I generally enjoyed climbing a portion of the Great Wall. In my opinion, if you’re in the area it is something you can’t afford to miss. For the women, I would make the suggestion of dressing like you’re going for a walk or hike and definitely pack water. I saw women on the Great Wall wearing stilettos and holding onto the wall for dear life due to the steepness. There were certain points on the wall where I couldn’t stand up straight, so I hope you can understand my suggestion to wear your sneakers. The majority of the Great Wall is extremely steep and is a journey you shouldn’t undermine. Overall It felt like a workout mixed with Chinese culture. I was on the Badaling section of the Great Wall, which stretches over 43 miles, It also means I got to experience the sliding car. The sliding car experience slipped me back into my childhood within seconds. Generally speaking, the Great Wall was a great experience.