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asca 2014

For the months of October and November, Planet Granite has pledged to match up to $20,000 of funds raised for the American Safe Climbing Association – this means your $1 will become $2!

Plus, join us on Wednesday, November 19th at 7pm at PG San Francisco for a LIVE AUCTION FUNDRAISER with special presentations by well-known soloist and local climber, ALEX HONNOLD and CHRIS MCNAMARA of SuperTopo and founder of the ASCA.

The ASCA is responsible for much of the rebolting projects that have occurred in the West and have even contributed as far east as Thailand!

Largely a volunteer-run organization, the ASCA depends entirely on donations to purchase bolts. These bolts are the reason we can still climb at many of our favorite crags!

As more and more ‘early sport climbing’ areas move into wholesale replacement of all bolts, this year the ASCA sent out far more than ever before – over 5,000 bolts!

*Here’s a short version list of bolts sent out so far in 2014, by state:  

  • California – 1244
  • Colorado – 1100
  • Wyoming – 800
  • Nevada – 450
  • Oregon – 350
  • Kentucky – 250
  • Arizona – 214
  • Utah – 200
  • Tennessee – 200
  • Alaska – 150
  • Washington – 100
  • North Carolina – 50
  • West Virginia & Virginia – 50
  • Pennsylvania – 150 links/rings

*Learn more about this year’s projects HERE.

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*Wondering why PG is able to donate $20,000 towards a company match? 

This is a part of our PG GIVES BACK program.

Planet Granite has committed to donating $1 for each member every month to one of three areas: climbing, community and the environment.

SO this is all made possible because of YOU, our amazing members, that we’re able to support these essential organizations.