In the Media

We’re blown away by the amount of love we’ve been shown by those interested in sharing our story. From video to print, documentaries to news stories, below you can find all of the ways the Rox mission impacts lives.  

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Testimonials by Memphis Mountaintop Media

Malik and Demond: A Memphis Rox Story

When Malik Martin met Demond Jackson, he found younger version of himself: a teenager in need of a big brother. See how Memphis Rox brought them together.

Florence and Jarmond: A Memphis Rox Story

Through good and bad, Jarmond always knew growing up that he could count on his mom. And Florence knew the importance of a mother's love: It could save her son's life. This is the story of two of Memphis Rox first staffers, Florence and Jarmond Johnson.

Memphis Rox On Screen

Reel Rock 15: Black Ice

A crew of aspiring ice climbers from the Memphis Rox gym travels to the frozen wilds of Montana, where mentors Manoah Ainuu, Conrad Anker and Fred Campbell share their love of winter adventure in the mountains.

REI presents: Safe Haven

Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Rox opened a climbing gym to be at the center of the city's revitalization. Watch and if you are interested to learn more about Memphis Rox.

CBS This Morning Presents: Tom Shadyac On Founding Memphis Rox

The film director, Tom Shadyac, brings indoor rock climbing to Memphis.

Black Diamond Presents: Soul Deep

In the heart of Soulsville in south Memphis, Tennessee, a revolution is happening. And it all starts with climbing. This is the story of Memphis Rox, a climbing gym that has transcended the classic model of business.

Memphis Rox

Memphis Rox Climbing is encouraging community involvement by offering free admission to their new rock climbing facility for individuals willing to volunteer.

Tom Shadyac unveils plans for Soulsville

Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac promised to be a neighbor like not other to Soulsville after buying two vacant buildings across McLemore from Stax.

Climb Your Way To The Top At Memphis Rox In South Memphis

The vision of Memphis Rox is to create a community of inclusion by fostering relationships across cultural, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds...

Memphis Rox Climbing + Community: "We Don't Say No to Helping People"

For climbers, Memphis hosts a communal focal point that turns away no one and provides more than just a recreational outlet: Memphis Rox climbing gym...

"Black Ice" documentary follows journey of Black ice climbers

Nothing stands in the way for a group of Black rock climbers from one of Memphis, Tennessee's poorest neighborhoods...

The Meaning of Community: Behind the Desk with Memphis Rox

While being closed for climbing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the nonprofit climbing gym Memphis Rox has kept busy in the Soulsville community...

How a Hollywood Director Built a Wall That Brings People Together

An empty supermarket on Memphis’ impoverished southside has transformed into one of the country’s most unusual rock climbing gyms.

Memphis Rox Continues to Serve Soulsville During Coronavirus Outbreak

This COVID-19 virus has showed us that as long as there’s one person that’s unhealthy in our communities, then we’re all unhealthy...

‘Black Ice’ Climbers Are Breaking Down Barriers Into The Outdoors

A group of South Memphis ice climbers are showing what Black adventurers can accomplish when economic barriers are removed....

Black Ice is One of the Best Climbing Films of 2020

It follows a group of climbers from Memphis to Montana for their first ice climbing adventures...