Affinity Initiative and The Crux presents ‘Boulder Together’! 21 August 2021


This is an event designed to celebrate diversity in climbing spaces and celebrate the talented climbers-of-colour and routesetters-of-colour in our community.


The event will consist of two parts:


Part 1 - Climbers-of-Colour Showcase


Twelve climbers-of-colour have been invited to demonstrate their skills on comp problems, set by a team of routesetters-of-colour.


This showcase is designed to celebrate and amplify climbers-of-colour in the climbing community. We have invited 12 BIPOC + QTBIPOC athletes to climb these 4 routes that are set for them in varying challenge levels. 


We will be featuring our athletes and setters stories and experiences on our social media in the coming weeks, and we can’t wait to share it with ya’ all.

Part 2 - PumpFest


The walls will be open to everyone for a PumpFest! 


There will be heaps of climbs for everyone to try and awesome prizes from The North Face up for grabs. Every climber is welcome to participate and be part of the competition!





Get your ticket here.

*Early bird registration $25: First 50 tickets sold will receive an early bird pack valued at up to $60 which includes your choice of The North Face Walls Are Meant for Climbing Cap or T-Shirt** and a free beer, courtesy of Capital Brewing.

Regular ticket prices are $35 and includes a free beer courtesy of Capital Brewing.

*This event is closed to casual spectators for now depending on COVID restrictions in the next few weeks. Tickets are only required for those participating in the PumpFest only.

**Limited to stock availability, first come first served basis


Boulder Together takes place on unceded sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. 


This event is proudly supported by The North Face as part of Global Climbing Day, BlocHaus Melbourne and Capital Brewing.


Saturday, 21st August 



- Registration for pumpfest begins.


1:00PM - 2:00PM

- Introduce Boulder Together event.

- Introduce setter-of-colour & invited athlete-of-colour.

- Briefing on sequence of events and pumpfest rules for participants.


2:15PM - 4:15PM

- Athletes-of-Colour Showcase begins!


There will be four routes, set by our routesetters-of-colour. Two climbers will be climbing at one time, allowing 4-minutes climb time for each route.



- Registration for Pump Fest closes 

4:30PM onwards

- Pumpfest officially kicks off for all registered participants. All registered participants will get to climb the showcase routes + pumpfest routes. 


8:00PM - 8:30PM

- Organisers calculate scores.

- Prize giving for gender-non-conforming, women and men categories.

- Thank you and goodbye!