Get ready to crush at Feats of Strength and the Gotham Citizen! This 5-week clinic series will get you trained, conditioned, and mentally prepared to climb your best and hardest in a competition setting.

You will be coached by two badass lady crushers, Emily Varisco and Sasha Turrentine, both lifelong competition climbers. They will be creating custom curriculum tailored to the clinic participants to help you hone your strengths, train your weaknesses, and get you physically + mentally stronger than you ever thought possible.

This series will be limited to 10 participants. Spots will fill up quick, so register now! 




Emily Varisco has been coaching competitive climbers for 11 years. She's currently the head coach at The Cliffs at LIC and privately coaches about 20 kids spanning the East Coast.

Emily started climbing at the age of 15 in Boulder, CO and was immediately thrown into the competition scene. She spent two years on the US Youth Climbing team and traveled to Youth World Cup Competitions in France and Austria. She's been competing and climbing across the country ever since. 

Emily is currently training for Open Ropes Nationals in Reno in March. When she's not working, Emily can generally be found in the boulder fields of Chattanooga, pumping out at the Red, trying to figure out board sports or at Hometown BBQ. Brisket is serious. Also, live music. That’s real. 



Sasha Turrentine is a first generation gym rat. Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, Sasha started climbing at age 6, following her trad dad up multipitch climbs in Yosemite Valley before finding a local indoor competition team that got her psyched.

She went on to later make the US Youth team two years in a row, traveling to Bulgaria and Scotland for the Youth World Cups. A serious tendon injury at 17 took her out of competition, but she's since found an affinity for trad chuffing and continues to spend all of her savings on climbing trips. She also loves hot cheetos.



Wednesdays Jan 24 - Feb 21
7PM - 9PM


Feats of Strength| 2.24.18
Gotham Citizen | TBD March 2018


$175 for Cliffs members
$350 for guests


Lady+ Crushers clinics are open to women (cis and otherwise) and gender non-conforming climbers. All levels are welcome! You must be ages 16+ to participate in this series.  


All participants must also complete a climber questionnaire here.