Girls Climb On


Note: The application period for Fall 2019 is currently closed. We will begin accepting youth and mentor applications for Spring 2020 on Dec 1, 2019.

Girls Climb On is an after-school program made for youth in 6th-10th grade. Youth spend 9 weekly sessions in a local climbing gym (either Great Western Power Co, Missions Cliffs, or Bridges Rock Gym) and go on 1 outdoor climbing field trip. Each youth is paired with an adult mentor for the duration of the program and supported individually to set goals and learn at their own level. Other group activities augment climbing in order to deepen students' learning in regards to health, teamwork, and access to the sport of climbing. No prior experience is necessary and all equipment is provided. We ask that students and mentors miss no more than 1 session and all are required to attend the orientation – see dates and times below.

We are now accepting Girls Climb On applications.

Prospective mentors, please review information and apply here.

Fall 2019 Girls Climb On Program Details

San Francisco

Missions Cliffs Climbing Gym
4:30pm-7:00pm Mondays Sept 23 - Nov 18
Saturday Oct 19, 8:00-6:00 - Outdoor Climb Day


Great Western Power Company
4:30pm-7:00pm Fridays Sept 27 - Nov 22
Sunday Oct 20, 8:00-6:00 - Outdoor Climb Day

El Cerrito

Bridges Rock Gym
4:30-7:00pm Fridays Sept 27 - Nov 22

Program Costs

To ensure that all girls have the opportunity to participate in our programs, we offer sliding scale tuition. Once a participant is accepted for a specific course, they and their family will self-select their household income range, tuition amount, and preferred payment plan. We do not require proof of income. We ask that families pay an amount within the recommended sliding scale for their income bracket, at minimum. Selected tuition may be paid in up to four monthly installments. As a non-profit, GirlVentures subsidizes the tuition of all participants.

Income | Sliding Scale

Up to $25,0000 | $25-$75

$26,000-$50,000 | $25-$150

$51,000-75,000 | $50-$200

$76,000-$100,000 | $100-250

$101,000-$125,000 | $200-$350

$126,000-$150,000 | $300-$600

$200,000+ | $650-$800+

Please review our Payment Policy before applying.

Program Partners

We are grateful for the generous support of our partners, Touchstone Climbing Gyms and Bridges Rock Gym who make Girls Climb On possible.