Jennifer Wigglesworth, SKHS PhD Candidate in the Globe and Mail discussing naming and shaming of climbers' routes

In climbing’s male-dominated culture, those who master a route first get to name it. Some women are calling for a redo

Erin Anderssen Published June 27, 2019 Updated June 27, 2019 (snipped)

Jennifer Wigglesworth is a PhD student at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queens' University who is researching women's experiences in climbing, including their views on the sometimes misogynistic or sexually explicit names give to routes.

Jennifer says that many of her interview subjects were frustrated that there was no easy fix to change (the route names), especially since the names often only appear online or in guide books passed around by veteran climbers.

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