Climbing Community

The climbing community extends from gyms to crags. Check out the list of local and national climbing organizations and community groups that can help take your climbing to new heights.

Climbing is for everyone. We are offering specially designated days to encourage connection and diversity as well as making climbing more accessible. $9 day passes with rental gear included for individuals who identify on applicable community rock climbing days.

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Queer Climbing Columbus is a community-run group of LGBTQIA+ climbers in Columbus. We have weekly events at 5.Life climbing gyms. Climbers who identify receive discounted day passes. Come find your community and strength with us. Visit our Instagram page for upcoming events and details.

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The Access Fund is a nonprofit advocacy organization that leads and inspires the climbing community toward sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment.

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Our goal is to promote and protect Ohio’s climbing for generations to come. The OCC has a robust, active membership base who, together, form a grassroots network that not only increases climbers’ influence on local policy issues, but acts as a channel for extending climbing advocacy and stewardship work.


NRAC exists to preserve and promote access to climbing areas, and to conserve climbing resources in the New River Gorge and surrounding areas. The New River Gorge is an international destination and world-class climbing area with thousands of traditional and sport climbs, and a rapidly expanding selection of equally world-class bouldering areas. Learn how you can preserve and protect one of America’s great climbing areas.

RRGCC is dedicated to securing and protecting open, public access to rock climbing in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky and promoting conservation of the environment on the lands where we climb.

AAC’s goal is to share and support our passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb. We’re climbers. Gym climbers and trad climbers. Sport climbers and mountaineers. Boulderers, backcountry skiers, and alpinists. We’re the largest community of rock-scaling misfits in the country—and you belong here.


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

#blocgarten #climbinggym #columbusohio #MemorialDay

Celebrate Mother's day with us! Mom's get a FREE day pass to climb with us. Pot a flower for your mom while supplies last. Celebrate with us Sunday, May 14th all day.

#blocgarten #vaohio #ohioclimbs #columbusohio #mothersday

If you're up for a challenge, bring your headlamps and try out our rock climbing in the dark! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience – come and shuffle to the beat while testing your climbing skills in the dark.

Our house music dance event will feature a lineup of top-notch local DJs who will keep the evening going with their high-energy sets. There will be a dance instructor that will teach a few shuffling steps at 10pm.

See you there! 🕺🧗‍♂️🍻

#climbblocgarten #ohioclimbs #brewerydistrict #cbusshuffle

☀️🧗‍♂️ $180 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.

#blocgarten #ohioclimbs #climbinggym #climbingby5life #climbingwithbenefits #summersale #climbing #bouldering #columbusohio

🤘25% off the Whittier Package🤘
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and make sure you are fully equipped for the outdoor climbing season!

Pressed for time? Don't forget about The Whittier Wall at Scioto Audubon Metro Park! Our Whittier Wall package includes a 40m rope, a leash, and two locking carabiners of your choice. Stop by the climbing gym to gear up today!!🌻

*off only applies to select ropes

Bloc Garten is turning 2! Come help us celebrate with $9 day passes, cake AND we are raffling off a pair of climbing shoes of your choice🤩

#blocgartencbus #happybirthday #climbingisfun

RAIN DELAY ☔️ Reel Rock showing has been postponed to May 5th due to rain.

Show starts at 8:30pm. See you there!

Come learn about the different types of ropes, leashes, and carabiners at our upcoming free retail clinic. Get prepared for the outdoor season with us on May 3rd at 6:30pm.

#blocgarten #bouldering #cbus #columbusohio #climbinggym

New Class drop! 🧗
Are you ready to level up your climbing game? Join our Develop V3 class and crush those boulders like a pro!
Climbers will work on precision footwork, techniques for hand placement, and learning how to succesfully sequence read boulders. The class is on May 12th from 7:00p-9:00p. Sign up today!
Link in bio.

Duration: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Comfortable on V2 and below.
Cost: $75 dollars for members, $115 for non-members.
Includes: Instruction, equipment , and day pass to the gym.

‼️We are very excited to announce the next round of Adult Boulder League on April 20th. This is a great way to crush those 2023 spring goals while making new connections with the supportive 5.Life community. Solve those projects with a team and don’t get stuck figuring out beta alone.
Top 3 team prizes

🤙1st place: Cash prize of $400, spotlight on Bloc Garten’s Instagram page, and plaque with team name displayed in Bloc Garten’s gym

🙌2nd place: Chalk buckets for all team members

🤘3rd place: Chalk brush and friction labs chalk for all team members
We will be celebrating the end of this season and announcing team winners on June 22nd! Check the link in our bio for full details including rules for entry, scoring, team requirements, and a link to sign up. If you have any additional questions you can email us at rob@5.life. PSSSaaaaAAAATTTTTTT! 💥🧗‍♂️

#blocgarten #blocabl #boulderingleague #boulderinggym #columbusohio #cbus #ohioclimbs

🌎Earth Day🌍 Use zero emissions to climb with us on Earth day and save! We are right off the bike path and so easy to get to via the trail.

Non-members get a FREE day pass and members get an extra 10% off our pro shop. Climb with us Saturday, April 22.

#blocgarten #cbus #earthday #bikecbus #cyclinglife #columbusohio #boulderinggym

25% off guidebooks! All April guidebooks are on sale. Prepare for outdoor season by getting a guidebook to your favorite crag.

#blocgarten #columbusohio #guidebooks #climbinggym #ohioclimbs

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