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!

Schedule

Click on each Class title in the calendar for a full description

Interested in more that just events and clubs programming? View the ALL ASCEND Events and Classes Calendar.

Films

ASCEND is excited to present outdoor adventure films! Many of these films will highlight adventurers and trail blazers of all backgrounds, genders, races, and abilities. Join us to celebrate the growing diversity in the outdoor community and to give back to organizations that support that growth.

Previous ASCEND Sponsored Films: No Man's Land, Endless Abilities, 5 Point FIlm Festival (2017 Road Tour), Reel Rock 12, Uncharted Lines, Reel Rock 11, Reel Rock 10, Reel Rock 9, Reel Rock 8

Book Club

Join ASCEND and The American Alpine Club (AAC) - Pittsburgh Chapter to discuss hot new books in the outdoor world and some great classics.

Where: ASCEND's Multipurpose Room

Details: Everyone is welcome. No membership or Day Pass required. All we ask is that you've read the book!

Bonus: 50% off of your climbing admission for that day, should you choose to arrive early or stay late for some fun.

When: Select Fridays from 6p-8p.

  • Friday, July 20 -  The Push by Tommy Caldwell, 2017
  • Friday, August 31 - Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold and David Roberts, 2016
  • Friday, September 28 - Valley Walls by Glen Denny
  • Friday, October 19 - The West Ridge by Thomas Hornbein 1968

Contact [email protected] for more information! 

Cycling Club

ASCEND Cycling Club formed in May 2018 - a casual group of climbers who also love to ride! We meet every 1st and 3rd Saturday morning near ASCEND's front desk at 9a to take off shortly after, no later than 9:15a! If you're late, you better ride like the wind ;) The goal is to determine the group's consensus, but shoot for 2-4 hour rides, starting and ending at ASCEND. Any and all are welcome and do not need to be a member of ASCEND to participate. Spread the word and join our Facebook Group or Strava Group!

If you're interested in becoming an ASCEND Cycling Club Ambassador, email [email protected] to help build the group's presence.

In order to participate in Cycling Club you must complete the ASCEND Clubs Waiver - different than the ASCEND Facility Waiver.

Run Club

ASCEND Run Club formed in April 2017. We're a casual group of climbers who are also born to run! We meet every Monday evening near ASCEND's front desk at 5:30p to mingle, start warming up at 5:45p, and take off promptly at 6p! If you're late, you better be fast ;) Typically, everyone starts together and links with similar paces for a 4 mile or 8 mile run around the South Side, ending back at ASCEND. Any and all are welcome and do not need to be a member of ASCEND to participate. Spread the word and join our Facebook Group and Strava Group!

If you're interested in becoming an ASCEND Run Club Ambassador, email [email protected] to help build the group's presence.

In order to participate in Run Club you must complete the ASCEND Clubs Waiver - different than the ASCEND Facility Waiver.