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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 have decided to provide unlimited scholarships to our core programs 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 trust that individuals will be truthful about their financial situations, and will allow this program to serve those who need it.
To qualify we ask that possible participants consider the following and identify with at least two of the following statements:
And you must confirm that without this scholarship you could not afford to attend.
If a participants identifies with two or more of the above statements they are permitted to utilize one of our scholarships by applying the discount codes listed on each program page. Our office staff reserves the right to get in contact with any participant to confirm that they identify with at least two of the above statements. Please note that we consider flying in from out of state while using a scholarship to be inongruent with our intended use of these funds. If you live more than an 8 hour drive from the location, we will follow up with you via email to inquire about the nature of your travel.
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 $25.
We have chosen five programs to include:
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 scholarship 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.
Learning to lead climb is a huge step in taking ownership of your climbing. And personally, I find it the most empowering. It is also the most risky.
We want everyone to have the opportunity to take a leadership role in their climbing and this clinic is a great step.
Backpacking is a great way to get outside and disconnect without having to leave the ground. There is a lot of basic knowledge to get started but once you have that knowledge and the basic gear, it is quite an affordable activity.
Scholarship participants can only attend oneIntro to Backpacking clinic per year on scholarship. If an individual registers for more than one Intro to Backpacking clinic using a scholarship, their second registration will be cancelled and a refund will be issued.
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 scholarship program.
Scholarship participants can only attend one Camp & Climb per year on scholarship. If an individual registers for more than one Camp & Climb using a scholarship, their second registration will be cancelled and a refund will be issued.
Use the following code at checkout to apply the scholarship:
Learn more about our Camp & Climb events HERE.
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.