Dang, what a weekend! This Saturday was our annual 12 Hours of Summit Suffering, our favorite event of the year to host! This one was definitely an incredible one - we had 250 COMPETITORS climb from 9 am to 9 pm at all FIVE Summit locations! They climbed, they took classes, they dressed up, they CONQUERED. Here is a brief recap from the event - click through our photo gallery to see our brave competitors / staff throughout the event!
The 12 Hours of Summit Suffering competition is coming around the corner! (If you don't know what that is, click on the link! Trust us ... it's awesome.) Not only is this a super fun comp, but every competitor has a chance to win something awesome during the huge raffle that happens after the comp! This competition would be nothing without its sponsors, so we wanted to use this post to give all of them a shout-out, plus let y'all know some of the goodies you can look forward to maybe snagging! The after-party this year will be at Summit Grapevine and will include food, beer, awards and the raffle prizes! Of course, we aren’t competing for the goods, but this is a climber's DREAM raffle! The prizes include ski lift tickets, bottles, chalk, chalk bags, ropes, LOTS of gift cards, clothes, clinics, climbing shoes, snacks, crag packs, brushes, coupons, even yoga gear!
Our Black Friday deals last ALL WEEKEND here at Summit! Come shop on Black Friday, and we have an added bonus - you can earn rewards for your purchases! Spend $100 and get $10 put on your account - spend $150 and get $20 on your account, spend $300 and get $30! This is on Friday only! All these other deals last until Sunday. The discounts apply to in-stock items only, so please call ahead for availability. Each gym's inventory will be slightly different! Want to special order something? All special orders will be 20% off! Sorry folks - member discounts do not apply this weekend.
Scarpa recently revamped a classic, and gave a *little* more sex appeal to the Helix, their all-day comfort shoe. I dunno about any of y'all, but I won't miss the former Helix's distinctive stripes. The new Helix, with its monochromatic styling, is a little bit easier on the eyes — if you're a dude who's into yellow laces or a lady who will absolutely rock orange on her feet.
It's been almost two weeks since our 12HSS competition, and it was totally nuts — to put it the most mildly. Over 50 teams (and over 100 climbers) climbed for 12 hours straight at three different gyms, and made thousands of sends, and climbed for miles — literally. In this post we've got a collection of what everyone climbed, how far, and their total points as well as their standing in their category. Towards the end we'll have a mini-photo album, collected from all of your Instagram photos! Here's the run-down of just how impressive all that climbing was: All in all, competitors climbed 41.7 miles at three gyms about the distance from the center of Dallas all the way to Denton, but in vertical climbing feet!
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.
There is something like, a billion different climbing shoes on the market right now, according to the extensive research I may, or may not have actually done. But there are certainly a lot, and we carry a pretty great array of them here at our gyms. It's hard to decide which shoes to buy, though! There's too many options, fits, and styles. Climbing shoe shopping is not like trying on shoes at Dillard's — you're not just looking for which kicks look the coolest. There are a whole host of different things climbers need from their shoes, (including looking like supah fly), so we came up with this handy guide so you can narrow down what you need from a climbing shoe, and how to know when you find it! It's like Cinderella and the glass slipper, except we'll let you stay a princess, even after midnight. Because we're cool like that.