Shauna Coxsey, left, joins in last year's symposium in Manchester. Photo: Dora DC for WCS

Shauna Coxsey, left, joins in last year's symposium in Manchester. Photo: Dora DC for WCS

A gathering for women climbers will be held in Bristol later this year.

The seventh Women’s Climbing Symposium, will take place in November at the Bloc climbing centre.

Bouldering star Shauna Coxsey, who currently leads the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s world cup in the category, will appear at the event. She said: “WCS16 was our largest ever event, bringing together over 440 women from across the world for an incredible day of expert coaching, inspirational talks and a chance to meet and share experiences with other women from a variety of backgrounds.

“We can’t wait for this year’s event at Bloc, and will be announcing another world-class line-up of speakers and coaches soon.”

WCS co-director Emma Flaherty said: “It’s amazing to see the momentum building for women’s climbing in all disciplines, year on year.

“WCS has been an important part of that – there’s nothing like the energy of so many women coming together to share our passion for climbing.”

The 4 November event aims to develop women’s climbing through collective climbing experiences, the latest research and the best coaching.

Tickets and information are available on the Women’s Climbing Symposium website.

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