Affinity Sessions Creating Space For Growth


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Affinity Sessions

Join ASCEND as we celebrate our diverse communities with Affinity Sessions — climbing sessions dedicated to individuals who haven't always had equal access to or treatment within the sport. It's a space dedicated to intentional inclusivity, not exclusivity, and we invite you to participate and be a part of these efforts.

  • BIPOC = Black, Indigenous, People of Color

  • QFTW = Queer, Femme, Trans, Women

  • Please register for session below or by contacting the front desk.

  • These FREE climbing sessions are intended only for those in our community who identify with these affinity groups. Rental gear included.


  • Monthly on the 2nd Saturday night of each month from 6-8p. Each month will rotate between BIPOC and QFTW sessions.


  • 1st (BIPOC) + 3rd (QFTW) Saturday each month from 6p-8p. Events rotate each month between South Side and Point Breeze.