Free Community Health and Recreation Event

SPARTANBURG, SC – Aug. 18, 2017 - Climb Upstate will be hosting a Community Climbing Day event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at their indoor rock climbing gym in Spartanburg. The event is open to the public of all ages. Climb Upstate is located at 6655 Pottery Rd in Spartanburg, SC.

“Rock Climbing is incredible for your physical and mental health, it's an extremely social sport, and unfortunately, not a lot of people have had access to it.” states Ashley Crane, the Events Coordinator at Climb Upstate. “Our goal with this event is to make climbing accessible to our community. If you just want to come in and try it out, you can book a Free Day Pass and we'll have volunteers there to help you climb! If you're interested in learning more about climbing, we've got three free exciting classes for you to choose from.”

The Community Climbing Day will be a drop in event from 9am – 9 pm. Day Passes will be free all day, as well as entry to Rock Climbing 101 Classes (Beginner Climbers Age 7+), Bouldering Clinics (Beginner - Advanced Climbers Age 7+), and Rescue Clinics (Intermediate - Experienced Climbers Age 13+) hosted by Thrifty Adventures. Climbing gear and rental shoes are included in the classes, and day pass holders can rent for free as available. Meals will be for sale, but families are welcome to bring picnics to enjoy while at the event, and those who register within 48 hours of the event will receive a free, healthy snack from vendors. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead with a tentative group size, and pre-registration can be found at ClimbUpstate.com.

“We've got some really exciting vendors coming to join us!” says Miranda Harrison, Gym Manager. “Not only will we have local vendors, but we have REI coming from Greenville, Thrifty Adventures visiting and teaching classes from North Carolina, the Carolina Climbers Coalition, and the team from national Outdoor Sport Connection!”

The Vendors attending will be giving out free snacks, and passing along information on how to live an active and healthy lifestyle in our community.

Climb Upstate is the Upstate’s Largest Indoor Rock Climbing Gym. They offer open hours for the public, memberships, group pricing, parties, fundraisers, classes, teams, clubs, and more. They are locally owned and strive to grow the outdoor community in the Upstate, to grow the kingdom of God, and to get kids off the couch and on the wall.

For questions, or to participate, visit www.climbupstate.com or call 864.699.9967.