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 21st. 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."
We have invited our community partners to climb with us for the day with discounted and free day passes. If you need assistance to join us for the day or to become an ASCEND member please reach out to [email protected]. If you would like to bring your organization please reach out to Rachel as well! Learn more about our inititatives to improve access to climbing through our Equity and Outreach Programs here.
10a-6p: Global Climbing Day with food trucks and community vendors throughout the day.
4p-6p: Hang out and information session with the Community Adivsory Board.
6p-8p: Gym closed for Queer|Femme|Trans|Women Affinity Session.
Check back here for more additions to the day!
Photo: Tara Bennett Photography