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Jim Henson's Basement
Oct 4, 2014 - 07:48am PT
Donation sent. Thanks to ASCA for all they have done. Getting rid of the scary ass hardware out there is reward enough.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Oct 4, 2014 - 09:49am PT
a donor must have a bank record or written communication from a charity for any monetary contribution before the donor can claim a charitable contribution on his/her federal income tax return

The above was taken from the IRS guidelines for nonprofit reporting.
For all the years I made donations by check I always received a letter from ASCA with your tax id number on it. Over the past 3-4 years I have made the annual donation through paypal and there is never a document from ASCA. The paypal receipt names ASCA but has no information on the non-profit ID. I'm not sure if the IRS considers a paypal receipt a "bank record".

The purpose of the acknowledgment from ASCA is not to get one's ego stroked, but for us at the intersection of compulsively organized and previously-audited by the IRS (venn diagram needed).

Perhaps this can be accomplished by just incorporating the ASCA tax ID into the part that prints from Paypal.
Regards, Phyl
Greg Barnes

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 4, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
ASCA tax ID# is 68-0419449

I need to figure out why those responses aren't going out, Chris was handling them and I didn't realize responses aren't going out to paypal donations.

We try to get responses out to everyone. Technically speaking, I think the IRS regulations state that donors are required to have a receipt for donations of $250 or more.

Trad climber
Oct 7, 2014 - 08:33am PT
bump for climbing and for safety.
Dingus McGee

Social climber
Where Safety trumps Leaving No Trace
Oct 7, 2014 - 09:35am PT

although the techniques for re-using 3/8" holes are still in their infancy.

I do not see where the problem is in reusing the 3/8" empty hole but achieving its vacancy when there is a 3/8" wedge bolt occupying the hole.

Drill the stainless steel out with a cobalt bit?
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 7, 2014 - 11:27am PT
I was wondering if I can go out and learn how to replace old bolts with someone? I would love to re-place some of the old bolts in SEKI with own money and on own time. Even though I know how to place bolts, I don't know how to remove old ones properly, re-use holes etc. Is it possible to follow someone at some point when they are replacing?

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 7, 2014 - 05:34pm PT
$100.00 Done.
Thanks for all your hard work, much appreciated!
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Oct 8, 2014 - 08:41am PT
The Tollhouse Faceoff coming up on October 25, east of Fresno, has donated all proceeds to ASCA the last few years. I think we raised $1,000 for ASCA last year. Come by this year, have some fun and help support ASCA.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 14, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
This just in, Planet Granite is matching all ASCA donations up to $20K till the end of November. more details to come soon. Thank you PG and if you are thinking of making a donation, NOW is the time to do it as it will be doubled. I'll be starting an online auctions and donating all the proceeds from staying at my tahoe home until December 1. Here are the links to the houses. Perfect Tahoe climbing weather these days!!

And below is a photo i took this afternoon from this house. Only 20/30 minutes from the Leap

>>Make a Donation through PayPal Here of go to and click on "make a donation" in the upper right corner.
Greg Barnes

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2014 - 07:36pm PT
The awesome team at Planet Granite climbing gyms will match up to $20,000 in donations to the ASCA from anyone nationwide for October and November! This includes everyone who responded to our earlier donation request, so we are already 1/4 of the way there!

The ASCA is a 501(c)3 organization, so donations are (typically) tax deductible. Please donate now and see your donation matched by Planet Granite!

Planet Granite has gyms in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Belmont, and opening in a few weeks in Portland, Oregon! This is the 4th year that Planet Granite has helped raise the bulk of ASCA's annual budget. Please support them if you can - see for more.

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 14, 2014 - 09:05pm PT
worthy bump

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Oct 14, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
V, have you seen this MP forum on stud bolt replacement?
Buttonheads are a real bitch. Best method could be a hacksaw blade behind the head, but reusing the hole is questionable. A good discussion on that can be found here on ST.

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Oct 14, 2014 - 10:42pm PT

the upcoming Pinnacles National Monument(er, uh, Park) rebolting season is just about to get underway. Clint and I will let you know when our next outing is scheduled and you can tag along. Bring a headlamp. Sunset doesn't mean that the work stops.

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 31, 2014 - 11:05am PT
Another way to help ASCA below:

Alex Honnold at PG Nov 19 and ASCA auction items needed

Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 24, 2015 - 07:01am PT
Bump for the ASCA.

In light of the recent bolt failure, I'm sure Greg has a new laundry list of hardware that desperately needs replacing.

Stay safe people. Pony up, new bolts don't grow on trees (unfortunately).;)

upper right hand corner "Make a Donation"
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