We are so excited to be bringing Woman Up to Cliffs of Id in Culver City September 22nd + 23rd! Expect a gym full of problems all set by womxn, a womxn-only climbing comp, athlete clinics, workshops, vendor village, prizes, games, and so much more. Keep an eye on this page, as we’ll be updating it with more details closer to the event. In the meantime, mark your calendars and tell your friends! We can’t wait to see you there.


Touchstone + The North Face are proud to present our second annual Woman Up Climbing Festival at Cliffs of Id! This two-day event on September 22 + 23 is designed to celebrate the incredible womxn present in every aspect of rock climbing—from routesetters to weekend warriors to professional athletes—and to encourage womxn to join our industry, achieve their personal goals, and find their community.

For all the womxn who’ve ever felt like they’ve had to justify themselves at the crag or the gym, this festival is a chance for us to inspire, support, and 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.


Our all-womxn’s competition on September 22nd will be set by premier female routesetters from around the world. 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!

The Citizens Comp will take place from 11am to 4pm, is open to all levels, and will be broken down into age categories (16 and under, 17-35, 36-49, 50+). This is 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 in the Finals for a handsome cash purse! Open competitors will climb on 10 judged Qualifier problems from 9am to 12pm in order to qualify for Finals at 7pmIt is HIGHLY recommended that Open competitors arrive early to allow for ample rest between Qualifiers and the Finals.

This competition is open to all womxn. Men are encouraged to spectate, cheer, and support the ladies, but are not able to participate in the comp.

Check out our Comp FAQ for more details.

Citizens Pricing

Includes a swag bag for the first 350 registrants, competition entry, discount at the food trucks, and beer.

Pricing BEFORE September 1st Pricing AFTER September 1st
$5 Members $15 Members
$20 Non-Members $30 Non-Members

Open Pricing

Includes a swag bag for the first 350 registrants, competition entry, discount at the food trucks, and beer.

Pricing BEFORE September 1st Pricing AFTER September 1st
$40 Participants $50 Participants

Spectator Pricing

Includes a discount at the food trucks and beer.

Pricing BEFORE September 1st Pricing AFTER September 1st
$0 Members $0 Members
$10 Non-Members $10 Non-Members

Still have questions? Our Comp FAQ may have the answers you’re looking for!


You can be sure that all of your favorite brands will be at Vendor Village the same day of the competition, September 22nd. You’ll be able to cruise around and check out gear, apparel, and more as well as snag some tasty food and beverages from local food trucks and Touchstone Brewing. Whether you’re taking a break from the rock climbing action or just came to spectate, Vendor Village will have something fun for you!


Spend the day acquiring new skills and meeting amazing womxn in climbing. We will be running clinics and workshops on September 23rd hosted by leaders in the climbing industry, including an all-day routesetting clinic led by experienced gym and competition setters. Stay tuned for sign-ups, pricing, and more information in the coming weeks.


For this year’s panel on September 23rd, we will be focusing our questions on a specific topic about the intersections of identity and rock climbing. We’re looking forward to sharing more about the amazing folx on our panel and the upcoming discussion soon!


The keynote presentation on September 23rd will be an opportunity for our speaker to provide insight into their specific experiences in the climbing industry and community. We can’t wait to share with you all who it is—keep an eye on this page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see the announcement!


To everyone who attended the 2017 Woman Up Climbing Festival, THANK YOU! Seeing you all climbing, supporting one another, and smiling from ear-to-ear filled our hearts with so much joy. We hope you all had as much fun at the festival as we had organizing it.

Relive the event and check out The Faces of Woman Up 2017!

You can find the scores for the Citizens Competition here, and the Open Competition here.