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LGBTI climbing network for women
rainbowspidy
31/01/2014
1:26:42 AM
Hey all,

Not sure if this is the best forum, but I have just recently started a networking group for women (gay/ lesbian/ bi/ queer etc) who are interested in climbing. It’s called “Les’ Trad Women’s Climbing Group” through meetup.com. There's no fee attached to join the group or anything like that; my goal is purely to network/ connect and socialise with other similarly minded women who are also keen on climbing.

The aim is for it to be pretty open to women of all walks and levels of experience, and once there are a few more members, I will be able to start organising some women's nights at one of the Sydney gyms (e.g. St Peters), including dinner/ drinks etc so we can have a chance to get to socialise as a group as well. I’d like to tee up some outdoor climbs too, down the track (as well as other similar adventures, such as abseiling and tree climbing).

So if you are interested in joining, or have any friends who might be interested, I would really appreciate the chance to get the word out!

ajfclark
31/01/2014
8:14:32 AM
There's a similar group running in Melbourne called Lesrock: http://lesrock.wordpress.com/
maxdacat
31/01/2014
9:55:47 AM
On 31/01/2014 rainbowspidy wrote:

>
>The aim is for it to be pretty open to women of all walks and levels of
>experience,

except presumably those who aren't gay/ lesbian/ bi/ queer etc?

shortman
31/01/2014
10:25:52 AM
On 31/01/2014 maxdacat wrote:
>On 31/01/2014 rainbowspidy wrote:
>
>>
>>The aim is for it to be pretty open to women of all walks and levels
>of
>>experience,
>
>except presumably those who aren't gay/ lesbian/ bi/ queer etc?

Grab the popcorn.....
Wendy
Online Now
31/01/2014
10:45:32 AM
Andrew, how did you know about a group for climbing dykes in Melbourne and I didn't????

I'm up for climbing with you girls if you make a trip down to Araps, send me a PM if you are coming down this way.

ajfclark
31/01/2014
11:09:13 AM
They had posters up on the notice boards at Lactic Factory and Hardrock CBD. That's how I found the other Melbourne Climbing meetup group too.
pecheur
31/01/2014
11:15:33 AM
On 31/01/2014 Wendy wrote:
>Andrew, how did you know about a group for climbing dykes in Melbourne
>and I didn't????
>
>I'm up for climbing with you girls if you make a trip down to Araps, send
>me a PM if you are coming down this way.

Is there any particular reason you'd know more about such a topic than Andrew would?

Les Rock advertises at the Hardrock city climbing gym and climbs there on Mondays. Les Rock isn't exclusively dykes as they have used to have a token straight guy and a token straight girl (not a couple). I say used to because the straight girl has moved cities, I'm not sure if the guy is still a member.
simey
31/01/2014
11:17:46 AM
On 31/01/2014 rainbowspidy wrote:
>It’s called “Les’ Trad Women’s Climbing Group” through meetup.com.

I'm confused. Does that mean gay/lesbian/bi/queer women who don't climb trad are going to be alienated? Gay sport climbers have it tough.

shortman
31/01/2014
11:18:04 AM
On 31/01/2014 pecheur wrote:
>On 31/01/2014 Wendy wrote:
> I'm not sure if the guy
>is still a member.

Never miss a week....I love indoor climbing.
One Day Hero
31/01/2014
11:53:37 AM
On 31/01/2014 rainbowspidy wrote:
>my goal
>is purely to network/ connect and socialise with
>women who are also keen on climbing.

You should call your group "Simey"


shortman
31/01/2014
12:02:13 PM
On 31/01/2014 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 31/01/2014 rainbowspidy wrote:
>>my goal
>>is purely to network/ connect and socialise with
>>women who are also keen on climbing.
>
>You should call your group "Simey"
>
>
Or Damo. You're worse than him.
simey
31/01/2014
12:55:02 PM
DAMO - Dykes And Mountains Outfit

Howsie
31/01/2014
1:10:07 PM
Hi Wendy, I know a few people from the Lesrock group and they have a trip planned for weekend 7-9 February. Their web page indicates that they are heading for the Grampians but I was chatting yesterday and as a result of the fires I understand that this trip is now to Arapilies. I suggest you get in touch with them if interested.
gfdonc
31/01/2014
2:08:00 PM
SIMEY is already taken for a dietary support group. Socially Inept Men Eating Yoghurt.

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