Caren Reich bouldering at Devil's Lake 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking - 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking providing women guides and assistants for women trekkers.

Women trekking guides is a new concept for Nepalese society. It has been a great challenge to bring women into this industry, since society doesn't condone women working as guides, but after a long struggle we have proven ourselves. Women can also work as a guide if the opportunity is provided to her. We have demonstrated that women are mentally, physically and emotionally as strong as men.  [more info]

Access Fund - The Access Fund is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open & conserving the climbing environment.  [more info]

Adirondack Mountain Club - Chapters exist in NY, NJ, PA and CT. Most of the trips are mixed but there a few women only trips. One such trip: the Women's Challenge, a week of climbing, canoeing, hiking and backpacking.  [more info]

Adventure Out - women's guide service that includes climbing, backpacking, surfing and many other sports  [more info]

Adventures in Good Company - Adventures in Good Company was started to continue the tradition of providing affordable excellent trips for women  [more info]

Alpine Finishing School for Ladies - The Alpine Finishing School for Ladies

Extends a cordial invitation to all women with an inclination to the vertical world.

Please join us in the "Alps of North America", the North Cascades, for distinctly feminine adventures and camaraderie.

The objective of this fine organization is to expose women of all ages to the joys of the alpine world whilst instilling confidence and composure in all manner of climbing and mountain travel techniques. Group sizes are small to allow for ample individual instruction and attention. All programmes are instructed and guided by women. Private tutoring is also available with many spectactular possibilities for climbing and skiing outings by individual arrangement

The east slopes of the North Cascades are wonderfully situated in that they are accessible enough to allow for exceptional European style climbing and skiing during the day, with a return to the mountain hamlet of Mazama for civilized dining and lodging options in the evenings.

Please join us for one of our group instructional outings, or contact us regarding specific goals.

The Alpine Finishing School for Ladies was founded by Anne Keller, an accomplished Northwest climber and guide. She has been climbing for 15 years and has completed many ascents throughout the Cascades as well as four expeditions to the Alaska range. Anne has been guiding for six years and has been employed by two of the most well respected guide schools in the United States; Rainier Mountaineering Incorporated and Exum Mountain Guides. During this time Anne worked her way up to senior guide on Rainier with forty successful ascents. Anne is a member of the American Mountain Guides Association and has completed both the advanced alpine guides course and the ski guides course. She is an EMT and holds a Canadian level one certification in avalanche forecasting. She worked for five years as a professional ski patroller and is currently employed in the winter as a heli ski guide with North Cascades Heli Skiing. Anne also has formal training in physical therapy and is fortunate to work with the world class staff at Winthrop Physical Therapy.

The Alpine Finishing School for Ladies is operated in North Cascades National Park and the Okanogan National Forest in conjunction with North Cascades Mountain Guides.  [more info]

Appalachian Mountain Club - The AMC has a number of educational programs for women only. Ice climbing being one of them.  [more info]

ASCF - The American Sport Climbers Federation (ASCF) is an organization for Climbing Gyms and Competitors of all skill levels (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Open). The goal of the ASCF is to develop the sport of competition climbing in the United States. The ASCF sanctions climbing competitions in the U.S.  [more info]

Atlanta Climbing Club - Open monthly meeting for climbers of all levels. This is a club for climbers and all about climbing in the Southeastern USA  [more info]

Babes in the Backcountry - The Summit Hut Association sponsors all women's clinics in avalanche awareness. This two day/overnight course takes place at a high mountain hut complete with bunks, latrines, stoves, etc. Participants will learn how to avoid avalanches through crystal and snow pit analysis, beacon practice and more.  [more info]

Biking Expedition - The Biking Expedition offer girls only bike trips and classes. One in particular begins and ends in Boston taking the girls through Southern Maine and Northern New Hampshire, improving self esteem and teaching skills in road and mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking. Girls 11-15 years old are welcome. 13 day long trip: $1745.  [more info]

Boulder Rock Club - BRC is an indoor climbing gym that offers indoor and outdoor climbing instruction as well as 2 weekly all women's programs.  [more info]

Crux Climbing Gym - The Crux offers a women's only climbing group every Tuesday night from 7-9pm. All climbing levels are welcome.  [more info]

Explorer's Club of Pittsburgh - The club is a coed collegiate outdoor club that offers a women's climbing day.  [more info]

Himalayan High Treks - HHT offers two trips a year as all women's excursions to the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau.  [more info]

Lead On Climbing, LLC - Lead On Climbing is a rock climbing, rappelling and wilderness first aid school located in Northeast Ohio. Their director Jill Gallagher is an American Mountain Guide’s Association Certified Single Pitch Instructor.  [more info]

Mahoosuc Guide Service - MGS offers about 10 all women's trips each year including rock climbing throughout Maine.  [more info]

Make It Special (Climbing Wedding Ceremonies!) - Adventure Weddings ~ Your Imagination Is The Only Limit

Anything you want we can do, top of the rock, end of the trail, on the mountainside, on the beach or your favorite adventure doing the special thing that the two of you share. One inspiration for becoming a wedding officiant was from a couple who wanted to exchange their vows while rock climbing but could not find a minister to perform the ceremony. I worked to become ordained so that I could perform the ceremony and "Make It Special" was born. Any activity is fair game. If I do not know how to do it I will learn. My goal is to make your wedding special.  [more info]

Mountain Madness International Climbing School - MM offers women only climbing clinics.  [more info]

MountainGirl - MountainGirl offers female led mountaineering, ice and rock climbing courses in Chamonix, France as well as the UK. MountainGirl's aim is to get more women climbing in the high mountain environment, becoming safer and more independent on climbs and making great friends through climbing.  [more info]

National Outdoor Leadership School - NOLS has conducted courses since 1965 and focuses on teaching outdoor living and leadership skills. Two of their 135 courses each year are geared to women only with women instructors. These two courses include sea kayaking in Mexico and a Rock Climbing Leadership Seminar.  [more info]

North Cascades Mountain Guides - Our Mission is to provide high quality, low ratio guided trips and instruction at affordable rates. We feel that our commitment to low ratio trips is what sets us apart from many other companies. Climbing as a small group not only increases your margin of safety, but ensures all participants individual attention and the highest quality experience possible. Depending on the climb, we will limit the total number of climber to guides to maintain an effective ratio. This may be as many as 4 climbers to one guide for a toprope climbing session, while more difficult alpine ascents will only allow 1 climber per guide. Our ratios are often 1/2 of what other companies allow. Once people have experienced the difference very few will ever return to high ratio guiding.

We offer courses and private guiding trips in rock climbing, alpine climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, and backcountry skiing. Our main emphasis is on safety, fun, and learning. We forge unforgettable experiences adventuring into the challenge and grandeur of the "American Alps" and beyond.

All our guides are experienced, professional instructors. We can customize any trip to meet your goals and create a memorable outdoor adventure, regardless of ability. Whether you choose a day of instruction at the crags, a backcountry ski excursion, an alpine rock climb on a granite spire, or a myriad of other possibilities, our courses and trips are aimed at providing you with experiences that will increase your knowledge and enthusiasm in mountain exploration and adventure.  [more info]

Northern California Women's Climbing Coalition - NCWCC is a sports club and association promoting women using their own resources to further empower their climbing experience.  [more info]

Off The Wall Indoor Climbing Women's Programs - We have been offering women's programs for 13 years now, and have continued to promote growth in our women's climbing seminars. We have a great working relationship with the She Climbs chapter based in Collingwood, Ontario... Jennie Elmslie who organizes that chapter is our instructor for the women's program at Off The Wall. It's an awesome program, and still growing!  [more info]

Outward Bound (CA) - Outward Bound Canada runs womens only courses. 7day rock climbing in squamish, 7day mountaineering in pemberton, and 7day mountaineering courses for female survivors of violence.  [more info]

Pacific Crest Outward Bound School - PCOBS offers about 12 courses for women only. Including a trip to Joshua Tree N.M. and Alpine Mountaineering in the High Sierras.  [more info]

Personal Challenges - PC offers climbing trips for women that emphasizes a connection to nature.  [more info]

Rubicon Outdoors - Rubicon Outdoors is committed to providing detail oriented, environmentally friendly and professionally staffed adventure programs for youths, adults, familiies, and groups.  [more info]

SheClimbs Bay Area -

SheClimbs Bay Area is a grassroots organization dedicated to promoting a strong female presence in the San Francisco Bay Area climbing community. Our Objective is to get local women climbers together to motivate each other, create climbing friendships and have fun! All ages and climbing abilities are welcome.

The Bay Area chapter of the now-defunct national SheClimbs, Inc. organization was started by Stacey Collver in 2000, but serious health issues meant that Stacey was unable to keep up the momentum, so it lay mainly dormant for a few years. In 2013 Emily Adams and Nicole Belle Isle, co-organizers of a new women's climbing Meetup group, contacted Stacey about joining forces, and with her blessing they took on the SheClimbs name and mission while continuing to use Meetup as a platform for member recruitment and event planning. Membership in the new incarnation of the group passed 100 just 5 months after it started, and the growth continues...

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Sylvan Rocks - SR teaches 6-10 all women's rock climbing courses and trips each year. These include "Rock Camp" which take place 4 consecutive Saturdays, "Devil's Tower Weekend" and other climbing locations around South Dakota  [more info]

Washington Women Outdoors, Inc - WWO is a nonprofit organization. We engage in outdoor activities where women share skills, experience, strengths, and support to enhance and expand each woman's world. They provide instruction by women for women.  [more info]

Wild Cat Climbers - WCC is an all women's climbing group.  [more info]

Women Climbers Northwest - WCNW is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1983 to promote climbing and other wilderness activities among women. Several times a year the group organizes "meets" so that members can get together and rock climb, peak climb, ice climb, hike or ski together. They publish a monthly newsletter, schedule potlucks or activities where women can plan adventures and discuss topics of interest such as avalanche safely, endurance training, etc.  [more info]

Women Climbing Inc. (New Zealand) - Women Climbing Inc. is a network of women who get into rock-climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing, alpine tramping and other outdoor activities. We were established to encourage women’s participation in mountaineering, related mountain activities and rock-climbing. Our members are active women who also enjoy other activities like mountain biking, tramping, skiing, caving and orienteering.

Our mission is to provide a network of information about these activities and contacts to help women into them. We offer courses and trips in a safe environment. We aim to build skills so all of our members can enjoy the mountains safely.

Women Climbing is affiliated to the New Zealand Alpine Club which means that our members share some benefits of the New Zealand Alpine Club.  [more info]

Women in Motion - An adventure travel company offering women's tours including rock climbing.  [more info]

Women of the Woods - WotW is a lesbian social group that enjoys outdoor activities as scheduled by their members.  [more info]

Women Outdoors, Inc. - WO is a non-profit networking group who publishes a quartly mag "Women Outdoors." The group helps local areas create chapters of their own. Chapters currently exist in the following states: Alaska, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and Massachusettes.  [more info]

Women's Climbing Club - Student activities club that meets weekly to climb indoors and outdoors for women of all abilities.  [more info]

Women's Wilderness Institute - The Women’s Wilderness Institute has been offering high quality rock climbing instruction and outdoor adventures since 1998. We offer fun, inspiring, real-life expeditions and courses that will teach you the skills you need for your own climbing adventures. Three day rock camps at Vedauwoo, and single-day and weekend courses in the Boulder area. Anchor clinics and lead climbing courses, as well as courses for beginners.  [more info]

Woodswomen - Note: Woodswomen closed @1999 and some of the women started up Adventures in Good Company. Woodswomen has a long history of providing quality outdoor skills training and adventure travel for women.  [more info]

Yamnuska Inc. - Come check out climbing in the Canadian Rockies! Yamnuska now offers mountaineering, rock climbing and hiking programs for women only. For many women, being on a co-educational course is not an issue, while for others it can be an intimidating experience. The idea of women's programs stems from the vision that many women may find an all-women's environment more comfortable and supportive for learning and developing skills. Our professional female guides, certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides or foreign equivalent, will instruct you in a non-competitive environment in which to learn and grow while increasing self-esteem and confidence through personal challenge and positive leadership. Participants will expand their horizons and find themselves in an enriching experience that fosters responsibility, leadership, decision-making and cooperation. All of our programs are created to promote individual achievement within a strong context of teamwork and community. At Yamnuska we truly believe in the many benefits that women gain from the participation in women's only programs - particularly those that challenge the mind and body and feed the spirit!  [more info]

Organizations for the orgs section are chosen by womenclimbing either for being women specific, offering women only events, or for being great organizationos in general. If you or your organizatoin would prefer to be left off this list, please contact me ASAP via my contact page or e-mail me at climbon@womenclimbing.com. Please note who you are, that you'd like to be removed and I will try to take action as fast as possible.


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