For more detailed info: http://www.coopersrockclimbingguides.com/climbathon.php
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 awarded to the first place male and to the first place female climbers covering the highest calculated distance. A prize will also be awarded to the climber that raises the most money.
What organizations will benefit from my donations? · The beneficiaries of this year’s event are Paradox Sports and the Coopers Rock Foundation. Paradox Sports (paradoxsports.org) provides inspiration, opportunities and adaptive equipment to the disabled community, empowering their pursuit of a life of excellence through human-powered outdoor sports. The Coopers Rock Foundation (www.coopersrock.org) promotes preservation and recreation in Coopers Rock State Forest and nearby Snake Hill Wildlife Management Area.
Each individual's event registration fee of $25 will be donated to the Coopers Rock Foundation, all other funds raised will be donated to Paradox Sports.
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.