Members make the work of CRAG Vermont possible, and as a Member your donation is used to protect climbing in Vermont. Members also receive awesome benefits — like discounted memberships at local gyms, gear discounts and reduced rates on climbing instruction and guiding.
But first and foremost, your membership is a pledge of support for the work that CRAG Vermont does to keep climbing open, accessible and growing in the state of Vermont. As a member, you can climb proudly with the knowledge that you helped to make access & stewardship of the cliffs possible, and that it’s members like you who make our climbing community strong and vibrant!
Sustaining members are the backbone of CRAG Vermont. Nearly three quarters of our members choose to pledge their support by becoming a Sustainer!
Very similar to an Annual Membership, there is one important difference: As a Sustaining Member, you choose to automatically pledge your support every year by enrolling into automatic yearly renewal of your membership.
We thank all new Sustaining Members that pledge more than $50 annually with special gifts when you sign up! We are currently proud to offer:
- At the $50+ Level: The NEW CRAG Vermont T-Shirt with Custom Artwork by Dylan Fant of Lone Rock Point, a free guest pass to Metro Rock & Petra Cliffs, and CRAG-VT Stickers. Limited: The first 20 new sustainers will also receive a Lake Willoughby Print by Amy Cheu — supplies are limited!
- At the $100+ Level: All of the above plus a 1 year subscription to the digital edition of the Tough Schist guidebook via the Rakkup app.
And of course, you’ll also receive a CRAG Vermont sticker so that you can identify yourself as a proud CRAG Vermont supporter!
- Uninterrupted CRAG Vermont membership status.
- Convenience of automatic annual renewal.
- Sustainer-only early access to tickets and special event discounts on select CRAG affiliated community events throughout the year.
- Plus all the normal member benefits.
For many people, the choice is simple. Being a Sustainer means that you can reliably pledge your support without having to remember to renew every year. Plus, it comes with swanky gifts when you sign up. It makes showing your support easy. One less thing to worry about when you’d rather be clipping bolts or plugging gear.
CRAG Vermont is made possible by our members, those stand-out individuals who choose to make a financial contribution to secure and protect climbing in Vermont.
An Annual Membership is a one-time pledge of support that will afford you all the benefits and pride of membership for one year.
While your membership will not automatically renew (if you’d like that to happen, check out the Sustaining Member option) you can choose to manually renew every year, at the level that feels most comfortable for you.
When you join as an Annual Member, you become central to the mission and community by directly supporting the hard work, time, cost, effort and energy that goes into stewarding our climbing resources.
By choosing to show your support as a CRAG Vermont member, you’re helping to secure the future of climbing in the state of Vermont. While we believe that the biggest benefits to membership include access to the cliffs you’re helping to protect, stewardship of the land so that it remains sustainable and able to be used well into the future, and the community that surrounds our sport, we’ve gone to great lengths to secure some other incredible member perks as well, including:
- Discounted memberships at local climbing gyms
- Gear discounts
- Reduced rates on climbing instruction and guiding.
- Member Meet-Ups
- and more, as we continually add new partners!
Read more about member benefits.
Already a member but want to pledge further support? Maybe you want to support the mission but don’t feel you need to be a member? We’d love your support!
Here you can make a donation in any amount to CRAG Vermont. The default is a one-time donation, but if you’d like to donate monthly, quarterly or annually, you can do that as well. All recurring donations are easily updated to reflect any changes you’d like to make, be it to the amount, frequency or contact details.
Are you interested in donating at the $250+ level? If so, we’d encourage you to join our Major Donor program. We thank major donors with acknowledgement on our outreach materials and annual report, and with invitations to an annual donor appreciation gathering.
- Request an Annual Tax Receipt for charitable donation write-offs.
- Donations can be made anonymously.
- Acknowledge your Company or Business in your donation (great for business owners or sponsored employees)
- Tribute Donations: Donate in honor or memory of a loved one.
- At the $50+ Level: A CRAG Vermont T-Shirt with Custom Artwork
- At the $100+ Level: A CRAG Vermont T-Shirt with Custom Artwork plus a 1 year subscription to the digital edition of the Tough Schist guidebook via the Rakkup app.
Your membership is a pledge of support for the work that CRAG Vermont does to keep climbing open, accessible and growing in the state of Vermont. As a member, you can climb proudly with the knowledge that you helped to make access & stewardship of the cliffs possible, and that it’s members like you who make our climbing community strong and vibrant!
But we love to reward our members for their support too! That’s why we’ve worked hard to collaborate with local businesses to arrange special member discounts and perks.
Below you’ll find the current list of additional member perks. And be on the lookout for new ones too, as we’re always establishing new deals and offers from supporting businesses!
Petra Cliffs: 20% off pre-paid memberships of 3 months or longer (does not apply to EFTs); $5 bouldering on Tuesdays!; 1st Monday of the month, CRAG-VT members bring a friend for free (does not include rental gear or instruction).
MetroRock Burlington, VT: Student rate for all CRAG-VT members for day passes and memberships. NOTE: EFT fee is waived on first time activation only.
Appalachian Outdoors: 15% off anything in their online store using your member coupon code.
Outdoor Gear Exchange: 15% off on club days (10% off consignment items) with an additional 5% donation going to CRAG-VT on those days.
Adventure Spirit Rock+Ice+Alpine Experiences: 10% off the first day of rock, ice, or alpine guiding/instruction.
Petra Cliffs: 10% off outdoor guided climbing experiences
Access and invitations to CRAG Vermont Events, featuring climbing, activities, speakers, contests and more.
During the cooler months, this means free climbing for CRAG Vermont members on the third Thursday of the month at one of the local gyms (gym selection rotates every month), and during good weather, we all meet at a local crag.
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