Mike Schraff climbs at Blockhouse Bouldering in the Plains, OH on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Schraff, a senior studying electrical engineering at Ohio University, began climbing at bouldering gyms in Cleveland during the summer and after Blockhouse opened near Athens, OH he knew he would be spending much of his timer there.

Climbing in Athens creates support, inclusivity

While bringing people together and proposing new, exciting challenges, climbing in Athens has worked to become more prevalent. Through outdoor climbing and indoor opportunities, people can find a place to improve their climbing skills and meet new people.