Welcome to the Phoenix Rock climbing Meet-up! This group is for people who have a passion for textured surfaces, chalk, and getting to the top. It is not a competitive, teaching, or guiding group but is a place for camaraderie, encouragement, and meeting new people, regardless of experience.
If you have desire or experience organizing small groups of people and would like to host an outing please let us know. Outings do not have to be limited to rock climbing. We will try to have at least one official meetup every month and may try different gyms around the valley. No experience or gear is necessary for indoor climbing.
Disclaimer: While generally climbing is a very safe sport ,it can be potentially deadly. This meetup group does not give training. You are responsible for your own safety. All of valley climbing gyms offer inexpensive classes in basic safety and skills.
Be inspired. What brought you to climbing? We hope it was the experience of trying something new and fun or some spark of an adventurous soul being fed its craving. Were you instantly addicted? If you lose that spark or notice a plateau in your ability maybe you are confined by the boundaries of ratings. If you are a little too afraid to hop on that 5.11--Don't. Try it. Be safe but give it a burn. You may surprise yourself.
Forget the tape. The routes are not the only thing to climb. Choose your own holds and have others try it. If you’re feeling brave take your inspiration outside and find something new. Maybe leave the guide book at home. Approach climbing as a child would. Try to live as someone who has never experienced climbing and watch your plateau be driven back. Express your creativity through climbing.