What to Expect in 2017!
It’s been an exciting couple of years for Rock Climbing Women and a lot has changed. We had some amazing (i mean AMAZING) support from Taryn Phaneuf in 2015. She’s the reason you saw more content being written on a regular basis and she also helped us organize the layout of the site a bit more. Taryn is a freelance writer and you can see more of her professional work on her website (http://www.tarynphaneuf.com/). Taryn has been so generous with her time and energy! So appreciated! Hopefully, we’ll get an article or two from her in the future!
Since Taryn sought new venues in 2016, we definitely saw a slow year last year in our editorial department. Because RCW is a website & community built and written and supported by volunteers, it was hard to maintain this past year with our own work and businesses and busy schedules. For 2017, we do have some new plans, however! With the help of Sue Beauchamp (another Las Vegas local), we have decided to take RCW by storm with some baby steps.
For this coming year, we have planned to do a monthly article based on a “theme”. You can expect to see our monthly articles published on the first Wednesday of each month. We also have an in-person gathering planned for each month (in Vegas for now) and fun ways for you to get involved in your own rock climbing community. All of our events and articles will be featured on the website and our Facebook communities.
Please watch the website, Facebook page, and your local Facebook group for more updates on our exciting plans for RockClimbingWomen.com
If you’d like to get involved, please let us know! We are just a couple gals that are interested in building a strong, supportive, and inspiring community of female climbers. We accept all the help we can get!
– McKenzi Taylor & Sue Beauchamp
McKenzi Taylor founded Rock Climbing Women in 2013 after moving to a new city as a new climber and looking for more climbing partners.
“I got my first taste of climbing with a friend in Spearfish Canyon, SD…5 years later got a consistent partner and have been climbing ever since, even going so far as to move to a climbing destination – Red Rock Canyon! I started out all trad, all the way – with trad there is always an adventure to be had! But long moderate routes weren’t always a realistic option depending on schedules and partners, so I’ve become a lot more open to sport climbing and bouldering as well. I now spend time just getting out when I can, no matter what style of climbing it is!”