Goddesses on the Rocks, Joshua Tree 2007

Photos by Devaki Murch — Over 50 women participants attended the first annual women's climbing weekend April 28-29, 2007, at Joshua Tree National Park. The Sterling Rope/Peak Rescue Inst. Women's Climbing Weekend, was hot in more ways than one! With temps soaring into the 90s, the warrior women participated at many locations throughout the park attending clinics on basic climbing skills, placing gear, building anchors, and leading. Saturday's climbing was followed up with a barbecue dinner, and party in the park featuring a raffle of gear and clothing and a slideshow from pictures taken throughout the day. The event was a huge success and planning is already under way for next years' event! — Sonya D. Becker