Liberty Mountain was excited to work along with the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance and other local outdoor companies for the SLCA Fundraising event on June 9, 2016. The SLCA organizes the annual event in order to fulfill its mission of "providing a unified voice for climbers in the Wasatch and surrounding regions through advocacy, stewardship, community, and education". All funds raised at the event go towards preserving Wasatch front climbing areas through trail improvement projects, bolt replacement, and graffiti removal. The event last week allowed local climbers to join together and raise money for this important organization, all while having a pretty good time.
Liberty Mountain participated in the fundraiser by hosting a corn hole tournament at the Cypher climbing tent. The game was played much like a traditional game of corn hole, the twist being that players were throwing Cypher chalk bags rather than bean bags. The tournament was open to anyone in attendance, and participants were selected based on their score from tossing four bags at the corn hole board. Eight players made the final tournament bracket and competed for some awesome prizes including a pair of Cypher shoes, a 6-pack of Vesta Sport quickdraws, and a half rack of Ceres II carabiners. Prizes were also awarded to some of the most fun and enthusiastic players who stopped by the tent.
Cypher and Liberty Mountain were happy to support the event, as they know that preserving and protecting climbing areas now will ensure that they can be enjoyed by young climbers for years to come. For more information on how you can support the SLCA, visit their site, or check out their Facebook page.