A Push For More Diversity In Climbing

Jan 12, 2021

A climber here in Chattanooga hopes to help create a Black-led guide service as one way to make the sport more diverse.


Heath Rowland at Ground Up Sales works with climbing brands throughout the industry and outdoor retailers here in the Southeast.

Before the holidays, I spoke with him - and Brandon Belcher, a climber based in Atlanta whose own story inspired Heath to take action.

Atlanta climber Brandon Belcher's story inspired Heath Rowland to take action.
Credit Nathalie DuPre