1,976 routes. 200 female climbers. 1 weekend.
From March 3-5, 2017, Flash Foxy will host its second annual Women's Climbing Festival. Women from around the country will gather in Bishop, home to hundreds of sport and trad routes, and an even larger variety of world-class bouldering for all levels—plus 300 days of sunshine each year. Over the weekend, attendees will participate in clinics, check out demos, hear from pro athletes, and catch a screening of No Man's Land, an all-female adventure film festival.
The goal of this festival? To help climbers gain confidence, learn new skills, connect with other female climbers, and get stoked to send. "I hope we can utilize these events to have discussions on why women seek other women to climb with. What is different [about] climbing with women? Why do we feel that the standard climbing environments do not provide those same feelings?" Shelma Jun, founder of Flash Foxy, said in a recent post on Mountain Project's forum. "The hope is to discover a way to shift the climbing community, environment, and dynamic to reflect all the different types of folks who love climbing."
To learn more, check out the video above, by Black Diamond. Last year, the event sold out in 24 hours, so if you want to attend be sure to grab your tickets on Thursday right when they go on sale. Mountain Project, one of the 2017 festival's media sponsors, will be there reporting back. See you there!
Lead photo courtesy of RV Project