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: 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!

How To Get Involved

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Help! We have had a lot of questions about how to help and we are psyched that you psyched on lending a hand! Here are a few ways you can help us right now…

– Come to our fundraiser! Dec. 3rd at Wild Walls
– Donations of products, services, or just plain cash…
– If you know a business that may be interested in supporting us, let us know!

For all donations you can either drop them off to Todd at Wild Walls, or you can contact us for info.