She Moves Mountains exists to empower and educate women and non-binary folks through technical climbing clinics and community events. We want all climbers, regardless of their financial status, to have the opportunity to join us.
From gear to classes, transportation to free time - being able to rock climb (especially outdoors) requires an immense amount of privilege. We created our Pay What You Can program to help lower the financial barrier to entry.
We find that traditional scholarships tend to favor those who are good at writing & story telling. They often prioritize applicants with specific education that is not always afforded to those in stressful financial situations or necessary to thrive in the outdoors. With that in mind we want to make the process simple and trust based.
We believe in the integrity of our participants and aren't here to judge anyone's financial situation.
To qualify we ask that possible participants ask themselves these two questions:
Once a participant has identified their need they can use one of the discount codes for varying amounts. Who attends on a scholarship will not be disclosed to the guide and there is no follow up required.
With these discount codes climbers can attend our weekend events for as low as $50 and select technical skills clinics for $40.
In 2022 we are committed to not putting a limit to the number of scholarships available for these programs.
We have chosen three programs to include in our Pay What You Can program:
Trying something new is scary. Especially if that something new requires you to hang from a rope nearly 100ft off of the ground.
Who you learn to climb from can have a huge impact on how you see the sport and your place in it. We work hard to create an emotionally and physically safe space where participants are accepted and supported exactly as they are.
We have chosen this for our Pay What You Can Program because the first step is often the hardest and we want to participation as easy as possible for anyone who wants to give rock climbing a try.
Learn more about our Intro to Outdoor climbing clinics and how to apply the discount HERE.
Building a safe climbing community takes time. Having the knowledge of how to build and clean anchors gives a climber the skills to be a competent climbing partner to a lead climber. It also provides a baseline to evaluate the technical safety of future climbing partners.
Additionally, cleaning anchors is one of the skills that I think should absolutely be taught by a professional due to how technical and nuanced it is.
There are quite a few skills that can be learned from friends, this is not one of them.
Learn more about our Anchors & Rappelling clinics and how to apply the discount HERE.
Community is at the core of She Moves Mountains and the beauty of our community shines at our Camp & Climb Weekends.
Climbers join us for two nights of camping and two days of guided climbing. Over the weekend our climbers build connection and learn to push their boundaries with the support of our guides and other participants. I have never witnessed anything more empowering than these climbers supporting each other.
It felt important to include one of our community style events in our Pay What You Can Program.
Use these codes at checkout to apply the scholarship:
Learn more about our Camp & Climb events HERE.
In 2022 we are committed to not limiting the number of scholarships available for these programs, but we are unsure how sustainable a program like this is without any outside funding.
If you would like to contribute to the sustainability of this program please consider making a donation.
We will be setting up a separate account for all donations and 100% of the donations will be exclusively for scholarships.
If you would like to provide a scholarship to a program not listed above please send an email to email@example.com
Thanks so much for being here.