How to Climb Above Addiction

Step 1) Set a Climb Above Addiction fundraising goal for your day of climbing. You can fundraise toward this goal as an individual climber or hiker, or a team of climbers or hikers. Share this fundraising with your social network in an effort to gain donors. Your supporters can donate through the event’s payment portal.






Step 2) Share some facts about addiction, especially the nationwide opioid epidemic, with your social network.


  • In 2016 New Hampshire essentially tied with Ohio as the second most affected state per-capita for opioid-related deaths, according to the CDC.

  • Every day in 2016, more than one person in New Hampshire lost their life to opioid overdose. ​According to reports in 2016,  more than 470 people overdosed in the state. Across the entire U.S., 174 people died per day from overdosing, CDC data show.


  • People between the age of 18 and 25 are among the opioid epidemic's most highly impacted demographic.

  • The opioid epidemic stands among the deadliest crises in American history. In 2016 alone, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War and car crashes, gun violence, and HIV/AIDS ever did in a single year, according to


Step 3) Attend our May 4 field day event at 415 Buffalo Road, Rumney N.H between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. when a portable rock wall, which is staffed by professionals, will be in operation for you to Climb Above Addiction. All climbers are encouraged to participate in this event only at this portable rock wall. The wall will be staffed by trained, insured professionals.

















If you are not attending the Rattlesnake Campground event

If you wish to become a sponsored climber or hiker who does not attend our May 4 event at Rumney Rattlesnake campground, contact a licensed guiding service for climbing and safety instruction. If you plan to participate in Climb Above Addiction fundraising indoors, visit a climbing gym and follow that institution's policies and procedures. 


Anyone who chooses to raise money for Climb Above Addiction by climbing, mountaineering, or hiking at a date or place other than 415 Buffalo Road, Rumney N.H on May 4, 2019 is solely responsible for his or her own safety. Climb Above Addiction, Plymouth State University, and all event sponsors assume no responsibility for your actions and safety while raising money for this program. Climbing, mountaineering, and hiking are inherently dangerous activities regardless of your skill level or experience. Understand and accept risks involved before participating. Minors and others not able to assume this responsibility must be under the direct control of an experienced and responsible climber, mountaineer, or hiker. You are responsible for your own decisions and actions. 

Describe the event to your social network like this: