26 March 2021

Climbfest: Join Us In Canberra with Women Uprising & Mountain Strong

We are excited to support Women Uprising, alongside Mountain Strong gym, in an exciting line up of in-person climbing workshops, following the success of their Virtual Women’s Climbing Festival held online last year.

Photo: Climber Beaziyt Worcou, captured by Mitchell Scanlan-Bloor (@mitchsb)

Women Uprising are heading to Ngunnawal Country (Canberra) with a series of indoor and outdoor workshops. The festival gets started with guided top-rope sessions, learn how to trad climb sessions, rockcraft workshops and ending in celebratory fashion with food & drinks at Mountain Strong gym.

The workshops are welcome to all cis-women, trans-women, non-binary, genderqueer and bi-gender women climbers. Read more about the workshops available below.

All workshop participants will receive a Walls Are Meant for Climbing T-Shirt and have a chance to win up to $2,000 worth of prizes from The North Face. 

Weekend Warrior
17 & 18 April, Saturday & Sunday

Spend the day hanging out with other fab women climbers and explore the wonders of climbing on real rock. This is a no-frills session where all climbing gear and guiding instruction will be provided, so all you need is yourself and a friend, or two!

17 April @ White Rocks
18 April @ Kambah Rocks

Sign Up Here

Rockcraft @ Mountain Strong
20 - 22 April, Tuesday - Thursday

Get into learning all the skills about how to climb outdoors in a safe and supportive environment, plus other useful skills that will help consolidate all your knowledge while under guidance from experienced instructors.

20 April - Sport Climbing Anchor Workshop
21 April - Intro to Crack Climbing
22 April - Trad Climbing Anchor Workshop 

Sign Up Here

*100% of Rockcraft workshop fees will go to Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) as part of reparations to the First Nations people of this land.

Trad is Rad @ White Rocks
23 & 24 April, Friday & Saturday

One of Women Uprising’s most popular workshops, you will learn how to be a safe, informed trad climbing partner. You will also learn about trad-specific gear, gear placement, lead protection system, setting up trad anchors, lead and top-rope belaying on trad, how to clean a pitch and leave no gear on a route, rappelling off a route with a third-hand, route finding and trad etiquette. 

Sign Up Here

*One scholarship spot is available for the Trad is Rad workshop, supported by The North Face. 
Apply here

Climbfest Finale Fiesta!
25 April, Sunday

Come join us for an all-women climb sesh, drinks and food to celebrate the end of Climbfest courtesy of Capital Brewing Co

To learn more about Women Uprising, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

-- We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and custodians of Ngunnawal Country and give our respects to Elders past, present and future. We want to acknowledge that we climb and explore on this land that was forcibly taken from the Aboriginal people where sovereignty has never been ceded. This always was and always will be Aboriginal people’s land --

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