Women's Trad Festival 2021

We are extremely excited to announce that Women's Trad Festival 2021 will be held on 6-8th August in the Peak District - save the date! Tickets will be available soon, and leader applications are now open. Read on for more information about this year's festival...

Apply as a leader

Leader applications for WTF2021 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. These tickets are aimed at a range of abilities, from those who have never climbed before, to women who may even have some trad experience but want to build confidence.

Workshop tickets

There will be some workshop tickets available. These are for climbers who already have some experience, allowing them to gain valuable new skills over the course of the weekend. These workshops will be run by DMM and Mountain Training.

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. More info to come soon!

How do I buy a ticket?

This year we will be 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. We will be sharing more information on the ballot process and opening date soon!

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 WTF2021?

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

© Women's Trad Festival | All photos by Charlie Low & Jessie Leong

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