Sunday, September 11, 2016

Silent Auction for the Access Fund

  Hey fellow climbers!  As some of you are probably aware, I have been actively working with various Access Fund Team members in recent years in efforts to secure local Adirondack Bouldering areas as well as keep some of the local climbing areas clean.  Last weekend, we had a very productive weekend in the southern portion of the Adirondack Park.  Details can be found on previous blog posts:

  Now, in an attempt to help give back to the Access Fund I am seeking buyers for various rock climbing gear that I have acquired during my Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook project and publication.  Climbing companies were trading me gear in exchange for full page color advertisements and now I am donating some of the items towards the Access Fund cause.  Here is how I would like to move forward with the sales:

  1. All of the items will be listed on this page for the next two weeks.
  2. If you are interested in any of the items, please email me your bid at southernadirondackclimber (at) gmail (dot) com
  3. At the end of each day, I update this page with the current highest bid for each item
  4. On Monday September 26, 2016 at midnight I will close the silent bid and all of the highest bidders will be announced for this generous purchase (which will act as a donation to the Access Fund)
  5. ALL of the funds generated from this sale will be going directly to the Access Fund to help offset theirs costs on the recent land acquisition



Lot A =                             $ 100.00
Lot B =                             $111.00
Lot C =                             $ 55.00
Lot D =                             $ 95.00
Lot E =                             $ 80.00
Lot F =                             $  -

  Lot A:

Hardwood campus rungs.  (5) Large, (5) Medium, and (5) Small rungs. ($50 min plus shipping)

Lot B:

Trango Diamond 9.4mm 60m climbing rope ($100 minimum plus shipping)

Lot C:

Asana Bouldering Combo- Bouldering Bag, Community Chalk Bucket, and (2) Friction Lab Chalk
($35 minimum plus shipping)

Lot D:

Metolius Crash Pad (must be sold locally because cannot ship...)
($60 minimum)

Lot E: 

Blank Slate Mobile Hangboard unit.  I will also be loading this board up with custom climbing holds (must be sold locally, cannot ship)
($60 minimum)

Lot F: 

Chalk bag, climbing tape, and a locking carabiner ($10 minimum plus shipping)

Misc Items: 

Random items will be mailed out with the above lots to the winning bidders at the end of the two week silent auction.


  1. Current bid amounts have been updated on September 13, 2016

  2. Current bids have been updated...please help out the Access Fund by securing a gear lot by hitting the minimum bid. Everything ends this week and thank you to everyone who has participated!!!

  3. Bids have been updated...the auction will end tonight, so emails up until midnight will be accepted. Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate the participation!!

  4. bids updated again at 9:00 PM, three hours left fellow climbers!

  5. updated at 11:00 pm, final hour will be completely silent...good luck and happy bidding. Thanks again for all of the support everyone!