Values


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About IRG

Island Rock Gym opened in 2013 and serves Kitsap County and the greater Olympic Peninsula. Our community is made up of all ages and abilities and our passion is supporting our community and sharing the sport we love.

We are a values-based climbing gym with the goal of fostering a safe, inclusive and stoked climbing community.  Our values and culture are at the core of everything we do.

WELCOME EVERYONE – Create community. Value diversity. Foster authentic connection. Treat others with respect.

MAKE EVERY DAY AWESOME – Have fun. Be joyful. Think offbeat. Show gratitude.

BE KIND – Be clear, honest and kind in our speech and actions. Show empathy.

PREACH IT – Share our passion for climbing. Seek out people who know more and ask questions. Educate others with enthusiasm and humility.

SAFETY FIRST – and last, and in the middle.  Make good choices to minimize risk. Know and follow the highest industry standards.

Charitable Giving and Support

We are proud supporters of the Access Fund, American Safe Climbing Association, Big City Mountaineers, Olympic Peninsula Climbers, OUT There Adventures, and Washington Climber’s Coalition. We also support local organizations like Peaks of Life and  Puget Soundkeeper Alliance at our events and fundraisers.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are a female-owned business and are passionate about fostering a diverse work force and community and making climbing accessible to underrepresented groups.

Sustainable Building

When IRG was built, we worked hard to utilize reclaimed materials in the creation of the gym interior. Much of the 20,000 lbs. of steel supporting the climbing walls was reclaimed, as well as a percentage of the climbing holds. We were also able to re-purpose the materials that were removed in the demolition stage and use them to build the gym’s office and dressing rooms.