The Longmont Climbing Collective’s social mission is to make climbing as a sport more accessible to various backgrounds and abilities. We utilize our collective space to support the diversification of climbing, yoga and fitness. We're proud of our role in the community and we appreciate the support of our members and guests.
Boulder County Impact Program
Boulder County IMPACT is a partnership of 11 non-profit government agencies serving the needs of youth and families who are involved with juvenile justice, child welfare, and/or mental health agencies. We work with the IMPACT program to foster success for our community’s youth by utilizing climbing to teach the importance of setting goals, teamwork, and respect for self and others.
Work Exchange Program
Sparked by our involvement in the IMPACT program, we now offer a work exchange program as a way for community members to access a gym membership. We currently have one work exchange role in facility maintenance and hope to expand more positions as the gym grows.
We offer full or partial youth program scholarships for those who find themselves in need of financial support. You can find the application for a scholarship here! We apply these to summer camp, recreational programs, and our climbing team.
Community Schools Climbing Programs
We have partnered with the Saint Vrain Valley School District to create and host training for SVVSD Physical Education teachers to learn how to better utilize the climbing walls at their schools. Our training will not only teach the teachers themselves how to climb, but also how to teach their students. We are proud of the successful kid’s programs we have developed at LCC, and we are excited to share our lessons, games, and ideas with the SVVSD.
Since LCC opened, it’s been our goal to make our gym more accessible for the Spanish-speaking community in Longmont. Using Google Translate, our website is fully translated, and we are working on providing signage in Spanish around the gym, too. In the near future we also plan to run our Intro to Bouldering class and some youth programs in Spanish. If you like climbing, teaching climbing, and are fluent in Spanish, please email us at [email protected]. We’d love to work with you!
If you've got ideas about how we can better fulfill our social mission, please fill out this form and we'd love to talk with you.