We spoke to professional guides and climbers who were teaching, leading, and helping out at the 2018 Women’s Climbing Festival in March. Here’s what they had to say about the importance of the fest and women in climbing.
“I think climbing is a great example for the larger athletics world as a sport that generates equality among all athletes,” says climber Kyra Condie, 21, pictured above. “Pro female climbers and pro male climbers make similar wages, earn the same prize money, and get the same amount of air time when it comes to competitions. Festivals like the Women’s Climbing Festival can pave that path to equality in all sports, because in my opinion, climbing is already strides ahead.”