Climbing at VITAL
Each month, Vamos Outdoors Project and up to 5 Latinx and English Language Learner youth visit VITAL climbing gym to play and climb. Alongside volunteer chaperones, participants experiment with balance, strength, and tenacity to challenge their own limits. Along with learning the basics of climbing, students experience growth in cultural empowerment and personal confidence.
Thanks to the Bellingham Mountaineers and the American Alpine Institute for offering outdoor climbing activities for Vamos. Following participants from their introduction to climbing indoors to tying into the rope outdoors is a great journey. Participants get to experience the joy of movement on rock and challenge themselves to move in new ways.