Outdoor climbing development in the Philippines has depended entirely on cash donations of generous private individuals. If you want more rocks to climb on, or help guarantee the safety of climbing in the Philippines, please donate to the CRAG FUND.
What will happen to my donation?
Your money will be used to purchase various equipment/hardware, such as:
- Expansion bolts (for routes and route anchors)
- Anchors, Carabiners, Mayons
- Drill + Battery + Component replacements
Funds will also be used for all related activity surrounding crag development and maintenance, such as bolt/anchor replacement projects, access development, and volunteers' allowances.
How much should I donate?
Any amount will be greatly appreciated. But as a guide in bolting, each steel bolt costs P40 to P60 (around USD 1.25) depending on the length (route bolts are 12x70mm, anchors are 12x100mm) and each stainless steel hanger costs about P200 (USD 4). A typical route consists of eight route bolts and two anchors. Anchor chains or carabiners would cost extra. If the cliff is near the sea, then the bolts cost three times that of the steel bolts.
What can I get in return?
Fame and fortune! You’ll be known as the generous and compassionate climber and gain more friends. More directly (and seriously), this makes your climbing playground bigger and increase in number. And that just makes everyone happier, doesn’t it?
How do I know my money's not going to some greedy person's pockets?
Climb Philippines works with prime movers of sport climbing in the country. These are a mix of gym owners/managers, climbing instructors, competition route-setters, national athletes, or simply the most active rock climbers in their respective regions/provinces. (But okay, if you really want a profile, we've also put this together for you).
Needless to say, developing and caring for our crags is a purely voluntary effort, and all contributions are non tax-deductible. We also do our very best to be transparent with the donations we receive, which you can see more about here.
If interested in donating, please email us and we’ll provide you with bank deposit and cash transfer options.