Bouldering enthusiasts are participating in an effort in support of the people of central Italy who were hit by earthquakes on Aug. 24 and October 2016. Gyms across Italy will be raising funds by organizing bouldering contests under the umbrella of an initiative called Rebuild Boulder. In Italy there are around 250 gyms and climbing associations where bouldering can be practiced. The first event will take place at Rome's Monkey Island gym on Nov. 25, followed by other events in Campobasso, Perugia, Turin, Florence and more. The initiative, which has been launched by Marco Iacono and Stefano Vittori, can be followed on, where gyms can also find information about how to organize a Rebuild competition.