WOMAN UP EVENTS | 2022 | 2020 | 20192018 2017 |


The Woman Up Climbing Festival is a celebration of the incredible women and nonbinary folx present in every aspect of rock climbing—from routesetters to weekend warriors to professional athletes to bright-eyed newbies. With this multi-day event, we hope to inspire more people who identify as women or nonbinary to join our industry, achieve their personal goals, and find their community.

Our 2024 Woman Up Climbing Festival was fire! See some of the highlights:



Our next Woman Up Climbing Festival will be in 2025 in the Bay Area. Check back later this year for all the deets.

For all the women and nonbinary folx who ever felt like they had to justify themselves at the crag or the gym, this festival is a chance for us to remind each other that we CAN reach that hold, we CAN make that dyno, we CAN lead that pitch—and we can lead the industry, too. Check out the results from Woman Up 2024:



We always kick off Woman Up with a party! In addition to food, drinks, and community, previous years’ parties have included pull-up competitions, panels, scavenger hunts, keynotes, dance parties, and more. And, yeah, it’s always a blast.


The only event of its kind, our competition is always set exclusively by women and nonbinary routesetters. Whether you’re an actual pro or you’ve never competed before, you’ll find high-quality problems and tons of fun at every grade! We encourage all women and nonbinary folx to participate in the competition.

We donate 100% of the proceeds from competition fees and spectator passes to a non-profit that increases diversity in the climbing and outdoor recreation world. 2024’s recipient organization was Bolt & Revolt—a non-profit creating a global coalition of women, non-binary, trans & genderqueer climbing setters that creates space to uplift, support, & empower our community.

The Citizens Comp is open to all levels and is broken down into age categories (16 and under, 17-35, 36-49, 50+). This is a chance for everyone to try their hardest in a supportive and inclusive environment.

The Open Comp is for advanced climbers who are ready to throw down for a chance at Finals and a hefty cash purse! Open competitors must first climb in our Redpoint Qualifier round. The top six competitors will advance to Onsight Finals. Check out our Comp FAQ for more details.

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Your favorite brands and local makers fill out our Community Market. Cruise around and check out gear, apparel, and more while snagging some tasty food and beverages from local food trucks. Peruse our 2024 Woman Up Community Market vendors:

Community Market

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Every year we offer clinics and workshops on a variety of topics hosted by leaders in the climbing industry. Clinics have included an all-day routesetting clinic led by the same crew who set all the problems for the Woman Up comp, Lead 1 and Lead 2, plus workshops with pros like Beth Rodden, Lynn HillAlex JohnsonNikki Smith, Lisa Rands, and so many more! Check out Woman Up 2024’s clinic lineup.

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Each year we partner with sponsors looking to elevate everyone in the outdoors and climbing industry to help us make Woman Up the best event it can be. If you’re interested in becoming a 2025 Woman Up sponsor, drop us a line!

To everyone who has attended a Woman Up Climbing Festival, THANK YOU! Seeing you all climbing, supporting one another, and smiling from ear to ear fills our hearts with so much joy.


WOMAN UP EVENTS | 2022 | 2020 | 20192018 2017 |