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Treeline Women's Climbing Festival

  • Klahanie Campground 40 Sea-to-Sky Hwy Squamish, BC, V0N 1T0 Canada (map)

Treeline Women's Climbing Festival
Dates: September 9th & 10th
Squamish - Klahanie Campground
Squamish River Dyke Rd, Squamish, BC V8B 0A6

Join Treeline Woman's Outdoor Community for its first women's climbing festival.

Clinics are run with a 6:1 student to guide ratio except for Multipitch which is 4:1 - All guides are certified

Saturday's Clinics

1. From the Gym to the Crag: Intro to Rock, Basic Top Rope Anchors and Rappelling   (Ratio of 6:1) - Julia Niles

Suitable for all levels whether you’re new to climbing or transitioning from the gym to the outdoors. Skills include rope handling, how to build top rope anchors, belaying, and rappelling. Gain the skills necessary to climb safely and confidently in the outdoors.
Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels

2. Trad is Rad (Ratio of 6:1) - Hannah Preston

Want to cut your teeth on those beautiful cracks? Then this is the course for you! Learn the fundamentals of traditional climbing, including gear placement, practice with gear anchors, and the basics of crack technique!

Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels

3. Lead Technique (6:1) - Jen Olson

Do you want to up your game leading on rock?  Gain the mental and practical skills for improving your sport climbing lead technique on rock. This is a great primer course for Jen’s ‘How to Fall’ clinic on Sunday (not a prerequisite).

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable leading 5.8 and top roping 5.10a; previous lead belaying experience an asset

4. Rock Rescue (Ratio of 6:1) - Kinley Aitken

Rock climbing comes with risks and responsibilities. Learn the skills that allow you and your partner to move confidently in the mountains knowing you are prepared for the worst care scenario.

Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels

Sunday's Clinics

1. From the Gym to the Crag: Sport Climbing (Ratio of 6:1) - Julia Niles

Step up your game at the crag. This clinic is great for women looking to start outdoor sport climbing on bolted routes. Skills include clipping techniques, sport climbing belay techniques, establishing and cleaning a bolted anchor and tips on how to be a responsible outdoor climber.

Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels

2. Crack Technique (Ratio of 6:1)  - Hannah Preston

Learn how to improve your crack technique in order to become a more well rounded crack climber. Learn how to climb any size of crack ranging from fingers, hands, and off widths.

Prerequisite:  Previous trad climbing experience an asset but not necessary

3. Multipitch Climbing (Ratio of 4:1) - Kinley Aitken

Dreaming of climbing the Chief? Enjoy a small ratio and close instruction to gain the skills necessary to climb multipitch routes.

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable leading 5.7-5.8 trad; previous lead belaying experience

4. How to Fall with Jen Olson (Ratio of 6:1)

Learn to fall safely and increase, yet respect, your comfort zone in climbing. Fall practice is an essential skill of succeeding in climbing. Practice how to fall in a safe environment in the outdoors!

Prerequisite: Must be comfortable leading 5.8 sport; previous lead belaying experience

If you sign up for a clinic you must also sign up for general registration or camping registration.

IMPORTANT NOTE - GranFondo Whistler is taking place on Saturday September 9th so we strongly advise any participants with Saturday clinics to arrive on Friday night due to road closures and traffice or you WILL NOT make your clinic!

Registration includes - 2 lunches, 1 family style dinner with fireside speakers, branded tanktop, beer, goodie bag, giveaways, auctions & raffle, yoga, climb conditioning, free rentals from Climb On (helmet, shoes & harness only), demos and more.

Registration with Camping includes - all of the above & 2 nights camping at the Klahanie Campground (Friday September 8th & Saturday September 9th).  Should you wish to add Sunday night please contact Treeline WOC at

Clinics will run rain or shine - No refunds due to weather - Please bring the appropriate clothing for all weather conditions

Clinic participants should bring the following: Harness, helmet, shoes, rope if you have one, belay device & locking biner, other climbing gear necessary for your clinic (quickdraws for sport climbing and trad gear for trad clinics), sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, snacks for the day.

Should the clinic that you want be full please contact Katie Hurley at to be waitlisted.  If some clinics fill up we may add a second guide or a second clinic.

*All clinics have a minimum enrollment of 4 people (minimum of 2 for the Multipitch clinic), should we not have a minimum of 4 people signed up for a clinic it may be cancelled.

**We will be contacting participants to get lunch choice selection & any dietary restrictions as well as your preferred tank top size.  Please look out for this email in the coming months.


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