Sabrina Chapman Crushing 5.13d: Help Fund Her Film

With less than 2 weeks to go and over $12,000 to raise, Melanin Base Camp’s Titan Project is racing against the finish line to create a short film profiling black Canadian climber Sabrina Chapman.

It’s not just that she’s a woman. Or that she’s black and a first-generation Canadian. Or that she’s entirely a nontraditional climber on her way to the elite rankings of climbing. It’s that she encompasses all of these identities and more.

Sabrina Chapman began climbing at 26 and is now in the 13+ range of sport climbing. She continues to make waves as she consistently ascends more difficult routes despite a world of beta that doesn’t assist her 5’2″ frame.

With the support of Melanin Base Camp, an incredible team of storytellers aims to profile Chapman in an ethical, holistic manner not typically afforded to people of color. And they need your help to get this important, relevant, and inclusive story into the mainstream.

Watch Chapman’s short video below and donate to the Titan Project here!

Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.