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Welcome to Upstate Bouldering, designed around bouldering in the Upstate region of South Carolina. This website is intended to inform the reader of local spots in SC, Western NC and Northeast GA, as well as a blog of my experiences climbing at these great spots. I hope everyone learns of a new place to climb or is inspired to climb somewhere close to them. If you have any comments, please send me an e-mail.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lee Means Needs All of Our Help!

I've been following this for the last week and some change over on Ben Henson's Blog...and if you havent heard about the situation, I recommend you click over and read about what has been happening lately with Lee Means, a Southeastern bouldering legend/activist/comp organizer/overall cool dude.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Chalky Dreams bouldering comp in 2009, and was impressed with how laid back but on the ball he was. He was a great comp organizer and host and made sure everybody had a great time. And he was also mentioned as being one tough cookie in the Chattanooga article, in the most recent issue of Climbing Magazine. I hate to hear that he has gone through so much problems with his heart lately, but the most recent post mentions that he's doing better and has been moved out of ICU. I'd like to encourage everybody to try to give a little donation to help out with the incredibly massive doctor's bills he will be dealing with when he hopefully makes his full too many Americans, he was in between jobs and did NOT have health insurance when this condition hit. Take one day off from the gym and throw those bucks his way...your climbing wont suffer and you'll be doing a very noble deed! If the Paypal contribution widget in this post isnt working correctly, head over the Ben's Website and donate by using the contribution box to the right of the screen.

Good Luck Lee, everybody wishes you the best!

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