WHO WE ARE + CONTACT

The 2019 Women’s Climbing Festival is brought to you by the girlcrew and volunteers of Flash Foxy, our dedicated sponsors and the awesome small businesses and residents of the beautiful town of Bishop.

We bring together and celebrate our growing community of women climbers. The 2016 WCF was our inaugural festival and the first of it’s kind (see photos from 2016 here and 2017 here). We hope to not only bring experienced female climbers together but also provide a safe space for beginner climbers to come and learn about all that climbing has to offer!

GOALS ACHIEVED IN 2018:
WOMEN CLIMBING WITH WOMEN
We had 365 women attend the festival (275 participants, 20 volunteers, 18 guides, stewardship leaders and facilitators, and 52 athletes and vendors) this year. We had women from 30 states and territories and 2 countries and from ages ranging from 9 to 55. As with last year, the festival sold out within a minute and had over 500 women on the wait list.

WOMEN TEACHING WOMEN
In 2018, we had 15 outdoor clinics which were each led by female athletes and guides. In addition, we also had 4 workshops, 2 yoga sessions,  and a Women in Climbing Panel, all led by women facilitators, instructors and panelists.

SUPPORTING THE TOWN OF BISHOP
We partnered closely with 20 local small businesses and organizations as well as the Bishop Chamber of Commerce. Excluding the payment given to female athletes, facilitators, panelists, photographers and other female professionals involved with the festival, we were also able to spend ~84% of our budget locally, giving back into the local economy.

CONTRIBUTING TO INCREASE ACCESS AND MINIMIZE IMPACT
With generous raffle donations from our sponsors, we raised $2,900 for the Access Fund and local stewardship nonprofit, Friends of the Inyo, who will be receiving the money equally. 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.

Sunday morning we met at the Mountain Rambler Brewery for the stewardship project. We started the morning with some information about stewardship as it pertains to this region from Friends of Inyo, a prayer and land acknowledgement from Kris Hohag, a co-founder of the Payahunaadu Alliance and advocate for the local Paiute tribe, and historical information from an archaeologist from the Bureau of Land Management. We had 135 women come out with us to work on graffiti removal, campground/fire pit clean up, repair of infrastructure damaged by fires as well as trail maintenance and trash pickup! Our other partners included Inyo Forest Service, Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps, the Bay Area Climbers Coalition, Access Fund and Touchstone Gyms.

ABOUT FLASH FOXY
Flash Foxy was created by founder, Shelma Jun, in April 2014. It is a multi-media online platform that was created to celebrate women climbing with women and to be a place where w omen can come to feel inspired b y and connected to lady climbers. We share stories about our thoughts, experiences and adventures as badass women.

CONTACT
If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2019 festival in Bishop, please email us at vicky@flashfoxy.com or fill out the Contact Form with any questions or inquiries regarding the festival. Thank you!