It’s climb time! – Enter to win climbing swag and a $25 rock gym gift certificate

Climbing is far more than just a sweaty, chalky, finger-shredding sport – it’s a lifestyle. And anyone who loves climbing can attest that this sweltering segment of summertime isn’t exactly the prime season for dedicating yourself to the sport. Crags are rampant with biting insects and melt-your-face-off heat, rock gyms become ghost towns as folks flee towards air conditioned pursuits, and all to often, climbers give-up on their training efforts in favor of lazy afternoons spent curled up on the couch with the latest videos from DeadPoint Mag.

So let’s get the climbing hype happenin’ during this scorching month of July
with The Morning Fresh’s first giveaway!

Your callouses have been getting way too soft lately, and let’s face it – you could use a little motivation to get off the sofa and get back to crushin’ rock (or plastic).

From now until July 15th, you can enter to win one of two chalk buckets, each filled with some little climbing goodies – plus, one lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the rock gym of their choice.  

This giveaway isn’t just for climbers – this is the perfect opportunity for folks interesting in trying the sport. A $25 gift certificate will like cover all, if not most, of the cost of an introductory lesson or day pass at your local rock gym. Armed with a sweet new chalk bucket, you’ll be a route sending pro in no time.

*Note: Already have a gym membership, and already have a closet stocked with every piece of gear your shop sells? The winner may choose to donate their $25 winnings to the climbing organziation/charity of their choice. (The Southeastern Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund are two very worthy causes!)

How do you enter?

Check out the sweet Rafflecopter entry tab on The Morning Fresh facebook page.

You’ll earn points towards the ‘raffle’ by leaving a comment on this post telling me why you would love to win, following The Morning Fresh on Facebook and Twitter, subscribing to the blog via email, and more. Every entry gives you a better chance at winning. Good luck!

PS: A big thank-you to our friends at Stonelick who generously donated a chalk bucket and stickers for the giveaway when I ordered my sweet new crash pad. You guys rock! Check out Stonelick’s Facebook page, and give ’em a like – they’re some truly fantastic people who are equally as stoked on climbing as I am. (And they make sweet, sweet crash pads.)

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Categories: Giveaways, Rock Climbing

Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

28 Comments on “It’s climb time! – Enter to win climbing swag and a $25 rock gym gift certificate”

  1. Dave
    July 1, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    I’d like to win because despite the British summer, which has been like Noah’s Flood we have been getting out on the grit doing a bit.

  2. Jamie Martin
    July 1, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    I would love to start climbing, as it might help me get healthier!

    • July 2, 2012 at 6:39 am #

      Awesome Jamie, it certainly would put you on the path towards wellness. :)

  3. Amy
    July 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    I would love to get back into climbing – finally moved back near rocks and a couple climbing gyms so its perfect timing.

  4. cookiecutterceliac
    July 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    I have been looking up about climbing and a close gym, and I found one! I want so badly to try it to see if I like it. I loved climbing as a kid and if I do like it (sure I will!) I would want to train daily in the gym I found and with kettlebells to round it out a bit. =) I love competition and I am wondering if there are fun climbing competitions for adults. I looked up some but they are in different outdoor areas. I hope to get involved in this sport!

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

      Excellent! I’d put money down on you loving every moment of it. Climbing completely changed my life (for the better)!

  5. Bob Rosenbaum
    July 4, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Winning a chalk bag would let me share chalk with everyone who’s shared with me over the years. Give the gift of grip!

  6. Dakota Lundeen
    July 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    I would like to win because after two years of climbing I have yet to get my own bag and Charlie is getting tired of me using his. Also stonelick is awesome and owning some of their swag would be sick. Also I am better than Bob

  7. July 6, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    I’d love to win so I don’t have to share a chalk bag with my boyfriend anymore! Our climbing gym is open early and stays open late, so heat usually isn’t a problem (thank goodness!), and I’d love a sweet Stonelick bag to show off at the new climbing gym Chris Sharma is opening in my area ;)

    • July 7, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Oh man, I’d love to check that new rock gym out – it sounds like it’s going to be sweet. I know all about the joys of sharing chalk with boyfriends, good luck! :)

  8. July 7, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I”d love to win bc I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed to get back into climbing! I think my muscles have atrophied and this is the best way to start :)

  9. Kristyn C
    July 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I would love to win because climbing is something I have been wanting to try for a long time. I haven’t been able to afford the gear or trips to the boulders a bit north of where I live and there is no rock gym in my current town. I am moving to Tallahassee in a few weeks so I would love the opportunity to use these goodies and this gift certificate to start climbing at the gym there!

    • July 11, 2012 at 11:31 am #

      Awesome, Kristyn! You should totally drop me a line when you move out to Tallahassee – we’ll hook you up with some great climbers and show you the ropes. Tally Rock Gym is like my second home, you’ll love it. :)

  10. July 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I have never gone climbing but in seeing some more technical sections of hiking trails starting to come up, I would love to learn the basics to get myself around. Would love to win!

  11. rhodyfan
    July 11, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    i hike as much as i can now but have always wanted to climb, I have a rock gym close by and have been meaning to actually step in and give it a try, this would finally get me in there and on my to di some climbing!

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      Hiking and climbing definitely go well together – especially if you want to access a fairly remote crag. Gotta hike to get to all the best climbs. Good luck with the giveaway!

  12. Zack M
    July 11, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    I need to win this so I can feed my climbing addiction and continue to see the beautiful faces in tally rock gym. Also so I can stop bumming chalk from my climbing pals.

    • July 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      There seems to be a trend amongst Tally Rock Gym climbers commenting on this post – you’re all chalk bandits! Hope one of you wins so everyone else can steal the winner’s chalk. ;)

  13. Matt
    July 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    I would love to start climbing because I think climbing is easy…I really don’t have to try hard…just train…like my hero Patxi.

  14. rachel putman
    July 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Before I broke my wrist, climbing was my life..I would love to win so I can get strong again with some cool new swag. It will get me stoked and hopefully I can become stronger than I was before I was forced to take a break.

  15. July 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    The feeling of rock under my hands, digging into my fingers and scratching my knees as I claw my way up a problem is something I can’t get anywhere else.

    • July 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

      I absolutely LOVE that. I know the feeling, and love it as well. :)

  16. July 13, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    I’ve been wanting to learn to rock climb for awhile now and this would be a great kick in the butt to finally do it – I’d love to win

  17. Stephanie MacDonald
    July 14, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    I went climbing several times as a kid, it is a wonderful way to relax and exercise at the same time!

  18. July 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    I am already a loyal member of my gym in Longwood (Orlando), Florida but would like to donate my $25 gift certificate to the foundation for foster children where my mom volunteers. If I win we’ll take photos :)

  19. July 14, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    I don’t know why my previous comment didn’t go through so here it is again. I am already a loyal member of Aiguille Rock Climbing Center in Longwood (Orlando area), Florida and therefore would donate the $25 gift certificate to the Foundation for Foster Children where my mom volunteers so that we can take some adolescences climbing! We’ll take photos if we win :)

  20. Caline
    July 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    rock on! i love this stuff.


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