As a climbing group, we have the privilege to bring people together for climbing, friendships, environmental stewardship and fun. We would love to utilize this privilege for meaningful causes in our community. If you have any suggestions of any community causes that we can provide support for, please contact us. Here are some of our community efforts.

Current projects:

  • Climb & Conquer (our in house registered charity providing climbing, mentorship and leadership training to youth from under resource backgrounds) (Volunteers needed!!!)
  • 2018 5th Annual Squamish Rampage Festival August 11 Sat (more details will come shortly!) (Volunteers needed!!!)










Climb & Conquer

Founded by volunteers from VRCG in 2011, Climb and Conquer Society Canada is a registered charity (85092 7237 RR0001) run entirely by volunteers servicing at-risk youth in Squamish and Vancouver, BC. As of Dec 2016, $20517.56 has been spent on participants and we have had 60+ mentorship matches.  100% of our programs are $0 and we depend on community donations for(admissions, instructions, gear costs, etc. Tax receipts are available for your donations. We also welcome support in a variety of ways: activity/event tickets, climbing gear donation, monthly donation plan and buy our merchandise.




Annual Christmas Comp: Climb Beyond Cartels

We raise $ for Escalando Fronteras who is building a youth centre with climbing and therapy to help 1000 youth in Mexico rise beyond life with drugs and gang wars. More info


Thank you for the following individuals for contributing!

Alex Moir
Allison Merz
Amanda Bremner
Brent Worrall
Chloe Heswroth
Corey Kelly
Dan Bliss
Jake Hendrick
Jeff Yoo
Joe Wong
Katarina Kuba
Keith Dawson
Luke Alden
Marie Be-Leduc
Mike Schorath
Natasha Berrato Bhaskar
Oliver Mello
Paul Danger Wiegele
Polly Li
Rik Logtenberg
Ryan Logtenberg
Sal Olson
Shaina Thompson
Sonja p|odstawskjj
Toby Svelnis

Comp. Results

Mens Womens
Category Athlete Name Number of Sends Category Athlete Name Number of Sends
1 Ryan Logtenberg 15 1 Shaina 20
1 Chloe Hemsworth 12
2 Toby Sveluis 11 1 Allison Merz 12
2 Salvador 10 1 Katarina Kuba 10
2 Jake Hendrick 9
2 Keith Dawson 8 2 Sonja Podstawskyj 11
2 Paul Wiegele 6 2 Amanda Bremner 1
2 Oliver Merlo 5
3 Rik 9 3 Marie-Be Leduc 2
3 Jeff Yoo 9
3 Brendon Worrall 3
3 Luke Alden 2
4 Corey Kelly 1


2014 Squamish Rammpage Outdoor Bouldering Comp

We raise $ for Climb and Conquer who uses climbing and exercise to benefit impoverished youth in Vancouver. More info

Tim Emmett visits Squamish Bouldering Competition 2014 from Katie Schaitel on Vimeo.


Jamie McDonald Fundraising Climb ($580 raised for BC Children’s Hospital)

A fundraiser supporting Jamie McDonald who is currently running across Canada raising funds for sick children. More info


2013 Christmas Climb-for-Kids Fundraiser $4090 raised for Children’s Hospital and Climb and Conquer More info




Climb for Philippines Bouldering Comp.

Thank you everybody for the support! Fun times and we have raised a total of $1105 in 3 hours (with the Canadian Govt. matching, it will come to $2210) on Nov 17, 2014. Way to show our Climbers’ Power and Love! Special thanks to the Hive for their continual support for all our VRCG projects and climbers/volunteers who set up this event!

About the disaster:

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Christmas Climbing Marathon and Funraiser 2012 for Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver

THANK YOU to all superheros, climbers and donors! 3 events at Cliffhanger Coquitlam, Vancouver and the Hive, 60 climbers with 152 donors who supported our annual Christmas Climb-a-thon.  We have terminated and smashed our fundraising record and raised $5,508. This project (same as many past charity projects at VRCG) won’t be possible without amazing individuals who are ambitious, dream big and put their hands into their words and make real changes! Good job everybody! his year, all money goes directly to Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver, who builds affordable housing in Vancouver as part of the solution to solve the poverty problem.


Annual Christmas Climb-athon for the Loving Spoonful

The Vancouver Rock Climbing Group and Routes & Fruits join forces to raise funds ($1-1Climb style) for A Loving Spoonful, a local, volunteer-driven organization which provides meals to people living in poverty and with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver area. Event sign up here. Thanks to the generous support, we have raised $3102. 

“We are so incredibly grateful for your support and generosity. It has been a difficult year for us and your donation has truly made a difference. This donation will purchase 873 meals to men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in our community. From all of us at A Loving Spoonful – thank you so much for your support.”
From Adria Karchut, Director of Development & Volunteer Services


Climbers Unite! $1 – 1 Climb for Japan!

On 11 March 2011, a 9.0M Earthquake hit Japan, killing 10,000+ people. The earthquake created extremely destructive tsunami waves of up to 10m that struck Japan minutes after the quake, with smaller waves after several hours in many other countries. In Japan, the waves are reported to have travelled up to 10 km inland. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe damage in Japan, including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse. Around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and 1.4 million without water. Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least two nuclear reactors partially melted down, which prompted evacuations of the affected areas, and a state of emergency was established.

More info:
Our $1-1Climb for Japan Facebook group and donation site.

Thanks to the following Angels and Superheros! We raised a total of $2480!

*If I miss anyone, please let me know!

Alec Han
Anthony Tung
Caroline (Daughter)
Christoph Kerst
Daron Beadle
Dave Jones
Elaine Young
Friedrich Wenz
Happy Stan’s Recycling Services Ltd.
Ian Koch
Jenn Mathis
Jesse R. (Organizer)
Joe (Organizer)
Katie Davie
Kyle (Weathers)
Lindsay Christianson
Louise Robertson
Marlena Szpunar
Matthew Hoffmann
Mike I. (Rocky)
Rob Perlman
Sophie Han
Thomas, Renee and Fiona (Super family)
Vivian Luk
Weston Markham


Squamish Santa Climbing/Fundraising Challenge

for the Climbers Access Society of BC Dec 11/18, 2010 1 Climb – 1 Dollar to raise community awareness, support and fund for the Climbers Access Society of BC.

The Squaw 160m: 14 laps* 12 laps*
Owen (c12)
Sarah C.
Steve H.

The Chief 417m: 35 laps* 31 laps*
Daniel (v40)
Rodolphe (v50)
Darren (c31)
Mandy (c50)

Lotus Flower Tower, NWT, CAN 762m: 64 laps* 56 laps*

El Capitan, Yosemite 910m: 76 laps* 67 laps*
Adam (v86)

Mount Asgard, Baffin Island, 1200m: 100 laps* 88 laps*
Chris (c100)
Giulio (v110)
Jesse R. (v100)
Joe (c115)
Mathieu (v100)
Matt H. (c88)
Mike P. (v100)

Trango Tower, Pakistan 1755m: 147 laps* 129 laps*
Mick (147)

Mount Odin, Baffin Island 2147m: 179 laps* 157 laps*

Thank you for the following 45 awesome individuals for their climbing, belaying, donations, cheering and support to make this project a great success in raising community awareness, support and $1400+ all for the Climbers Access Society of BC:

Chris F.
Doreen P.
Erica Branda
J.J. Wrytral
Jenn. M.
Jesse R.
Matt. H. and Sarah
Mike I.
Mike P.
Noah Jordan
Peter and his sister/brother
Richard Taylor
Rodolphe and Suzanne
Sarah C.
Stephen H.
Steve H.
Vivian Luk

We’d also like to thank the Directors of ACCESS, Cliffhanger staff and MEC for their support!


1 Climb – 1 Dollar for Haiti Climbing Fundraiser

Jan 24,  2010 

On Jan 12, 2010, a series of major earthquakes (7.0 Mw) struck Haiti in the area around the capital, Port-au-Prince. The International Red Cross estimated that about three million people were affected by the quake; the Haitian Interior Minister, Paul Antoine Bien-Aimé, anticipated on 15 January that the disaster would eventually claim between 100,000 and 200,000 lives.

Our group and Olivier came up with the idea of a climbing fundraiser where a person can sponsor someone to climb or get sponsored to climb ($1 for 1 climb on an indoor climbing gym wall). With the promotion of Cliffhanger Climbing Gym and CBC Radio, the generous donors, the patient belayers and our always persevering climbers, we successfully raised $1342 (i.e. $2684 after the match from the government of Canada).



2010 Kyle Monkey’s Annual Hair Stunt Campaign for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC

Kyle sacrifice his hair and successfully raised $550 for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC.


2010 Gareth’s Movie Fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer