Want to hire a Black creative for your next adventure film? Looking for a Black climbing community in your area? Or just trying to get started climbing and looking for a supportive climbing gym? Here is a list of resources to get your melanated climbing journey started.
Below is a list of creatives we have either worked with or value their work. When seeking filmmakers and photographers for your next project, we encourage you to source from our list.
Photographer | Creative Director
L. Renee Blount
L is a creative strategist, adventurer, and storyteller. She works in innovation and storytelling to illuminate untold stories and to rethink the future.
Photographer | Filmmaker
Trevor is a New York City based photographer who focused on developing climbing content & portraiture. His films and stories capture a refreshing view of the sport of climbing.
Here are a few of our favorite Black climbing communities in the U.S. and U.K.
Clmbxr is a London-based company dedicated to nurturing diversity within climbing, ensuring that every voice is heard and every hand is extended in support. They host bi-weekly climbing sessions at VauxEast and Yonder.
ONYX RISING CREW
Onyx Rising Crew is based on the southside of Chicago, IL and creates a space for Black folks of all genders and levels to experience rock climbing. All necessary equipment is provided during select scheduled events.
BLACK ROCK COLLECTIVE
Black Rock is a climbing collective for Black, African American, and African communities of the Bay Area. They regularly host climb nights at various Touchstone climbing gyms.
HOUSTON BLACK CLIMBERS united
Houston Black Climbers United is a network meant to provide a safe space for black climbers in Houston, TX. They host regular climb nights at Momentum climbing gym.
SOUL TRAK OUTDOORS
Soul Trak Outdoors is a D.C.-based non-profit organization that connects communities of color to outdoor spaces while also building a coalition of diverse outdoor leaders. They regularly host indoor & outdoor climbing events for youth and adults.
BLACK GIRLS CLIMB
Black Girls Climb in a London-based group who provides a safe space for Black women + folx from all walks of life to explore bouldering. They host regular social sessions at various gyms throughout London.
Here is a list of featured gyms who have supported the mission of First Outdoor Company and the Blk Out Community.
United States | Various
Top Rope | Lead | Bouldering
United States | Atlanta, Georgia