Helping Everyone Climb

🌩️ Attention 🌩️

The National Weather Service forecasts severe storms sweeping across Ohio today, Tuesday, April 2. We are staying open and monitoring the situation closely. We`ll keep you updated here on social media as we continue to monitor the situation.

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❄️Tis the season for Bonus Bucks❄️ For every $100 in gift card purchases you get $25 in bonus bucks 🤩 Bonus bucks can be used towards any items in the shop. Shop for a friend, family or treat yourself 💙

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Are you part of the 💲1 for Access? 🤔

Our roots are based in outdoor climbing and our community cares deeply about continued access to your favorite outdoor climbing areas. ⁠⁠

One Dollar for Access:⁠⁠
5.Life matches 💲1 for every 💲1 donated. If you don`t have it added to your membership, stop by the Welcome Desk and we can add it or make a one-time donation. Continue to support and give back to the outdoors. ⁠⁠
#AccessMatters #OneDollarforAccess#outdoorclimbing #sportclimbing ⁠⁠ #bouldering #getoutside #climb614#ohioclimbs

Attention. In light of recent events, and out of an abundance of caution, we will be removing all Perfect Descent auto belays from our facilities. This will only affect the auto belays on the speed wall at Vertical Adventures. All TRUBLUE auto belays will remain.
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We need your help! @accessfund has teamed up with our friends @rrgcc to raise $30,000 to launch the Red River Gorge Climbing Conservation Initiative.

We are grateful to have one of the best climbing areas in the country so close to us. We must join together to take care of these incredible landscapes, investing in recreation infrastructure and visitor education to ensure sustainable access to beloved crags.

Donate today to help fund this critical stewardship initiative, every dollar counts!
Link in our bio.

Thank You to all our members for helping support the outdoor climbing community. In this past quarter alone you all have donated $7000 to Access Fund, OCC, RRGCC, FOMV, NRAC, EPAC and SCPC 🤯

If you are interested in donating, please visit our website for details.

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We had a great time setting with our friends @rockmillclimbing today! ...

Here at 5.Life we believe climbing is for EVERYONE! Thanks to all who visited in Ohio over pride weekend and helped us raise funds for two amazing organizations.
@kycohio @equitas.health
@blocgartencbus @climbchambers @vaohio
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🌟 Happy Juneteenth! 🎉✨ Today, we commemorate an important milestone in American history. Let`s celebrate freedom, unity, and equality for all. #Juneteenth #FreedomDay #Unity #Equality ...

All gyms are closed on Monday, Memorial Day. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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We are having a great time at The Climbing Wall Summit this year and learning tons! It`s been excellent to see everyone in the industry. A big shout out to Micaela, Paige, and Vanessa for presenting at the summit this year! Another big shout-out to Mardi who created the first women’s lounge at the summit and hosted a women’s cocktail hour for attendees. We are very proud to share our love of climbing with all in attendance.

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Have you gotten a chance to sign up for our Summer Membership? If not check it out. Its pretty hot!
...get it? Cause its summer its hot out? haha

☀️🧗‍♂️ Summer Membership Sale ☀️🧗‍♂️ Branch out from your typical workout. Discover a community where you belong. Sign up for a membership that lasts all summer long. Take advantage of this deal today! Offer ends June 15th. Link in bio.

*Restrictions for offer eligibility apply. Offer only valid to new members or prior memberships terminated before April 30th.

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We are proud to be able to serve and grow the local climbing community by offering Open Door Memberships to those in need. This graphic shows how all of us have been able to support this program since its inception. We have invited so many new climbers to the sport who otherwise would not have been able to climb with us. Climbing is for everyone, always.

A reminder that you can help our Open Door Members by choosing an add-on amount to your current membership. The amount you add-on to help climbers is up to you. Even adding $1 to your membership can help support access for our Open Door Members. Sign up through our link in bio.

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All gyms are closed on Easter Sunday. Make sure to stop by the gym Saturday, April 8th, for our all-day Easter egg hunt. Fina a golden egg and you could win a special prize.

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Climber Spotlight: Michael Molony

“I discovered climbing at a summer camp in Charleston, South Carolina. It was my favorite part of the whole trip. I pursued it in earnest in college in Wyoming, and suddenly, there was climbing everywhere. It was a rude awakening going from gym climbing to real rock. 90’s taped gym climbing all the way to Vedauwoo, which is a land of granite slabs and off width climbs. I was working for Organic Climbing and relocated to Central Pennsylvania when they moved here. I came to find out how much great climbing is on the east coast. New River Gorge, Chattanooga, The Gunks…This region has a lot to offer in terms of outdoor recreation and as a whole gets kind of forgotten sometimes. Climbing used to be such a fringe activity, but it`s become so much more accessible. Building Climb Nittany was always a dream that was discussed with other climbers but only came to fruition through 5.life. I remember one day building the gym the absolute terror of how much static electricity was in the air when we were laying the foam. We were all avoiding the metal so a footlong spark didn’t jump across and zap us. Thank you to the Climb Nittany community for the support. Thank you for showing up. Thank you for the belief and everything that you`ve done to be a part of this. We can design and build the coolest gym in the world, but if the people here didn`t show up for it, nothing good would come of it. I hope Climb Nittany helps remove more barriers to climbing for people, and that the community that’s growing here has the chance to take these experiences elsewhere, to the cliffs and boulders, and get to experience everything climbing can offer. There might only be a small fraction of people who do that, and that’s fine. I hope that awareness travels with people, that they`re good representatives of the sport, that more people get to be a part of this.”

We wish Michael well on his next endeavors!

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Meet one of our Nittany winners of the Be Our Guest contest! Kate won a free yearlong membership to the climbing gym in our raffle! Congratulations and happy climbing, Kate!

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Climber Spotlight: Nick Foster -Director of Routesetting

I got into climbing through a childhood friend. We visited the local climbing gym in Portland, Maine. I found this was something that I wanted to do with my life. I remember going up to the front desk and asking the manager what the process of setting looked like… He slid a wrench across the table and said, “Use one of these”. Much of setting is drawn from outside inspiration. Competitions are a really good testing lab to see what you can make climbers do, how to make climbers think, and interact with what you put on the wall. Setters always get questions. Do you draw it out? Do you have a computer program? For myself, I like to be very spontaneous. Use the holds that are provided and think outside the box to try to get climbers outside their comfort zones. Routesetting and climbers are in a symbiotic relationship. You can look at a boulder and know the climb is ergonomic. You can tell when they`re kind of sticking it to the climber and making them do something really uncomfortable. I have been excited to climb with this community, but now with this position, I`m able to challenge the community and stimulate the routesetters. You’re never too young or too old to get into climbing. It`s our job to be as inclusive as we can with the products that we put on the wall. We need to allow a new climber that`s never even heard of rock climbing to come through our doors and find stimulation and success and challenge seasoned climbers who know their ins and outs and want to have a good session. I encourage and invite the community to always approach the routsetters, even though naturally routesetters are a little intimidating and maybe even a little grizzly. We`re just people and climbers like yourselves. We want to know what you find exciting and what you want more of. So don`t be afraid of it. We are cooking stuff up in the kitchen and if it does or doesn`t taste good, we certainly want to know.

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Meet Our Ohio winner of the Be Our Guest contest! Avigail won a free yearlong membership to the climbing gym by bringing the most first-time guests to our facilities in Ohio. Congratulations and happy climbing, Avigail!

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Climber Spotlight: Paige (She/Her) [Part 2]

"I`m really proud of the other ways we have been able to make climbing more accessible as well. Such as our Community Days, Adaptive Ascents, Open Door Membership, and support of local organizations like @queerclimbingcolumbus. Another piece of my heart is with the groups I get to bring into the gym to climb. Getting Adaptive Ascents started back up was a huge goal of mine. Adaptive Ascents will be running every other month this year, which I`m excited to see it expand. We are so thankful for all the climbers and volunteers who help us make this event possible. central_community_house is a wonderful local nonprofit that we`ve been able to partner with to provide free climbing events for their kids. I also had the pleasure last year of introducing climbing to the folks at @naicco1975 (the Native American Indian Coalition of Central Ohio). I really believe that it doesn`t matter your age, background, fitness level, etc., climbing is for everyone! Making climbing accessible to everyone is a challenge but one I am dedicated to. I am proud that people in our gyms can show up as themselves and we can help them climb.
Although I`m a boulderer at heart, my goal for this year is to get myself on the ropes a little more and definitely get more comfortable with my lead climbing. If you ever see me in the gym, feel free to stop me and say hi and chat with me. I`d love to get to know you and get to know what climbing means to you and get to know the needs and the desires of our community and how 5.Life can best fit those."

@climbingby5.life is a women-owned and operated company.

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