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Introducing: Headline Speaker Beth Rodden

We are delighted to announce that Beth Rodden will be headlining this year's Women's Climbing Symposium on Saturday 6th October at HarroWall, speaking on this year's theme #myclimbingjourney. Beth’s climbing journey started in the flatlands of the Central Valley of California aged 14 at the local climbing gym. She soon rocketed to indoor climbing stardom, standing on the podium in National and International competitions as a teenager, but it was in the outdoors - and specifically the Yosemite Valley - that she found her true passion. In the decade that followed she joined the legendary Lynn Hill on an expedition to Madagascar, escaped kidnappers in Kyrgyzstan, freed three routes on El Capita

Introducing: Headline Speaker Anna Stöhr

We are super psyched to announce Anna Stöhr as a headliner at this year's Women's Climbing Symposium at HarroWall. Anna dominated the competition bouldering scene for a decade and is known for a devastating mix of power, technique, canniness and determination in her climbing. She is a double World Champion, double European Champion and has won the Overall Bouldering World Cup four times. In recent years, Anna has taken her climbing journey in several new directions, pushing her outdoor grades bouldering 8B+ in Switzerland and USA in 2017, and skiing and climbing all over the world. Anna says: "I am delighted to join the WCS18 team! A symposium to learn from and surround yourself with women i

Introducing: #WCS18 theme and competition

Climbing is a sport that grabs people. It gets under your skin. It opens up new worlds and realms of possibility. Climbing is many things to many people and we have each carved our own unique journey through this diverse, wonderful sport. You many have only been climbing for six months and only ever bouldered inside or maybe you've been climbing for decades and climbed your way across the globe and explored all of the different disciplines. We each have a climbing journey and we love it for our own reasons. This year at the Women's Climbing Symposium we are celebrating our climbing journeys. We want to know how long you have been climbing. How you started, where it's taken you, where you wan

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