Wondery Outdoors Hosts Climb with Color, a BIPOC-Focused, Approachable and Inclusive Climbing Event
October 9, 2023
Wondery’s ‘You Belong Out Here’ Ethos Welcomes Everyone
October 9, Los Angeles, Calif. /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Wondery Outdoors, the women’s apparel and gear brand on a mission to be the most diverse and inclusive brand in the outdoor industry, has partnered with Touchstone Climbing to host Climb with Color presented by REI. An annual fundraising event serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizations and climbing communities, Climb with Color is one of many community initiatives at Wondery that aligns with their commitment to championing greater diversity, inclusivity and empowerment in the outdoors. Climb with Color will welcome climbers of any ability on Saturday, October 14th at Touchstone Climbing’s LA Boulders location in downtown Los Angeles. Admission is free for Touchstone members and a discounted rate of $20 for Touchstone guests in an effort to make it more accessible.
The Wondery team anticipates 150 guests and is encouraging BIPOC identifying and allies with any range of climbing abilities to join the one-day Climb with Color event. The festival will include discounted climbing clinics, adventure challenges, food vendors and a BIPOC-owned marketplace. Participants can also enter to win fresh gear from leading outdoor brand event sponsors including Chaco, Cotopaxi, Klymit, Mad Rock, and Selk Bag.
Most importantly, Climb with Color will emphasize true inclusivity and will provide basic instruction for participants who haven’t yet tried climbing, in a judgment-free and supportive space. And for those participants who need gear, Wondery will host a pop-up shop at the event where their bestselling Isabel 3.0 Outdoor Pants and new Sabrina Cargo Pants will be 50% off.
All proceeds from Climb with Color will support community partners Lagartijas Climbing Crú and Sending in Color. These outstanding organizations were selected based on their work which also inspires and empowers BIPOC folks to get outside.
“As a BIPOC-owned and women-led team, we know first-hand that accessing nature isn’t easy for everyone, and climbing can be perceived as an especially intimidating sport, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Lydia Mok, co-owner and Community Director at Wondery. “Everyone’s path to the outdoors is different, and we want to ease the entry and journey into the outdoors for people who have been underserved. The outdoors is for everyone, and organizations like Lagartijas Climbing Crú and Sending in Color are so critically important to leveling access to outdoor participation and offering opportunities to make friends and learn with — and from — people who look like you. They align perfectly with the growing success of our climbing, hiking, and outdoor events that welcome everyone and help bring ‘You Belong Out Here’ to life.”
To learn more about Climb with Color and to purchase tickets head to https://www.wonderyoutdoors.com/pages/climb-with-color-bipoc-event
About Wondery Outdoors
Wondery Outdoors is a BIPOC-owned and women-led women’s outdoor apparel company. Based in Los Angeles, Wondery makes versatile, comfortable, size-inclusive apparel that empowers women to explore the outdoors. With a focus on historically marginalized communities, Wondery hosts inclusive community events for women of all experience levels to come together and share life-changing adventures in nature. For more info, visit www.WonderyOutdoors.com or follow @WonderyOutdoors on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok.
About Touchstone Climbing
Touchstone Climbing owns and operates 14 unique gyms throughout California. From owners to belay staff to route setters and cyclists, Touchstone believes in creating a place where everyone can come together and do what they love. Touchstone is not only gyms, but communities. Whether an experienced climber, a bright-eyed newbie, or someone looking for a workout community, everyone can find their place with Touchstone Climbing. Learn more at
About Lagartijas Climbing Crú
Lagartijas Climbing Crú is a climbing crew created for BIPOC by BIPOC climbers, on a mission to close the gap in the outdoors for People of the Global Majority (PGM). Currently meeting at different climbing gyms and crags near Los Angeles, Lagartijas’ vision is to create new paths, increase accessibility of outdoor recreation, and provide outdoor-related education and spaces for BIPOC adults and youths. To learn more, visit www.lagartijascc.com and follow at @lagartijascc on Instagram.
About Sending in Color
Sending in Color is a Chicago-based climbing organization striving to create a diverse and inclusive climbing community and industry. By implementing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) principles in climbing and outdoor spaces, Sending in Color breaks down barriers of accessibility for all BIPOC to create educational spaces that introduce new climbers to the sport and the outdoors. To learn more, visit www.sendingincolor.com and follow at @sendingincolor on Instagram and on Facebook.