Nationally, outdoor spaces are in desperate need of active efforts of inclusion and radical improvements to engage diverse populations. Barriers such as safety, costs, access, exposure, historical trauma, and underrepresentation prevent BIPOC communities from holding their space outdoors. Pigtown Climbs, came from the distinct need for space where the Southwest Baltimore community can heal, grow, be inspired, and empowered.
In hopes of using the climbing community as a model to strengthen neighborhoods that meet these barriers without consistent quality resources. Founder & Director of Pigtown Climbs and Pigtown resident Bri'Anna Horne presented the idea to The 930 Group, LLC after visiting their lot for a neighborhood association plant giveaway.
The 930 Group, LLC welcomed the idea and opened up the space for this young Black community leader to grow her vision. Within a few months, Pigtown Climbs blossomed into a collective initiative that is committed to engage, inspire, and use our platform to promote environmental stewardship and health initiatives in South West Baltimore.
To use climbing as a means to promote racial justice, health, and environmental initiatives within Southwest Baltimore.
Our vision is to work in collaboration with the Southwest Baltimore community to transform an overgrown lot in the Pigtown Mainstreet corridor into a beautiful, accessible, and safe outdoor climbing and gathering space.