Next She Crushes Night
- Date: To Be Announced.
Check out our Facebook Group for more information.
Every month, the Core hosts She Crushes, a ladies-only night, to give female climbers a comfortable, productive environment in which they can climb their best.
The gym closes early (which means we kick all the men out) and the gym staff are also female – which means the ladies truly take over! We welcome all persons who identify as female or who are gender non-conforming, and we welcome climbers of all abilities. She Crushes is a great time to try climbing if you’re a first-timer.
Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on all of our events and announcements, and to see photos from previous events.
What Happens at She Crushes
She Crushes is a time for female climbers to climb, train, share beta and have a good time with each other. There is no additional cost for She Crushes other than a regular gym day pass or membership (that is to say, the night is free for members!).
We have dedicated organizers to help new climbers learn the basics of climbing and answer any questions you may have. For more experienced climbers who already crush hard, we offer special clinics, such as:
advanced bouldering techniques
the art of projecting
climbing shoes: the good, the bad and the ugly
If you’re interested in one of the clinics, or if you have a topic you’d like to learn more about that isn’t listed, let us know!
Perks of She Crushes
No boys allowed! The gym is closed to male climbers.
A safe and welcoming environment for climbers of all abilities.
Expert female climbers are there to answer all your questions.
There’s room to move. With the boys gone, the gym is less busy and you can take all the time and space you need to work your project.
Feel-good tunes are on blast!
Beat the heat in the summer months! The Core is air conditioned.
Meet the Organizers
Height: 5’ 2” (157 cm)
Ape index: -2 (5’ 0” / 152 cm)
Years climbing: 9+
Favourite type of climbing: Bouldering.
Shoe of choice: For many years, I loved La Sportiva’s Testarossa shoe, but now I wear Vapors (Scarpa).
Favourite climbing area: In Ontario it would be Tobermory. The U.S. has good bouldering in many states.
Favourite hold: Crimps! I can crimp anything!
Least-favourite hold: Slopers.
Signature climbing move: High feet and heel hooks.
Why I support ladies-only night: It’s a great opportunity for girls of all levels to come up and start bouldering, learn new skills and techniques from other ladies and progress together. It also is wonderful for the community because climbing is a great exercise while being a super social sport!
Ask me about: I have been coaching climbing to all levels from beginners to youth team, so I am happy to answer any questions regarding training plans or technique or simply help to solve a problem on the wall. Don’t be shy!
Height: 5’1” (155 cm)
Years climbing: 11
Favourite type of climbing: Multipitch sport.
Favourite hold: Crimps!
Least-favourite hold: Slopers.
Biggest gumby moment: Using a Munter hitch instead of Clove hitch.
Why I support ladies-only night: I’m excited that our climbing community is growing and that more women are getting involved. I love seeing women support and push one another and this event promotes just that!
Ask me about: Sport climbing, bouldering, mental training for climbing books, pants/athletic clothing that actually fit petite women.