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.


😍25% off Hardgear😍 All February long, get 25% off on all hardgear. Make sure to stock up before your next trip! Stop by the gym today.

*In-stock items only
*No stacking of discounts
*No returns on Hardgear

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Bouldering League teams can now climb on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5pm-9pm. You can only compete on one day a week and your check in or scorecard would provide a record of this.

Bonus points are available for teams weekly! Each team can earn bonus points by posting a picture of their team competing that week.

🤙Each team can post once a week
🤙 Each Team can earn a maximum of 50 points per week
🤙 Must hashtag your team name
🤙 Must tag @blocgartencbus and @climbingby5.life

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🚨Bouldering League starts this week! Sign up and get a free shirt to crush in.

Will your name be next on the Bouldering League Champion plaque? The first night of the Adult Bouldering League is this THURSDAY at Bloc Garten from 5pm-9pm! Teams still have time to sign up. Come out and compete against other pebble wrestlers to find out who has what it takes to get a spot on the wall. Link in bio.

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Dynamic climbing vs static climbing... The age-old question. The truth is that a well-rounded and efficient climber needs the ability to do both. This 90min clinic will go in-depth on static and dynamic climbing techniques and how to train for them. Sign up for the clinic Wednesday, January 18 6:30-8pm. Only 5 spots left! Link in bio.

#blocgarten #columbusohio #climbinggyms #ohioclimbs #ohioclimbing

⚠️Unfortunately our lot was not plowed last night 🙁 We will be closed today. Have a happy holiday and we will see you Monday! ...

Due to the weather, we are closed today. Stay safe, everyone!

If you are still looking for gifts, don't forget about Bonus Bucks😍 You can purchase gift cards online. Give the gift of climbing this year! Link in bio

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