What we’re about
Queer Crush Climbing is about creating safe and inclusive spaces for those who are diverse in their gender, romantic, and sexual orientations. We empower Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color of all abilities to seek healing, health, community and connection with the land through the art and sport of climbing.
Building Meaningful Belaytionships
We host regular meetups serving 3,000+ members across California and Washington—with recent events nearing 100 participants, despite the pandemic.
Cultivating Safer Spaces
We partner with community spaces such as climbing gyms and nonprofits that are committed to queer allyship across intersections such as race, ethnicity, class, and immigrant status.
Upcoming events (2)See all
- Queer Crush @ The Studio in San JoseThe Studio Climbing, San Jose, CA
🎟️ free for @touchstoneclimbing gym members!
🎫 $20 day pass for non-members (thats a 33% discount on the regular price!)
🧗🏻♂️rentals are FREE for QC attendees, so no need to worry if you don’t have climbing shoes or a harness (if you wanna climb ropes!)
🎉this is an all levels meet up, so no matter your experience, you’re welcome to join us!
⏰come early so that you make it to our intro circle and you get to make community with other members
7-7:30 PM — Check in (we’ll have a table set up in front of the ropes area)
7:30-7:40PM — Welcome circle
7:40-9:00PM — Try hard, send problems, have fun!
9:00PM - Social hour!
Notes on Accessibility: The first floor of the gym is accessible. There is a large step up to get onto the top rope area and a portable ramp is available to assist wheelchair users. The yoga room and second floor of the gym, which have the fitness equipment and bouldering area, are only accessible via stairs.
For transportation information visit touchstoneclimbing.com/the-studio/location-hours/
- QC Outdoor Meetup @ Indian RockIndian Rock Park, Berkeley, CA
🔔 14 participants maximum. RSVP is required here: https://forms.gle/jh2FpGNyxCgjewN78 🔔
Come kick off Rocktober with Queer Crush at our next Bay Area outdoor bouldering meetup! Indian Rock is a popular and classic bouldering crag in Berkeley. Problems range from V0-V7 and are 10-30 feet tall, mostly with flat landings on wood chips. After topping out, most problems can be walked off on stairs cut into the rock.
🎟️ This meetup is FREE! (Suggested $10-20 donation to @queercrush on Venmo. 100% of donations are used to pay for programming and meetups)
🚙 Street parking is very limited, so we strongly encourage carpooling or rideshare. Sign up here for carpools: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ue2xkdbNGpxZNDGRSTvGOrw9-EFaobeQnS-lnmTmioY/edit
10:00am — Arrival (meet by the water fountain in front)
10:15am — Welcome circle, land acknowledgement, and safety overview
10:30am — Climbing!
12:45pm — Cleanup
1:00pm — Head out
🧗🏽 What to bring:
You should bring: climbing shoes, chalk, water, food, sunblock, bag for your waste, crash pad if you have one
We will provide: 3 crash pads, guidebook, brush, first aid kit, tension block, resistance bands, hand sanitizer, trash bags
ℹ️ More details:
- The boulders are right off the street. The main bouldering area we’ll be in (The Pit) is down a few steps.
- It will be sunny and 72°F. The crag is shaded by trees.
- There are no bathrooms at Indian Rock. Climbers should bring a wag bag to pack out any human waste and trash. Climbers may NOT dig a cathole to poop.
- Dogs are allowed on leash. We love pups, but you are responsible for keeping your dog from distracting or endangering climbers (e.g. off the pads)