Past Events


Bowling

NSM met up at The Garage on Capital Hill to do some bowling and ended the evening at Optimism Brewing company!

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Dawn Wall Screening

Womxn from the NSM Training for Climbing Club at Seattle Bouldering Project got together to attend a screening of The Dawn Wall and meet Tommy Caldwell. So freaking cool!

Dawn Wall Filming

Paint and Sip Night

Who doesn’t like to paint and drink some wine? The womxn of Never Stop Moving do! Ladies got together to paint haystack rock and socialize after a hard week of climbing! We may not be the best painters but we tried!

Paint and Sip

Queer Training Night

Ever wished you could meet other queer climbers and get stronger AT THE SAME TIME? Never Stop Moving aims to foster a community of inclusivity. No matter who you are…you are welcome.

Never Stop Moving - Queer Training Night

Never Stop Dancing Night

The NSM crew got together for a night of dinner & dancing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood! We went to dinner at a Mexican place and then went dancing at The Baltic Room.

Never Stop Dancing Picture

Never Stop Moving Membership Launch Party

Participants of the NSM Training for Climbing Clubs and more came out to celebrate the launching of NSM’s membership program at Ascent Outdoors Seattle! We had a great time giving out NSM swag, free rock climbing courses and more!

The group of new Never Stop Moving members coming out to the Never Stop Moving Membership Launch Party held at Ascent Outdoors in Ballard - Seattle, WA. Become a NSM Member today!

Food Bank Volunteer Day

A Never Stop Moving crew headed to a food bank to volunteer their time packaging food during the Holiday Season!

Never Stop Moving women volunteering their time at a local food bank during the Holidays in Seattle, WA 2018.

NSM Team Climb Night

The Team of Never Stop Moving joined forces to climb together at Stone Gardens, Bellevue to create some team bonding and to have some fun!

Never Stop Moving Team climbing together at Stone Gardens, Bellevue!

Game Night

A Never Stop Moving crew headed to Cafe Mox in Ballard for a night of board games and fun!

Game Night

Stewardship Day

Some women from Never Stop Moving headed out to Tieton to do some trail work in collaboration with the Washington Climbers Coalition.

“Stewardship day was great! Really rewarding and nice to get out and meet other climbers” - Claire Grant

What they accomplished after a day of hard work!

What they accomplished after a day of hard work!

A picture detailing the varied landscape of Washington.

A picture detailing the varied landscape of Washington.

Tieton with some beautiful blue skies!

Tieton with some beautiful blue skies!

The royal columns of Tieton! Thanks for helping to clean up this climbing area!

The royal columns of Tieton! Thanks for helping to clean up this climbing area!


Brewery Night

The first Social Event held outside of the climbing gym! Thank you to our new Social Event Coordinator, Maria Moran for getting everyone together to hang out at The Peddler Brewery!

Everyone enjoying themselves at Peddler Brewery during our first Social Event organized by Maria Moran!

Everyone enjoying themselves at Peddler Brewery during our first Social Event organized by Maria Moran!


Belaydies Night

The mission of Belaydies Night is to create a positive and supportive environment for women to become exposed to rock climbing in an indoor setting by interacting with and learning about local groups and organizations. 

The Never Stop Moving crowd of volunteers and participants during Ladies Night in September 2019! Thank you Stone Gardens for hosting an awesome event and creating an excellent community!

The Never Stop Moving crowd of volunteers and participants during Ladies Night in September 2019! Thank you Stone Gardens for hosting an awesome event and creating an excellent community!


Women's Warrior's Way

Never Stop Moving joined forces with Kaf Adventures and Warrior's Way to bring a women's only Sport Climbing Falling & Commitment Clinic and Traditional Climbing & Mental Clinic in Vantage, WA. 

Warrior's Way Instructor and AMGA SPI Laura Sabourin, Kaf Adventures SPI Brigit Anderson, and NSM Founder, Megan Fritz along with the amazing women who participated in the Women's Warrior's Way course in Vantage, WA!

Warrior's Way Instructor and AMGA SPI Laura Sabourin, Kaf Adventures SPI Brigit Anderson, and NSM Founder, Megan Fritz along with the amazing women who participated in the Women's Warrior's Way course in Vantage, WA!


Ladies: How to get into it so you can get after it

An event hosted by She Jumps to bring a variety of women focused organizations into one room to enable women to get to know groups they can be a part of!

Long time NSM member, Stefanie Hindmarch, proudly representing Never Stop Moving during the tabling event and meeting tons of amazing women!

Long time NSM member, Stefanie Hindmarch, proudly representing Never Stop Moving during the tabling event and meeting tons of amazing women!


Women's Training For Climbing Clinics

The clinics are created and run by Mercedes Pollmeier, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and climbing at The Seattle Bouldering Project in Seattle, WA. 

The  MISSION  of the Women's Training for Climbing Clinic Series is to allow others to learn how to incorporate training techniques off and on the climbing wall to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury.  The  GOAL  is to enable women to feel more comfortable using the tools in the gym and performing climbing drills that will help increase their climbing performance in a positive and supportive environment.

The MISSION of the Women's Training for Climbing Clinic Series is to allow others to learn how to incorporate training techniques off and on the climbing wall to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury.

The GOAL is to enable women to feel more comfortable using the tools in the gym and performing climbing drills that will help increase their climbing performance in a positive and supportive environment.

Women's Networking Night

Climbing and Networking at Seattle Bouldering Project, Seattle

Women came together from various organizations such as Alpenglow Collective and She Rocks to climb together nad meet more amazing women in the climbing community at Seattle Bouldering Project in Seattle.

Women came together from various organizations such as Alpenglow Collective and She Rocks to climb together nad meet more amazing women in the climbing community at Seattle Bouldering Project in Seattle.


Women's Beginner Outdoor Leading Clinic

Leading Clinic with Audrey Sniezek at Exit 38 North Bend, WA 

Women learning how to lead belay, how to practice taking lead falls, how to catch falls while belaying and how to gain more confidence taking the sharp end of the rope! Thank you to Audrey Sniezek for volunteering her time to teach these wonderful ladies how to improve their sport climbing!

Women learning how to lead belay, how to practice taking lead falls, how to catch falls while belaying and how to gain more confidence taking the sharp end of the rope! Thank you to Audrey Sniezek for volunteering her time to teach these wonderful ladies how to improve their sport climbing!


Women's Beginner Outdoor Bouldering Clinic

Bouldering Clinic with Mercedes Pollmeier at Leavenworth, WA 

These ladies learned about climbing ethics, proper spotting techniques, pad placement, how to fall, how to "top out" and bouldering technique all in one day of bouldering at Leavenworth, WA! Thank you to  Mercedes Pollmeier  for offering her free time to teach this clinic and get more women excited about bouldering outside!

These ladies learned about climbing ethics, proper spotting techniques, pad placement, how to fall, how to "top out" and bouldering technique all in one day of bouldering at Leavenworth, WA! Thank you to Mercedes Pollmeier for offering her free time to teach this clinic and get more women excited about bouldering outside!


Into the Minds of two Badass Climbers

Speaking Event with Mercedes Pollmeier & Audrey Sniezek @ Ascent Outdoors

Second Ascent has joined forces with Never Stop Moving to bring women of the climbing community together to be inspired by two bad-ass climbers, Audrey Sniezek & Mercedes Pollmeier, as they discuss what training strategies work & don't work while incorporating proper nutrition to help meet your short & long-term goals. Walk away from the event with an appreciation for movement training and the benefits to one's climbing and overall fitness.


Ladies Night

Women's Climbing Night with She Rocks & Alpenglow Collective @ Stone Gardens, Seattle

The group of volunteers from Never Stop Moving, Alpenglow Collective and She Rocks joining together before embarking downstairs to belay new climbers and provide bouldering guidance to motivate more women to feel comfortable and excited about climbing in a gym.


Clinics

Never Stop Moving has worked with two amazing climbers, Mercedes Pollmeier and Audrey Sniezek to host a Training Clinic Series at two local gyms; Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP) and Stone Gardens, Bellevue to teach the local community various ways to add training into their climbing to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury. 

Mercedes teaching the students The Frog during the Movement Clinic and how it is applicable to climbing on the wall.

Mercedes Pollmeier Training Clinics

Movement Clinic

To move with mastery, you have to learn the basics of movement. We will cover strength, flexibility, and control through a variety of ground movements that include locomotion, joint mobility, and balance exercises. The goal of this class is to transfer this idea of body control on the ground to the climbing wall.

Grip Strength Clinic

This clinic will cover the basics of how to improve your grip strength safely without the use of hangboards or campus boards. Once the basic understandings are there, Mercedes will cover protocols using the hangboards and other climbing specific tools.

System Board Clinic

This clinic will cover why systems training is so important to developing motor control, as well as how to use symmetrical and asymmetrical climbing walls to improve your climbing movement.

Dynamic Movement Clinic

If you find yourself using a ton of muscle in your climbing movement, this clinic if for you. Come learn how to relax and bounce from hold to hold, making your movement more efficient.


Audrey demonstrating the Campus Board and how it can be used to increase your finger strength without getting injured.

Audrey Sniezek Training Clinics

Hangboard Clinic

Learning to develop contact and finger strength can be an asset in rock climbing. If you want to learn what hangboard workouts are really about and how and when to structure a hangboard workout for yourself, this clinic is for you. No previous experience necessary. Applicable for all skill levels. You will learn why people train on a hangboard, when is the right time to pick up this type of training, and specific exercises to do.

Power Clinic

Harness and improve your ability to do powerful climbing moves. As a sport climber, who represented the US in bouldering World Cups, I had to learn how to develop power. What makes a climber powerful and how can you develop your own power? We will look at specific techniques for a variety of applications in climbing. You will leave with some specific tools that will help you become a more powerful climber.

Power Endurance Clinic

Having trouble pulling hard move after hard move? Is your stamina never quite where you would like it to be? What can you do to link past that one frustrating move on a climb or have more energy to tackle harder climbs? Power endurance is the most useful tool to learn for your climbing arsenal. This clinic is great for everyone at all abilities, best if you have some climbing experience.

Campus Board Clinic

One of the most powerful tools for a climber is the infamous Campus board. We'll talk about why it's helpful, when to make use of it and who should be training on it. You will have the opportunity to try it out and leave understanding how a campus workout will help and when it is right for you to train on one.