Global Climbing Day 2022

The North Face has teamed up with ASCEND and gyms all over the world to provide inclusive climbing opportunities, lower barriers to entry, and to celebrate Global Climbing Day on Saturday, August 20. We invite ASCEND First Time Visitors to climb for FREE and all returning visitors for a reduced rate of $10 (rental shoes are included)!

Seeking some special attention from a mentor? From 3p-5p, we're hosting a special event where we'll pair new climbers with ASCEND volunteers! There is limited availability, so please email [email protected] soon to inquire.



ASCEND is excited to participate in Global Climbing Day and invite our neighbors from around the city to experience climbing and the unique community that the gym offers. Our mission statement speaks to serving not only the climbing ecosystem, but aspects of the world around us that effect people everyday.

"Our business will not just be run to make a profit, but to also be a benefit to its employees, members, the immediate neighborhood, and the region. We will seek to create a sustainable business model, focused on longevity and capable of growing morally and responsibly. We see ourselves as part of a larger climbing ecosystem within the communities of Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania, and America. We take our roles as climbing ambassadors very seriously, and we support causes that affect our sport such as land access, environmental stewardship, local legislation, and human-rights."


10a-6p: Global Climbing Day FREE and discounted admission
6p-8p: ASCEND South Side closed for Queer|Femme|Trans|Women Affinity Session.