Climbing Community

Learn a new skill or connect to a community event by visiting our Gym Calendar. See below for a list of local and national climbing organizations and community groups who 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.

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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 having a small apple cider and cider donut get together to celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Come snag some climbs and some treats to ring in Fall. We will also be having a firepit and S'mores in the evening! Come warm us next to the fire and join us Thursday, September 22. 

#climbchambers #columbusohio #ciderdonuts #autumn

We are having a small apple cider and cider donut get together to celebrate the Autumn Equinox. Come snag some climbs and some treats to ring in Fall. We will also be having a firepit and S'mores in the evening! Come warm us next to the fire and join us Thursday, September 22.

#climbchambers #columbusohio #ciderdonuts #autumn
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This clinic will walk you through different active stretching routines that improve flexibility in the Hips, Quads, Calves, and Ankles. Range of motion improvements will translate into improved ability to create efficient body positions on the wall, high step, and stem farther. This is good practice for all climbers, but for slab lovers, this is a can't-miss! September 20 at 7pm. Link in bio.

#vaohio #ohioclimbs #verticaladventuresohio #columbusohio

This clinic will walk you through different active stretching routines that improve flexibility in the Hips, Quads, Calves, and Ankles. Range of motion improvements will translate into improved ability to create efficient body positions on the wall, high step, and stem farther. This is good practice for all climbers, but for slab lovers, this is a can't-miss! September 20 at 7pm. Link in bio.

#vaohio #ohioclimbs #verticaladventuresohio #columbusohio
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😍We are very happy to have Adaptive Ascents back! Join us Sunday, October 9 from 9-11am as a participant or a volunteer. More details about volunteering are below. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. $8 per participant. Limited spots available. Sign up today! Link in bio.

Volunteering details:

*Must be top rope proficient

*Attend the training before the event Saturday, October 8 at 7pm at Vertical Adventures

*Arrive at 8:30am on Sunday, October 9 to prepare for participants

*Free climbing after the event

#AdaptiveAscents #AllClimbersAllAbilities #vaohio #verticaladventuresohio #columbusohio

😍We are very happy to have Adaptive Ascents back! Join us Sunday, October 9 from 9-11am as a participant or a volunteer. More details about volunteering are below. Climbers of all abilities are welcome. $8 per participant. Limited spots available. Sign up today! Link in bio.

Volunteering details:

*Must be top rope proficient

*Attend the training before the event Saturday, October 8 at 7pm at Vertical Adventures

*Arrive at 8:30am on Sunday, October 9 to prepare for participants

*Free climbing after the event

#AdaptiveAscents #AllClimbersAllAbilities #vaohio #verticaladventuresohio #columbusohio
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Another unique photo we found amongst the slides! Here is Alexis congratulating Katie Brown on winning her first competition. 

#vaohio #ohioclimbs #columbusohio #rockclimbing

Another unique photo we found amongst the slides! Here is Alexis congratulating Katie Brown on winning her first competition.

#vaohio #ohioclimbs #columbusohio #rockclimbing
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In order to prevent from raising prices 5.Life has decided to end Perkville. These times require us to make hard decisions as we endeavor to continue to provide the best experience possible across all facilities. Core member benefits will remain the same: unlimited climbing at all locations, bottomless first-time guest passes, discounted programming, free clinics, member appreciation events, and 15% discount in the pro shop. One free guest pass will be automatically loaded on to all member Rock Gym Pro accounts at the beginning of each month. Existing Perkville points will be converted to day passes which you can pick up at your next visit to the gym. You are the heart of our community and we hope that you understand. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to membership@5.life.

#climbingby5life #climbnittany #vaohio #climbchambers #blocgarten #ohioclimbs #paclimbs

In order to prevent from raising prices 5.Life has decided to end Perkville. These times require us to make hard decisions as we endeavor to continue to provide the best experience possible across all facilities. Core member benefits will remain the same: unlimited climbing at all locations, bottomless first-time guest passes, discounted programming, free clinics, member appreciation events, and 15% discount in the pro shop. One free guest pass will be automatically loaded on to all member Rock Gym Pro accounts at the beginning of each month. Existing Perkville points will be converted to day passes which you can pick up at your next visit to the gym. You are the heart of our community and we hope that you understand. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to membership@5.life.

#climbingby5life #climbnittany #vaohio #climbchambers #blocgarten #ohioclimbs #paclimbs
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We are closed on Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

#laborday #climbchambers #ohioclimbs #columbusohio

We are closed on Labor Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

#laborday #climbchambers #ohioclimbs #columbusohio
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