My name is Tiffany (@tiffbfirst) and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am an outdoor rock climbing advocate and mediamaker born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. I now live in Northern New Jersey, just outside of New York City.

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I spent over 10 years working as a freelance media producer and educator in the St. Louis area. After moving to New York City in 2012, I began to fall in love with the outdoors exploring parks and trails in New York State. During a 2016 vacation to Colorado, I experienced rock climbing for the first time and it was love at first climb. Since then, I have been immersed in the climbing community; volunteering with Young Women Who Crush and Brown Girls Climb. I recently began an apprenticeship developing sport routes in Colorado and completed a routesetting apprenticeship with GP81 and The Try Hard Crew. I'm on the board of Rise Outside and the Torne Valley Climbers' Coalition

In 2020, I created Black Girls Boulder, a climbing club designed to introduce more Black women to climbing outdoors and to provide physical and emotional support for beginner and competitive climbers through education and community.

Our mission is to provide educational bouldering events for Black climbers with a focus on Black women. This includes hosting workshops and retreats throughout the United States.


Want to support our local climbing club or become a corporate partner to support our curated bouldering experiences? Let's connect!