The North Face has teamed up with ASCEND and gyms all over the world to provide inclusive climbing opportunities, lower barriers to entry, and celebrate Global Climbing Day on Saturday, August 24th. 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."
To celebrate Global Climbing Day we will have a few special activities:
1) Come on down to the gym between 12p-5p for FREE admission. (Limited to 50 registrations. Please click the link to sign up.)
2) From 12p-5p members can bring in ANYONE for FREE, even if they have already been here before. (Limit 1 person per member)
3) We will be showcasing our clubs and programs from 1p-3p, including MC1R, Queer Scouts, Women on Walls, and Youth Climbing Team.
4) RAFFLE! Visit our clubs and programs tables to get a raffle ticket. The raffle winner will be announced at 3:15p.