What is Bristol Women Climbers?
Bristol Women Climbers is a group for women climbers in Bristol to get to know other local female climbers, make friends, have fun, share skills and inspire each other to climb harder.
They run weekly social meets at Redpoint, Flashpoint, The Church and The Mothership. We support their sessions at Redpoint and Flashpoint by providing a female coach between 7-8pm, alongside a female GPS (Redpoint) or Boulder Social (Flashpoint) volunteer between 7-9pm. The volunteer helps to boost the social aspect of the meets and keep the group together after the coach has finished. The coaching can be informal tips and advice, or a structured session on a particular coaching topic.
At Redpoint the sessions are usually roped climbing, although may include bouldering depending what the group wants to do. At Flashpoint sessions are only bouldering.
Bristol Women Climbers also regularly get together outside of the weekly sessions for climbing and social meets.
Join their Facebook group or send them an email to get involved!
Check out our Redpoint Radio podcast episode all about Bristol Women Climbers!
Jack talks to Lorna Potter from Bristol Women Climbers about the importance of these community groups, the benefits of climbing with other women and how men can help make climbing walls less intimidating.
Want more info?
Rope sessions: 7-9pm Mondays at Redpoint (starting 6th September)
Bouldering sessions: 7-9pm Tuesdays at Flashpoint (starting 7th September)
Who can join in? Redpoint participants need to be ‘belay’ members i.e. able to put on a harness, top-rope belay and tie a suitable climbing knot.
Flashpoint participants don’t need any previous experience.
Can’t belay yet? Click here for info on beginners courses.
How much? Included in normal entry price.
How to book? To reserve your place at Redpoint click here and for Flashpoint, click here. If there are any places available on the evening you can just turn up but it’s always best to book and secure your place!