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What is one night of awesome tales from Peter Croft and a sweet auction worth to the ASCA?  


Last Wednesday Planet Granite Sunnyvale hosted our Annual Live Auction Fundraiser to support the American Safe Climbing Association.  

We’re psyched to announce in just one evening, nearly $6,000 was raised from the auction alone.  With Planet Granite’s commitment to match all funds raised, nearly $12,000 was donated in just one fun evening to purchase shiny new bolts. 

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We were psyched to host legend Peter Croft as he regaled us with his stories of his lycra wearing days.

Every year, Planet Granite commits up to $20,000 in matched funds to the ASCA.   

“The ASCA plays an important role in the climbing community,” says Sr. Dir. of Marketing Stephanie Ko Pound.  “Have you ever come across a tiny terrible looking bolt while run out and sketched out in the Valley?  You’ll immediately appreciate what the ASCA does.”

Since 2009, Planet Granite has donated over $95,000 and hopes to increase it to $115,000 this year.  Together, with the help and support of the climbing community, through matching fundraisers, climb-a-thons and the Battle for Bolts, we have donated over $253,000 to the ASCA since 2009.  That’s a lot of bolts. 

The American Safe Climbing Association, a 501c3 non-profit, was founded by Chris McNamara in 1998 to address the problem of old bolts that exist in so many popular crags.  Volunteers from all over donate their time and energy to replace [and sometimes painstakingly hand drill] new bolts on thousands of routes across the US and internationally.  

While $6,000 is a lot of money, there is still a lot left to raise to meet Planet Granite’s $20,000 match!  Help us meet our goal and raise over $40,000 for the ASCA.  Please share this with your friends and help maintain our crags!

To donate, visit the ASCA’s website or participate in our Battle for Bolts!  All registration fees are donated (and matched!) for the ASCA!

PG will match up to $20,000 of any funds donated to the ASCA between Oct 1-Oct 31st.