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The North Face Presents: Global Climbing Day

Join us for Global Climbing Day on August 24th! We’ve teamed up with The North Face and climbing gyms across the globe to celebrate inclusivity and community through climbing. #WallsAreMeantForClimbing

Hang out with us throughout the day for free intro classes, advanced clinics, The North Face gear raffles, and more! Be sure to stick around for a sweet dance party kicking off at 9PM, too! (See below for schedule + offerings)

Community comp ticket, Cliffs cup, and raffle sales will go to Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), who work to help detained immigrant children. Donations also welcomed! #KeepFamiliesTogether #EndFamilyDetention

All Cliffs members will receive an extra guess pass for Global Climbing Day, too! Consider spreading the love of climbing to someone who has never climbed before.
*The pass is only good for 8.24.19 - NO EXCEPTIONS, RENTAL GEAR NOT INCLUDED


Walls are not obstacles, but opportunities. From the big walls of Yosemite to the high peaks of the Himalayas, The North Face has been searching for a personal kind of freedom. In this pursuit, they found a community—one that we're proud to spread to #thecliffscommunity—strengthened by different stories, experiences and perspectives. The only way forward is together, united by difference, bound by empathy, and strengthened by understanding.

For more information on Global Climbing Day please visit: www.thenorthface.com/walls


CLINICS + CLASSES

Sign-ups will be live beginning August 9 @ 12PM
*Limit: One class or clinic per person


BOULDERING BASICS (FREE)

Join this free clinic and learn the basics of climbing without a rope, falling, and some beginner technique! This clinic will give you all the tools to boulder at any of your local gyms!

WHEN: 10AM - 5PM // Every 30 minutes


INTRO TO CLIMBING (FREE)

Learn the ropes for free! This 1.5 hour class will teach you how to tie in with a figure eight, and teach you to belay (hold the ropes) for a partner. While this class does not belay certify you, we assure that you will have all the knowledge to pass a belay test next time you come into the gym.

WHEN: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM


CRUSH CLIMBS WITH ASHIMA (FREE)

We'll be offering two free sessions where pro-climber Ashima can help you with beta or learn by watching. Hang out with this super crusher and get all the secrets of strong climbing!

Ashima will also be signing posters and taking photos from 6- 7:30PM.

WHEN: 2 - 2:45PM + 4 - 4:45PM


RACKING YOUR RACK

How many ways can you carry your trad rack? This clinic will help you find the perfect way to place your cams and quick draws on your body for most efficient climbing and ease of placing gear.
*Prerequisite: Must be lead certified at the Cliffs

WHEN: 11AM - 12PM


LEAVE NO TRACE: CARING FOR OUR CRAGS

The outdoors is a magnificent space to be a part of. Learn to leave it better than you found it, and allow future generations this beautiful world we live in by learning the principals of Leave No Trace!

No prerequisites!

WHEN: 12 - 1PM


STATIC VS DYNAMIC MOVEMENT

Need help with that dyno? Want to learn to use friction like the pros? Take our free static and dynamic movement clinic to work these techniques and up your ability levels!
*Prerequisite: Must be able to project V2

WHEN: 1 - 2PM


OTHER ACTIVITIES



The North Face Vendor Village
Grab free stickers and check out new products and gear from The North Face. Also enter the raffle for some cool TNF swag! Raffle will take place at the end of community comp (see below).
WHEN: 11AM - 5PM

Community Comp
Join a team and climb ropes for points! Win gifts from The North Face or membership to The Cliffs! Get competitive with your friends!
Check in: 5:30PM
Comp: 6PM - 8PM
$10/per climber - 100% of the proceeds will go to
KIND

Raffle + Social Hour
8PM

Free After Party
The gym will be shutting down at 9:00PM (no more climbing!) to turn into a super fun dance floor with free booze and lots of music! Hop in the photo booth, bounce around in our giant orbs or get out there and dance. The climbing community is the best community, and we're all excited to party together!
WHEN: 9PM - Midnight


 

THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED FOR CLIMBING @ 9PM

Later Event: August 26
Rec Vikings Tryouts