Monday, March 29, 2010


Come on over ladies to the SPRING FLING
To the wall you will CLING
While you wear your Spring BLING
Someone will belay you on a STRING
If you have a spotter it wont STING
When you fall on your THING
Cupcakes I will BRING
Perhaps we will SING
Because why not? It's SPRING!!!!


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thanks Again!!

Thanks for another great ladies night this week, and a special thanks to the beginner climbers that showed up, it takes guts to tap into a challenging sport like climbing but I hope you all felt welcomed and had fun, we appreciate your membership in the community!

On a business note:
If you have either A)put your name on the e-mail list but are not receiving e-mails or B) have not put your name on the e-mail list and would like to receive e-mail reminders and updates please send me your e-mail at I can not read some of the handwriting on the e-mail sheet and my e-mail account says that I have some of the addresses wrong/mail failures etc. Thanks!

I will keep you up dated on the next ladies night on APRIL 5

You ladies ROCK!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Leave No Trace : Climbing Community Responsibility

I am very excited about our growing vibrant female community. Over my years in Asheville I have also noticed that the climbing community is growing in general. As more people get comfortable climbing in the gym they are heading outdoors to try their new skills out on the real rock. I think this is great! Everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors.

However we must climb responsibly! As our numbers grow so does our impact on the environment in which we climb. The other day, only a few days after an adopt-a-crag service day I walked down the trail at the central boulders at rumbling bald and saw a diaper of all things in the middle of the trail. I was appalled. I also notice the base of the boulders becoming bear and impacted as well as social trails getting trampled in every which way. Please, if you are going to participate in climbing outdoors, familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace practices and help take care of the environment you are using so that others can appreciate nature as well.

Please take the time to participate in service projects at your local crag, whether that is an adopt-a-crag day, encouraging your buds not to throw their
cigarette butts on the ground, or just picking up little bits of trash as you go along. With great privilege comes great responsibility. Climbing is a privilege that we will lose if we do not take care of our climbing areas. Thank you for being a part of a climbing community that has potential to be healthy and sustainable.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

St. Patty's Send-Fest

  • Come to Climbmax and get lucky (lucky sending your projects that is...)
  • Monday March 15th 6-10pm (remember CTC will share the gym from 6-7:30)
  • Wear green or you may not be so lucky
  • No boy leprechauns allowed
  • Yoga with Kim Drye from 9:30-10 so stick around!