Your gear empowering opportunity youth
 
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cesar, youth mentor for Escalando Fronteras

the mission is simple:

Be a hero.

Donate outdoor gear to empower opportunity youth in the Americas.

We want to make the mountains accessible by giving youth in low-resources areas in the Americas the gear they can’t afford.

Photo by TNF Athlete  Savannah Cummins

Photo by TNF Athlete Savannah Cummins

Our Impact

Since 2014, CWB has

  • collected an estimated $20,000 in used gear.

  • impacted ~200 youth in the Americas

  • received international support from 100+ climbing gyms, donors and pro athletes

$13k+

in outdoor & climbing gear Raised

Initiated by the Move Mountains Tour in 2014, we’ve collected climbing gear from individuals, gyms and events in North America through family, volunteers, gyms and businesses.

 

5+

Years Serving at-risk youth

Although founded in 2018, CWB has been collecting climbing gear, providing gear to youth programs, and working with those programs on-site since 2014.

 
 

100+

people have contributed

Climbers, gyms and brands have donated used, old, even brand-new gear (samples, outlet goods, or gear with flaws) so at-risk youth have access to more adventures the outdoors where they can develop life skills and have a better future.

Gear Collection

Donors can SHIP or DROP gear to us.

Boulder Sports Recycler
C/O CWB
4949 N. Broadway Ste #113
Boulder, CO 80304

Gear checked by industry standards.

Questions about shipping costs?
Email Tiff@ClimbingBorders.org.


Want to volunteer?

  • Volunteers have raised up to $1,000 in one night by tabling at an event in their gym

  • Volunteers have collected gear at their gyms by:

    1. sorting their gym’s lost&found

    3. setting up a gear collection box

    4. suggesting us as a benefiting charity for a fundraising event or competition

  • Have grant writing, graphic design or web skills? Study child psychology or climbing therapy? give us a holler: Tiff@ClimbingBorders.org

CWB takes:

  • FUNCTIONAL gear

  • Climbing shoes, adjustable harnesses, helmets, belay devices, climbing packs, hydration bladders and packs, alpine clothing.

  • A more in-depth list: What Can I Donate?

CWB can't take:

  • Blown-out climbing shoes (check out FeetOfTheCat.org)

  • Hardened, stiff, uncomfortable shoes (these cause blisters)

  • Mismatched, odd-sized shoes

  • Gear not safe or functional

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"I'm stoked to give you guys gear. I fully support what you guys do." 

- Pro Climber Matty Hong at the 2018 International Climber's Festival

Be a hero. Empower opportunity youth through climbing.