The Women’s Climbing Festival (WCF) came to fruition through an identified mutual desire many women to have a space that physically connects female climbers together and provides them with an opportunity to meet and climb with other women.

WCF was established in 2016 in Bishop, CA and 2017 marked the expansion of the festival to two locations!  Our hope is that it provides women with a space for camaraderie, conversation, connection and climbing – 1) the opportunity to meet other passionate female climbers from across the country, 2) the invitation to women who may have felt intimidated for various reasons to try climbing outside to come, experience climbing outdoors and take introductory clinics in a supportive environment, and 3) the ability to gain confidence, skills and stoke, which they can take back and share at their local crags and beyond.