Bay Area Women's Climber
Recently, Natasha Barnes started a group on Facebook in an attempt to rally all the Bay Area Women Climbers
. Barnes wanted to find more female partners. In the past two decades, the number of female climbing participants has increased exponentially. However, the ratio of male to female climbers still makes climbing a male dominated sport.
Kim Groebner showing the boys how's it done on Serengiti -V5- at Bishop's Happy Boulders
Women climbing with women helps the climbing community immensly. Having more female participants in the sport creates a greater variety in style of climbs and helps the general atmossphere. There are a number of groups out there helping to promote women in climbing. Lizzy Scully, the editor of She Sends Climbing Magazine, works with a number of organizations to promote women climbing. Women Climbing.com
is an excellent resource that Scully works with. There's a solid list of climbing literature and organizations for women.
Shannon Moore crushing Panic in Detroit -5.12 b/c trad in awesome metallic spandex
"Is it a coincidence that BA means both BAD ASS and BAY AREA?" Courtney Miyamato, a San Francisco boulderer and crusher commented. Head over to Facebook.com and get together with the Bay Area Women Climbers group. Join the other Bay Area women as they head out to Yosemite, Bishop, and the Tahoe area to crush rocks, have a great time enjoying the outdoors, and enjoy awesome company.
Labels: Lizzy Scully, Natasha Barnes, women climbing