2019 USA Climbing National Cups

Hey everyone, as most of you know from my facebook posts I am really into the sport of climbing. I have been climbing for over 2 years now and it has turned into more than just a hobby for me. I have many future goals of being a professional climber and one day being sponsored. I have come a very long way in 2 years and am starting to compete nationally with the best climbers in the country. I have still a long way to go in terms of training and learning, but I am working extremely hard because this is a big dream of mine. Every year USA Climbing hosts Bouldering National Cups usually October-December and than Bouldering Nationals in February. Last year I was lucky enough that one of the Cups was in Houston so I was able to drive down and compete. However, this year, the 3 national cups are nowhere near home. There is one in San Francisco, Albuquerque, and Memphis. My dream is to test my level of skill and compete at all 3 of these events. It is the best testing ground to see how far I stack up against some of the best climbers in the country and it is what I love to do. However, between flights, rental cars, and hotels I simply cannot afford to even make the trip for one of these National Cups. This is where I am asking for help. I am trying to achieve and live my dream of being the best Climber I can be, but money is being a hinderance in this situation. Breaking down each National Cup with date, flight, hotel, and rental will look like this: 

UPDATE: they changed the dates of the first two cups so it added about 25$ to the trip. 

October 18th/19th - Albuquerque, NM
Flight round trip bundled with hotel: $376.66
Rental Car for 3 days: $37.00
Total: $403.66

November 1st/2nd - San Francisco, CA
Flight round trip bundled with hotel: $405.03
Rental Car for 3 days: $89.00
Total: $494.03

December 6th/7th - Memphis, TN
Flight round trip bundled with hotel: $281.69
Rental Car for 3 days: $47.00
Total: $328.69

Grand Total: $1226.38

It is a lot of money to ask for and a lot of money to spend, but if I had the income to afford it I would definitely spend it on something that helps make my dream come true. I am just asking for a little help from my friends and family! Thank you so much. If you would like to know more about my climbing please ask and I would love to share!


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Aaron Robert Neal 
Dallas, TX
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