Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement

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The Bower Climbing Coalition strives to bring together climbers of all race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, age, socioeconomic status, and outdoor experience and ability in inclusive community events and gatherings. 

The BCC recognizes the implicit cultural and social-structural gap of access to outdoor recreation in our community and on a greater national scale. Some demographics and socioeconomic groups are underrepresented in outdoor recreation and education, specifically in regard to climbing. 

In an effort to close this gap, the Bower Climbing Coalition will strive to do the following:

  • We will seek out and welcome people from all communities to our membership, and encourage them to participate in the affairs/events of our organization as volunteers, participants, and members of the BCC.
  • We will encourage our members to be inclusive in the climbing community and to serve as stewards of the outdoors to facilitate and grow a diversifying demographic of climbers and outdoor adventurers. 
  • We will reflect on the ways in which our community has excluded people from marginalized backgrounds, and strive to reduce the barriers faced by these individuals through direct outreach and other means.
  • We will establish an expectation of mutual respect in the interactions that happen across our organization.
  • We will look for opportunities to promote diversity and inclusion in our relationships with other organizations and within our leadership.
  • We will continue to be a community minded organization dedicated to maintaining, expanding and preserving Inland Northwest climbing for all people. 
  • We will value the perspectives and contributions of all people to our organization. 

BCC Board

REEL ROCK 14 Nov. 3rd 5pm-9pm

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Come join the Bower Climbing Coalition for a screening of Reel Rock 14 at the Washington Cracker Building on November 3rd. All proceeds from the event will go towards improving the Deep Creek Trailhead! There will be lots of awesome silent auction items. Don’t miss this event!

BUY YOUR TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE:


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reel-rock-14-a-deep-creek-trailhead-jess-roskelley-memorial-fundraiser-tickets-72744866855?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Rock The Earth: Earth Day Crag Cleanup 2019

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The loss of Jess Roskelley has rocked Spokane’s climbing community. Jess was a founder of the BCC as well as a friend and climbing partner to many us, and the Roskelley family is woven into the very fabric of our community. After consulting with Allison, the BCC has decided to continue with Sunday’s crag cleanup and party. We feel that coming together as a climbing community to celebrate Earth Day is what Jess would have wanted and can help us to cope with this great loss.
The family is still planning Jess’s memorial and will announce the details soon. We are gathering pictures of Jess to give to Allison; please email any pictures you’d like to share to bowerclimbingcoalition@gmail.com.
We are dropping the admission charge to the Fred Beckey movie and party: if you have bought a ticket we will refund your money. We’ll see you Sunday! Come out to and help us clean the crags we love, and join for the afterparty and movie at the Washington Cracker Building.


Rock The Earth: Earth Day Crag Cleanup and After Party: April 22nd, 2018

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Rock The Earth: Earth Day Crag Cleanup and After Party: April 22nd, 2018

8:00AM – CLEANUP – Meet at any of the following crags: Minnehaha, Cliff Drive, Mirabeau, Dishman or Deep Creek. Bring gloves, work clothes, water, smiles and your climbing gear if you want to climb after!

5:00PM – AFTER PARTY – Doors Open at the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave, Spokane, WA)

6:000PM – Climbing Presentation by BCC President Scott Coldiron

7:00PM  – Live Music Begins! Marshal Mclean hits the stage!

Tickets online: NEW LOWER PRICE, THANK YOU BIG SKY BREWING! $10 / Tickets at the door: $15

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-earth-after-party-tickets-44564348165

 

BCC and EWU Present No Man’s Land Film Fest on March 2

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No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF) is the premier all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and on tour nationally. NMLFF celebrates the full scope of female athletes and adventurers, looking to redefine what it means to be female in the outdoor industry. A collaboration of men and women, No Man’s Land strives to implement and inspire change in the outdoor industry, while cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a female point of view.

BCC Presents Reel Rock 12: Wednesday, Dec 6th

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Bower Climbing Coalition presents Reel Rock 12:

Silent Auction / raffle / Local Beer

+ food provided by Perry Street Brewing & Crate Street Food

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017. Doors open at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. At the Washington Cracker Co. Building (304 W. Pacific Ave / Spokane, WA) Tickets online: $20 / Tickets at the door: $25.

Route Update

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BCC RouteUPDATE:
Replaced unsafe rusty bolts on Touch of Gray (5.11c) at Dishman this last weekend.

We want to give a special shout out to BCC board member Erik Lawson who spent 1.5 hours chopping and patching 5 rusted bolts that could not be removed. Then spent 6.5 additional hours removing and replacing 7 protection bolts from this route. The hard work has really payed off, the route looks beautiful and is safe again! Thank you.

Rock The Earth: Earth Day Crag Cleanup: April 22nd, 2017

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This event is taking place on Earth Day, April 22nd. From 8am-noon we are cleaning our local crags and getting them ready for the climbing season. Then from noon-6pm we relax and climb. To end the day, we will meet back at Wild Walls downtown for an after party.

The after party will feature a technical ropework exposition. Also, tons of pizza and local beer as nourishment and of course a gear raffle!

Click the poster below for more info. And stay tuned for exact locations and more!