We believe engaging more people in climbing is key in creating supportive, kind, and courageous communities that extend far beyond our walls. In addition, we pledge to protect the places where we play —outdoor climbing areas that are near and dear to our community—through donations and advocacy.
Making an impact locally
Our team develops relationships with non-profits all around Portland and the west coast where we climb. We recognize that local giving programs can often make a huge difference. You may recognize some of the below organizations from in the gym or on our social feed, we encourage you to get to know some of them better!
SUPPORTING OUR INDUSTRY
We also partner with organizations that are committed to the climbing community as a whole. They are the voice of climbers and our guide when it comes to safely exploring and protecting the outdoors.
Climbing organizations in our current giving program include Access Fund, American Alpine Club, American Safe Climbing Association, Big City Mountaineers and Outward Bound.
If this sounds like your organization, we’d love to chat about what’s possible! Please email us.
Free climbing classes
If you belong to an organization that helps bring down social and physical barriers to outdoor adventuring, we want to hook y’all up with our intro to roped climbing class.
Oftentimes, our community simply needs a small boost for their silent auction or fundraiser. If you would like to request a donation of day passes, please use the form below and give us about four weeks.
CHALK BAG FUND
The Chalk Bag Fund (CBF) is the brainchild of our team members seeking a larger solution to help colleagues through the many different life challenges we face together. In 2020, team members raised and granted more than $80K to their peers.
The CBF is now a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) whose mission is to provide direct support to current and former employees in financial need. It is governed by a Board of Directors, which ensures the program lives its mission.