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Mar 122015
 

Planet Granite Portland’s inaugural climbing competition, The Portland Pulldown, was a huge success! We had a great turnout from our amazing climbing community, food, prizes, and of course some rad routes! Most importantly, we helped raise money for our friend, Dan, and we owe that all to you. Thank you!

Climbers of all skill levels and abilities came out to test themselves, try their best on some competitive routes, have fun with their friends and try their luck at winning some prizes.

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The Guys from U.S. Outdoor hold it down. Joe Gifford is all smiles after winning the On-Sight Finals, and check out that Prize Table!

Local sponsors such as U.S. Outdoor, Prana, Arcteryx, Mountain Shop, Next Adventure, MadeHere PDX, Skout Bars, Happy Mountain Kombucha came out to represent at the Pulldown and donated some amazing prizes.

With three categories, there were routes for people of all abilities to hop on. Thanks to our awesome setting team who put in long hours to get these amazing routes. Thank you community for being understanding about wall closures before the comp!

A big congratulations goes out to all of our top scorers of the night. Lisa Chulich, Bailey Speed and Victoria Siegel were our top scorers in the Women’s Open Category. Joe Gifford, Kelton Rappleyea and Adam Monkaba were our top scorers in the Men’s Open Category.

See how you placed amongst your friends by viewing the scores here.

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Off Duty staff including Head Setter Josh were psyched to see such a crowd. Families came and competed together, your own M.C. Mitch grinnin’ at the prize table.

Throughout the night competitors and spectators alike were enjoying food and drinks, watching their friends climb while our M.C. Mitch interviewed our sponsors who held tables as well as our head setter, Josh.

Another huge thanks to Icebreaker, NWAlpine, Cilogear, Outdoor Research,The Cookie Dept. Stumptown Coffee, Pacific Pie, Lululemon and Torrain Recycled Bags also donated some amazing prizes that were raffled off to our competitors.

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Mountain Shop, Prana, MadeHer, Next Adventure,  and Girl Scout all came out to keep our competitors psyched. 

Thanks again to our amazing community for helping to raise funds for our friend, Dan. Thank you too all of our sponsors for holding a table, donating prizes and spreading the stoke around town! Thanks to our amazing team of route setters worked so hard for us all to enjoy their problems, and thanks to our management team and front desk staff for working hard on running a smooth event!

To see more photos from the event check out the photo album “The Portland Pulldown” on our Facebook Page.

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Evening sun lays over the Prana table and into the East chamber.

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