treat everyone with equality.
Be aware of your implicit biases. Next time you meet someone new, think of the first thing that comes to mind. Then, think about how that influences your actions.
elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ climbers.
Make space for LGBTQ+ folks to contribute and participate. More representation means more young people will see themselves reflected in the community.
stand up for our rights.
Your opinion can carry more weight than an LGBTQ+ person speaking for their own rights. Call out bad behaviour and educate others where you can. Remember: not all underrepresented groups feel oppressed.
create an inclusive culture.
Consider the spaces we create in climbing and actively welcome others in. Engage openly in shared spaces at the crag, gym and in between. Think about how you can give back.
Always ask and never assume what pronouns someone uses. If you forget, it’s okay to ask. If you get it wrong, apologise, move on and try again! If someone corrects you, accept it with grace.
do your own research.
It’s great to be curious about LGBTQ+ culture and issues but not all LGBTQ+ people want to be the source of this information. If you can, do your own research. If it’s appropriate, let’s discuss!
If you want to share advice, ask first and then offer. What works for one person’s body may not work for someone else. The more open minded we can be about different and unique capabilities, the more we will all be able to challenge expectations and start crushing projects!
make it visible.
Wear your allyship with pride, whether that’s sharing a post online, wearing a pronoun badge or flying a rainbow flag at your gym. Openly share that you’re an ally so that your friends know where you stand.
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haus party & dyno comp.
5.30pm friday 13 march
cost is standard entry
We’ll be hosting a friendly dyno comp throughout the night & there’ll be games, lucky door prizes, Bodriggy Brewing Co. brews & all round good times! Shout out to our sponsors Climbing Anchors, Red Brick Espresso, Roctic Climbing SCARPA & Sea to Summit – Outdoor Gear
social night — every friday.
come along from 5pm for a fun bouldering sesh with a kick-arse crew of women supporting each other.
We want to celebrate the amazing women in our community & continue to work on making climbing more accessible & inclusive. All women & non-binary folks welcome.
These nights are hosted by the wonderful women of BlocHaus Port Melbourne, including our spectacular setters Anaya, Maddi & Flo. Coach Sophie is always here to guide you through some sweet climbs & help out with any tips you need.
- 20% off casual entry
- free shoe & chalk hire
We also have open discussions on women in climbing, we’re keen to hear your thoughts & experiences, whether you’re brand new to climbing or an experienced crusher.
we’re all heartbroken by the impact these unprecedented bushfires have had on communities, wildlife & land. We’re incredibly inspired by those working tirelessly to combat the fires and to help the people & animals affected.
Thanks to all of you we have donated over $9,000 to:
- NSW Rural Fires Service, the volunteer firefighters risking their lives on the front line to combat the fires
- WIRES who are rescuing and caring for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible
- Foodbank NSW & VIC who are delivering emergency food & water relief to affected communities