SendHers is a network of female adventurers and allies within the AMC Boston climbing community. Our mission is to promote diversity of all kinds throughout our sport, empower and bring together female climbers, and foster development of female and other diverse leadership within our community. To these ends, we have identified three primary objectives:
For a new person entering the community, we endeavor to provide opportunities to meet and network with existing members.
For a person who has recently participated in our instructional rock or ice climbing programs, we endeavor to provide opportunities to expand their knowledge base and confidence with climbing or leading skills. We encourage these women to network with new and existing members.
For any person willing to take on a prominent leadership role, we endeavor to provide opportunities to develop leader/instructor skills by participating in outdoor leadership training and advanced techniques, as well as networking opportunities. We hope they are willing to share their knowledge and experience with others seeking mentorship in the community.
If you want to learn about the evolution of this effort, check out this article in the Crux:
Why the Name Change?
We sent out a survey in March 2019 to determine what the community wanted to brand this effort (formerly “slaydies”). Based on community feedback, the name for this effort going forward is SendHers, a word play on "senders" or "ascend".
To see all our up coming events head over to the event calendar here!
Local Greater Boston Gym Groups
Many local gyms have themed women climbing nights or programs. Here are a few:
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