The Arizona Women’s Climbing Coalition (AZWCC) connects and empowers women through rock climbing. By doing so, we hope to develop an inclusive community and foster environmental stewardship. We aim to help shape and inspire women leaders in our rock climbing communities so that they may achieve their rock climbing goals through community, education, outdoor recreation, and fitness, while seeking to protect and care for our public climbing lands in order to secure access now and for future generations of climbers.


We empower women to achieve their goals in rock climbing by providing community support, educational opportunities, and showing women what is possible by elevating the accomplishments of women in our climbing communities.


Our local chapters are run by existing, experienced members of the local gym community. These events allow women of all abilities to meet members of their local community, develop friendships, and learn from each other in a casual setting.


Diverse communities are healthy communities. Our events are open to anyone who identifies as a woman, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or ability.


Climbing is a sport that often requires mentorship to advance. We provide educational opportunities to women so they can obtain reliable information in a safe and supportive environment.


We don’t just want our climbing communities to flourish – we want the world around us to flourish, too. The AZWCC partners with local charities to lend a hand to women outside of our climbing communities. We also organize environmental stewardship events to maintain our local crags and educate climbers on Leave No Trace principles.

When people say, “It can’t be done,” or “You don’t have what it takes,” it makes the task all the more interesting.

Lynn Hill

Fear was constantly reminding me of the hard moves, the falls, the landing. But fear was also part of the process. It was a thing to be managed, through learning how to fall and overcoming doubt of physical limitation. It was an energy to be harnessed.

Nina Williams

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Virtual Clinic: Mental Training Skills for Climbing

Want to learn some mental climbing skills while you’re stuck at home? Join AZWCC Tucson on July 23rd at 6:00 for a virtual clinic! This clinic will explore fundamental mental training skills that you can apply to your climbing and all athletic pursuits. Learn how to manage fear, frustration, and anxiety, how to make appropriate … Continue reading Virtual Clinic: Mental Training Skills for Climbing

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