Oaktown Boulders strives to serve our local community through rock climbing.



We believe that rock climbing helps build essential life skills including perseverance, problem solving, and community building. As rock climbers, we noticed that too often the demographics of climbers at the gym does not match the diversity we see around us—even in a town like Oakland. Our passion to change this, and to make rock climbing accessible to all ages, body types, and abilities.

What We're doing

We are currently building out partnerships with a few local schools, working with them to develop different programs for their students to come climb. Currently, we have students from Think College Now coming in to start our first youth team this 2019-2020 school year!

If you are part of a local school and would like to start a partnership with us, please call Alex at (510)316-3881 or email at alex@oaktownboulders.com to learn more.


Ways you can get involved

Sponsor a child

  • Whether you are an individual or company, we are looking for sponsors to help us provide scholarships for the kids that are part of the youth team. This money will go directly and completely towards helping the families pay for team membership, going to competitions, providing healthy snacks, buying equipment, and much more.

  • We have different levels of perks for our sponsors ranging from branded and limited T-shirts, to sweatshirts, to getting your company logo onto our team uniform and gear.

  • Please call Alex at (510)316-3881 or email at alex@oaktownboulders.com to learn more about how you can help our team by sponsoring a child.

mentor a child

  • Are you a climber that is interested in working 1 on 1 with a young climber?

  • Do you want to invest in the next generation of young climbers?

  • Do you go to a local climbing gym and would be open to bringing one of our youth team members to climb with you sometime?

  • Do you want to help chaperone on an outdoor field trip with some kids on our youth team?

    If you are interested in mentoring a child in any way, please contact Alex at (510)316-3881 or email at alex@oaktownboulders.com to learn more.

volunteer with the after school program

If you’d like to volunteer with Oaktown Boulders, fill out the form below, and we’ll get back to you soon. Thank you for your partnership!

Name *
What are you interested in?
What days are you available?
Our after school programs run from 3:00-6:00. Are you available at that time in the days marked above?