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Global Climbing Day: Free Gym Climbing on August 18


The North Face has partnered with a number of climbing gyms around the world to offer free indoor climbing.

Global Climbing Day is part of the WALLS ARE MEANT FOR CLIMBING campaign which aims to counter the divisions we’re witnessing globally by inviting people to find trust in community.

On Aug. 18 there will be free climbing opportunities in cities in U.S., China, Canada, Europe, Nepal, Australia, Peru, Guatemala and more.

“Globally, we will donate $1 for every person who climbs at one of the more than 150 participating gyms on Aug. 18th up to $100,000. Funds will go to Khumbu Climbing Center.”

In the U.S., The North Face is “continuing our partnership with The Trust for Public Land to support the installation of public climbing walls in more communities, with a focus on under-served areas and making the sport more accessible to all.”

In June, The North Face celebrated the completion of the first of these wall in the Montbello Open Space Park, near Denver. The park is a soon to be completed, 4.5-acre green space serving 40,000+ low-to moderate-income youth and families from the area. More public climbing boulders will be coming soon.

Below are the climbing gyms in Canada you can climb at for free on Aug. 18 and click here for gyms outside of Canada.

PROVINCE CITY GYM SIGN UP
British Columbia Surrey Project Climbing SIGN UP
Alberta Calgary Calgary Climbing Centre – Hanger SIGN UP
Manitoba Winnipeg Vertical Adventures SIGN UP
Nova Scotia Halifax Seven Bays Bouldering SIGN UP
Ontario Toronto True North SIGN UP
Québec La Prairie Canyon Escalade SIGN UP
Québec Boisbriand Le Crux SIGN UP
Québec St. Foy Délire SIGN UP
Québec Beaport Délire SIGN UP
Québec Sherbrooke Vertige Escalade SIGN UP
Québec Montreal Bloc Shop Chabanel SIGN UP
Québec Montreal Bloc Shop Hochelaga SIGN UP