Women’s Trad Climbing Weekend

A weekend of trad-focused clinics, conversations and climbing,
taught by and for climbers who identify as women.

 
 
 
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Climbing Education for Women

Why women-specific training?

Every time we offer womens-only events, the consensus is consistent: Climbing with a group of women feels different somehow. Powerful. Open. Safe. Inspiring. Our female instructors climb with guys all the time and enjoy it, but we have experienced the special quality of womens-only training and it’s difficult not to notice. So we’ve set aside time for a weekend of climbing, training and festivities for the first time this year. We’re excited to meet the group who will join us!

 

Nutshell Summary

  • Where | Devil's Lake State Park
  • Dates | Fri 7/5 - Sun 7/7
  • Who | Women with at least some climbing experience
  • Cost | Variable
  • Options | Clinics, Camp, Climb
 
 
 

 

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Schedule
Here's What We'll Do While the schedule is a work in progress, our weekend will look something close to this.
Friday
4:00 PM Registration & Camp Set-up
6:00 PM Dinner Available
7:30 PM Welcome & Logistics
8:00 PM Presentation
9:00 PM Hang-out, campfire, snacks?
Saturday
6:30 AM Breakfast & Make Lunch
7:30 AM Clinics Meet & do Introductions
8:00 AM Clinics Leave
4:00 PM Clinics Arrive Back
4:00 PM Fun, come by and check it out thing, time for swimming, etc.
5:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM mini-clinics
9:00 PM fire side story telling (people have pre-applied)
10:00 PM Hang-Out
Sunday
7:00 AM Breakfast & Make Lunch
8:00 AM Clinics Meet & do Introductions
8:30 AM Clinics Leave
4:30 PM Clinics Arrive Back
 
 
 

 

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Clinics

All clinics are full-day affairs (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). All students are encouraged to bring their own personal gear (helmets, harnesses, shoes), though we can supply limited equipment for those who need it.

Saturday Clinics

Anchors I
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Anchors II
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Gaining Confidence on Lead
Learn technical and mental skills and strategies to be more confident and confident on lead. You will spend the day climbing and practicing these new skills while mock leading with feedback. Trad lead experience is required.

Introduction to Traditional Lead Climbing
Make the transition from top-rope climbing or following to leading with traditional protection. Learn about placing and removing traditional protection and skills and strategies of lead climbing. Climbing and belaying experience is required.

Sunday Clinics

Anchors II
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Mock Lead Practice Day or Intro to Lead
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Multi-Pitch Efficiency
Learn the standard improvements that increase the efficiency (and speed) of your multi-pitch climbing day. Also learn to identify other areas where you may be losing time. There will be a lot of situational practice, anchor building, and some climbing. Multi-pitch climbing experience is required, a partner is not required.

Introduction to Traditional Multi-pitch Climbing
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Instructor Team
 
 
 

 

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Weekend Options

Women's Trad Climbing Weekend
from 125.00

Choose two, one or no clinics. All options include camping and meals for the weekend at Wheeler’s Campground, just outside Devil’s Lake State Park.

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A La Carte Clinics

A La Carte Clinic
200.00

Choose a Saturday or Sunday clinic without the super fun community camping/meals component.

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