Happy Juneteenth! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼
Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of those who had been held as slaves in the United States, long after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed.
These last 12 months have been a learning and growing experience for everyone within 5.Life. One year ago, we made a commitment to dedicate more time and effort to equalizing the racial disparities within our climbing community. As we look back on the year, we’re proud of the progress that we’ve made, but not yet happy with what we’ve accomplished. We look forward to continuing this progress through new events, partnerships, and opportunities as we transition out of this Covid era.
Last year, we made a Juneteenth donation to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. This year we’re committing our day pass sales from Juneteenth to the Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, a grassroots community org working for the liberation of Black LGBTQIA+ folks through direct action, community organizing, & creating spaces.
Give it up for Chris! He has been part of the community since 2017. Chris is one of our amazing setters who travels to all 5 locations. We are so thankful to have someone as passionate and hard working as Chris. He brings many assets to the setter crew and the community. If you see him at any of the gyms, say hello to him! We are grateful for Chris and his family.
He loves climbing, fishing and any outside time with his family.
Watch his interview on Vertical Adventure’s Facebook to learn more about Chris and his thoughts on climbing🥳...
We are looking to expand our coaching team! All applicants must have some weekend availability and at least 1 year of experience working with youth of all ages.
We are looking to fill 3 coaching positions, and 2 summer camp positions. Preferred fall availability for anyone looking to apply for Summer Camp.
If you are interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
#youthclimbing #coaching #ohioclimbs...
PSA: Evolv shoe demo is next week!! Our Evolv rep will be at a few of our facilities. Stop by and try on some new shoes. 20% off night-of purchases!
Vertical Adventures: 5/18
Bloc Garten: 5/20
#evolv #evolvshoedemo #climbingby5life...
Clap your hands for Head route setter, Quinn👏🏽👏🏽We are thankful to have someone as talented as Quinn to work for 5.Life. His friendliness and kindness shows through his smile, we wouldn’t want anyone else.
Not only is Quinn a ninja climber but also a wall designer. He has designed Chambers, Nittany and Bloc Garten, our newest facility. Quinn sets and travels for all 5 climbing gyms while still manages to be a dog dad. We truly appreciate the many talents Quinn has to offer and his commitment for the community.
Checkout the interview on the 5.Life Facebook for more fun facts about Quinn....
Coffee and donuts, community service, food truck food, what more could you want?? Join us this Sunday for our first event at #BlocGarten! 512 Maier Place, Columbus, 43215.
We’ll have coffee and donuts on hand from Buckeye Donuts at 9:30. Then we’ll work together to clean up the Scioto Audubon Metro Park from 10-12. @zakigrill will be at the gym for lunch and members will be able to take hard hat tours of Bloc Garten all afternoon!
Registration for the clean-up isn’t necessary, but the first 50 volunteers will score an exclusive sticker! Members interested in hard hat tours can do so at bit.ly/earthdaytours
#ohioclimbs #sciotoaudubonmetropark #asseenincolumbus #earthday #buckeyedonuts #zakigrillfoodtruck...
It’s finally time! We’re hiring for our opening team at #BlocGarten. All are welcome to apply and no gym experience is necessary. If you’re interested, send your resume and availability to email@example.com. Please share and help us spread the word!
One of your members, Avelea, made this infographic as part of a Design Challenge at Metro Early College Middle School. She sent it our way and asked us to help her spread the word about the injustice of unequal pay for women. Let’s show her some support as she helps bring awareness to the community!
Just a little behind the scenes update from #BlocGarten! @walltopia arrived yesterday and made quick work of unloading the trailers. Still plenty to be done, but it’s starting to look like a climbing gym 👀
#climbingby5life #OhioClimbs #ClimbColumbus...