Each year, as the damp Tallahassee winter blooms into a sultry springtime, the Tallahassee Rock Gym in Florida’s panhandle hosts an annual fundraiser bouldering competition to benefit the Southeastern Climbers Coalition. This year’s event, entitled “Save the South,” was a major success for Tallahassee’s sole rock-climbing facility.
Thanks to the support of sponsors like Mountain Khakis, the fundraiser collected more than $1,600 through donations, raffle ticket sales and entry fees to directly benefit the SCC. In addition to raising money for one of Tally Rock Gym’s most beloved organizations, the event presented a great day of bouldering and community bonding for climbers of the panhandle.
Special recognition goes out to the top scoring men’s and women’s climbers in categories ranging from beginner to open: Louie Talacay, Dave Valadivia, Nick Seale, Caleigh Louis, Allie Joura – and of course a big congratulations to all climbers who came out to support Tally Rock Gym’s Save the South benefit. Nearly every participant walked away with swag from the event raffle, but perhaps the most elated winner was Nick Seale, who snagged a Mountain Khaki compass to guide him during his next adventure.
From everyone at Tally Rock Gym: Thank you for sponsoring our Save the South competition, Mountain Khaki! We appreciate your contributions to our cause.
Written by: Katie Boué, official event coordinator for Tally Rock Gym’s Save the South bouldering competition.