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.
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.
17 & 18 April, Saturday & Sunday
17 April @ White Rocks
18 April @ Kambah Rocks
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
*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.
*One scholarship spot is available for the Trad is Rad workshop, supported by The North Face.
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.
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