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BLKOUT/FEST
BLKOUT/FEST
BLKOUT/FEST

CELEBRATING BLACK EXCELLENCE IN CLIMBING

CHATTANOOGA, TN

NOVEMBER 3-5, 2023
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BLK OUT FEST

First Outdoor Company + Lookout Mountain Conservancy presents the Blk Out Fest. 

 

The Blk Out Fest is a climbing + outdoor festival centering and celebrating Black excellence in rock climbing. This 3-day, 2-night festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee is designed to celebrate the accomplishments of Black athletes, entrepreneurs and creatives through film screenings, a community fellowship dinner and the open air Blk Mkt shopping experience.

This retreat-style festival is designed to provide a safe space for mental wellness & rejuvenation for Black climbers but is open to all who supports increasing diversity in climbing. Our commitment to climate action includes local shuttle transportation, composting and an all plant-based menu.

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MISSION

ABOUT THE FEST

VENUES

All tickets include lodging. Learn about lodging & festival venues.

Know before you go! Learn about accessibility information & submit requests.

CONNECT

Carpool, ask questions & connect with other festival attendees.

Want to be a vendor at the Blk Mkt? Financial assistance available. Learn more!

SCHEDULE

Explore the festival schedule to plan your travel accordingly.

STORE

Pre-order limited edition Old Wauhatchie Boulders apparel to support LMC & the Howard School Internship program.

Get ready to fest! Learn what TO bring and what NOT to bring to the festival.

Have questions about accessibility? The festival? Check out our FAQs.

COMMUNITY
GUIDELINES

As a diverse community of climbers, we agree as a whole to the following community guidelines:

 

  • No homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, fat-phobia, racism, colorism, ableism or overall bad vibes

  • No beta-spraying (unless requested)

  • Unapproved or unrequested  spotting

  • No physical assault or abuse of any kind

  • Please respect participant preferred pronouns

  • No disrespect of any kind

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Our SUPPORTERS

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Coming Early or Staying Longer

10% OFF STAYS AT THE CRASH PAD

All Blk Out Fest tickeholders will receive access to a special 10% discount code to stay at the Crash Pad between October 30 - November 12.

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