Coopers Rock Charity Climb-a-thon
(Rain Date: TBD)
All participants must register to participate prior to the day of the event. See registration info below.
$10 registration fee required. Additional fundraising strongly encouraged!
Call 304-777-7638 or email email@example.com to register.
What is a ‘Climb-a-thon’?
· A climb-a-thon is a fun way to raise money for a good cause. Like a walk-a-thon, sponsors donate money to individual participants. It's also a fun competition. In this case, it’s based on the vertical feet of climbing that you do during the event. To bring difficulty into the equation, harder climbs are worth more “calculated distance” than easier climbs. Prizes will be awared to the first and second place male and to the first and second place female climbers covering the highest calculated distance. First and second place prizes will also be awarded to the two climbers that raise the most money.
What organization will benefit from my donations?
· The beneficiary of this year’s event is It's in the Bag. It's in the Bag identifies local children who utilize the free or reduced breakfast & lunch program as their MAIN MEAL for the DAY. This program provides the kids with an opportunity to take home a backpack loaded with food on Fridays, to ensure that they have something to eat over the weekend.
Click the link to watch the It's in the Bag Video.
Must I be an experienced climber to participate in this event?
· No, this event is suitable for anyone of moderate fitness. Feel free to call for more information about the physical requirements of the climbing.
How do I register to participate in this event?
· A non-refundable $10 registration fee must be paid in advance via credit card or check to reserve your spot at the event.
· All participants must complete a CRCG registration packet, which includes a medical form and waiver. Minor’s forms must be signed by a parent or legal (court appointed) guardian.
How do I collect donations?
· Utilize the donation sheet to assist you in collecting donations. Participants are strongly encouraged to raise funds in addition to the $10 registration fee.
· Sponsors indicate on the form how much money they will donate to sponsor the climber.
· All sponsore donations must be submitted on the day of the event, during the registration process, either as cash or a check made out to It's in the Bag. The two climbers collecting the most money win prizes!
How is my distance climbed calculated?
· Each climb is measured, and its height and difficulty are indicated on the score sheet that you’ll carry with you on the day of the event.
· Harder climbs contribute more to your ‘calculated distance’ than easier ones and are taken into consideration using the chart below (don’t worry; we’ll do the math for you!). The climbers with the highest calculated distance win the top climber prizes!
Beginner (5.6 and below)
100 feet of climbing X 1=
100 ‘calculated feet’
100 feet of climbing X 1.5=
150 ‘calculated feet’
100 feet of climbing X 2=
200 ‘calculated feet’
Expert (5.11 and above)
100 feet of climbing X 2.5=
250 ‘calculated feet’
What should I bring with me on the day of the event?
· Weather appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of movement.
· Closed toed shoes for hiking the short rocky trails to the climbing sites. Please no sandals, flip flops, etc.
· Water bottle
· Daypack for carrying food, drinks, camera, climbing equipment, etc. from site to site.
· Climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets are provided for those that need them. All other technical equipment is provided (ropes, anchors, etc.).
· Personal climbing gear may be used by participants, but event coordinators reserve the right to inspect personal equipment and potentially require the use of the equipment provided at the event. Harnesses and helmets must be in good condition and CEN/UIAA approved.
Event Day Schedule (TBD)
4 -4:30 p.m. Participants Register at Pavilion #1
4:30-5 p.m. Briefing/Safety Talk
5 p.m. New Climbers- Demonstration/Additional Information
Experienced Climbers- Climbing begins!
8 p.m. Climbing Ends
-Submit score sheet in Pavilion #1
8:30 p.m. Announcement of ‘Calculated Distance’ award winner
-Awarding of Prizes
-Post Event Information
What else do I need to know?
· The minimum age for this event is 8 years old.
· All participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
· Only approved staff members working at the event are permitted to belay (i.e. manage the safety ropes).
From Route 68, take the Coopers Rock Exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp if you were headed east on Route 68 (turn left if you were headed west). Follow this road approximately 3 miles to the large parking lots in the overlook/concession stand area. Pavilion #1 is on your left.