This Week’s Gossip – Aug. 12


Nothing but smiles at Devils Lake. Photo by Dawn Glanc.

Girly Guide Dawn Glanc posted her trip report on the Chicks Devil’s Lake rock climbing clinic.  Sounds like you had beautiful weather, many cheers of encouragement and a lot of boundary exploring.

Climbing Magazine posted this article on “Resting for Redpoints” but I felt it was applicable to much more.

Rock and Ice Magazine reports – A change of scene will take place on Mount Everest next year as new regulations are imposed. Has the world’s highest peak become uncontrollable?  Learn more.

Facebook Find:  How to look clean when you’re dirty: Juli Shumack Febbraro says: my greasy hair (and face) fix is cornstarch. I mix it up with some cocoa powder for a nice tint…smells good too:) You can also throw some in your stinky shoes to help absorb moisture! Oh and baby wipes. Gotta have baby wipes!!  (Join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter @ChicksClimbing)


The Banff Mountain Film and Book Fest schedule for 2013 has been announced. Get ready for the show of the year!

Chicks Girly Gathering at New River Gorge, West Virginia, September 20-22.  Thank you Sterling Ropes for sponsoring this event!  We’ll hang with the AAC Saturday night for great food, conversation and a presentation by Mountain Hardwear athlete Freddie Wilkinson.

Chicks Rock! Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. October 24-27.  This is great for all levels including those who want to learn to lead trad!

Dates have been set for the 2014 Fem Fest, a women’s ice climbing festival. We will see all the lady ice climbers February 22- 24 in Ouray, Colorado. Gather your friends and come on down, it will be a PARTY!!  Like Fem Fest on Facebook for updates.

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