CELEBRATING BLACK EXCELLENCE IN CLIMBING
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.
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