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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

1st Outdoor Company is a Black and woman-owned climbing & adventure business. Our mission is to create safe and sustainable climbing experiences elevating Black athletes, creatives and entrepreneurs. Our signature and annual event is the Blk Out Climbing Festival held every fall in Chattanooga, TN.


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My name is Tiffany (@tiffbfirst) and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am the founder and CEO of 1st Outdoor Company and the Blk Out Fest. I am an outdoor rock climbing advocate and educator born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri currently based on the east coast near New York City.

In 2020, I created Black Girls Boulder, a climbing club designed to introduce more Black women to climbing outdoors and to provide physical and emotional support for beginner and competitive climbers through education and community.

Meet The Team



Operations Manager

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Community Coordinator

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