Past Events

Local Meetups

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Annual Meetup - Sethan 2021

We now have a number of local CLAW teams based in larger cities around India (Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai) and hold regular gym and outdoor climbing meetups in these areas. Contact us for more information!

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After two years of forced haitus, CLAW brought the annual meeting to the north of India where another new group of 25 participants were taught climbing techniques and safety as well as other activities like yoga, slacklining, highlining, and nature connection and foraging workshops. Everyone was excited to be back outside and learning in the shadows of the Himalayas. It was so exciting to bring  this event to another side of India and we can't wait for next year!

Annual Meetup - Hampi 2019

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Claw 2019 was the second incarnation of the annual CLAW meetup with 30 new participants, out of which, 19 women had zero experience climbing. A number of women from the first meetup returned this year as volunteers, so it was a super fun group. Participants were taught a number of climbing techniques and safety. When we weren’t climbing we led other fun activities like yoga, slacklining, a little bit of swimming and exercise workshops. Everyone was excited to be outdoors and learning. Many of the girls again expressed how they enjoyed how climbing allowed them to break cultural norms, like how women should dress or how women’s skin has to be free of scratches, bruises and even a suntan; something often expected of women in India. We are so happy to already see the ratio of men to women shrinking as our community of women grows within the larger climbing community!

Annual Meetup - Hampi 2018

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Claw 2018 was a huge success with 30 participants, out of which, 19 women had zero experience climbing. Participants were taught a number of climbing techniques and safety. When we weren’t climbing we led other fun activities like yoga, slacklining, a little bit of swimming and exercise workshops. Everyone was excited to be outdoors and learning. We had a lot of fun making new friends and bonding during the event. We always started on the same warm up boulders together and moved in smaller groups to other boulders. Many of the girls expressed how they enjoyed how climbing allowed them to break cultural norms, like how women should dress or how women’s skin has to be free of scratches, bruises and even a suntan; something often expected of women in India. Our hope is to do more events where experienced women climbers will mentor beginners and bridge the gap in ratio of men climbing versus women. The main goal though is to create a community for women within the larger climbing community, and have fun outdoors!

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