Climbing for Change, a nonprofit dedicated to making rock climbing and the outdoor industry more inclusive, partnered with Stone Summit, an Atlanta-area climbing gym with three locations, for the new 1Climb wall at the Tracey Wyatt Recreation Centre in College Park, Georgia. On Friday, January 29th, after months of hard work, dozens of kids tried climbing for the first time on the new wall.
Climber and climbing advocate Kai Lightner, the founder of Climbing for Change, is passionate aboutbringing new experiences through climbing to the next generation of this historically underserved community in Georgia. The new wall ensures lasting access to climbing coaches and state-of-the-art facilities, something Kai feels will be critical to the long-term success of the project.
1Climb has extensive experience partnering with local gyms to further connect new climbers to the climbing community. By combining their experience and resources with Climbing for Change, the two organizations aim to magnify their impact through ongoing programs with the recreation centre and Stone Summit.
A TRUBLUE Climbing spokesperson said, “It’s efforts like this that TRUBLUE Climbing is proud to support and make us optimistic about the future of climbing. By providing TRUBLUE Auto Belays for every 1Climb we’re hoping to make it as easy as possible for kids to get on the wall and connect with the sport. You too can help grow the sport of climbing through increased accessibility and inclusivity. Donate to 1Climb and Climbing for Change to make a difference today.”