The Hostel California, one of our awesome featured sponsors, has blocked out ALL their dorm room beds for participants of the Women’s Climbing Festival at a steep discount.

Rates will be $75/weekend (tax included) from Friday 3/22 through Sunday 3/24. To book a bed, you can call them at 760-399-6316 or email them at info@thehostelcalifornia.com. Online booking with expedia and other websites is unavailable for these rates due to the spots being saved exclusively for the Women’s Climbing Festival. Only shared dorm beds will be available for guests that weekend.

We are also currently working with the Bishop Chamber of Commerce to see if we can get some discounted rooms at any of the other local hotels. You can also check out their website for a listing of other local lodging options.

Camping – There are several designated camping areas in and around the main bouldering areas of Bishop.

The most well-known and popular one being the Pit on BLM land costs a mere $5/night per vehicle and has bathroom facilities. There also is the Pleasant Valley Campground for $14/night per vehicle.

You can also get out to the Buttermilks and camp at one of the many unofficial campsites just past the main bouldering area. Places like the Druid Stones, Bardini boulders, and Pollen Grains give more privacy for busy weekends.

You can also check out the US Forest Service campgrounds in and surrounding Bishop.


Airports:  There are a couple options. You can fly into any airport in the Los Angeles area (LAX, Burbank, Long Beach, Orange County, Ontario), San Diego, Reno, Las Vegas or the Bay Area (SFO, Oakland, San Jose). You’d have to rent a car or carpool from any of these places. It’s about a 5-6 hours drive from all these airports except Reno (which is 3.5 hours). If you fly into Mammoth Lakes, it’s about 45 minutes away to Bishop.
We will create a Women’s Climbing Festival Participant Switchboard on Facebook where all registered participants can coordinate carpools, rideshares and travel plans with one another. If you are a registered participant and have not received an invite to this group, please email us at vicky@flashfoxy.com.


Check out this sweet destination guide on Bishop by our media sponsors (and dear friends) at Moja Gear for some beta on the various bouldering and sport climbing areas in Bishop!