ASCA Live Auction Fundraiser w/ Tommy Caldwell - October 9

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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 5, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
On October 9 in San Francisco, Planet Granite has pledged to match up to $20,000 of raised funds for the American Safe Climbing Association! This week there is also a HUGE online outdoor gear auction and in the process we are writing a guide for other non-profits to raise money through online auctions.

Even if you can not make the event, you can help by making a donation at this link before October 15 and Planet Granite will match it. If you are planning to make a donation this year, please do it before 10.15.

In summary, four ways to help out:
1 - Come to the October 9 Caldwell event and bid at our ultra-mega live auction
2 - Bid now on some killer used climbing and camping gear at our online auction
3 - Just make a donation before October 15 and get it matched!
4 - tell people about the three items above

Credit: Chris McNamara

About The ASCA
The ASCA is a bare bones non profit organization of dedicated climbers who replace unsafe anchors and reduce the visual and environmental impacts of climbing. Over the years, they have placed over 8,500 bolts and this year is no different!

In 2012 so far:
 362 Titanium glue-ins placed in Thailand
 250 bolts in Yosemite Valley
 140 bolts on 20 different routes in Moab & Indian Creek
 50-100 bolts in Red Rocks, NV
 100+ bolts to small crags around California, Colorado, Arizona and North Carolina

On October 9th, at Planet Granite San Francisco, join us for a night of FUN, with a live auction of amazing items! Plus, Tommy Caldwell will be our guest of honor! Chris McNamara will introduce and share some mostly Tommy related climbing stories.

RSVP at the Facebook Event Page and check back often, as we'll be posting items that will be raffled off! Remember, for every $10 you donate, PG will match it and it will be come $20! Let's help raise money for the ASCA!!

Please email me (Chris McNamara) if you have anything to donate for the auction (basically anything worth more than $50).
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
Last year, Alex Honnold and Greg and I spoke and raised over $30,000. You can see more of that event here (with photos) http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1450642/ASCA-Fundraiser-4-27-Planet-Granite-SF-All-matched

Tim Camuti

Trad climber
CA
Sep 5, 2012 - 11:47pm PT
Please me (Chris McNamara) if you have anything to donate for the auction.

What does this mean Chris? I look forward to the event!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 5, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
fixed that typo... email me if you have anything to donate is what i meant to say
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 6, 2012 - 02:52pm PT
So far only 60 RSVP's. last year there were 300+ folks... show some love for Tommy!
http://www.facebook.com/events/270217039744698/
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 11, 2012 - 12:27am PT
On October 4, just a few rope lengths away at Sports Basement, there is the Reel Rock Tour with Alex Honnold - More info here http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1925068/Reel-Rock-w-Alex-Honnold-Sports-Basement-Presidio-Oct-4
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
Motivation time!

Anchor of Playing With A Full Deck, Medlicott Dome, Tuolumne - 9/7/12.
Anchor of Playing With A Full Deck, Medlicott Dome, Tuolumne - 9/7/12.
Credit: Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
First pro bolt on Hyperspace, Medlicott Dome, Tuolumne - 9/7/12.
First pro bolt on Hyperspace, Medlicott Dome, Tuolumne - 9/7/12.
Credit: Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 11, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Bad bolt bump!

The (only) pro bolt, pitch 1 of Blacklight, West Farthing wall...
The (only) pro bolt, pitch 1 of Blacklight, West Farthing wall, Tuolumne - 9/6/12.
Credit: Greg Barnes
Greg Barnes

climber
Sep 12, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Second pro bolt, Hyperspace, Medlicott dome - 9/7/12.
Second pro bolt, Hyperspace, Medlicott dome - 9/7/12.
Credit: Greg Barnes
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2012 - 03:23pm PT
Just got a set of brand new Alien cams from Fixe for the auction!

I am hoping to get some more BIG TICKET items for the auction. Any ideas on what types of things raise the most money at these types of events?
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Sep 12, 2012 - 05:08pm PT
Beer and T-shirts!


Signed topo's with personal notes next to your (CMac's) favorite routes?
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2012 - 01:22am PT
Great call. I am going to add a lifetime of signed supertopo guides to the auction list
eliot carlsen

Social climber
San Diego
Sep 14, 2012 - 01:51am PT
Bump for a great cause. See you all there!
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Sep 14, 2012 - 11:06am PT
Bump, hope I can make it and bring some other people out too
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 14, 2012 - 11:55am PT
Many thanks to our own Mark Hudon of Hood River Coffee who just donated some special coffee blends to the auction. I am going to have Alex and Tommy sign the bags and Mark is making sure to send the coffee just before the auction ton ensure freshness
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 18, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
You can see a draft list of all the auction items here... tons of camping gear, climbing gear, a vacation rental etc etc

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1931846/Live-and-online-Auction-Items-For-ASCA-Caldwell-Fundraiser
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Sep 19, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
hey there say, all...

bump for chris...as, oct is soon upon us...
:)
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Sep 22, 2012 - 08:03pm PT
Saturday bump-i-dee-do for everyone heading back from a day outside.

Chris, is there a way to get notified of the online auction when it starts. I will try to watch this thread but might miss it in my personal busyness.

Definitely want to participate!

Thanks!
Eric
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2012 - 10:07am PT
Just got some sweet gear from Metolius including the OutdoorGearLab best wall harness, the Metolius Waldo. Also got some training holds and a trad harness.

Eric, ill be posting all about the event when the auction starts... i think it will start tuesday and go for 10 days.

If you follow ASCA or SuperTopo on Twitter or Facebook, you will get the updates.

Here are the links

http://www.facebook.com/SuperTopo
http://www.facebook.com/safeclimbing
http://twitter.com/supertopo
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2012 - 03:32pm PT
Just in from Hood River Coffee
Just in from Hood River Coffee
Credit: Chris McNamara

Just in from Hood River Coffee. Thank you Mark Hudon. Very appropriate blends for our event.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 1, 2012 - 05:52pm PT
Going to start the online auction in the next few days. Any donations much appreciated. Can be anything worth $50+ that is easily shipped. Thank you!
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Oct 1, 2012 - 06:17pm PT
bump
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 2, 2012 - 02:45am PT
Thanks Chris! Definitely a follower on Twitter and looking forward!

Eric
Greg Barnes

climber
Oct 3, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Next Tuesday!


Bump for good anchors...even if you can't see them:

Anchor on the first pitch of Sunshine, Drug Dome, Tuolumne.
Anchor on the first pitch of Sunshine, Drug Dome, Tuolumne.
Credit: Greg Barnes

(For years this anchor used to have red webbing and bad bolts...now you can't even see it, this was zooming way in with a camera from the base).

edit: OK I've had a couple people ask...
Credit: Greg Barnes
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 4, 2012 - 08:16pm PT
Any word on the online auction? Roger Brown has got me inspired to give back!

Eric
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 11:21am PT
About half of the online auction is now live! Well, only half the items are. Many more will be posted this morning http://www.ebay.com/usr/supertopogear

Credit: Chris McNamara

Even if you can not make the Oct 9 event or don't need anything on the online auction, you can help by making a donation at this link before October 15 and Planet Granite will match it. If you are planning to make a donation this year, please do it before 10.15!
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 6, 2012 - 04:00am PT
Bump for good stuff. Started bidding....

Eric
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 11:50am PT
We are now up to 100 auction items! There is now a lot of aid gear: pitons, CCH offset aliens, copperheads, a Yo Hammer, etc etc
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 01:02pm PT
Awesome night at Sports Basement Presidio for the Reel Rock Tour. Thank you to the nearly 500 folks who came out to support American Safe Climbing Association. And many thanks to Alex Honnold who signed auction items for our October 9 Tommy Caldwell Fundraiser at Planet Granite San Francisco. I hope to see you all Tuesday!

http://www.facebook.com/events/270217039744698/

Below Alex signs a collection of SuperTopo books (Eric Kohl also stopped by and signed the Big Walls book). Alex also signed the Triple Link Up Blend made by our own Mark Hudon of Hood River Coffee. Lots of great items for Tuesdays auction.

Chris Mac and Alex Honnold signing books for the October 9 ASCA Fundra...
Chris Mac and Alex Honnold signing books for the October 9 ASCA Fundraiser at Planet Granite, SF.
Credit: Chris McNamara
Fletcher

Trad climber
Fumbling towards stone
Oct 7, 2012 - 02:31am PT
Late night bump.

Time for me to go watch Dexter now....

Eric
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 10, 2012 - 01:50pm PT
Thank you Planet Granite and all you who came out for an awesome night! Tommy and I had a ton of fun and as usual PG threw a great fundraiser, auction and just great time. PG has really taken the ASCA to a whole new level as far as what we can get done. There is no way we would be at 10,500 bolts today without you.

And it looks like we have a good shot at getting to 20K raised for the whole 20K match… but it is going to be close.

Please visit the ebay auction at this link www.ebay.com/sch/supertopogear/m.html

or just go and make a donation to get matched here http://www.planetgranite.com/pg_givesback/fundraisers/asca_auction.php
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