Young Women Who Crush

Young Women Who Crush (YWWC) is a rock climbing and leadership development program for high schools girls in NYC. It is a collaboration between The Cliffs and Discover Outdoors Foundation.

YWWC meets one Friday a month at The Cliffs at LIC in Long Island City, Queens (accessible by the E, M, 7 + G trains). During our sessions, you’ll learn rope skills and climbing techniques (check out our climbing FAQs for more info) and get a ton of practice climbing!

You will also receive a membership to The Cliffs and you are encouraged to come climb as much as possible outside of our instruction sessions.

The program culminates in a series of outdoor climbing trips to get you out into nature and test your skills on real rock! The first trip will be a day trip to the Shawangunk Mountains; the second trip will be an overnight camping trip to the Adirondacks.

This program is open to any female high school student.

All expenses of the program will be covered by Discover Outdoors Foundation and The Cliffs. You will be provided with all the gear you need for climbing and camping!

Monday, October 15

Notification of acceptance: October 19

Our Letter to Parents contains additional details for parents + guardians


All indoor sessions are at The Cliffs at LIC on Fridays, 4:30PM - 6:30PM. Barring extenuating circumstances, participants are expected to attend every session. Missed session can be made up on an individual basis.

October 26

November 16

December 14

January 25

February 15

March 22

May 31

Outdoor Field Trips
April 26th (all day)
Shawangunk Mountains, NY

June 28th-30th (tentative dates for the overnight trip)
Adirondack Mountains, NY