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ECHO

WOMEN'S

CLIMBING FEST

a woman's place is at the crag

Sep. 23, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT
Sudbury, ON

2022 FESTIVAL
HIGHLIGHTS

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Midori Buechli

teaches bouldering hacks

Anna Outdoors

talks climbing injuries

E V E N T

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P H O T O

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Teresa Naseba Marsh

guides connection to body, land + creation

TBD

hang tight - something great is coming!

 
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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF ALL THE FUN SH-T

Class

Yoga + Meditation

Join Teresa Naseba Marsh, psychotherapist, healer and author of The Courage of a Nation: Healing from Intergenerational Trauma, Addiction and Multiple Loss for a yoga + guided meditation session on embracing our embodiment and connecting with the land, rock, water + creation. 

Food + Drink

Coffee

You like coffee? So do we! Enjoy a cup on us every morning from our pals at Architect Roasting Co.

Climbing

Sport + Trad

Not to be sidelined by our amazing speakers, a huge festival highlight is a day of sport (and trad) climbing at beautiful Echo crag - sleek granite, challenging sport routes and two thought-provoking trad lines. 

Talk

Climbing Injuries

Join Anna Outdoors, climber + physiotherapist, for a talk on climbing injuries. Full event description coming soon.

Mentorship

Timberwolf TR

New or new-ish to outdoor climbing? Get your climb on at our most accessible crag, Timberwolf. Enjoy a climb with no worries about ropes & anchors, and learn more about climbing safely outdoors + best practices for climbing in a sustainable + environmentally-friendly way.

Free Stuff

Swag

Admit it, we all like free stuff! Swag bag full of goodies with every festival pass. Raffles, games + other great fun too!

Clinic

Bouldering Clinic

Join Midori Buechli for a bouldering clinic at Makynen. Shorter climber looking for techniques + strategies? You don't want to miss this one! Full event description coming soon.

Celebration

Sunset Sesh

As the festival wraps up and visitors make their way home, a festival closing celebration + sport climbing session for the local community will take place at stunning Bethel Lake. Fortify your new local friendships over a lakeside climb at sunset. (Non-locals welcome too!)

Failure

Bouldering

Enjoy trying hard, failing lots (and maybe succeeding!) at Makynen, our hidden gem of world-class bouldering with a roadside approach.

AGENDA

More detailed schedule of events coming soon!

Friday | Times TBD

Arrival + camp social

Saturday | Times TBD

Coffee + land acknowledgement

Climbing!

Echo 

Clinics + classes

Echo + Timberwolf

Dinner + celebrate

Sunday | Times TBD

Yoga + meditation for body + land

Bouldering!

Makynen

Bouldering clinic

Makynen East

Locals' sunset sesh

Bethel

 

EAT + SLEEP

Camping

Echo is home to a stunning cliff with some beautiful land to camp on, on a limited basis. We'll be connecting + making arrangements with all our festival guest to find the perfect spot to set up.

We'll also have a crown land map for you with our recommended places to camp that are convenient and close to the crag.

Stay tuned also for a forum for visiting womxn to connect with local womxn for a driveway, backyard, or place to rest your head. 

Details forthcoming.

Food + drink

Your festival pass will include both a breakfast and a dinner from local Sudbury small businesses. And the coffee will be flowing (and strong!) thanks to a local small batch roastery right here in town.

Aside from the provided meals, the community of Lively is just a 5-10 min drive from the Echo parking area and has a grocery store, a Timmies, and some of the fast food franchise usual suspects.

Just a little further into town you can find a phenomenal vegan taco place and bakery. Those with dietary requirements/choices, we've got your back!

 
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ABOUT + CONTACT

Festival vision

The Echo Women's Climbing Festival was founded + organized by Laura Schmidt (she/her), a local rock + ice climber.

The festival was founded in 2020 as a celebration at the crossroads of northern climbing + intersectional feminism, with a vision of celebrating who we are, as we are, in space that cultivates + nurtures connection to our outer environment, to our inner landscape, and to each other. 

Laura Schmidt

builder of stoke

Reach out

Make sure to check out our FAQ, but please feel welcome to drop us a line (we love getting mail!).

You can use the form on the FAQ page, or email laura@echowcf.com.

 

OUR SUPPORTERS

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Want to support Echo WCF? Email laura@echowcf.com.

High-fiving a million angels

Big thanks to these contributors

Michelle Ang, Ray + Sophie Beaudry, Jessica Best, Cory Black, Midori Buechli, Sarah Carpenter, Althea Corbeil, Marco Foladore, Emily Girouard, Kat Krupka, Amber Lenoir, Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez, Teresa Naseba Marsh, Kristen Montgomery, Anna Pirko, Renee Rogge, Meg Romanow, Hans Schmidt, Melanie Vanco, Monika Wii

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Climb with us!

September 23-25, 2022

Lively, ON

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