WHO WE ARE + CONTACT

The 2018 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 city of Chattanooga.

We bring together and celebrate our growing community of women climbers. The 2016 WCF in Bishop was our inaugural festival and the first of it’s kind. The 2017 Women’s Climbing Festival in Bishop was in March (see photos from 2017 here). The tickets sold out on 1 minute and we had over 800 women on the waitlist, which is what led us to create the Chattanooga Women’s Climbing Festival! Our first Women’s Climbing Festival in Chattanooga was held in November of 2017 (see photos here).

GOALS ACHIEVED IN CHATTANOOGA IN 2017:
WOMEN CLIMBING WITH WOMEN
The tickets for the festival went on sale August 1, 2017 and sold out within the first day. We had 287 women attend the festival. We had women from 27 states and 2 countries and ages ranging from 15 to 47.

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, 3 yoga sessions,  and a Women in Climbing Panel, all led by women facilitators, instructors and panelists.

SUPPORTING THE TOWN OF CHATTANOOGA
We worked with 18 businesses and organizations as well as the Chattanooga’s Visitor’s Bureau and were able to spend almost 85% of our budget locally, putting money back into this awesome community!

CONTRIBUTING TO INCREASE ACCESS AND MINIMIZE IMPACT
In November 2018, with generous raffle donations from our sponsors, we raised $2,700 for the Access Fund and the Southeastern Climber’s Coalition. The funds will be used to continue to protect and maintain the many amazing climbing areas that the Chattanooga region has to offer. We also co-hosted a stewardship day with the Southeastern Climber’s Coalition and Access Fund. Monday morning of the event was spent on stewardship projects in partnership with stewardship manager from the Southeast Climbers Coalition as well as members of the  National and East Coast Conservation teams from the Access Fund! We had over 50-volunteers working together to improve and maintain trails at Stone Fort, a heavily used bouldering area on private land.

ABOUT FLASH FOXY
Flash Foxy was created by founder, Shelma Jun, in April 2014. It is a multi-media online platform that w as created to celebr ate 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
Please email us at vicky@flashfoxy.com or fill out the Contact Form with any questions or inquiries regarding the festival. Thank you!