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The Sufferfest is an event hosted by MMA annually to raise money for the Junior Mountaineering Team. Each member collects pledges, and then spends two hours climbing as many routes as possible at the local climbing gym, Spire. Each route earns them a certain amount of points based on its difficulty, and the pledgers pay according to the points accrued. So, the more climbing done, the more money┬áraised for the program. Here are some photos from this year’s Sufferfest. Enjoy!

This event is held at Spire climbing gym in Bozeman.

Kate makes her way up a route during the beginning of the event. By the end the members are generally worked.

Kate Siberell gets her pump on.

Kate

For many leaning back is the scariest part.

Nathan came to participate in the event and contribute to the JMT by climbing.

Many people chose to support the JMT by climbing in the Sufferfest instead of pledging themselves.

It's great to see the enthusiasm of the outdoor culture in Bozeman.

Jason Heath, Director of Finance & Development for MMA, climbs for pledges to support the JMT.

Grant Lair works on a difficult route. Third year JMT member, Grant is no amateur at this fund-raising event.

Nina Hance makes her way up an awkward 5.10.

Nina was the overall fundraising winner during the event.

I thoroughly enjoyed snapping photos ­čśŤ

For more information check out http://www.montanamountaineering.org/Sufferfest.shtml

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