September 2023

Starting on September 11th, the Gripstone Climbing League will be a series of low-key, team-focused competitions hosted every Monday from 5-9pm. With 7 total events, each event will alternate between ropes and bouldering until the final event (hosted on October 30th), which will include both disciplines. Participants* of all climbing abilities are welcome and can sign-up as a 3-person team or as an individual.

Everyone who participates will receive a Gripstone Climbing League shirt and food and drinks at our finals party. We’ll also be raffling off a 1-month FREE membership at each event (to the participants who are in attendance that night), as well as having membership prizes at the finals event on October 30th for the overall winners, ranging from 1-month memberships to the grand prize of a 6-month membership! Make sure to sign up soon because registration will close at 11:59pm on September 10th.

The Ladies Climbing Coalition is a nonprofit organization. Their mission is to connect and empower women and nonbinary folks by providing a comfortable space that emphasizes the experience for women. The Ladies Climbing Coalition aims to break down barriers to access and promote inclusivity for all.
Starting in September, the Ladies Climbing Coalition will hold meet-ups at Gripstone on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6 – 8 pm. If you are a Gripstone member, you can attend their meet-ups for free. If you want to join them for the night, you can receive a discounted Day Pass without rental gear for $11 (or with rental equipment for $13).

After School and Home School Climbing

Our monthly youth programs will resume in September.  Both our Home School Climbing Club and After School Climbing Club are for children ages 7-14, and meet twice a week for 2 hrs each time.  The curriculum is progressive throughout the month, meaning children will be introduced to new concepts and skills each week. Rental gear is included for all participants and registration will open on August 1st.


Want to make new climbing friends? Come check out Gripstone’s Social on the third Thursday of each month at FH Beerworks @ 6pm. FH Beerworks is open to all ages, so come on down and join us for some great food, drinks, and awesome company! 


Mark your calendars for the next massage event on September 13th from 4:30-8:30 pm. Student therapists from CIMT will be on-site at Gripstone offering 20-minute sports massages. These massages are free to members and are on a drop-in basis (meaning they do not require a reservation). Sports massages are administered over the clothes, and incorporate techniques such as stretching, joint movement, and muscle energy techniques, and can help athletes recover quicker and prevent injury.

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