Thanks to everyone who came out to our Into the Wild jungle-themed member party! Y'all had some crazy costumes - the costume contest was definitely a hard one to judge! One of the MANY perks of being a member at Summit is being able to come to events like these! We're hosting them all the time, just check out our events schedule!
This weeks blog post can't be brought to you by our normal writer, cause ... well it's awkward to interview yourself and write about yourself. "Meet Caillin: by Caillin. As dictated by Caillin, About Caillin. #imawesome" So I'm (Retail Manager Trevor) stepping in for the week so you can meet the lady behind the scenes. Chances are you have seen her pecking away on her laptop at the different gyms, but maybe never knew what she did or if she even actually worked there, (I mean, does she?) She does and her are some things you should know!
At Summit, we like to pride ourselves in hosting great competitions. We've hosted championship USA Climbing events as well as super fun bouldering competitions for all ability levels. In just under a month we are starting another series of bouldering competitions beginning with The Dallas Open on February 14 (yes we know it's Valentine's Day, but come on...you know you want to come) followed by The Grapevine Open in April and The Carrollton Open in June. Climbers will compete with others in own ability levels and genders. So you don't need to worry about going up against someone who crazy strong, unless of course you sign up in their category. These events are all about getting climbers together to have an awesome time. With free beer and food included in the price of admission, it's pretty much a party.
The first part of the competition is redpoint style. Our route setting crew, who we like to believe is the best in the country, sets a ton of brand new boulder problems for you to try as many times as you want, each one having its own point value. Your top five scores is what determines your place. Your place determines how big of a Summit gift card you receive. The top three people in each category will be the ones who get this oh so coveted prize.
But wait, that's not all. The top five in the men's and women's "open" categories (you know, the really strong climbers) will move on to a sudden death one boulder problem onsight final. We turn off all the lights and spotlight them as they try to achieve victory! They will have five minutes to attempt the boulder problem, and whoever gets the farthest wins. It's as simple as that. Oh yeah and the winner gets $100.
This is a great event for all climbers to either compete for themselves or just show up and show their support for others. Climbers from across the state and sometimes even from across the country have shown up to hang out and climb with us Dallas/Fort Worth folk. So come one come all! We assure you that you'll have a great time. Don't believe us, check out this video from one of out previous competitions.
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Refer a friend and make some money
When you get a friend to sign up for a monthly membership, you get $5 off of your membership every month your friend stays with us! This only works if you refer a new member and if you have a Monthly EFT membership.
Climb for Haiti – Summit Grapevine
Join us on January 19th at 5pm! For a $20 donation, you will receive all of the gear and equipment needed for three hours of indoor rock climbing. A group of 12 people are raising money to buy supplies to complete much needed repairs at an orphanage in Lamardelle, Haiti. This is for a great cause, so tell all of your friends!
Gear With Your Membership
As you may have heard, as of Jan. 1, 2014 gear is only included in the first month of your membership. If you purchased your "Monthly EFT" membership before Jan. 1, 2014, and have been renting gear, you will have to either buy your own gear, or purchase the $10 per month gear rental add on starting March 1st. You can keep renting our gear. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to call us.
MLK Day Special
Come and climb this MLK Day, Monday January 20th, for just $12 per person. All Gear is included
Opening at 6am – Summit Dallas
Starting Jan. 8th we will be opening at 6am every Wednesday at our Dallas location. So come get your climb in before work every Wednesday!
Late night climbing January 17th in Dallas!
Come one come all! We will be having a late night climbing special on January 17th at our Dallas location. Only $5 to climb from 10pm until 2am. This includes all rental gear! It's the perfect thing to do as a family, or if you want to escape your family...