is there a contact to have this fixed?

I contacted them and they fixed it.
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Apr 25, 2011 - 01:47am PT
Anyone else going to Planet Granite on Wednesday? Sounds like fun.
The Chief

Trad climber
from the Land where Free Mongols still roam!
Apr 25, 2011 - 02:03am PT
Please go to the event and Donate.... Donate.... Donate!!!!



I need more anchor material & bolts to continue the much needed work on the Eastside.



So.... Go & DONATE!

Here is just some of what your money goes towards replacing (Total of 92 assy for 46 Anchors at the A-Hills):

OLD

(Many of these pulled entirely out, all five pieces intact, with only a single light tug on the funkness, btw)


NEW

(Mussy's with 3 X 1/2" SS Five Piece Powers)
Greg Barnes

climber
Apr 25, 2011 - 07:49pm PT
Yikes Chief, 5-piece pulling with light tugs? Looks like glue-ins may need to be in the A-Hills future, particularly for the grainy anchors. Even some bomber rock in Josh has really soft grainy rock at the anchor (for instance Double Cross)...

More items just donated by Metolius:
 hangboard
 Rock Rings
The Chief

Trad climber
from the Land where Free Mongols still roam!
Apr 25, 2011 - 07:58pm PT
Many, unfortunately, were "Over Drilled", Greg.

As you know, over drilling, diameter and length wise will cause many issues that deteriorate the bolts integrity to almost nill.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2011 - 02:03pm PT
This event is tomorrow!! Please RSVP on the Facebook page if you are coming... we don't want to run out of beer!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 28, 2011 - 02:02am PT
great evening, fun to see everyone turn out...



ran into lots of friends both on the Taco and off


Chris was super psyched!


and there the crowd seemed to be in a giving mood!

LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Apr 28, 2011 - 02:25pm PT
Good Times for sure.. lots of the legendary climbers there too... Good to see the support for ASCA. The poster of Lynn H went for decent $$$!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 28, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
Still a few items to go on EBAY:
Books, shirts, coffee, shoes & Stonemaster posters:

http://shop.ebay.com/supertopo7/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=

Nice to see the bidding going on those 3 posters!!!!
Currently at:
$100, $41, $46

One hr 46 min left ....







Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 28, 2011 - 04:37pm PT
http://shop.ebay.com/supertopo7/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=
35 min to go ...
Bids at:
$100
$77
$77

Fidelman signing:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 28, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
THANK YOU BIDDERS!!!!!
I was a little late to party with these ...



WELL DONE:
With PLANET GRANITE'S match that is $654 towards the ASCA.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 28, 2011 - 05:35pm PT
(... now if I can just recall the location of all those quarter inch button-heads that I punched in WBITD)
Spufi

Trad climber
DeLusion, Ca
Apr 29, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
Bump for the last days of the matching contributions!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2011 - 02:13pm PT
Thanks for the bump! yes, this is the last day! Thanks to everyone who donated so far and came to the event. I am working on a press release about the event right now to let folks know what we raised
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2011 - 02:31pm PT
The ASCA fundraiser and Planet Granite was a huge success!

We exceeded our goal of $20,000... and now we are close to $30,000. Help us get there by donating here with a credit card or here with PayPal

We have raised $27334.55 total so far
$10104 - from live auction at Planet Granite San Francisco April 27
$2240 in online donations before the event from directed from PG web site
$550 - donation checks (plus other checks in bishop)
$4440.55 + what comes in today - ebay outdoor gear auction and PayPal donations between April 15 and 30
$10,000 - match from Planet Granite Gives Back Program

All this will fund bolt replacement for the ASCA for over a year and lead to 2000+ bolts being replaced!

Huge Thanks to Planet Granite for inspiring, organizing and presenting the event:
Jeff Ceccacci, Mick Petts, Renee DeAngelis, Patty Nowak, Stephanie Ko Pound, Justin Vitcov, Carolyn Link, and all the staff who helped out.

And, of course the Planet Granite matching contribution of $10,000 is HUGE! This is part of the Planet Granite Gives Back. For every member, $1 is donated per month to climbing, community and the environment.

Planet Granite also helped raise over $20,000 in 2009. So all told they have been by far the biggest force in continuing the ASCA's bolt replacement work. Thank you!


Many Thanks to all the Sponsors and Presenters at our event as well as everyone who came, bid and donated:

Alex Honnold
Beal
Big Up Productions
Bistro Liaison
Black Diamond
Bluewater
Bridges Rock Gym
Bruce Hildenbrand
Chateau Montelena
ClimbFind.com
Dave and Mammoth Mountaineering
DMM
Dope Miller
Edelweiss
Evolv
GotIt Rentals South Lake Tahoe
Greg Barnes
Grivel
Han's Florine
Hood River Coffee
Jerry Dodrill Photography
Jim Herson
Jim Thornburg
John Harrison Photography
Metolius
Omega Pacific
Organic
Outback Adventures
Patagonia
Petzl
Prana
REI
Renan Ozturk
Sender Films
Singing Rock
Sports Basement
Steve Dawson
Super Topo
Tahoe Adventure Film Festival
Tarbuster - Roy McClenahan
Think Tank Photo
Tom Addison
Tommy Caldwell
Wild Country
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2011 - 07:25pm PT
The latest tally on money raised is $29436.92

so if anyone wants to make a donation before April 31, it would help us hit the 30k mark for this event.

Thank you to everyone who has helped out!
Spufi

Trad climber
DeLusion, Ca
Apr 30, 2011 - 12:26pm PT
bumping by on the way to $30,000...
The Chief

Trad climber
from the Land where Free Mongols still roam!
Apr 30, 2011 - 09:20pm PT
Awesome job CMAC and GBARNES!

Just got an email from Greg stating more MUSSY ASSY's inbound for the continued Eastside Rebolt Projects that will commence most likely next week!

Thanks ya'll out there for giving till it hurts.

Now I/we can get back to work making them anchors & bolts safe... again!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2011 - 11:06am PT
We hit the 30K mark!

You can see photos of the event here http://on.fb.me/j2NwUh
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