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Educate, elevate, and empower women, non-binary, and femme-identifying climbers.

May 8-14, 2023

Join us for our newest event celebrating the women, femme-identifying, and non-binary members of our community. Over the course of the week, each gym in the DMV region will be hosting programs driven by and designed for the experiences of women, non-binary, and femme-identifying individuals in climbing. Bold By Nature will culminate in a two-day weekend event in Rockville with the Bold By Nature Citizens Bouldering Comp on May 13, 2023, and end with a community routesetting clinic and Vendor Village on May 14, 2023.

Whether you’ve never stepped foot in the gym or you’re a seasoned crusher, this event aims to bring women, non-binary, and femme-identifying individuals together and share in our love for climbing. Check out your local gym and discover our classes, clinics, and programs crafted for beginners and pros alike. Check out the full schedule of events for the week below!


bold by nature bouldering comp

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023


Join us for a bouldering comp for women, femme-identifying, and non-binary climbers! The comp will be set exclusively by some of our Movement women, femme-identifying and non-binary routesetters. This redpoint comp will be broken up into categories by age and self-identified climbing level. The morning will start with an Open Qualifiers red point round (9 am-12 pm), followed by the Citizens red point comp (2 pm-5 pm), and finally the Open onsight finals in the evening (7 pm-9 pm) (yep, we’re staying open late!). Winners will be recognized after onsight finals!

Comp registration is $40 and includes an event t-shirt and gym access that day!

routesetting clinic + vendor village

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023


From 10 am-12 pm, our setting team will be leading a community routesetting clinic focused on setting from the perspective of a femme-identifying person in the industry! Space is extremely limited, so we recommend booking ahead of time and joining our waitlist if full.

After the clinic, we’ll be hosting organizations and vendors owned by or featuring women, nonbinary, or femme-identifying folks from all over the DMV. Come through and check out some of our incredible community partners from 12-4 pm!

bold by nature bring a friend day

bring a woman, femme-identifying or non-binary individual for free all day friday, may 12

Members are invited to bring an impactful woman, femme-identifying, or non-binary individual to the gym for free on Friday, 5/12! Non-members who come together will each get half off their day passes. All parents and guardians are welcome!

classes + clinics

Learn a new skill with classes, clinics, and workshops open to and designed for women, non-binary, and femme-identifying folks from May 8-12.

meetup events

Find new climbing pals at one of our meetup events! Perfect for those who are just starting out or are super advanced–we’re here for wherever you are in your journey. These meetups are open to all women, femme-identifying, and non-binary folks.