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Mission Statement

Climbers of Color aims to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the climbing and mountaineering community by developing leaders of color.
To accomplish its mission, Climbers of Color provides supportive mentorship, technical training and access to key resources including gear and scholarships.


Introduction to Climbers of Color  by Daniel Kim

Press & Publications

Hudelson, Crystal and Mike Manuel. "The outdoors should be a reprieve from racism. They're not." The Record with Bill Radke. Interview by Bill Radke and produced by Leslie Cory. May 2021, KUOW, Seattle.

Cedeno, Jose, producer. "This non-profit is promoting equity and inclusion within the climbing community." King 5 News Evening Magazine, March 25 2021.

The Mountaineers. "Climbers of Color: A Partnership to Support More Leaders of Color". The Mountaineers Blog. The Mountaineers, October 1 2020. 

Diouf, Amath. "De-colonize Climbing with Climbers of Color". Trip Reports. Melanin Basecamp, March 22 2020.

Nguyen, Don. "Low Visibility". Alpinist Magazine. Issue 66, Summer 2019. 

Nelson, Glenn. "Voices Heard | Changing the Face of Mountaineering". The Mountaineers Magazine. The Mountaineers, April 6 2019. 

Nelson, Glenn. "Climbers of Color Brings Diversity to the High Alpine". Outside Online. Outside Magazine, July 18 2018.

Ching, Mariko. "Three Days at Refuge Outdoor Festival". The Mountaineers Blog. The Mountaineers, November 18 2018. 

Our Partners & Sponsors

Interested in supporting our mission as a sponsor? Please email!

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