Community Events & Clubs

ASCEND offers a wide range of events and clubs to help you achieve your goals, on and off the walls. Sure, climbing is the best thing ever, but you never know who or what else you might fall in love with. So step out of your comfort zone and join in on the fun!

Events & Clubs Schedule
Events & Clubs Descriptions
Run Club

Looking to join a fun and casual running group? ASCEND Run Club strives to meet on Mondays at 5:30p and Saturdays at 8:00a by ASCEND's front desk. We've identified and tested 5k, 10k, and 15k loops that all start and end at ASCEND and plan to have different pace groups possible for each loop. If you're interested in becoming an ASCEND Run Club Ambassador, email [email protected] to help build the group's presence.

Run Club is free and will follow a very loose format until more runners join the club and shake things up.

Chess Club

Take a break from climbing and work out your brain muscle instead. Check out the ASCEND Chess Club on Mondays and Fridays at 6:00pm to play a fun game and meet new mates. If you're interested in becoming an ASCEND Chess Club Ambassador, email [email protected] to help build the group's presence.

Chess Club is free as long as you're a member or have a day pass.

Climb and Dine (Sponsored by the ECP)

Sponsored by the Explorer's Club of Pittsburgh, Climb and Dine follows a simple format and runs from 5:30 - 8:30p.

5:30-6:30p Yoga for Climbers (optional -  you can just skip the yoga and climb too)  
6:30-8p Climb on! 
8/8:30p Dinner in the area