You’ve procrastinated. So have we. It’s that time once again where you frantically try and shop for your climbing-obsessed friend. Lucky for you, we’ve curated a last minute list of holiday gifts that your climbing friends will appreciate, many of which can be found in our retail shop!
About a month ago The Cliffs partnered with Vertical Life, a climbing gym app that allows you to log your climbs, give grade proposals, quality ratings, leave comments, and more. Many of you are already using it, but for those of you who might be a little confused, what follows is a crash-course on the basics of the app.
Color the Crag is a climbing festival that celebrates diversity: it draws climbers of color (and allies) from around the country to the sandstone boulders at Horse Pens 40 in Alabama. Their mission is to rewrite the script on what climbers and leaders in the outdoor space can look like and to increase access to climbing for historically marginalized communities.
Each year, The Cliffs provides a scholarship to send one NYC climber of color to Color the Crag. This year, we were thrilled to give this opportunity to Janine, a Latina climber, social worker, and advocate for physical wellness and outdoor experiences. Here is her recap of her weekend at Color the Crag.