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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 next Woman Up Climbing Festival is February 9-11, 2024 at Cliffs of Id, Culver City. 

Mark your calendars:

  • Competition registration opens for Citizen and Open categories on December 1, 2023.
  • December 31, 2023 is the last day to receive early bird pricing. Competition registration increases on January 1, 2024.
  • Registration for all Woman Up clinics goes live at NOON on January 1, 2024. Check out what we have in store for you here.

Registration Schedule F.A.Q. Clinics

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.



February 9, 2024

As always, we’ll 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. Join us on Friday night to discover what we have planned. It’s going to be a blast.


February 10, 2024

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. This year’s recipient organization is 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.

finals at woman up


You can be sure that all of your favorite brands will be at the Community Market. Cruise around and check out gear, apparel, and more while snagging some tasty food and beverages from local food trucks. Whether you’re taking a break from the rock climbing action or just came to spectate, the Community Market will have something fun for you!

Community Market

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Spend time acquiring new skills and meeting amazing women in climbing. 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 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 |