Women's Trad Festival
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the fifth Women’s Trad
Festival 2020. For more information please read our latest blog post:
Learners at WTF have the opportunity to develop and hone a range of skills, tailored specifically to what you want to learn and your previous experience. This can range from an introduction and the very basics to learning to lead.
These tickets are aimed at a range of abilities, from those who have never climbed before, to women who may have some indoor experience, or even some trad experience but want to build confidence.
Climbing Progression ticket
This ticket is an opportunity for those who can confidently lead trad at any grade to meet other psyched, likeminded climbing partners and hone specific trad climbing skills through various master classes and workshops.
These tickets provide the opportunity to learn the vital skills needed for and self-rescue in both single and multi-pitch environments.
Parent & child ticket
This is an opportunity for a parent to attend the festival with their child or children, aged 8 to 18 years old. The parent will be a Learner ticket holder and develop their own skills, while their child (or children) climbs nearby with other children, led by 2 experienced instructors.
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 either have at least five years of experience climbing and teaching others to climb, or 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 MIA, and are headed up by Cath Wilson, who is our safety-coordinator.
They spend the weekend at the crags supporting our leaders and climbers, giving advice and assistance where needed. They also give a leader briefing in the mornings.
We couldn't run the festival without these special people. They support us as organisers in making the festival the best it can be for everyone attending by keeping the site looking fabulous, running registration, selling mugs and raffle tickets, and being generally brilliant all weekend.
Some photos from Women's Trad Festival 2019: