In August 2018, I co-organised the third annual Women's Trad Festival. The festival aims to help bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor climbing, and provide women with a welcoming and supportive environment in which to do so. It helps them meet likeminded women with whom they can build friendships, and it helps to create a network and a community of climbers who can all learn from each other and thrive together.


In its third year, the festival had almost 200 attendees, of all age ranges, genders and backgrounds. It was sponsored by Rab, DMM, The BMC, Mountain Training, Tenaya & Outside.

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Meg White learning to trad lead with Mountain Leader Tom Ripley at Women's Trad Festival 2017 info
Teaching trad climbing at Women's Trad Festival 2017 info
Teaching top set up at Women's Trad Festival 2017 info
Climbing on gritstone at Birchen Edge on Women's Trad Festival 2017 info
MIA Cath Wilson giving a talk at Women's Trad Festival 2017 info
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Teaching gear placement at Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
Scoping out a route at Birchen Edge at Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
A leader teaching a group of climbers at Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
Leading at Birchen Edge on Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
Placing gear on a first trad lead at Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
Enjoying the atmosphere at Women's Trad Festival 2016 info
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