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.


Unwrap the joy of giving with our exclusive offer! 🎉 For every $100 in gift cards, we`re giving you $25 BONUS BUCKS! 🤑✨

🛍️ Treat yourself or share the love—it`s the gift that keeps on giving! 🎀 Don`t miss out, this deal won`t last forever!

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🚨Cyber Monday Sale🚨 Today only, buy a 10-punch-pass and get 13 punches. Don`t miss out! Buy your Baker`s Dozen Punch Pass today!🎁🤩
#climbinggym #cybermonday #blocgarten #columbusohio #ohioclimbs

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The 🎁 that gives back. We’re talking about BONUS BUCKS, for every 💲100 spend on a gift card receive 💲25 FREE. Starting TODAY, this amazing deal is back for you to take advantage of🤩
Don’t miss out. Can be purchased at any of our locations Chambers Purely Boulders Vertical Adventures Climb Nittany

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Giving thanks and taking a break! 🦃🍁We are closed for Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each and every one of you 🧡

#blocgarten #brewerydistrict #climbingby5life

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Thank you to those who served 💙 We will be doing Free Day Passes for Active Duty and Veterans all day on November 11th.

#climbingby5life #blocgartencbus #brewerydistrict

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✨Calling all Swifites✨ We will be holding a Taylor Swift day on November 18th. Join us for all day Tylor Swift fun.
💜Taylor Swift Climbing Bingo
💜Friendship Bracelets
💜Grab a Limited-Edition Sticker 🤩

See you there 🫶

#taylorswiftcolumbus #brewerydistrict #climbingby5life #climb614

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👻 Dyno or Die Climbing Comp ☠️

Get ready to reach for the stars at our thrilling Dyno or Die competition! 🌟 Show us your most epic dynos and conquer the crux. Are you up for the challenge?

🤠Costume Contest
🎃Halloween Party
🍹Drinks and Snacks
Registration starts at 6 🔶Climbing 6:30-8:30🔶Awards at 9pm

Don`t miss the chance to prove your climbing skills! 🔥 Tag your climbing squad and let`s dyno! 💥

#blocgartenboulders #boulder614 #boulderingrocks #climbwithfriends

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🧗‍♂️🏆 Bouldering League Results! 🏆🧗‍♀️

Hey climbers! We`ve wrapped up another exciting week in our bouldering league, and the results are in! 🎉 Here are the current standings:


A big shoutout to all the participants! 🙌

👕 League Shirts Alert! 👕
Shirts are in and available for pick up tonight or Wednesday.

Let`s keep the momentum going, climbers! See you on the walls, and let`s continue to climb to new heights! 💪 #BoulderingLeague #ClimbOn #NoFOMO #blocgarten #blocabl #columbusohio #boulderingleague

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🧗‍♂️ Don`t miss out on the bouldering action! 🧗‍♀️

📆 It`s not too late! You still have today to register for the Bouldering League.

Don`t let FOMO get the best of you! Join us and conquer the walls! 🏞️

Register now: https://bit.ly/bgboulderleague

#BoulderingLeague #ClimbOn #NoFOMO #blocgarten #blocabl #columbusohio #boulderingleague

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🧗‍♂️📣 Exciting News! Bouldering League Update! 📣🧗‍♀️

📅 Registration Extended: You asked, we listened! Bouldering League registration is now open until September 26th! Don`t miss out on the fun. Sign up now!

⏰ Wednesday Climb Time Added: We`ve added Wednesday to our climb time schedule! That`s right, you can now climb on both Tuesday or Wednesday from 5-9 pm at Bloc Garten.

🚫 No Substitutions: Please note that we won`t be allowing substitutions for team members who can`t make it. Teams will have to work with the members present.

📊 Weekly Score Averaging: Scores will be averaged each week for the climbers who can attend. This ensures that everyone gets a fair shot, even if you can`t make it every week.

📉 Drop Your Lowest Score: Worried about an off week? No problem! We`ll drop your lowest week score from the calculations, so one bad day won`t ruin your chances.

👥 Teams of 2-4 Climbers: Gather your crew and form a team of 2-4 climbers. The more, the merrier!

👕 Shirts Coming Soon: Stay tuned for some awesome league shirts! Show off your bouldering pride in style.

🏞️ Where to Climb: Join us at Bloc Garten for an evening of climbing, challenges, and fun!

Spread the word, share the love, and let`s make this bouldering league season the best one yet! See you on the walls! 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♀️


#blocgarten #blocabl #columbusohio #boulderingleague

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