What is the Women’s Climbing Festival – Chattanooga?
WCF Chattanooga is a three-day event that will bring together and celebrate the growing community of women climbers. 2016 was the first year that this festival was held. 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!

When is the festival?
The festival is October 25-27th, 2019

Where is the festival located?
The festival is located in Chattanooga, TN. Festival events will be occurring in a couple of locations throughout the city of Chattanooga as well as at several climbing locations nearby.

Do I have to be an experienced rock climber to attend the festival?
Not at all! We welcome women of all climbing experience levels – including none. There will be several intro and beginning clinics and workshops. The festival will be a great opportunity to try out climbing in a safe and supportive environment.

Do I need to register to attend the festival?
Yes. Registration is required to attend the festival and the number of participants is limited to 275. Last year we sold out in one day so please register early! More registration information can be found here.

What is included in the cost of registration?
Entrance into all scheduled events on the festival are included EXCEPT clinics and workshops. This includes select meals. Please see the Registration page for more detail.

What isn’t included in the cost of registration?
Clinics + Workshops, transportation + lodging and climbing equipment rentals are not included in the cost of registration. Please check our Lodging and Services page for more information on lodging and transportation options.

Who can attend the festival?
The festival is open to women and anyone who identifies as female.

Can children come tp the festival?
Yes! Children are welcomed to attend the festival. We do recommend minors attend with a chaperone. For more questions, emails us at vicky@flashfoxy.com

Are scholarships available?
Yes! Please see more information on our Registration Page

Is the festival accessible?
While the climbing areas in Chattanooga are pretty bare-bones, please check out accessibility information on the venues in our Schedule of Events page

What if I purchased a festival pass and no longer can attend?
Unfortunately, we are unable to give refunds. Should there be a waitlist, we will be able to facilitate a refund until October 1st, 2018. If you purchased a pass and are no longer able to attend, please email us at vicky@flashfoxy.com. Thank you!

Is this event rain or shine?
Yes, our event is rain or shine! Regardless of the weather, we will have a good time!

Don’t see your question? Please email us at vicky@flashfoxy.com or fill out our Contact Form. Thank you!


Doubt Your Doubts, and Climb On
Kylie Fly, Mountain Hardwear. October 2018

“It Goes, Boys!”
Jayleen Troutwin & Sammy Podhurst, Scarpa. October 2018

Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival
Brook, Adventure Journal. September 2018

Confronting Fear at the Chattanooga Women’s Climbing Festival
Elaine Elliott, Steep South. December 2018

Also, if you have time, take a moment to check out the #womensclimbingfestival hashtag for personal recounts from participants and athletes.


Get Psyched on the Women’s Climbing Festival 
Colette McInerney, Black Diamond. November 2016

A Climbing Festival for Women, By Women
Abby Wise, Mountain Project. November 2016

Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival: No Excuses
Kayleen Castelli, Outdoor Women’s Association. December 2016

Get Psyched for the 2017 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival 
Natalie Siddique, Moja Gear. November 2016

Ladies, here’s why you should consider going to this festival.
Leslie Hittmeier, Teton Gravity Research. December 2016

In Her Words: The Women’s Climbing Festival
Abby Wise, Mountain Project. March 2017

A Recap of the 2017 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival 
Natalie Siddique, Moja Gear. March 2017

Finding Like Minded Souls at the Women’s Climbing Fest
Colette McInerney, Black Diamond. March 2017

Girl Beta in Bishop: A Weekend with Flash Foxy
Annie Lawson and Kayleen Glaser. Outdoor Women’s Alliance. March 2017

The Women’s Climbing Fest in 9 Photos
Vikki Glinski, Mountain Project. March 2017

After the Women’s Climbing Fest: Let’s Talk about Barriers
Jenny Abegg, Verticulture – Outdoor Research. March 2017

Video: Women’s Climbing Festival – Day One
Never Not Collective, March 2017

Video: Women’s Climbing Festival – Last Day
Never Not Collective, March 2017

Podcast: Abby Wise Dispatching from the Women’s Climbing Fest 
Abby Wise, Dispatch Radio. March 2017

Celebrating Women, Climbing and Community
Kristina Ericson, The Cliffs at LIC. April 2017



A Look at the 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival — A Celebration of Female Climber
Natalie Siddique, Moja Gear. January 2016

What I Learned at the Women’s Climbing Festival
Julie Ellison, Climbing Magazine. February 2016

A Recap of the 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival and What It Means for Female Climbers
Natalie Siddique, Moja Gear. February 2016

The 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival
Kim House, Gripped Magazine. February 2016

Why It Matters: One Story of the Women’s Climbing Festival
Sasha Turrentine, Flash Foxy. February 2016

The Women’s Climbing Festival: A Perspective
Carrie Cooper, La Sportiva Blog. March 2016

Flash Foxy | Women’s Climbing Festival
Colette McInerney, Five Ten Blog. March 2016

The Women’s Climbing Festival: Just the Beginning
Jessi Allen, The Cliffs LIC. March 2016

Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival 2016- A Review and After Thoughts
Valarie Tes, Valarie Tes Blog. February 2016

One Story of the 2016 Women’s Climbing Festival
Cauri Hammer, Fringes Folly. March 2016

Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival: Family I Never Knew I Had
Paisley Close, The Inspired Climber. February 2016

Thoughts on Last Year’s Women’s Climbing Festival
Vikki Glinksi, The RV Project, February 2017