Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In the O

Real quick: The Oregonian gave us a nice little write-up and photo on their web site Tuesday evening. Check it out!

Monday, September 29, 2008

We've got BEER . . . and Directions!

OK, we're getting close now. Just two more days until the Ozone Guidebook Release and Fund-Faiser for Kevin Rauch. The list of silent auction items continues to grow — we recently added a home/renovation/design consultation from a designer at Anrkom Moisan Architects, veterinary services from NW Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital, and BEER! from Roots and McMenamins. 

There's buzz brewing as well over the 80G iPod that's up for raffle, and the Lucky Lab is bracing itself for the throngs who will be turning out Wednesday night at 6:30. 

A reminder, as we've had some lingering confusion on this: The event is at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall in Northwest Portland (1945 NW Quimby Street); not the southeast location or the Multnomah Village one. Just so you know and don't show up at the wrong place... CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS!

1945 NW Quimby Street
Portland, OR

Friday, September 26, 2008

Press . . .

Thanks to The Columbian for helping us spread the word. Not only was there a short item and photo up on the web yesterday, but it's on the front page of the living section today.  And the Lake Oswego Review also had an item in Thursday's paper. Appreciate the help.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Donation Information

We've had several inquiries as to how much we're selling OZONE for and how you can pay for it. 

We're asking for a minimum donation of $25 per book — a pretty sweet deal considering that you're getting a prime guidebook full of more than 75 route descriptions, history and development information, and tons of full-color photos. Plus, proceeds are going to a great cause.

We'll be accepting cash and checks for books at the event. (Checks may be made out to "Thomas Rauch FBO Kevin Rauch") Have more questions? Let us know! 

And don't forget, we'll be raffling an 80G iPod — tickets just $1 each or six for $5 — and auctioning off more than 100 items and services in our silent auction at the Lucky Lab in Northwest Portland on Wednesday, Oct. 1! (The auction is cash or check only too please.)

See you all in a week!

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Goods

Want the chance to win a brand new 80G iPod for just $1? 

How about the opportunity to bid on killer climbing gear, acupuncture treatments, massages, fine wines, climbing gym passes, attorney services, handmade arts and crafts, a guided climbing trip, guitar repair work, local music, and all kinds of other fantastic gems?

Then don't miss the Ozone Guidebook Release Party and Fund-Raiser for Kevin Rauch from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Lucky Labrador Beer Hall in NORTHWEST Portland. (not the southeast location!) 

In addition to the release of first-class, full-color guidebooks for Ozone, we'll also be raffling off brand new 80G iPod — tickets just $1 each or six for $5! — and staging a silent auction bulging with more than 75 sweet little — and big — treasures.

Check out this partial list of donations we've gathered so far from generous friends and supportive businesses. (Thanks to everyone who's donated.) Then bring your cash or check — and your good spirits — to the Guidebook Release Party and Fund-Raiser next Wednesday. See you all there! (And if you want to donate to the silent auction, let us know!)
  • Two-month passes to the Portland Rock Gym    
  •  $50 gift certificate to Noble Rot
  • Guided climbing and gear from Red Point Climbing
  • Pet Exam from NW Veterinary Hospital
  • Nike gift certificates, sunglasses, and watches
  • 10-punch passes to Club Sport
  • AC helmet, Paradox Belay Device, backpack, and other gear from Climb Max
  • Gift certificates to East Side Guitar Repair
  • Half-day guided climbing and size 38 Scarpa shoes from Chockstone Climbing
  • $50 gift certificate to Dan & Louis Oyster Bar
  • Wine from Cooper's Cafe
  • Architectural design consultation with designer Erik Becker of AMAA
  • 80G iPod for raffle from Portland State University Bookstore
  • Hiking and climbing guidebooks, including four must-haves by Portland author Douglas Lorain 
  • Cilogear backpack
  • BEER from McMenamins  
  • Personal computer consulting
  • CDs from Mississippi Studios
  • Tattoo from ICON Tattoo
  • Photographs
  • Roots Organic Brewing gift certificate and BEER
  • Planet Earth DVD
  • Assorted climbing gear from U.S. Outdoor Store
  • Two simple wills by Donna Meyer of Fitzwater Meyer LLP
  • Antiques
  • Black Diamond Tracer helmet from the Mountain Shop
  • Handmade purses, pillows, and soaps
  • Acupuncture treatments, yoga classes, and massages

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ozone — The Book!

Here's the first look at Ozone, the guidebook and fund-raiser we've been pushing for the past couple months. We think it's pretty sweet. This cover shot is of Amy Stewart climbing Burrito Killa. (Photo by Mark Deffenbaugh, layout and design by Jerrel McQuen of DHX Advertising.) 

At present, the book is undergoing some final edits and prep work before it hits the printer later this week. It's running just about 60 pages, which includes tons of full-color photographs, topo maps provided by Tim Olson, history and development information, and route descriptions for more than 75 routes at Ozone. 

It's taken a lot of hard work from a crew of volunteers to put this beauty together, but it'll all be worth it come Oct. 1. Not only will a top-notch guide hit the streets that day, but we — that means everyone! — will also be able to take a lot of pride in knowing that substantial proceeds from the sale of Ozone will go directly to benefit our friend Kevin Rauch and his family. (We'll be selling the guidebooks for a minimum donation of $25.)

Please, spread the word, pass on the link to this site, and turn out for the event Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Lucky Lab Beer Hall in Northwest Portland. (And if you or anyone you know would like to donate to the silent auction, let us know!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Rauch on Chaos

Here's a photo of our main man Kevin Rauch climbing at Ozone awhile back on a route called Chaos. Though he's not climbing anymore, Kevin's imprint is all over Ozone and all over this guidebook that we're putting out. 

It's looking great, by the way. The folks at DHX Advertising are doing an incredible job designing it and laying it out, and when it's all said and done, we're going to have a stellar guidebook that's not only going to share great information, topo maps, and photos, but that's going to benefit a fantastic cause as well. 

Please make sure your calendar's marked for Wednesday, Oct. 1. Friends, strangers, climbers, non-climbers — everyone is invited.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Here's just a snapshot of some of the great area businesses who've donated to the silent auction! We'll be posting more soon, including lots of our friends who have contributed everything from handmade soaps and purses to private yoga lessons and a one-of-a-kind piton believed to be a Fred Beckey original! Thanks to everyone in advance. And, if you or anyone you know may have something to donate for the auction, let us know. Contact Bryan Smith at 541-788-7845 or email him.