"Corvallis Climbers of Color (CCOC) is an organization rooted in creating access and community within climbing and the outdoors for BIPOC in Corvallis and PNW. Our focus is giving folks the opportunity to access climbing by reducing the social and economic barriers folks may face. We know gyms are expensive or hard to access, the gear is expensive, and the spaces are often cis-white dominated, which can be uncomfortable/intimidating to be in. The goal of CCOC is to create an atmosphere that is more inclusive and supportive for people of color, that allows folks to take up space and just be together and have a sweet time. We emphasize welcoming new climbers to the community and sport, no climbing experience is required!" -- Sam.K., Founder of CCOC
Join Corvallis Climbers of Color for their monthly Affinity Climb Night, held every 4th Wednesday from 7-10pm at the Valley Rock Gym! This night is for all who identify as BIPOC, from the experienced climber to those who’ve never climbed before. The goal of these climb nights is to meet new friends, show up for each other, learn new things, and lift each other up in an inclusive and supportive environment. To keep up with CCOC, follow them on Instagram and if you’re BIPOC, join their facebook group to find community and get involved or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.