Women's Trad Festival 2022

Women's Trad Festival 2022 will be held on 29th-31st July in the Peak District. The ballot for tickets is now open! Read on for more information about the different ticket types we offer. The ballot for each ticket type can be found at the bottom of the relevant page (e.g. the ballot for learner tickets can be found at the bottom of the learner page).

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Apply as a leader

Leader applications for WTF2022 are now open! To apply to be a leader at the festival, you will need to have your SPA, RCI or higher. To apply, please click the link below and fill out our application form:

Ticket types

Learner ticket

Learners at WTF have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, tailored to your previous experience and personal goals.


These tickets are aimed at a range of abilities, from those who have never climbed before, to those who have some trad experience but want to build confidence.


Workshop tickets

Our workshop tickets are for climbers who already have some trad climbing experience but would like to develop their skills.

Examples of workshops we've run in the past include Crack Climbing, Self Rescue, Learning to Lead, RCI Support and Breaking Barriers (focused around working through physical and mental barriers).

Parent & child tickets

Our Parent and Child tickets give parents the opportunity to attend the festival with their child or children, aged 8 to 18 years old.


Our 2021 workshop was focused on helping you and your children develop the skills to trad climbing together safely and independently after the festival.

How do I buy a ticket?

This year we are running a ticket ballot. This means that everyone who wants to attend the festival as a learner can apply, and successful climbers will be randomly selected from the applications. The ballot for 2022 tickets is now closed.

As well as a range of ticket types, there are several other supporting roles which we would not be able to

run the festival without:


These lovely ladies and men take our learner ticket holders out climbing. They all hold their RCI/SPA or above. They will spend the weekend teaching gear placements, building anchors, building confidence and some may get their learners leading.


All of our mentors are AMI (the Association of Mountaineering Instructors) instructors who have their MCI (Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors Award). They spend the weekend at the crags supporting our leaders, in a 1:3 ratio.

Core volunteers

We couldn't run the festival without these special people. They support us by making the festival the best it can be by keeping the site looking fabulous, running registration, selling mugs, and being generally brilliant all weekend.

Where is WTF2022?

Women's Trad Festival will be held at Clark Farm in the Peak District:

WTF2022 sponsors

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Headline sponsors:

Main sponsors:

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Fringe sponsors:

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