On January 11th, Post climbing gym in Pasadena was filled with people who love to climb, shop, and eat. Two words: squad goals. The occasion was a Garage and Bake Sale in support of the BIPOC climbing crew Lagartijas. Patagonia, Organic Climbing, Selk'Bag, and Acopa Outdoors all generously contributed high-quality essentials that helped us raise a substantial amount of money—an impressive $3k+—which was dedicated to supporting the commendable initiatives of Lagartijas.
From iconic items like our Isabel 2.0 pants to colorful chalk bags by Organic, shoppers indulged in both climbing and everyday essentials. But the clothing deals weren’t the only treats of note. Yup—we had a bake sale. Sweets and sales? Iconic, if you ask us. We’re still thinking about the hitters (the cookies & cream cupcakes and the vegan marshmallows, of course).
We’re firm believers in community and this night was no exception. The vibes were just right and the impact we made together was even better. It’s safe to say everyone not only left with some new wardrobe staples, but a sense of collective fulfillment. The Post provided the vibrant, impressive space that made it all possible.
The funds raised at the Garage & Bake Sale for Lagartijas will contribute to their mission of creating new paths, increasing accessibility of outdoor recreation and education, and making space for BIPOC in the climbing community. Look out for more events with Lagartijas in the future and come make an impact with us!