Our gyms are closed and our clinics postponed thanks to COVID-19, but you can still stay in climbing shape at home. If you’d like to access this 30 minute home workout designed by our very own Laura Schmidt, please provide your name and email and we will send you the link and password!
As the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve and progress, the Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition believes it is in the best interest of the organization and the community to suspend all chapter meet-ups and clinics for the remainder of March. During this time, the AZWCC will closely monitor protocols released by the Center for Disease Control and local health organizations until meet-ups can safely continue.
AZWCC prides itself not only as a leader of climbing safety, but as a leader in physical and mental health safety as well. To decrease the spread of COVID-19, many organizations have taken similar protocol, including the temporary closures of schools, faith-based community events, and large scale events.
We, too, hope that the temporary suspension of meet ups will decrease the potential of exposure to at risk individuals in our own communities. We will continue to monitor the containment of this global pandemic over the next two weeks and will announce how we choose to proceed at the end of the month.
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The Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to joining organizations worldwide as we fight to keep this community safe, healthy, and climbing for a lifetime.
The AZWCC is sponsoring two women to attend Focus Climbing Center’s “Members Route Setting Night” for an opportunity to learn the basics of route setting with the Focus setting team. This event will take place on March 10, 2020 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. at Focus Climbing Center in Mesa. To get the most out of this class, participants should be able to climb V3 consistently. No setting experience necessary.
If you’re interested in attending this event, please fill out the form below for a chance to learn about route setting courtesy of the AZWCC.
You do not have to be a Focus member to be eligible to win. Enter by March 4. Two winners will be contacted by email or phone on March 5. Winners must respond to an AZWCC representative within 48 hours or AZWCC will move on to next eligible winner. You must be age 18+ and be able to attend the event to be eligible for this contest.
THE ENTRY WINDOW IS NOW CLOSED
It is the position of the AZWCC that Focus Climbing Center’s post expressing disappointment in the women in the climbing community was distasteful and inappropriate and only further alienates women in the climbing community. Focus is home to one of our founding chapters, and we are deeply disheartened, but would like to use this as an opportunity to educate our climbing gym partners and rally behind and with the women in the Arizona climbing community.
The AZWCC is hosting a social hour where women will have the opportunity to connect and respectfully discuss the issues they’ve faced in our local gyms and crags. Please join us at Boulders on Broadway on Friday, October 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
If you cannot attend and would like to share your experience, comments, or concerns regarding this or any other issue, please email us at email@example.com. Your input will remain anonymous unless you give us permission to share your information.
The AZWCC is hosting its first camp out at Priest Draw on Saturday, June 29th and 30th. AZWCC staff will be informally climbing at Priest Draw from 1 p.m. until sundown. After, we will be hosting an evening of fireside chats and s’mores. Sunday morning will include “Rise and Shine” yoga before we say our goodbyes.
If you would like to join AZWCC co-founders and staff for climbing, please plan on meeting at Priest Draw by noon to set up your campsite before hiking into the climbing area. Campsites will be limited, and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please be aware that climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, and climbing is done so at your own risk.
This is a bring your own gear, bring your own food event.
Suggested camping gear
- Ground pad
- Sleeping bag
- Appropriate clothing for Flagstaff in June
- Utensils (cup, bowl, fork, spoon, knife, etc)
- Favorite wine for campfire chats
- Day Pack
- Yoga mat
- Trash bag
Suggested climbing gear
- Climbing shoes
- Chalk bag
- Bouldering pad (bouldering pads can be rented through Focus Climbing Center in Mesa or from Beta Bouldering Gym in Flagstaff)
- Optional accessories such as tape, brushes, etc.
Priest Draw is primitive camping, meaning there are no formal bathrooms available. The Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition practices “Leave No Trace” ethics, meaning pack it in, pack it out. Always leave the climbing area better than you found it.
This is an 18+ event. Although we love your children, please make this a girls trip and leave the kiddos at home.