Supporting Women Climbers

The 2022 Seneca Women's Climbing Summit will be held on August 5 - 7, 2022.

The event is designed to provide a supportive environment for women who are beginning to lead trad and to celebrate the accomplishments of experienced woman trad leaders.

The Seneca Women's Climbing Summit is volunteer-run. Participants are encouraged to share their knowledge, experiences, and skills with each other. Workshops and clinics will be offered on technique, emergency preparedness, and other climbing-related skills. Teams of climbers are grouped based on skill level, and experienced leaders will be asked to take the "sharp end."

A group camping site and breakfasts are included in the registration fee, and dinner on Saturday evening is a potluck event.

Photo courtesy of Edith Han

Small Group Size

Due to the limited number of moderate climbing routes at Seneca Rocks, registration for this event will be limited to 30 climbers. To ensure a safe climbing environment, registration priority will be given to experienced trad climbers. As this is a trad climbing event, top roping will be limited to mock leading clinics.

Come be a part of this supportive, educational and exhilarating trad climbing event in Seneca Rocks, West Virginia!

Join us!

Registration is now open!


Rock climbing is an inherently dangerous sport that can result in serious injury and death due to human error, rock fall, and equipment failure.

Professional guiding and instruction are not provided as part of the Seneca Women's Climbing Summit. Participants are advised to have completed a formal, outdoor rock climbing instruction program before registering for this event.

Registrants will be responsible for their own safety and will not hold the organizers of or other participants in the Seneca Women's Climbing Summit liable for any and all injuries, losses, or disappointments.