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deepnet

Boulder climber
San Diego
Oct 4, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
gear bump
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
This is a wonderful effort. I would be glad to contribute gear too. Folks need to be safe when climbing wherever they are in the world.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
I'm with YOU Lisa.

Lets get a big CARE package together (but we gotta get a few TRs in return!)




donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
I'm leaving for Indian Creek tomorrow, back on tbe 14th. I'll send some gear then. I climbed with a guy from the Philippines two years ago at the International Climbers Meet in Yosemite. He was great, a strong sport climber who had done liitle trad. In a three day period we did the NEB of HCR and the Steck Salathe- he loved it!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 4, 2012 - 07:22pm PT
Karen Kor is from the Philippines.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
I have done a little research on shipping and will have an update on the logistics ASAP.

I'm thinking before shipping take a photo and inventory so we can hold the
shipping company accountable. While the box is opened we will video as well
and take still photos as we go over the inventory.

I will try to get the climbers on supertopo and we will post trip reports of the gear being used. Here is a link of what I have posted about the area on mountainproject

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/cantabaco-cebu-island-philippines/107694021

I have had some pretty cool adventures with them that I have posted on my facebook. There is a cool cave that is directly behind the climbing wall and
is accessed by climbing up the wall after exploring for a few hours we rappelled from an opening above the anchor for a route and were able to climb for the rest of the day.

Thanks Eric
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 06:15pm PT
I contacted LBC Express. They have large cargo boxes and no weight limit. The box ships for $75 with insurance (must specify you want insurance when they arrive to pick up the box). Delivery takes approximately 45 days.

Thanks for everyone's help into making this donation a reality.

Peace Eric
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 5, 2012 - 06:24pm PT
Maybe we could find way to send goods to one US address and then send a larger single box to the Philippines?

I have a pair of shoes or three, a rope bridwell gave me ;-) and a few other pieces and parts I'd be happy to pass along....


Edit: I missed John Beck's post.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 6, 2012 - 09:27am PT
Sending a small package out today. Slings, pair of worn aiders, few old biners, a belay device (round lowe tuber), couple pair of worn rock shoes and a few old leaver nuts I never left.
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:17am PT
I have a bunch of stuff ready to go in San Jose, CA. Any other Bay Area folks want to combine for 1 cargo box?

Mountainlion- OK, so no weight limit, what is the volume of the cargo box?

mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 6, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Thanks Climb2ski!

Thanks for everybody's continued effort as well!

Cragnshag there are a few others in the bay area who are interested in making a donation as well. They have emailed me but are on this thread. I will check my email and see if I can put you guys in touch. Here is the volume of the box they have at LBC Express
Length 24 inches
Width 18 inches
Height 18 inches

Peace Eric

Edit: cragnshag the other person in your area is username "Michelle" try contacting her. I sent her an email also.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 6, 2012 - 05:58pm PT
email me when this comes together.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 06:04pm PT
Me, too. Not here, though. That addy is defunct. And who wants an addy with no funk?
Seriously, skullyambro@gmailDOTcom
Cheers!
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Oct 6, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
Wow, I am very impressed with the SuperTopo climbing community. When I tried a similar request for Indonesian two years ago on a couple other climbing sites, I got no-where. Amazing how much you folks are willing to do.

When I arrived in Indonesia, I managed to give all my old gear to two climbing clubs. (Clubs here share the gear among themselves. two plus sets of Camelots from first generation on, some slings, a dozen quickdraws and binners. Amazing how appreciative local climbers were were.

Climbers in the Philippines, if like in Indonesia, are very motivated to climb and will make do with what ever they have. For climbers here, it's definitely about the climbing, not the toys. Because climbing is so limited, give and time wise, the community tend to be quite strong and social too.

Very impressed with you Super-folks here, that's for sure.

OP, I will definitely plan a trip to Cebu. I saw photos of it a few years back and have wanted to climb there ever since.

Do you know Dennis Diaz?

Eman
cragnshag

Social climber
san joser
Oct 6, 2012 - 11:47pm PT
A large deep Rubbermaid tote is about those dimensions and it can fit quite a bit. The stuff I have will fill about 1/2 of it. Here's what I've got so far:

50M lead rope
60M lead rope (bicolor)
4 pair climbing shoes (sizes USA 8 to 9 mens)
1 set Smiley's nuts sizes 3-11
12 quickdraws with biners
50 SS bolts
5 hero loops
old homemade wall hammer w/ leash

I'll try to get a hold of Michelle to see if she wants to go in on the shipping. And I'll give that crusty old Banquo a call. He's got a ton of old climbing gear laying around...
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 04:32am PT
Thanks for everybody's continued effort!

Eman I would love to climb with you! I saw a pic off to the side of your email of you in action and it looked awesome. I haven't actually met Dennis Diaz I am facebook friends with him (we both have action climbing videos is originally how I found him). I probably will meet him at the end of this month as he is coming to Cantabaco for "Lust for Lime" it's a climbing gathering for everyone to come to Cantabaco. This is my first time.

Cragnshag I have sent Michelle an email so I'm sure she will contact you soon.

I will see if I have anyone from mountainproject for anyone who may not have someone near their area who is interested in making a contribution.

Thanks Eric
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 10:26pm PT
Hi everybody,

Thanks for everyone's generosity, patience, and good vibes.

There are several people on the thread from the oceanside to san diego area maybe that would be a good group to team up?

If you get a chance check out the Cantabaco area. It doesn't have much trad climbing but I think it is an excellent place to have a good time climbing.

Peace Eric
Prezwoodz

climber
Anchorage
Oct 8, 2012 - 01:40am PT
We have a lot of shoes that we've worn through and kept for some reason. I know they may not be ideal but if someone started resoling down there I think it could make a big difference. Plus some other gear I'm sure we could part with. Where do we ship to?
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 03:39am PT
Thanks Prezwoodz!

We can make use of the shoes even if I have to learn to resole myself. The good thing is Limestone is easier on the rubber than the granite where I'm from. Any and all gear that is safe to use will be put to good use.

My Name is Eric Coffman my address is:

zone 1-002 Dumlog Talisay City, Cebu Philippines zip code 6000

I will provide trip reports and pics of the gear being distributed and used. I am actively trying to get the climbers here to check out supertopo and mountainproject to educate them about the merits of wearing helmets, proper bolting practices and materials, and climbing in other parts of the world. Climbing is fairly new here (20 years).

Thanks for everything!
Peace Eric



mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Kick your karma up a notch to go for the long runouts on the proud routes!

Give to people you don't know.

It will make you feel good and may change someone's life halfway
around the world.

Peace Eric
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