The purpose of Black Girls Boulder is to aid in making rock climbing, specifically the bouldering discipline more accessible and equitable for black girls and womxn. We aim to provide mentorship opportunities, outdoor resources and education and create a safe climbing community through wellness bouldering retreats and climbing competition clubs.
Our goal is to collaborate with climbing gyms and brands to establish our Boulder Buddies mentorship program and secure funding opportunities for young black girls between the ages of 8-18 to support costs of coaching, competing and training.
If you have questions, want to get involved or interested in donating money to support this initiative please contact us.
What is Black?
Black is a term used to define an extremely broad group of individuals based on the color of their skin. When we say black, this is based on the shared experiences placed on this group by society. But we see all of you in all of your represented cultures. This includes but is not limited to Indigenous African, African American, Caribbean, Afro Latina, Afro Cuban and blended melanites.
Who you callin’ Girl?
Dictionary.com defines “girl” as a female child, from birth to full growth. We are not here to define you. If you identify as a girl/femme/womxn, you are welcome.
What is Bouldering?
Bouldering is a form of rock climbing. It involves climbing natural boulders outdoors or artificial walls indoors. Bouldering typically only relies on the use of shoes, chalk and a pad. No harnesses or ropes required.
Bouldering challenges you to face your fears, gives you a complete mental and physical workout and I promise…is not as bad as it sounds.