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WOMEN'S
CLIMBING
SYMPOSIUM

PAST EVENTS

Running annually since 2011 the Women's Climbing Symposium has welcomed over 2500 participants, 63 speakers, 56 coaches and 23 headline speakers to 9 different climbing walls across the UK. Many of these incredible guest speakers and coaches continue to return year after year to support the event.

The below timeline details both the venue and headline speakers for each year. Please click on the links for further information and photos from each symposium.

Climbing coach Shiggi Pakter demonstrates spiderman crawl at the Women's Climbing Symposium..

2021

The Climbing Hangar, Sheffield

 

2020

Online Speaker series and Webinars

Pro-climber Sasha DiGiulian claps hands together creating a chalk cloud.
 
Women climbers learn ropework skills with climbing coach Sam Leary at the Women's Climbing Symposium..

2019

Depot Climbing, Birmingham

 

2018

Harro Wall, London

Pro-climber Shauna Coxsey coaches an older female climber and a younger female climber how to do dynamic jumps at the Women's Climbing Symposium..
 
Pro-climber Lynn Hill delivers the headline talk at the Women's Climbing Symposium.

2017

Bloc Climbing, Bristol

 

2016

Depot Climbing, Manchester

Older woman climber smiles while doing yoga at the Women's Climbing Symposium.
 
Pro-climber Shauna Coxsey and Emma Banks laughing together at the Women's Climbing Symposium.

THE CLIMBING HANGAR

SHEFFIELD

2015

The Climbing Works, Sheffield

 

2014

The Climbing Academy, Glasgow

Older woman climber is coached on steep climbing at the Women's Climbing Symposium.
 
Climbing coach Katherine Shirrmacher coaches women on the Beastmaker fingerboards at the Women's Climbing Symposium.

THE CLIMBING HANGAR

SHEFFIELD

2013

The Arch Climbing Wall, London

 

2012

The Climbing Hangar, Liverpool

Women climbing coaches hang off the wall in high heels: including Shauna Coxsey, Suzan Dudink and Leah Crane.
 
Female climber climbing on the indoor rock climbing wall.

THE CLIMBING HANGAR

SHEFFIELD

2011

The Climbing Hangar, Liverpool