Monday, August 6, 2012
Every summer, we are constantly fighting the heat wave of sunny, flat Florida. So what can you do to beat the heat and fight the height? You throw a party! On July 28th, Aiguille introduced the Summer Heat Wave Party to the facility, offering all brand new lead routes, top rope and boulder routes on the wave and the diamond, a luge racing-style slip and slide, contests, smoothies from the Lyman Climbing Club, a massage therapist, BBQ and more! Most importantly, we featured our first Used Gear Sale, where items in “extended stay” lost and found are put out for sale and all profits made are directly donated to the Southeastern Climbers Coalition.
When approaching the gym, customers and members alike certainly got a head-turner as giant palm trees and rainbows shined over the side of the building. In actuality, this vision of happiness was in the form of a slip and slide provided by Inflatable Bouncer Rentals. Adults and kids of all ages changed into their suits to launch themselves under the rainbows and down the slippery slide to a mini pool as fast as they could. The best part came thanks to the slide’s two lanes, allowing users to race their friends! Some of our members certainly became creative towards the end of the day, imagining the most unique ways to make it down the slip and slide... (and let me tell you, it wasn’t the kids!). The slip and slide was a huge success, and a perfect way to stay cool between climbs and in the hot sun.
Southeastern Climbers Coalition (or SCC). Climbing shoes as low as $15 in various different condition were cleaned to look new and looked for new climbers to own them. This was a great opportunity for young kids who have outgrown their shoes, or a poor college student just needing something instead of their blown out disasters. All chalk bags were taken on a very eventful trip to the laundromat (it’s very hard to explain the purpose of chalk bags to a laundromat customer) to bring back their color and quality to almost new. We also had a silent auction for two particular chalk bags: one handmade and one of a kind, and another from VooDoo, a retired company and thus, a rare find. Customers also had the opportunity to name their price on water bottles and sunglasses, all towards the SCC. After Saturday, we have still sold some gear here and there for those who couldn’t make it, and right now, Aiguille has raised about $900 for the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. That is phenomenal and it’s all thanks to you, not only our customers, but our Aiguille family. We will keep the sale open until later in August as we hope to reach $1000 before we send out their donation.
Park Avenue Massage and Boutique for the great 10 minutes massage sessions. Thanks to the Lyman Rock Climbing Club for making our customers awesome smoothies and to Lauren Day for grilling us all those amazing burgers all day! Thanks to Justin for making our amazing new Aiguille cornhole boards. Thanks to our sponsors, Mountain Khaki, Clif Bar, Arizona, Rock Candy Holds, Vision Climbing, Motavation Volumes, Joshua Tree, and more for always supporting gyms and its members with awesome prizes.
And mark your calendars, Aiguille’s 4th Annual Dead Hang Party and Competition will be on October 26th for more fun!
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