Another week and another shameless post reason why you should be signing up for our 12 Hours of Summit Suffering (as if you needed another reason), as brought to you by Retail Manager Trevor Whitis, aka guest blogger extraordinare. But first for those that may not have heard about the comp, you can check out all the details here. But long story short — 12 hours to climb all the things, do said climbing-of-all-things at all three locations, hate/love yourself through the whole process, and when it's all done, drink some beer with us while we give out free stuff! So let me guess what you're thinking now: You - "FREE STUFF"
Us - "Yup, lots and lots of raffles for you to win"
You - "Well what kind of free stuff?"
Us - "Funny that you ask, cause that is what this week's blog post is all about"
Now lets just start that every competitor will be getting a bag of Summit goodies and a comp shirt along with some other random goodness from our sponsors. The contents of said bag should make anyone more than happy but we decided that was not enough for our fine competitors. So countless emails and under-the-table deals later (I may, or may not, be selling an organ), we got all the following to raffle off! Click on an item's name if you want to see a picture!
If the world's hardest sport climbs are being sent in their shoes, well, they are good enough for your feet. that's for darn sure. Having come out with some new high-end models such as the Agro and Luchador SC and a redesign of an older classic, Evolv is definitely a company to be looking at next year if you're in need of some new climbing shoes.
Scarpa - While they may not have a big presence in our gyms right now, be looking for some new models to make their way onto our shelves in 2016. Scarpa has been busy pumping out some amazing new designs, most notably the Instinct VS, Stix, Booster S, Furia, and the newly redesigned Vapor V.
With the Testarossa, Solution, Miura Vs, Miura, Mythos, and Python going mostly unchanged for years you know La Sportiva's products have got to be good. But be on the lookout for a few new additions to this legendary shoe line next year.
What we are raffling - A pair of them there rock-clambering shoes!
Known for their legendary sticky C4 rubber, Five Ten has been a staple in the climbing world for years. With many classic designs still in their line up such as the Dragon and MoccAsym, and new designs like the Hiangle having been recently added, you will always find a shoe to fit your preference and skill.
What we are raffling - Some shirts and hats, to rep around the climbing community!
Arc'teryx - Known and loved for their extremely well made technical outerwear, Arc'teryx has been a big name in the outdoor game for awhile now. While they may not be the cheapest, ask anyone who owns something of theirs and see if they have anything bad to say! But fret no more if you dont have the dough to pony up for such luxuries, cause now you can win it!
While this one is really for the married folks, unless you just wanna be that creeper who wears a wedding band at the bar to pick up chicks (does that even really work & stop that it's creepy). Qalo is making silicone rings for the married folks that don't ever wanna be without a ring. Whether it's climbing, or any other times where wearing a metal ring might be a little hazardous to the digits, Qalo is the way to go. Or you could keep wearing the metal band, lose a finger, then climb the Dawn Wall because also you're Tommy Caldwell.
Another one of those brands that if you have climbed long enough, then you will have inevitably at some point owned something from them. If you need it to climb, chances are they make it — harness...check, carabiners...check, crashpad...check, crampons...check, outerwear...check, portaledge...check!
If you climb high enough and want to live long enough, you may want a rope — and Sterling has just that! Whether you are a top rope tuff guy, needing that super duper skinny redpoint rope for that uber mega sick multiyear project, or just needing something in between, they have a little bit of everything. If you have climbed in our gym, then you have used their product and you animals are not easy on our ropes — so trust me when I say they make a good rope.
What we are raffling - A Velocity 9.8 60m rope!
We all poop, and when you're a climber, we like to read about climbing — thus pooping and Rock and Ice magazine go hand in hand or hand in bathroom... ehhhh you get the point (thanks for that logic, Trevor). But they're not just a magazine! If you follow them on social media you will always have entertaining videos and stories to read when browsing.
What we are raffling - 2 one year subscriptions!
Gear reviews, training tips, teaching you new skills, and overall climbing awesomeness. This is another one of those companies that you should be reading monthly, along with following them on all social media. Hey, you might have a better training regiment because of it!
What we are raffling - Shirts and hats!
Long gone is the notion that chalk is chalk — unless you really just don't care! And if you don't Friction labs is out to show you that chalk matters and you should care! If you are already a chalk aficionado, then likely you have tried it and are a frequent user of the best chalk around.
What we are raffling - Bags on bags on bags of their powdery goodness and some chalk buckets
You gotta be a pretty big hermit not to have some idea of the ninja craze that is sweeping the country. We have long been the ninjas of the vertical realm, but for those that wanna test out the rest of their ninja prowess, Obstacle Warrior Dallas is the place for you. With a lot of the same obstacles as American Ninja Warrior you should be checking out this place on your rest days.
What we are raffling - 3 $75 dollar gift cards for their ninja dojo gym
This one shouldn't need an explanation, unless you're under 21 — in which case you should have no idea what beer even is! DEBC has been a staple in the Dallas brewing scene and pretty much all of our events have either had their IPA or Blonde Ale in keg form. If you haven't tried one of their fine brews, then stop tapping the rockies and get yourself a real beer!
What we are raffling - Brewery tour passes to their magical wonderland that beer flows from!
Well that about sums up what we have right now, but there are some under the table deals that have not quite gone through just yet, so just keep in mind there will be more, and we will of course keep you updated. SO GO NOW AND SIGN UP!
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