To everyone who attended the 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.

Since this was the first time we have ever put on an event like Woman Up, we’d like to hear what you have to say. Feel free to take our survey so we can know what worked, what didn’t, and how we could make events like Woman Up even better in the future.

Introducing the Woman Up Climbing Festival

Touchstone + The North Face are proud to present our first Women’s Climbing Festival, Woman Up at Dogpatch Boulders! This two-day event on July 22 + 23 is designed to both celebrate the incredible womxn present in every aspect of rock climbing—from routesetters to weekend warriors to professional athletes—and to inspire women to join our industry, achieve their personal goals, and find their community.

For every woman who’s 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 the industry, too.

Day 1: July 22nd – Woman Up Competition

Our all-women’s competition is set by the premier female routesetters in the country and is open to all levels. Whether you’re an actual pro or you’ve never competed before, you’ll find high quality routes at every grade and tons of fun at both the Citizens and Open comp levels.

The Citizens comp runs 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+). The Open comp is for advanced climbers who are ready to throw down in the finals at 7pm for a handsome cash purse!

In order to compete in the Open you must qualify during the Citizens comp. It is HIGHLY recommended that those competing in the Open arrive early to allow for ample rest between qualifiers and the finals at 6pm.

This competition is open to all womxn. Men are encouraged to come 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 July 1st Pricing AFTER July 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 July 1st Pricing AFTER July 1st
$40 Participants $50 Participants

Spectator Pricing

Includes a discount at the food trucks and beer.

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

10% of our competition proceeds will be donated to Girl Ventures, whose mission is to empower young girls to develop and express their strengths through outdoor adventure. With their mentorship model and their dedication to underserved communities, Girl Ventures is the only local nonprofit of its kind.

10:00 am Registration Opens
10:00 – 6:00 pm Vendor Village
11:00 – 4:00 pm Citizens Comp + Open Qualifiers
2:00 – 8:00 pm Food Trucks
4:00 – 8:00 pm Beer from Sufferfest Beer and Touchstone Brewing
4:00 – 6:00 pm Citizens Comp Awards Ceremony
  • In addition to announcing the winners for each category, we will also be announcing the winner of our Woman Up Empowerment Award to honor a member of our community who has actively made our gyms more inclusive, supportive, and accessible to womxn.
6:00 – 8:00 pm Open Finals
8:00 – 9:00 pm Closing Ceremony + Open Comp Awards

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

Day 2: July 23rd – Yoga, Clinics, Panel Discussion, and Presentation

Spend the day acquiring new skills and meeting amazing women in climbing. In addition to morning yoga and coffee + pastries, we’ll be running clinics hosted by leaders in the climbing industry, including an all-day routesetting clinic led by experienced gym and competition setters Jackie Hueftle, Kasia Pietras, Christine Deyo, Flannery Shay-Nemirow, and Sarah Filler. Looking for other skills? From beginners to advanced climbers, hangboards to the big walls, we’ve got you covered with some of the best clinics taught by Alex Puccio, Nina Williams, Natasha Barnes, Beth Rodden, and Emily Taylor.

Later, join us for a panel discussion on women in climbing and the outdoors with female industry leaders and a keynote presentation by the incomparable Lynn Hill!

Clinics will be individually priced. Clinic participants get free admission to morning yoga, the panel discussion, and the keynote presentation. Details are posted online. Booking available now!

Clinic participation is limited to womxn, but both the panel discussion and presentation are open to all.

  • Yoga, Panel Discussion, and Presentation Pricing
    • $0 Members
    • $10 Non-Members
8:00 – 10:00 am Yoga, Coffee + Pastries
9:00 – 3:00 pm Routesetting Clinic
10:00 – 12:00 pm Climbing Clinics
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
  • Clinic participants, your lunch is on us!
1:00 – 3:00 pm Climbing Clinics
3:00 – 4:00 pm Happy Hour and Meet + Greet
  • Come meet the athletes + setters and have your poster/tote bag signed.
4:00 – 6:00 pm Panel Discussion
  • Join us for a discussion on women in the climbing world with professional climbers Beth Rodden and Lynn Hill, Flash Foxy Founder Shelma Jun, Access Fund Public Land Associate Katie Goodwin, and professional setter Jackie Hueftle from The Spot in Boulder, Colorado.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Lynn Hill Keynote Presentation
  • Wrapping up the climbing festival will be a presentation by living legend Lynn Hill. Lynn was the first person to free climb The Nose on El Capitan, forever redefining the possibilities of rock climbing. She has put up some of the hardest big wall free ascents in the world in places like Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, and has been an outspoken proponent of gender equality in climbing. She has broken the field wide open with her passion and determination, and is a true inspiration to climbers everywhere.