Active Physical Therapy

3 Apr

logoDefying Gravity and The Gnar Pirates would like to welcome Active Physical Therapy to the growing list of competition sponsors.  Climbing injury?  They can get you back on the rock faster than you can peel off that 5.11 in Kootenai.  Check them out at 1410 South Reserve Street.

Good Food Store

31 Mar

imagesDefying Gravity and The Gnar Pirates would like to thank The Good Food Store for pledging their support for our 2016 youth climbing competition. Once again The G.F.S. delivers to the local community. Check them out at 1600 S. 3rd St. West or click on the image to the left.

Thirst Gear

26 Mar

thirst_gear_logo_final_editDefying Gravity would like to recognize Thirst Gear.  You have seen the bike downtown.  You have heard the stories.  Maybe you have experienced the fun.  Thirst Gear has chosen to support Defying Gravity and the Gnar Pirates through a generous donation.  Check them out at Thirst Gear.  Greg and his crew do a wonderful job and make sure you have fun!

Sprinkler Maniac

26 Mar

945892_1000040573375046_410219489864039145_nJohn Cuddy AKA The Sprinkler Maniac was selected as one of the Missoulian’s 20 under 40.  What is the 20 under 40?  It is a group of young professionals in Missoula that make a difference in their chosen field and more importantly make the Missoula community a better place to live and work.

The Sprinkler Maniac through a generous cash donation, is supporting Defying Gravity’s youth climbing team.  Check them out by following this link to The Sprinkler Maniac.

Give Local Missoula

22 Mar

On May 3rd, 2016 Defying Gravity will be participating in the 2016 Give Local Missoula County Campaign!  What is Give Local?  Give Local is organized and run by the Missoula Community Foundation.  From their webpage,

“Give LOCAL Missoula County 2016 is a 24-hour, online giving event. The giving day will tap into our community’s passion for giving to bring together donors with local nonprofits. This is the third year of our campaign – in 2014 we raised $135,000 and in 2015 we more than doubled that and raised over $270,000 for local nonprofits. Give LOCAL is designed to engage first-time donors and donors under 40 while raising the profile of charitable giving in Missoula.”

Check out the Give Local Page Here.  Sign up to pledge and support Defying Gravity and youth development and growth through climbing.  Our logo is found under “Youth “Development” in the Discover Non-Profit’s” menu.

Thanks for your support!


18 Mar

Welcome to the new Defying Gravity webpage. There has been a lot of activity in recent months and as such we have had to devote an entire page to the Gnar Pirates. If you are looking for information on the youth team they have moved to  THIS page.  Please bookmark their site for future reference. That site will now deal exclusively with our youth climbing team. You can also find the link to the Gnar Pirates in the footer menu.

Clicking around the home page you will see our new menu which lists our current board, news, programs, events and contact information.  Our news tab will have any current news involving Defying Gravity. Our events tab will list upcoming fundraisers and community activities including our most recent can food drive and our tentative plans to participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters 2016 Bowl for Kids Sake. Under our program tab you will find the upcoming information for our annual youth climbing comp held each October and our Adopt A Highway cleanup program.

You can follow us on social media using the icons located in the upper right of the menu.

Feeling generous? please consider donating by clicking the “Donate” button in the footer. All funds received go directly to support youth development through climbing in Missoula, Montana.

Thanks for stopping by!