Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

A slideshow of images from the first ever Women's Climbing Festival
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A slideshow of images from the first ever Women's Climbing Festival

With the striking backdrop of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains, more than 150 female climbers gathered for the first ever Women's Climbing Festival in Bishop, California. The event, hosted by the female-focused Flash Foxy, included a welcome party at Mountain Rambler Brewery, climbing clinics and workshops, a Women in Climbing panel discussion, the No Man's Land Film Festival, scores of giveaways, free food, and of course, plenty of climbing. Read about Editor Julie Ellison's experience climbing with only women: "The beta is way better, the psych is high, and the positive vibes are overwhelming." Scroll down to check out some more great shots; all photos by Vikki Glinskii of The RV Project

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Natalie of Moja Gear on Grotesque Old Woman (V7), Happy Boulders.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Getting high on Black Magic (V3), Happy Boulders.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Emily nears the top of Fly Boy Arete (V5), Buttermilks.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

At only 8 years old, Ginger Gorr (brought by her dad) was the youngest and possibly most psyched participant at the festival.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Georgie Abel, who put on a great highball clinic on Saturday, eyes up a tiny crimp in the Happies.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Flash Foxy founder and event organizer Shelma Jun tops out in the Happies as the moon rises.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

The sun sets on the ultra-classic High Plains Drifter (V7).

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Two of the pros at the festival, Babsi Zangerl and Daila Ojeda, eye up some problems.

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Kim, who was visiting Bishop for a few weeks during a long road trip, on Extended Mr. Happy (V7).

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

Natalie tries out the crimpy "girl beta" on Seven Spanish Angels (V6).

Women's Climbing Festival Photo Gallery

The festival ended with a free-solo send train on the Southwest Arete (5.9), Grandma Peabody.