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Pitt Climbing Team 2018

Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
43 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 05, at 11:59 PM EST
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Pitt Climbing Team 2018

Who Are We?

We are the Pitt Climbing Team, a new competitive club sport at the University of Pittsburgh and an official collegiate climbing team under USA Climbing, the national governing body for competitive climbing. Our team is made up of 30 hard-working climbers who are determined to make this first competitive season a success.

While rock climbing may not be widely known as a sport, competitive climbing will be featured in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Last spring, a group of students who are passionate about the sport, decided to bring competitive climbing to Pitt as a club team. Our goal was to introduce people to the sport we all love and develop a team of strong, dedicated climbers that compete at the collegiate level.

Our Project:

At our first few competitions, this team proved how strong we are. We’ve had five first place finishes since our season started. We are expecting to have several members qualify for nationals, which the first year club sport budget is not equipped to handle. This team has the skills of a long-standing program but the budget of a new team. This means that our members will pay costs totalling to nearly $10,000 dollars in dues only to cover our coaching and practice facilities. As a year-round, indoor sport, we are travelling to competitions as often as we can, and have been using our small funding to cover travel costs to make competitions an option for everyone. This funding will run out by the end of the semester without your help.

How You Can Help:

We are asking for your support in raising funds to get us through the rest of our season. Any donation given will be put towards funding competition expenses for our team including:

  • Competition entry fees

  • Travel costs

  • Housing costs

  • USA Climbing membership dues

A gift of any size will be greatly appreciated!!

Be sure to watch our video, check out our Instagram or our Facebook to see what our team is all about. If you have any questions you can reach us at .

Thank you and H2P!


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Chalk is used while climbing to keep our hands dry so we're able to grip holds better.


Belay Device

An ATC Belay Device allows climbers to climb tall walls safely by keeping slack out of their rope.


USA Climbing Membership

USA climbing is our sports governing body. Your $55 gift supports the cost of a collegiate membership, which is needed to compete in regionals and nationals.


Climbing Shoes

Climbing shoes are different than regular shoes because the rubber helps us to grip onto the walls.


Member Dues

Each of our members are asked pay $160/semester for coaching and membership to our practice facility, Ascend Pittsburgh.



Your gift of $450 will support the cost to register 10 team members for a local competition!



Your donation will FULLY fund the cost of a local competition (registration, travel, lodging, etc.) for 10 team members!

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