The 2018 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival will bring together and celebrate the an amazing community of women climbers.
“Our third year of the festival will take place March 23 to 25, 2018 in Bishop, California,” says the website here.
“We hope that our Women’s Climbing Festival will not only reach veteran female climbers but also provide a safe space for beginner climbers to come and learn more about all that climbing has to offer.”
Flash Foxy was created by founder, Shelma Jun, in April 2014. It is a multi-media online platform that w as created to celebrate women climbing with women and to be a place where w omen can come to feel inspired by and connected to lady climbers.
“We share stories about our thoughts, experiences and adventures as badass women.”
BD ambassador @juliannalyle channeling that #tryhard! Psyched to have Jules at the #womensclimbingfestival this month to teach a clinic on movement: working on footwork and body positioning to climb through moves on a problem. Big thanks to long time headline sponsor, @blackdiamond, for their continued support and for bringing J out to bishop! PC: @jonathonchandler #flashfoxy #bouldering #outdoorwomen #liveclimbrepeat
As stated on the website, some of the goals from 2017 include the following.
Women climbing with women: The tickets for the festival went on sale Dec. 1, 2016 and all 200 festival passes sold out within the first minute. We also had over 800 women on the waitlist.
Women teaching women: In 2017, we had 8 outdoor clinics which were each led by female athletes and guides (that is 8 female athletes and 8 female guides!). In addition, we also had 5 workshops, 2 yoga sessions, and a Women in Climbing Panel, all led by women facilitators, instructors and panelists.
Supporting Bishop: We worked with 17 businesses and organizations in Bishop and were able to spend almost 70 per cent of our budget locally, putting money back into this awesome community.
Access Issues: With generous raffle donations from our sponsors, we raised $2,023 for the Access Fund. This money was earmarked specifically for projects in Bishop in partnership with the Inyo Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. We also co-hosted a stewardship day with Friends of Inyo and Access Fund.
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“Let’s be bold.” This is something I often say because I personally aspire to do so. But on #internationalwomensday I want to acknowledge that women should be… whatever the fuck they want to be. Some women’s quiet strength doesn’t require boldness and I want to celebrate that too. So happy International Women’s Day! Heres to another year of celebrating all the different strokes we come in and supporting one another because we are stronger together. 📷from a day in the #gunks that I felt bold. PC: @chris_vultaggio #flashfoxy #tradisrad #outdoorwomen #sheexplores