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.


🎉 Special Event Announcement! 🇺🇸

📅 Date: May 26th
📍 Location: All 5.Life Facilities
⏰ Time: All Day
🧗🏼‍♀️ Gear: Rental gear will be provided at no cost

In honor of Memorial Day, we are offering FREE CLIMBING for all veterans and active duty military personnel! 🧗‍♂️

Whether you`re a seasoned climber or new to the sport, this is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy our climbing facilities. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!

Let`s celebrate and show our appreciation for our heroes! We can`t wait to see you there! 🇺🇸

#Veterans #ActiveDutyMilitary #FreeClimbing #MemorialDay #ClimbOn #ThankYouForYourService #CommunityEvent #ClimbingGymName


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☀️😎Summer Camp spots still open at Bloc Garten! Don’t freak out finding a cool summer camp. Rock climbing camp is sure to hook your child’s interest and give them fun summer memories. Enroll now.


#summercamp #climbingcamp #columbusclimbs #kidswhoclimb #columbusmoms

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🇺🇸 We will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude to all those who have served.
#memorialday #veterans #service #memorialdayweekend

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💪Climbing Clinic💪 Mentor your climbing with our upcoming clinic on Feb 15 6:30-7:30 pm. We will go in-depth on flagging, smearing, and heel hooking techniques. Practicing your footwork leads to more controlled movement on the wall and more confidence in each foothold you use. Sign up to save your spot today.

Clinic includes an all day, day pass with equipment.


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🧗‍♀️ Celebrate Mom with Adventure! 🧗‍♀️ $14 day passes for all moms this Mother`s Day! Climb with us and enjoy complimentary mimosas afterwards! 🥂

#blocgartencbus #brewerydistrict #climb614

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Can you believe it, Bloc Garten is turning 3 🥳 We will be celebrating with a headlamp bouldering party Friday May 10th 9pm-11pm🤩

We will have Cake, music and plenty of glow sticks. Bring your headlamp and a few friends for an epic climbing session.

#climbingby5life #brewerydistrict #climb614 #blocgartencbus

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☀️🧗‍♂️ $200 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 May 10th.


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

#blocgarten#ohioclimbs #climbinggym #climbingby5life #climbingwithbenefits #summersale

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EARLY CLOSURE ALERT🔔 We will be closing early Sunday May 5th at 4:30pm due to an all-team member meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience 🫶


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🚧Please excuse our mess while we fix the Kilterboard flooring. Stay tuned for updates!

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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🧗‍♀️SummerCamp! 🧗‍♂️

Our young climbers are scaling new heights indoors today! 🏞🌟 Check out the action-packed highlights:

🧗‍♂️ Scaling walls with confidence
🤝 Teamwork & support
💪 Building strength
😁 Non-stop smiles

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#climbwithfriends #havefunandclimb #climbingrocks

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THIS MONDAY 🌱Celebrate Earth Day by getting to the gym using zero emissions and we`ll reward you with a FREE day pass (non-members) and an extra 10% off (members).

#brewerydistrict #climb614 #audobaunpark

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Be aware of wall closures today 4/11 through 4/14 due to a Collegiate Competition this Sunday. Please be aware that if you are competing this weekend, you are not allowed in facility until competition day. This competition is open to the public and businesses hours will remain the same. Stop by and hang out 😎

All routes will stay up next week in place of regular setting. Have fun trying these competition routes 😀

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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