On February 16th, we held our rock climbing community partnership meeting, where we brought students to the North Summit Climbing Gym in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. We partnered with the Muhlenberg Rock Climbing Club, which offers free weekly climbing trips to all students. The goal of the club is to remove the financial barrier that comes with climbing, which opens the sport up to more students.

We had a great turnout, and all fourteen spots on the trip were filled on the day the signups went out. We had many students who were already involved with the rock climbing club, but a group of students who had not climbed before attended the event. We spent three hours at the gym trying out the new routes the gym had put up earlier in the week. The students had a great time working together and figuring out how to top out the routes they were trying.

We wanted to make this outing slightly different from the usual climbing events. Once everyone was done climbing, we had pizza and drinks for the students. This allowed everyone to relax after a great session of climbing and talk to friends and classmates that they may not talk to as well. As ambassadors, we thought the event was really successful because we had a good turnout, and all of the students involved enjoyed having an activity that was fun in a group setting as well as a great workout.