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Fri, Nov 03


Booker T. Washington State Park

Blk Out Fest DAY PASS 2023

Bouldering festival produced in partnership with Lookout Mountain Conservancy made by, for and centering Black climbers.

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Blk Out Fest DAY PASS 2023
Blk Out Fest DAY PASS 2023

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2023, 2:00 PM – Nov 05, 2023, 10:00 PM

Booker T. Washington State Park, 5801 Champion Road Chattanooga, TN 37416

About the Event

Blk Out Fest is a bouldering festival produced by First Outdoor Company in partnership with Lookout Mountain Conservancy focused on celebrating and cultivating Black excellence in climbing. Held on the ancestral and stolen lands of the ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) Indigenous Tribes in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this festival features a networking welcome party & mixer, games and activities, wellness & bouldering workshops and a fellowship dinner celebrating Black creatives, athletes and entrepreneurs.

Day Pass includes:

  • Access to festival activities either Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday
  • Dinner on Saturday 
  • Gift Bag

Important Note: You will be required to sign a video/image release & event waiver upon entering the festival grounds. Must be 18+ to attend. 


Attendees can expect a safe and educational space for new climbers who are inspired experienced Black climbers. There will be intentional community discussions, Black-owned business vendors and & guest speakers centering the Black climber experience.


Please visit the SCHEDULE page of the website to view the festival schedule. More details will be added and all registered participants will receive a digital program via email.


Limited bunk spots can be added on but all registered festival guests can enjoy 10%  at the Crash Pad. There are also plenty of hotels and airbnbs in the Downtown Chattanooga area. 


Parking is reserved for weekend festival guests which may be full. There is adddtional parking in a lower lot of the park but the lot closes at sunset. We strongly encourage carpooling.  


On Sunday from 10am-2pm, we will be hosting a Boulder Buddy mentorship Trail Day with WeClimb Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain Conservancy and Southeastern Climbers Coalition. Mentors will be paired up with WeClimb mentees as we service the Wauhatchie Boulders. 


There are no refunds! If you are no longer able to attend, you can transfer your ticket to another individual or try to sell it on our Blk Out Fest group.


This event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, climbing activities will be held at High Point Climbing. Please complete the waiver to expedite check-in. *schedule subject to change. 

We strive to host an inclusive, accessible event that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. Click HERE to review all of our accessibility information. To request an accommodation or for additional inquiries about accessibility, please email

First Outdoor Company is a Black and woman-owned outdoor adventure, education & creative services business designed to create safe, educational and sustainable climbing experiences.


  • Blk Out Fest Day Pass

    This ticket also gives you access to all RoxFest activities.

    +$1.13 service fee
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  • Bunk Lodging Add-On

    Need a place to crash for the night? Book a bunk. Bedding not provided.

    +$0.25 service fee
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