As a part of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) community and LGBTQ community, we invite you to un-learn everything you have experience with the climbing culture and be a part of building a community centered around you. So many of us have had negative experiences when climbing. For some of us it has put us in a place to never return or made us long for something which felt like we were truly a part of. Let’s create something new, foster an environment of learning and climb! Un-Climb is also about building community. We replace the aggression with support. We replace the elitist attitude with sounds of encouragement. If this is something you desire, please join us for our Un-Climb Nights or Un-Climb Outside events.
Wild Diversity seeks to support BIPOC and LGBTQ folks in the outdoors with community and shared experiences. We love our allies but please respect the space we are trying to hold for these communities. Allies may support our activities by sharing it with or purchasing scholarships for BIPOC & LGBTQ folks.
Wild Diversity is collaborating with REI and Mazamas to bring Un-Climb Outside. These events are great get the feel of climbing outdoors in a safe container and if you have experience climbing, it is an opportunity to spend time with community outside. We will meet at Leaven Community and car pool to our climbing locations. Climbing shoes, harnesses and helmets will be provided. Being at the mercy of the limited outdoor climbing spaces we have a limited number of participants we can take on this trip. Register in advance to secure your spot.
Meeting Location: Leaven Community, 5431 NE 20th Ave
Date: October 12th
Meeting time: 1:30PM
Return Time: 4:30PM
What You’ll Need to Bring: Any personal gear you prefer, water, snacks and dressed for the weather.
Climbing gear & shoes provided.
Un-Climb Nights are our original climbing events. Partnering with Mazama, we have created a beautiful space of learning and growth. This is an opportunity to try climbing for the first time or just join community in laughter and growth.
Location: Mazamas - 527 SE 43rd Ave
Dates & Times:
November 3rd, 4PM-6PM
December 1st, 4PM-6PM
Cost: Sliding Scale $10 NOTAFLOF
What is provided: Harness, shoes and climbing equipment.
What You’ll Need to Bring: Any personal gear you prefer.
Register so we know you are coming. Donate at the door or pay online.
Looking for belay volunteers!