There are as many reasons why we all love climbing as there are Climbers. This diversity of people and experiences is part of what makes it such a great journey. Whether you are sharing beta with people you don’t know at the gym, traveling the open road to local or far-off destinations, staring at the top with nothing but a puzzle of holds, or 15m of speed between you – climbing brings us all together.
It’s the recognition of our place in the world, from environmental and social responsibilities, to creating a supportive and encouraging atmosphere so we can achieve great heights and break mental barriers, that makes this community so tight.
Our team of athletes consists of outdoor developers, photographers, route setters, and world-class competition climbers, and we try to help them achieve their goals and dreams while they help us develop the best gear.
Local climbing area access and initiatives
Launched in 2019, we will be offing the Drifter bouldering pad in two versions, plain and Limited Edition (LE). We will use the LE to showcase different bouldering areas around North America. We’ll endeavor to work with an artist to paint a local scene of the chosen area which reflects its essence. Some of the proceeds from the LE will then be set aside and donated to local climbing access groups or towards initiatives to improve the area for the climbing community.
The first area selected for this will be Squamish, BC. We will be donating all collected funds to the Squamish Access Society, and we’ll keep you updated on how the project helps climbers who visit the area. Let’s all work together to improve and preserve these beautiful places!
Crash Pad Collaborations
Cruxing in Color
This year, Flashed Climbing and Cruxing in Color joined forces to create a custom crash pad print with the goal of raising funds for Cruxing in Color, a Denver-based organization that promotes representation in climbing by breaking down barriers that exclude people of color from the sport. Cruxing in Color provides climbers of color with access to free outdoor clinics, free or discounted gym memberships, gear, and SPI course and assessment scholarships, among other initiatives. The artwork for the crash pad print was designed by local Denver artist Lynn Suyeko Mandziuk, and 100% of the profits from the sale of these pads will be donated to Cruxing in Color.