GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY 2020

In climbing, we view walls not as obstacles, but as opportunities. We believe that equal access to those opportunities makes our communities and our world stronger.

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JOIN OUR GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY
YOUTUBE CELEBRATION 
 

Join change-makers and pioneers from the climbing community to celebrate Global Climbing Day with a YouTube Live conversation about access, inclusion and building a more equitable future—starting with gyms and mountaintops.

 

JOIN OUR GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY CONVERSATION 

We are highlighting change-makers and pioneers from the climbing community to celebrate Global Climbing Day. Do you know someone in your community who is a local hero when it comes to access, inclusion and building a more equitable future in the climbing community? We want to hear their stories.

Celebrate your local heroes in the lead up to Global Climbing Day. Share a photo, their story and tag #WallsAreMeantForClimbing, and @thenorthface_aunz on Instagram or The North Face – Australia & New Zealand on Facebook
 

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CHANGE-MAKERS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 

Image: Krish Seeraj

WOMEN UPRISING

Women Uprising is the only women-of-colour led organisation in Australia that runs technical based climbing workshops for women. Through the Women Uprising Affinity Initiative, we aim to increase accessibility to the outdoor rock climbing industry for women-of-colour of all abilities.

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CLIMBING QTS

CLIMBINGQTs

ClimbingQTs is an LGBTQ+ rock climbing and social club based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. At the heart of ClimbingQTs values is creating an inclusive, diverse and empowering environment where LGBTQ+ folk can be their true selves, learn new skills, participate in active social sport and connect with the outdoors.

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GARIWERD WIMMERA RECONCILIATION NETWORK

Formed by climbers to connect with Traditional Owners through respect and understanding. We are a resource for Traditional Owners and climbers as they walk the path of reconciliation toward respectful access. We aspire to see beyond our own perspectives and through sharing knowledge, inspire change for an inclusive, equitable and just future.

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CHANGE-MAKERS IN THE GLOBAL CLIMBING COMMUNITY

Memphis Rox

Memphis Rox

Memphis Rox is diversifying the sport of climbing, because strong communities build a better world.

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Paraclimbing London

Paraclimbing London

Paraclimbing London focuses on reducing the barriers paraclimbers may face in the sport.

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The Brown Ascenders

The Brown Ascenders

The Brown Ascenders makes the outdoors more accessible to historically-excluded communities.

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Indigenous Womxn Climb

Indigenous Womxn Climb

Indigenous Womxn Climb centers BIPOC community expertise in the regeneration of Land-based relations and activities.

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Coral Cliffs

Coral Cliffs

Coral Cliffs is based on principles of inclusivity, with focus on accessible programming and hiring BIPOC.

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Climb Malawi

Climb Malawi

Climb Malawi ensures climbing is accessible to all Malawians and promotes job opportunities and resources.

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Paradox Sports

Paradox Sports

Paradox and The North Face created the Adaptive Climbing Initiative to increase access to climbing for individuals with physical disabilities.

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All Rise

ALL RISE

The ALL RISE Foundation gives youth a new perspective on the world—and themselves—through climbing.

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OUR LOCAL PARTNERS FROM GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY 2019 

Last year, through Australia and New Zealand’s participation with Global Climbing Day, we raised $7,500 for our local partnerships Crag Care, Cliff Care and the New Zealand Alpine Club. Learn more about our local organisations here. 

 

CRAG CARE 

 

CLIFF CARE

 

NEW ZEALAND ALPINE CLUB 

 

HIGHLIGHT REEL: GLOBAL CLIMBING DAY 2019

Check out #wallsaremeantforclimbing to see photos and event recaps from last year’s Walls Are Meant for Climbing events.

 

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