‘Girls Gone Wide’: Watch Female Climbers Tackle Some of America’s Burliest Off-Widths

Released Oct. 20, ‘Girls Gone Wide’ documents three female climbers as they cam, jam, butterfly, and smear their way up some of North America’s hardest off-width routes.

Mary Eden has been climbing for more than 10 years and guiding for at least 6. Better known by her Instagram handle, @tradprincess, the diminutive crusher is renowned for her hard ascents and esteemed climbing clinics, both of which center around off-width cracks in Indian Creek, Utah, and Vendawoo, Wyo.

Filmed using GoPros, a Canon R6, and an iPhone, this 30-minute feature documents Eden, filmmaker and climber Kaya Lindsay, and greenhorn climber Rose Mac as they test their mettle and smack down some granite in the Woo.

They’re joined by a slate of female off-width climbers, including the iconic Mercadi Carlson, Eden’s longtime climbing partner.

“I watched ‘Valley Uprising‘ when I first got into rock climbing, just like everyone else,” said Lindsay upon release of the film.

“The feeling you get watching that movie is that being a climber is a wild, raunchy, hardcore sport. It’s all about stickin’ it to the man and being a free spirit. Which is rad because I 100% agree that it is all those things. But what I didn’t see in that film was the wild, raunchy, hardcore moments that I’ve experienced with female rock climbers.”

For more information on the film, head to DirtbagDreams.com.

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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