March 22 marked the first day of the fourth annual Women’s Climbing Festival in Bishop, California. The 300-woman gathering features panels of women having important discussions about topics like intersectionality, racism, and, privilege. Expert-led workshops and clinics teach participants various climbing techniques. At its core, the WCF is about women climbing with other women, which meant that everywhere around us were women grimacing and muscling their ways up bouldering problems. Here are the best try-hard faces of the WCF.
Photo: Summer Winston, a graphic designer and professor in California, climbs at the Happy Boulders. WCF participants thought the original problem’s name, “Up Her Skirt,” (V2) was outdated, so we decided to call it “Up Yours, Misogyny” instead.