Anybody But Dudes
What is ABD?
Anybody But Dudes (“ABD”) are welcoming and supportive sessions for, well, anybody but dudes*! The goal is to meet new climbing partners, build skills, and encourage each other to be awesome. We are offering two sessions per week (please check out our calendar for details):
- Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm is led by Sarah Sallade (she/her)
- Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:30pm is led by Haley Chadburn (she/her)
Choose the session that works best for your schedule or attend both! Sessions are free to members and to folks with day passes.
* Yes, we realize that “anybody but dudes” is a sort of vague statement. It’s not perfect but, then again, neither are any of us (and sometimes it’s good for language to be a bit ambiguous). The goal is to have climbing meet-ups for all the folks who our society is generally not centered on. The goal is to be inclusive and welcoming to all the shes and theys and LGBTQ+ folks out there. Come climb with us!
** Please note that N3C is OPEN TO ALL to climb during ABD, so, dudes should feel free to come and climb during these times. Just please be respectful of the ABD Group. (It’s the same as when we have other coached groups – like our youth climbing teams.)
Here is where you can check for any upcoming ABD news and events!
The outdoor climbing season is going to be here before we know it! This brings the question, what do we want to do this summer?
We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to continue climbing with this amazing group of people through the summer!
Meet the ABD Leaders!
I have been climbing for close to 20 years with varying levels of intensity. Now a mama of two small children it’s hard to find a climbing community. I wanted to start an ABD night to create a general sense of camaraderie, provide a platform to meet new partners, and ensure a welcoming atmosphere to both new and experienced climbers where we can all learn from each other.
I started climbing here at N3C when I was 14 and became an employee In 2019. I love the N3C community and am excited to be a part of leading a group of incredible women and gender nonconforming people. I hope to help foster an environment where we can encourage each other and learn new skills from climbers with similar experiences.