Nov 3, 2008, 3:55 PM
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Registered: Jul 18, 2007
Hey folks. A number of us at Greenpeace are regular climbers at Touchstone gyms (and the great outdoors). And as you may know - Greenpeace also uses technical climbing for many of our non-violent direction actions. From hanging banners off cranes to boarding whaling boats and beyond - climbing is a regular component of our work.
With that in mind, we are building a new climbing wall at our warehouse in San Francisco. It's roughly ~1200 square feet, with some small roof sections, dihedrals, aretes, and a good mix of angles. An adjustable crack is also being pondered as a possible addition. It's a woodie currently, but we plan to texture at least parts of the wall. And of course, we'll be hosting regular volunteer nights where we will invite the community in to come play with us, so you too could have a chance to try some new routes, set your own, and get involved in Greenpeace trainings and campaigns.
We are looking for all sorts of gear donations - from climbing holds to old shoes, to crash pads and more. And we are looking for more human-help! All the structural framing of the walls is done - and we are in the slow process of installing the plywood and drilling t-nut galore. The labor needed now doesn't require extensive construction skills - and we've got tools, though if you have any experience with texturing climbing walls we'd love to chat!
So, if you want to help us out, get involved, have some gear to donate, or just want to get on our email list to come check out the wall when it's done - hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org