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Author: Emily Pitts

Join the Womenclimb Crew!

If you're a climber looking for something new and meaningful to get involved in, check out our volunteer roles. You could become part of a dedicated, passionate crew who help and support women to start, continue and love climbing: Explore Womenclimb Crew roles ...

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Adventurous Waymaking Women

Kickstarter campaign launched for new anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art: Waymaking   Vertebrate Publishing has launched a Kickstarter campaign in a bid to build awareness about a new anthology of women’s adventure writing, poetry and art titled Waymaking. The book will be released this October in...

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BMC Voting – Proxy & How to Vote

If you are a BMC member, vote in this year's crucial AGM. How to vote: On 18thMay, you received an email from this email address: onlinevoting@electoralreform.co.uk. In that email is your unique link to vote online. Voting online takes less than 5 minutes. (You can also vote in...

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#inversion Christmas Giveaway

Adventure travel company inversion are offering an incredible prize to one lucky Womenclimber - a free place on their upcoming ice climbing adventure in the stunning Pyrenees. The trip, running 19th – 23rd January 2018, led by MIC Simon Edward, includes transfers, half-board accommodation, guiding &...

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Rab Flex Leggings Review // By Charlie Low

"  I have always been a big fan of leggings for climbing - super comfortable and stretchy, they enable extra high foot placements and stop you feeling restricted. " Rab's Flex Leggings are a perfect example of this, with their Spandex stretch fabric which helps you...

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Rab Chockstone Pants Review // By Ellie Fuller

" The Chockstone Pants are intended for climbing. I like them a lot as casual trousers, but they didn't perform as well as I’d hoped as climbing trousers. There just wasn’t enough flexibility in them and they restricted movement too much. " [caption id="attachment_3743" align="aligncenter" width="4000"]...

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Charlie Low Reviews // Rab Kinetic Plus Softshell Jacket

"As soon as my Kinetic Plus jacket arrived I was impressed with how soft and comfortable it felt." Charlie Low is a climber based in the Peak District. She runs the popular Women's Trad Festival every summer, she climbs and she's all round outdoorsy - perfect for a...

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Three-Stage Breathing Space

This is the third mindfulness download by Beth Thomas for 12 Steps to Climbing Confidence.   We often are not aware of how we are really feeling. We can spend so much time in our heads that we lose touch with our direct experience, right now. If we don't...

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Climbing Inspiration // 1920’s to 2010’s

We all know that you can't be what you can't see, so in today's post are some Youtube videos to help you visualise success.  Vicarious experiences, seeing other achieve success, are critical to gaining self-efficacy. Feel Successful, Watch Others' Success Self-efficacy is the thing that makes us...

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Successful Climbing

Today's climbing has been a success. I've been to Wilton 3 Quarry, north of Bolton where I led one route (a Severe), and backed off another (a VDiff) only 2 metres from the top. You might wonder how this was 'successful', because climbing one route and backing off...

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How to Set up a Women’s Climbing Group

In the second in our series about setting up a women's climbing group, guest writer Lorna Potter discusses how she went about setting up Bristol Women Climbers.  She talks about what you might need to think about and what you'll need to do.  It doesn't have to be...

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Why YOU should create a Women’s Climbing Group

Lorna Potter BWCGuest writer Lorna Potter, founder of Bristol Women Climbers, discusses her insights and suggestions in the set up of  a women’s climbing group.

Women’s climbing groups are are a great way to empower women and create a community for women to come together and build friendships around their love for climbing. 

I’m Lorna and I run Bristol Women Climbers (BWC), a group for women climbers in Bristol to get to know other local female climbers, make friends, have fun, share skills and inspire each other to climb harder.

Fancy Footwork: How to get better

Footwork is talked about so often by climbers, but even experienced climbers often don't know where to go to improve their footwork. Today's article is all about improving footwork. If we've missed something, leave us a comment and share your experience and knowledge with us...

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My Best Adventures Part 1 // Emily Thompson

Emily Thompson is a Mountain Leader with a thirst for adventure, remoteness and fun.  As part of our 'Best Adventures' series,  Emily shares some of her best adventures.  Here's part one of three: First Solo Wild Camp In the Moelwyns North Wales. I hiked up Cnicht and camped...

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Women in Adventure on Film

More women on film!  That's what we're aiming for in the work we've done over three years with the BMC, running the Women in Adventure Film Competition. This year's shortlisted films have been announced and the great news is that you can go and watch every...

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Black gloves on a white background, with shiny leather palms and a tightening wrist strap
Shino DLX Glove // Trespass // Review

Love: the soft inner & general feel

What I would change: Women-specific or Slender-hand fit

Price: £65.99Womenclimb Shino Glove Trespass Review Unisex DLX


Dry hands, that luxury above all luxuries, on a day out in rainy hills.  However ‘waterproof’ any glove proclaims to be, it’s simply not possible to keep them dry when there’s a stonking great hole to shove your soggy hands into. Most gloves have been disappointing in one way or another.  I therefore went into this review experiment with very low expectations.  My review is of the Trespass Shino unisex Adult GLX Glove in size XS/S, which boasts the following features: