We held our inaugural social night series between July and September after our original schedule was cancelled and our gyms closed due to COVID. The social nights were a hit and many of you are asking for more, so we’ve decided to continue them as regularly re-occurring events!
A couple times a week we’re getting Facebook messages and emails from people asking how they can get connected with other climbers. Whether you’re new to Canberra and in need of a climbing partner, you’re getting back into the sport after a few years away, or you’re just keen to make some new friends, we hope our new social nights series will help people connect.
The Canberra climbing community is a lovely and welcoming one, and these events will be an opportunity for people to rub elbows in a positive, encouraging, and supportive environment. Our staff will be available to help everything run smoothly and in a fun way. And if they’re not too busy with customers, please feel free to ask them for climbing beta and tips!
At Canberra Indoor Rock Climbing, we believe climbing is for everyone. In addition to a general social night, we’ve included group-specific nights in this series. Unfortunately, not everyone has the experience of feeling welcome or comfortable in every space they arrive in. Sometimes it’s helpful to try a new activity or go somewhere new with people more like you, with similar lived experiences. Group-specific social nights have already shown to be a great success at other gyms around Australia and the world.
Upcoming Social Nights:
Please RSVP on our Facebook events so we can provide appropriate staffing for each night!
General Social Night – Friday October 16th, 7-9pm @ Mitchell
LGBTQIA+ Social Night – Friday October 30th, 6:30-8:30pm @ Hume
Bring your pride gear and paint the gym rainbow with us! All letters of the acronym are welcomed and celebrated.
Women’s Social Night – Friday November 13th 7-9pm @ Mitchell
Keen to meet other awesome and adventurous women who share your passion for rock climbing? This is the perfect night for you. Trans women and people with woman-aligned gender identities are welcome and celebrated.
General Social Night – Friday November 27th, 6:30-8:30pm @ Hume