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Do you have any ideas for prizes for a bouldering competition? Trying to think of more unusual ideas...beyond t-shirts, crash pads and chalk buckets...

Any ideas?

Thanks!


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give em milk

1st-half gallon of chocolate
2nd-big chug of regular
3rd-carton of milk from grade school

thats what we did at our last comp and it was a blast. takes all of the pressure out of competing when you know that you're competing for milk.


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Long shot, but worth a try:

Contact the airlines, and see if any of them will donate a RT flight in the continental US to a hot spot for climbing... Vegas (Red Rocks,) El Paso (Hueco Tanks,) etc.


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Do you have any ideas for prizes for a bouldering competition? Trying to think of more unusual ideas...beyond t-shirts, crash pads and chalk buckets...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Give them a rope. Maybe they'll take the hint.

-Jay


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Long shot, but worth a try:

Contact the airlines, and see if any of them will donate a RT flight in the continental US to a hot spot for climbing... Vegas (Red Rocks,) El Paso (Hueco Tanks,) etc.

Great, just great.....THe Airlines are already in the toilet and you want them to forego price gouging and bait and switch tactics to seem benevolent when they need to be getting the most they can for them butts in them seats....
(an uninterested non airline stock holder...)


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Chris Sharma action figures.


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give em a harness or better yet a whole indoor climbing


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Pizza. Can't lose with Pizza.


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Hangboard, Mad Rock finger thingies, shoes, digi camera, gym membership, trad climbing instruction, night with a good woman.


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Free passes, books, the new monopley climbing game, gift certifactes


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how about your virginity? oh wait, that'll only work for one comp...


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Gift certificates for a manicure/pedicure.

Or pie.


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Gift certificates win over anything.

A comp I participated in gave me a Large Harness as a prize. Oh. . .great, I'M A FREAKING SMALL!

Yea, so just do certs. Certs > *


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It's funny...all the comps I've been to have given such different prizes, depending on how good business was around the time of the comp. The best thing I've gotten has been a harness from a comp in Durango.
Though occasionally prizes have made no sense- I had a friend get first in intermediate, and won a pair of Moccasyms. I got second in advanced and what do I get? A kaleidoscope that seemed to be made out of a paper towel roll. Fun stuff.


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Well, Gail, since I think you're talking about a junior comp, maybe something that the kids would really be into....mp3 players (a bit expensive...) and music are good ideas....


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gift certificates to a place that sells a variety of gear (including clothing) is always nice. maybe some climbing vids. food always is good, too. gift certificates for cds, maybe...

one thing that is pretty cool is getting prizes from companies that normally lack distribution in your area, especially on items like shoes. i scored some saltics a while back that way and much prefered getting those instead of every other pair i can try on at the store down the street. just be sure and get a certificate and let them order the shoes themselves. i ended up with a kids size 6 or something tiny and had to ship them back for an exchange.

and pie. nothing trumps pie. a big fat slice of key lime, yummm.


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thanks for the ideas...


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Do you have any ideas for prizes for a bouldering competition? Trying to think of more unusual ideas...beyond t-shirts, crash pads and chalk buckets...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Give them a rope. Maybe they'll take the hint.

-Jay


That would be a good idea, a rope, a set of draws maybe, something they can relate to the competition or the sport.


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some cool climbing book, guide book, bio, or history

that rock 'n road book, if it's still printed

? credits for a hostel in a nice climbing area?

rei or ems gift certificate?


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maybe give them a squid and extending pole to put it on


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I once won a 32oz bottle of Hoofmaker. What exactly does one do with a quart of hoofmaker? :shock:


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By the way this is the JUNIOR national bouldering championship...

Kids prizes...(generally does not include alchohol or sexas previously suggested!)


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3 cats for 1st, 2 cats for 2nd and a single for 3rd. They'll be off the street and you could record the phone calls from partents as post-comp entertainment.


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..cash is good. One thing I know means a lot...a cool trophy...not a left over baseball trophy that will be substituted for a climbing trophy, but something made just for boldering or climbing...along with cash!! :D

Good Luck with the comp, hope you get a great turnout. Hope to see you there with a big crew from DC.

Bob

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