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WILD WOMAN

An inclusive space for all self-identified women who hike, climb, bike, surf, and explore

 

Wild Woman: LADY CRVSH CREW Founder Sabrina Padua

As its name implies, LADY CRVSH CREW is a group dedicated to empowering all womxn to be slaydies—ladies who slay, otherwise known as female climbers who crush while bring as much joy to climbing as they do progress for womxn in the sport. Originally founded as an Instagram page by five friends, LADY CRVSH CREW now hosts meetups in the Bay Area, greater Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and many climbing gyms; host crag clean-ups; and partners with climbing organizations and brands

Photo Essay: Labor Day in Lander

For Labor Day weekend and to celebrate my 32nd birthday, I headed out to Lander with my friends Virginia and Julianne (and Julianne's 6-month-old puppy) for a long weekend of climbing. We decided to upgrade from dirtbag status by staying in a local motel which was also the host of the weekend's pug convention--who knew? While we only had two full days of climbing, we made the most of them. Day one we headed up to Wild Iris for cooler temps and got many routes under out belts

Women Hit a Wall: Finding Empowerment at City of Rocks

In the fall of 2014, I found my calling: rock climbing. While growing up in Idaho backpacking, hiking, and snowboarding, I never felt a sense of belonging in those communities and didn’t call myself a passionate outdoorswoman. Then my boyfriend at the time invited me to go rock climbing at an area close to my hometown of Ketchum, Idaho. The boyfriend didn’t last, but the feeling of empowerment I felt while climbing did and thus began a lifelong foray into the world of rock cl

Make Climbing Your Own

Rock climbing can be an intimidating sport. There’s the gear, the secret-code-like language, the ego, and the risk. But with the rise of indoor climbing gyms and a more inclusive and welcoming community, the time is ripe for more people to get involved. I began climbing five years ago when an ex-boyfriend took me to a local crag and threw me on a rope. I was hooked. While the boyfriend went by the wayside, I found a new sport in my mid-20s that would change the direction of m

 

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