Women’s Leadership Grant

Jeanette Helfrich Women’s Leadership Grant


Our club has a long history of women leaders starting with Jan Conn. The purpose of this grant is to continue to develop women leaders to mentor other climbers and provide a welcoming space for new women climbers. Women supporting other women has been proven to be extremely effective, and PATC-MS wants to encourage this to continue.

Grant amount: up to $600 per grantee, $1200 total

Grant application period: February – Recipients are chosen in March. 

Eligible Classes: Lead climbing, top rope anchors, rock or ice, self-rescue.

Recipient responsibilities: Support two club sponsored clinics

  • Examples include (but are not limited to):
  • New Followers Weekend, Gym-to-Crag Sport Leading Transition, New Climbers Day, Trip Leader Clinics


  • One year of club membership
  • Two years of outdoor climbing experience
  • Can top rope 5.7 comfortably
  • Safe rappelling skills