Here are some other collectives and organizations that are working to make climbing gyms and the outdoor industry more inclusive and equitable for BIPOC employees and climbers.
BKB SOMERVILLE PETITION
BKB employees at the Somerville, Massachussetts location who have started a Change.org petition encouraging BKB leadership to address systemic racism in the company. Not affiliated with BKB Collective, but we stand in support of our coworkers.
HOOSIER HEIGHTS/CLIMB NULU COMMUNITY
A collective petitioning the management of the Hoosier Heights climbing gym in Indiana to in response to experiences of maltreatment, bigotry, and abuse of power. This group has made demands through a Change.org petition including the creation of a community co-op and for management to address racism in its facilities.
RICHMOND CLIMBERS COALITION
Richmond, Virginia climbers supporting Black Lives Matter and demanding immediate steps be taken by the Peak Experiences and Triangle Rock Club climbing gyms to change policy and better serve their communities.
Collecting anonymous information on climbing industry salaries to advocate for climbing employee equity and safety. Fill out their anonymous survey to participate in the conversation about pay equity in the gym industry.
A group of First Ascent staff addressing structural inequities at FA and within the Chicago climbing community at large.
DO BETTER TRC
Climbers in the Triangle and Richmond areas of Virginia mobilizing to get Triangle Rock Club to become an inclusive space for QTBIPOC and disabled folx. This group is using a MoveOn.org petition to demand that TRC radically alter service provisions to better serve the community.
FA COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
The First Ascent Community Alliance is a group of climbers who love the community of First Ascent and want to keep improving it. We strive to make FA a welcoming and safe place for everyone, and we stand with both BIPOC people marginalized in climbing and the employees of FA working to foster the community.