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TCRC Meetup Spring Social

Hey Climbers!


The 2013 TCRC Meetup Spring Social is upon us!


We are climbing at VE - St Paul tonight and then going to Sweeney's upstairs banquet room for food, drinks, socializing, and the raffle!


We hold semi-annual raffles to serve as fundraisers for the TCRC Meetup.  Organizer dues cost $144 annually and this helps offset those costs and allows us to reserve group campsites throughout the year as well as host events like this.  This spring, we are also donating from our proceeds to the Minnesota Climbers Association and to Gram Parker's Summit for Someone fundraising goal.


Raffle tickets will be $1 each and you can put your tickets towards whatever individual prizes you would like to win.  Buy as many as you like!  Cash is preferred, but we will have credit card service available.  We will have some door prizes, too, that everyone will be eligible for.


New this year is sponsorship from Mad Rock!  Mad Rock will be at VE St Paul from 5-9 pm with many of their latest model shoes for you to try on and use around the gym.  Later, they will be joining us at Sweeney's where TCRC Meetup climbers can take advantage of a special offer and order all Mad Rock products (except crash pads) for 25% off.  You can take 20% off the new R3 pad and 10% all other crash pad orders.  See Mad Rocks product list here and more information about the shoe demo here.


Here are  PHOTOS from Fall 2012, PHOTOS from our Spring 2012 Social, and PHOTOS from our Fall 2011 Social.


See you at the Social!




RAFFLE! (I'll update as sponsors commit)


Midwest Mountaineering is donating a gift certificate! (amount not yet determined)


Meetup climbers, Anthony and Kristen Quill are donating a wine barrel coat rack from their business By the Barrel. (picture above representation only, will vary)


Long time sponsor, NE Community Chiropractic, is donating again!


New sponsor, Organic, donated a chalk bag and bucket!  Awesome!


Pizza Luce, one of our favorite post-climb venues, is donating again in 2013!


Mad Rock is getting in on the raffle with a FREE pair of Mad Rock shoes and a few chalk bags!


MNCC is donating to the raffle (Item TBD).


VE is donating day passes and a free sport leading lesson for two!


Local company, Escape Climbing Holds, is donating to the raffle! I'm very excited that Escape will be donating their exclusive Willow River guidebook and brand new logo chalk bag to the raffle!


TCRC Meetup is purchasing two of these custom made shirts to add to the raffle.  Blue in Medium, Pink in Small.  Order your own if you don't want to wait for the raffle; details at


Meetup climber, Janna, is starting her own business - Paulette Bakery.  Paulette Bakery is donating two batches of one dozen croissants to the raffle!  Check her out here:


From Meetup climber, Allecia Olson and Allecia's Toy Chest: "Take the monotony out of monogamy! A variety of sensual products to bring passion to life! A great gift for a lady or a lady and her partner! Valued at over $150! If you have any questions after winning this gift basket please speak to Allecia. She will be present at the social and she will attach her business card to the gift basket."


Access Fund sent water bottles, a winter hat, a chalk bag, and LOTS of mini cliff bars for the raffle!  Become a joint AF/MCA member here.

Applebee's gift card in the raffle from the Meetup group Social Events for 20s-30s.


MCA president, James Loveridge, has donated some BD winter hats, a BD baseball hat and some t-shirts to the raffle!


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  • sean

    Great turnout despite the weather! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported TCRC!

    1 · April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first climbing meetup and it was great :)

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Peter L.


    April 19, 2013

  • Susan

    Lots of fun and great to meet other climbers!

    April 19, 2013

    • Amy

      It was so great to see you again!

      April 19, 2013

    • Susan

      You too Amy! Thanks for the belay!

      April 19, 2013

  • Peter L.

    Good times. Big thanks to Sean and all the kind folks that donated items to the raffle!

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • alison y.

    a blast! thank you so much, let's get OUTSIDE!!

    April 19, 2013

  • Missy P.

    Awesome! Great food, great people, and great prizes!

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    IT WAS AMAZING!!! as one of the newest members it felt so welcomed. Thank you all and i look forward to more social events and opportunities to climb with you all.

    April 19, 2013

  • Rachel

    Really reaaally wish the weather were favorable. I am stuck out in Stillwater.

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally got home...not leaving the house again with the weather & roads

    April 18, 2013

  • Brenda P.

    Sean says Plan B is to skip climbing and see you at Sweeny's. I say think of the great odds for prizes!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Bala

    Work emergency. Have to drop out.

    April 18, 2013

  • Brett M.

    I think Hobbits call this second winter. Not going to make it to VE as we would have to leave SLP now to get there by 7:30. Like seriously, did you know they have purple for traffic on Google maps? Hope to still make it to Sweeney's unless there is a plan B?

    April 18, 2013

  • sean

    TCRC Meetup Social/Raffle
    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Climbing VE St Paul 7-9:30
    5-9 - Mad Rock Shoe Demo at VES

    Sweeney’s Banquet Room 9:30-12:00
    9:30-11:30 - Mad Rock discount orders at Sweeney’s
    9:30-12:00 - Open Bar in Banquet Room
    9:30-12:00 - Chips, salsa, meat and cheese platters provided by TCRC served in Banquet Room*
    *Entree orders must be placed and eaten downstairs in the dining area. Food service not available in the banquet room.

    Announcements, Door Prizes, and Raffle 9:45-11:30
    9:45-11:00 Raffle tickets for sale in banquet room
    10:00 - Welcome announcements in banquet room
    10:05-10:40 - Opportunity to order food and sit downstairs*
    10:45 - Announcements and door prizes in banquet room
    11:00 - Announcements and door prizes in banquet room
    11:15 - Raffle in banquet room

    Sweeney’s Bar 12:00-1:00
    - The banquet room closes at midnight. You are welcome to move downstairs and continue your evening.

    April 11, 2013

  • Chad

    I have seen some really cool t-shirts around. I think someone In meetup is making them, but I don't know him. Any chance some will be for sale at this event as part of the fundraiser?

    March 29, 2013

    • sean

      There will be two 5.FUN shirts in the raffle. You can order directly through Andy if you want one. Details on this page: http://justclimbmn.wo...­

      March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I work late Thursdays, but I'd love to come meet everyone! I'll see you at Sweeney's :)

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • sean

    RSVP for the climbing session before the party here:

    March 11, 2013

  • sean

    Raffle updates as they come in. Tell your friends to RSVP!

    February 28, 2013

  • Josh F.

    i would love to climb anywhere with any group. contact me and lets make it happen

    February 22, 2013

    • sean

      Josh - check the calendar for regular weekly gym events. You can connect with Meetup climbers most Monday and Thursday nights at VE Minneapolis. Or, suggest a day, time, and location that you would like to go climbing and rally your own crowd. Use the Suggest a Meetup tab on the home page of this site.

      February 24, 2013

  • sean

    Raffle donations starting to come in. Check back on the event page now and then for updates.

    February 21, 2013

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