Photography Contest 2019

We challenged our Summit community to take pictures of our climbers, and they came through!

Huge shoutout to everybody that took the time to be a part of this fun project! Here’s our top three favorite pictures submitted by each photographer that participated:

Photographer: Anthony Laurienti, member since October 2018.  “I have been a summit member for six months. In that time, I have discovered an intense passion for climbing as well as met some of the greatest people in the world.” - Anthony L.

Photographer: Anthony Laurienti, member since October 2018.

“I have been a summit member for six months. In that time, I have discovered an intense passion for climbing as well as met some of the greatest people in the world.” - Anthony L.

Photographer: William Pinckard, member since October 2018.  “I got into climbing in highschool. I was always a weird nerdy kid but then one day I was bitten by a radioactive spider and it pretty much changed my life. At first I still felt like a loner, but after finding Summit, a place where it seems nearly everyone has been through a similar experience, I finally felt like I was a part of something rather than the odd one out. The rest is history, I've been climbing and web slinging ever since.” - William P.

Photographer: William Pinckard, member since October 2018.

“I got into climbing in highschool. I was always a weird nerdy kid but then one day I was bitten by a radioactive spider and it pretty much changed my life. At first I still felt like a loner, but after finding Summit, a place where it seems nearly everyone has been through a similar experience, I finally felt like I was a part of something rather than the odd one out. The rest is history, I've been climbing and web slinging ever since.” - William P.

Photographer: Maria Webster, member since October 2018.

Photographer: Maria Webster, member since October 2018.

Photographer: Shelby McIntyre, member since 2017.  “I love being a part of the climbing community. I’ve built more confidence in myself and met amazing people through climbing.” - Shelby S.

Photographer: Shelby McIntyre, member since 2017.

“I love being a part of the climbing community. I’ve built more confidence in myself and met amazing people through climbing.” - Shelby S.

Photographer: Mia Cheung, member since April 2017.  “I started climbing during college because a friend told me how much fun it was. I met a lot of wonderful people through climbing and have reconnected with old friends since moving back to Dallas. “ - Mia C.

Photographer: Mia Cheung, member since April 2017.

“I started climbing during college because a friend told me how much fun it was. I met a lot of wonderful people through climbing and have reconnected with old friends since moving back to Dallas. “ - Mia C.

Photographer: Kevin Barnett, member since May 2016.  “I climb out of the Carrollton location and am excited about the new location that is opening in Plano! I got into climbing in Atlanta, Georgia at a place called Stone Summit as a means of destressing from my summer clerkships. Summit Carrollton continues to be a wonderful way to keep a semblance of work-life balance and meet awesome people!” - Kevin B.

Photographer: Kevin Barnett, member since May 2016.

“I climb out of the Carrollton location and am excited about the new location that is opening in Plano! I got into climbing in Atlanta, Georgia at a place called Stone Summit as a means of destressing from my summer clerkships. Summit Carrollton continues to be a wonderful way to keep a semblance of work-life balance and meet awesome people!” - Kevin B.

Photographer: Nicholas Galbraith, member since November 2018.  “I got into climbing through my cousins who are big climbers and then got more into it once I met some friends through summit and now we go every Tuesday & Thursday after work and then Sunday mornings.” - Nicholas G.

Photographer: Nicholas Galbraith, member since November 2018.

“I got into climbing through my cousins who are big climbers and then got more into it once I met some friends through summit and now we go every Tuesday & Thursday after work and then Sunday mornings.” - Nicholas G.

Photographer: Fouad Bourji, member since January 2018.  “I've been a member for a little over a year, and got into climbing at summit when my friend invited out, after I had just gotten back from a trip. I had been in a post vacation depression phase, and he convinced me to come and climb; said it would make me feel better. And it sure ended up doing just what he said.” - Fouad B.

Photographer: Fouad Bourji, member since January 2018.

“I've been a member for a little over a year, and got into climbing at summit when my friend invited out, after I had just gotten back from a trip. I had been in a post vacation depression phase, and he convinced me to come and climb; said it would make me feel better. And it sure ended up doing just what he said.” - Fouad B.

Video From Footloose 2019

Last month was our 80’s themed campus competition, the sends were super sick, exceptionally gnarly, and totally out of this world! (Is that enough 80’s slang?) Check out this wicked recap video from our Footloose Campus Competition!

Thanks to Tariq Lea for filming and editing!

Video From SBS 2018 Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

Here is the video from our Summit Bouldering Series Finale at Summit Fort Worth! What a way to wrap up the year, after watching this amazing video I’m already starting to look forward to SBS 2019. Thank you to everyone that was able to come out and make this year’s finale the incredible event it was!

Thank you to Tariq Lea for the incredible video!

Photos and results from SBS Season Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

Photos and results from SBS Season Finale at Summit Fort Worth!

And that ends our 2018 season of the Summit Bouldering Series! WHOOO what a season! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this an epic one. Did everyone get a chance to try the problem with that dope spinning volume? My favorite part of the night was just watching people get dumped off of it! Keep an eye out for that volume at future comps - I have a feeling it will be hanging around a lot!

OndraYasa - Learn how to send your futuristic projects through this brand new (parody) yoga class!

OndraYasa - Learn how to send your futuristic projects through this brand new (parody) yoga class!

Are working on your futurist project, preferably somewhere faraway and hard to pronounce? Do you need to contort your body in impossible ways while flipping upside down to unlock the crux? Then do we have the yoga class for you! OndraYasa will show you how to visualize and achieve your project, all while screaming your feelings! Are you succeeding? Yell about it! Falling too much? YELL ABOUT IT! (Note* this class is a parody and does not actually exist.)

Video from Summit Dallas SBS 2018!

Video from Summit Dallas SBS 2018!

Here’s footage from our last SBS competition at Summit Dallas on Oct. 26th! If you can’t tell by the costumes, it was a Halloween - themed event. We are pretty weird here at Summit but alien and panda costumes aren’t necessarily standard for a Friday night … or are they … Anyways, check out the footage, and make sure to sign up for our next competition on Nov. 16th! We have SO FEW competitor spots left so you better snag yours before someone else does!

Results and photos from Halloween SBS @ Summit Dallas!

Results and photos from Halloween SBS @ Summit Dallas!

HOPE Y’ALL GOT SPOOKED DURING OUR HALLOWEEN COMP AT SUMMIT DALLAS! We had some sort of Haunted House going on in the Island, but I think it ended up being more of a chance for us to show off the crazy amount of fake spider webs we have. At the very least, the fog machine went a little nuts and visibility in there was SUPER LOW AKA SPOOKY.

Pretty. Strong. Lady Crushers Comp! Results and photos from our FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S ONLY COMP!

Pretty. Strong. Lady Crushers Comp! Results and photos from our FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S ONLY COMP!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who came out this Sunday to our very first women-only climbing competition! The Pretty. Strong. Competition was a huge success! All in all we had 75 ladies sign up! We’ve got results from the comp here, followed by some photos!

Video: SBS @ Summit Dallas - Halloween + Zombies = Come to our Comp!

Video: SBS @ Summit Dallas - Halloween + Zombies = Come to our Comp!

Hey guys! Check out this cool promo vid for our upcoming SBS competition at Summit Dallas! It’s Oct 26th - so it’s a HALLOWEEN-EDITION comp! Come dressed as a ghost, a topically-relevant character from pop culture, or even … a ZOMBIE! Not signed up for the comp yet? Hurry - we have just a few spots left! Sign up here to be a part of the festivities! Rumor has a it there will even be a haunted house at the gym … but seriously, we’re making a haunted house and god knows what’s actually going to be in there. #chaos.