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Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau, France

An international event of bouldering, plus yoga, routesetting and more, this fall

The inaugural Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau was a great success. Scheduled for the last weekend in September (Sept 27-29, 2019), this year’s event promises to be bigger and better.

Women’s Bouldering Festival, Fontainebleau, 2018. Photo by Andy Day

This not-to-be-missed event is a weekend of camping and bouldering in the famous Forest of Fontainebleau, with women from all over the world.

“Meet likeminded climbers, learn from experienced mentors and enjoy a programme of talks and activities dedicated to the promotion of diversity and enviromentalism within the climbing community.”

This year’s festival has an amazing line-up of additional, optional activities, including morning yoga with Tiffany Soi (Sat & Sun), a climbing masterclass with Karoline Sinnhuber (Sat & Sun), an intro class to parkour (Sat & Sun), a routesetting clinic with legend routesetter Jacky Godoffe and Nataleigh Bell (Friday), as well as workshops in climbing injury prevention (Saturday) and environmental conservation (Monday).

Routesetting clinic at the 2018 Women’s Bouldering Festival. Photo by Andy Day

No matter what you sign up for, according to event coordinator Zofia Reych, there will be “a lot of psyche and good vibes.” Tickets available for purchase at womensbouldering.com. Follow the Festival on social via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

The Women’s Bouldering Festival Pass includes:

  • Two nights of camping at Camping Les Préz
  • Mentorship by experienced Fontainebleau climbers
  • Evening talks including a keynote by Caroline Ciavaldini
  • Welcome bonfire
  • Social with drinks
  • Goodie bag
  • Day pass for Karma Climbing Gym, valid 12 months
  • Bouldering at the 2018 Festival in Fontainebleau. Photo by Andy Day