/ Any charities looking for used climbing shoes?

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slab_happy 10:47 Fri

Got a pair to get rid of, still usable but too beaten up to resell, happy to post within the UK.

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mcdougal 12:56 Fri
full stottie 17:15 Fri
In reply to slab_happy:

Here's one below. I've found it hard over the years to give useable stuff away. Once upon a time James Pearson and Caroline Cavaldini promoted a charity called SPOT for climbers in the Phillipines but I can't find an active reference for it now. I also sent some stuff to someone who was taking gear to Turkey but I've lost his contact details. I would be keen to help aspirant climbers in developing countries but the routeways are hard to find.

Hope this one helps though 

Dave

https://www.ukhillwalking.com/forums/for_sale+wanted/wanted_wtd_rock_shoes_for_charity-714314

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nufkin 17:28 Fri

To advance the topic, what should we all be doing with shoes that are too far gone to pass on or re-sole? I've got through a fair few shoes over the years and it pains me to chuck them, but I can't think of anything better (on a big scale, I mean - turning some into chew toys and hanging baskets is fine for a pair or two, but it seems like there ought to be something better for the thousands of shoes climbers must collectively get through every year)

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marktrik 18:09 Fri
In reply to slab_happy:

I've got numerous pairs of climbing shoes, all in pretty bad condition... holes etc...

You asked the question for me as I've been thinking what to do with them.

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NathanP 19:47 Fri
In reply to marktrik:

If they are at all like my retired climbing shoes, I'd suggest burying them in a lead-lined box somewhere geologically stable with a very clear "bio-hazard" warning indelibly marked on the lid. There are bigger non-recyclable problems to worry about.

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marktrik 20:42 Fri
In reply to NathanP:

Sounds like u know what my shoes can be like.  They do need a bio hazard sign after a few hard bouldering sessions..... theve been banned to the shed now.

 however, I have been known to put them in the washing machine with out anyone knowing... 

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AndyRoss 21:38 Fri
In reply to slab_happy:

I could use them for Gloucestershire Scouts. Even small holes are fine.

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