The goal of Black Girls Boulder is to aid in making rock climbing, specifically the bouldering discipline more accessible and equitable for black girls, women and non-binary climbers. We aim to provide mentorship opportunities, foster outdoor stewardship and build Black excellence in climbing. Through virtual and in-person events, we provide resources, education and create a safe climbing community through crag hikes, wellness bouldering retreats and climbing competition clubs.
Our goal is to collaborate with climbing gyms and brands to establish our youth and adult climbing clubs along with the Boulder Buddies mentorship program. We are working to secure funding opportunities for young black girls, women and non-binary climbers to support the cost of coaching, competing and training.
If you have questions, interested in donating money to support this initiative or want to become a partner gym, 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 all nationalities with African ancestries. This includes but is not limited to Indigenous African, African American, Caribbean, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelans, blended melanites and more.
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 woman, non-binary, genderqueer, we got you!
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.