We help youth (age 4-18) in financial need access climbing at no or reduced cost.
Climb and Conquer Project
Vancouver, British Columbia
1 Team Member

Our Story

Climbing is an amazing exercise and lifetime passion shared by many. But access of climbing is not always possible due to costs and lack of climbing mentors. This project is started in Sep 2011 so kids who are in financial needs can have a chance to participate in this dream and passion. Also, climbers can utilize their climbing skills and character to inspire the kids to pursue healthy lifestyle and avoid bad life choices.

Each month, we have 3 2hour sessions at 3 climbing gyms where Climbing Mentors (volunteers) teach the kids how to climb and have a fun time.

So far we have run 31 on-going sessions and helped 100+ kids.

We also gather donations to pay for gym memberships, passes, courses and equipment so the kids can have the opportunity to pursue climbing not once-a-month but a lifetime dream and passion.

So far we have purchased:

22 junior rock program at 3 Cliffhanger gym locations

*4 month weekly 2hr program where staff teaches the kids how to belay 

1 Hive gym 10-passes

1 Cliffhanger gym 12-passes

2 adjustable kid harnesses for outdoor climbing

This is a pioneer project, one of its kind in Metro Vancouver. It's all volunteer run by dedicated climbers. 0 admin. costs.


What We Need 

The gyms waive part of the admissions and we use our community donations to cover the rest. But our donations are running low (~$500). In order to keep the sessions cost-free to the kids, we need your support!

It costs the kid:

- $5.6 to go to one monthly session at Richmond Cliffhanger.

- $8.96 to go to one monthly session at Richmond Cliffhanger.

Cost of 1 year = $3494.40.


The Impact

Remember how you get into climbing in the first place? How your life has changed after you discovered climbing? Now, you can be the change and bring this dream and passion to someone! Hugely meaningful and the kids will remember that for a lifetime!


Ways You Can Help

1. Donate (we have 60 days to receive donations)

2. Volunteer as Climbing Mentor for this project

3. Share this fundraiser with your friends through facebook, twitter, word or mouth, etc.

4. LIKE our facebook page and share.

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  • $10CAD
    Logo patch

    Donate $10 and you will pay for 1 2hr session of coached climbing for kids in financial need! Also we will give you a Climb and Conquer logo iron-on patch (6.5x7cm) to put on your clothing, pack, anyway to increase your sending power!

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  • $30CAD
    Patch + 1hr Climbing Coaching

    Vancouver Rock Climbing Group will supply experienced climbers to give an 1hr indoor climbing movement coaching session to video-tape you climbing, correct techniques, refine movement and take your climbing to the new dimension.

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  • $40CAD
    Rock Ring signed Nina&Will

    Metolius Rock Rings (1 pair) signatured by top climbers Nina Caprez and Will Stanhope. Some video footage of Nina ( & Will ( Photo of item (

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  • $40CAD
    Book signed by Tim Emmett

    Preposterous Tales: The International Climbing Escapades of Neil Gresham, Tim Emmett and Friends. Book written and signatured by top climber Tim Emmett. Lots of good pictures of amazing climbing global adventures. Video footage of Tim ( Photo of item: (

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  • $80CAD
    4hr Outdoor Top-roping

    4-hour Top Rope outing an ACMG Top Rope Instructor, who will advise you on your movements to make you a better outdoor climber!

    0 out of 4 claimed
  • $100CAD
    Half-day Anchor Instruction

    You’ll receive a half day of learning from an ACMG Top Rope Instructor, to build outdoor anchors in Squamish. Choose from either sport or traditional anchor placements and receive feedback.

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  • $150CAD
    Half-day Climbing Photoshoot

    Enjoy a half day of outdoor climbing with coached movements and a personal photo shoot to make you look like a rock star, with an ACMG Top Rope Instructor.

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    Full-day Anchor Instruction

    You and a friend can enjoy a full day of anchor building and movement training in Squamish. You will also receive six home gym workouts to help propel you to the next level of climbing by an ACMG Top Rope Instructor.

    2 out of 2 claimed
  • $300CAD
    Gift from Steph Davis

    A #12 nut signed by rock legend Steph Davis

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