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From social climbing group to non-profit serving the LGBTQ community of New York


  • Event registration system moved to (from
  • Committees to run indoor, outdoor, education and special events programming
  • CRUX Climbing Community College (C4) adult education programming
  • Coaching program for at-risk and homeless youth


  • 501(c)(3) non-profit certification
  • Board of Directors and Advisory Committee created
  • 12 or more events every month
  • Creation of adult climbing team
  • Programming for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth
  • Over 1400 members on site


  • Two events held each week at Brooklyn Boulders plus events at other gyms
  • Ice climbing trips added
  • Programming for homeless LGBTQ youth in partnership with the Ali Forney Center and Green Chimneys


  • Multiple events held each month
  • First outdoor events at the Gunks (NY), Central Park (NY), Rumney (NH) and the New River Gorge (WV)
  • First holiday party raises nearly $3,000 for the Ali Forney Center
  • Membership platform created
  • New event hosts join team
  • Over 700 members on site


  • Kate Raddock and John Masse join CRUX management team
  • Brooklyn Boulders becomes CRUX’s home gym
  • More regular events and growing membership


  • CRUX founded by Danielle Jablonski and Meghan McDonald
  • Monthly events at The Rock Club or MPHC Climbing Gym
  • Started using for event registration

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