This Week’s Gossip – Oct. 7

The Summit PosterEddie Bauer Scholarship for Red Rocks Clinic UPDATE: we have received all of the wonderful applications and will be announcing winner this week.

Making the transition outdoors – great article by Kitty Calhoun on what to think about as you move from the climbing gym to outdoors.

Jenn Fleming shows appreciation to the National Parks, check out her video on Devil’s Tower.

Fred Beckey has a legacy of first ascents greater than that of any other climber – let’s see what he’s doing at age 89.  True inspiration.

The Summit – a film about the deadliest day on K2 opens all over the US this week, check out showtimes.

Ashima Shiraishi Makes First Female Ascent of 24 Karats (5.14c) in the Red  – view the full article at RockandIce.com

 CALENDAR:

Red Rocks, NV – Oct 24-27

ICE IS ON ITS WAY (all activities in Ouray, CO):
The Graduate Jan. 4-7

The Complete Jan. 15-19

The Sampler Jan. 25-28

The Quickie Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Fem Fest, Women’s Ice Climbing Festival, Feb 21-23

Oct. 19 – 5:30pm – Front Range Chicks – Climbing for Life is hosting a screening of REEL ROCK 8 at an IMAX south of Denver.  Proceeds go to a great cause and there will be a great silent auction as well as a cash bar.  Buy tickets here.

This Week’s Gossip – Sept 18

Leslie Timms completed the first ascent of an incredible-looking new route at Lion’s Head, Canada. Check it out!

Osprey has updated their famous Ariel women’s pack.  Get details.

REEL ROCK 8 has its world premiere tomorrow! This year’s movies include The Sensei, with Daniel Woods and Yuji Hirayama; High Tension, with Ueli Steck and the clashes on Mt. Everest; Spice Girl, with Hazel Findlay and Emily Harrington; and The Stonemasters.

Say what??  A climber was shot September 16 at Ten Sleep Canyon, Wyoming.  Rock and Ice Magazine spoke with Juliana Garcia, a friend of the climber, who reported that he is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Beyond Costal offers 20% off all sunscreen for Chicks fans.  Use code Chicks13 on their website.  (PS – if you haven’t heard of this awesome company based out of SLC, check ’em out.  They use only clean, healthy ingredients)

Calendar:

ROCK CLINICS:
New River Gorge, This weekend!  Stay tuned for amazing pics
Keene Valley, NY (Dacks) – Oct 4-7Sterling Rope sponsors Chicks Girly Gatherings
NRG and Keene Valley are sponsored by our amazing friends at Sterling Rope.  They also support Leslie Timms – it’s been an amazing fall for them!

Red Rocks, NV – Oct 24-27 (Now accepting applications for scholarship)

ICE IS ON ITS WAY (all activities in Ouray, CO):
The Graduate Jan. 4-7

The Complete Jan. 15-19

The Sampler Jan. 25-28

The Quickie Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Fem Fest, Women’s Ice Climbing Festival, Feb 21-23

This Week’s Gossip – Sept. 9

September 16 is National ‘Collect Rocks Day.  We say celebrate by collecting rock routes instead of a bag of rocks.

Still time to apply to attend Chicks Red Rocks FREE thanks to Eddie Bauer First Ascent.  Please share with all ladies in your life! Details here

Bring a friend, sister, co-worker, hairstylist, tattoo artist to New River Gorge or Dacks and get $50 OFF! Only 1 week left on buddy deal – click for details.

Don’t get lazy with your belaying. Girly Guide Dawn Glanc offers tips to help us refocus on the San Juan Mountain Guide Blog

Part two of the Incan Odyssey has been released by Marmot.  Amazing footage of a 2012 expedition to the fierce Andes Mountains of Peru on You Tube.

Rock and Ice Mag keeps us posted on the Tito Traversa investigation: Manslaughter charges filed in the death of Tito Traversa.

Calendar:

ROCK CLINICS:
New River Gorge, WV – Sept 20-22
Keene Valley, NY (Dacks) – Oct 4-7
Red Rocks, NV – Oct 24-27

ICE IS ON ITS WAY (all activities in Ouray, CO):
The Graduate Jan. 4-7

The Complete Jan. 15-19

The Sampler Jan. 25-28

The Quickie Jan. 31-Feb. 2

Fem Fest, Women’s Ice Climbing Festival, Feb 21-23

This Week’s Gossip – Aug. 12

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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)

SAVE THE DATE:

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.

This Week’s Gossip

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Sasha DiGiulian at Competition. Photo from RockandIce.com

The Gossip:

Sasha DiGiulian and Jimmy Webb crowned winners at the Psicobloc Masters Series in Park City, Utah—the first Deep Water Soloing Competition in the U.S.  50-foot falls into 10-feet of water. Check out Rock and Ice for video.

American Alpine Institute announces the 2013 Guide’s Choice Award Winners at the Outdoor Retailer Show.

Fun video that doesn’t just inspire climbing moms.  Question:  If their climbing apparel is only a bikini, where are they storing the chalk?  Desert Flight: A Climbing Mom’s Vacation 

Mark your calendars:

Chicks Girly Gathering at New River Gorge, West Virginia, September 20-22.  Thank you Sterling Ropes for sponsoring this event!

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.

November Gossip Report No. 3!

Happy Holidays! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and spent it with a belly full of laughter. Here on the Chicks Climbing Gossip Report you can catch up on all of the great gossip (articles, videos, and other assorted cool stuff) we talked about over the past week (or two, thanks to the holiday!) at Chicks Climbing.

The big announcement we have is that THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to submit your application for the Eddie Bauer First Ascent-sponsored scholarship to “The Quickie” Feb. 1-3, 2013. We want to strongly encourage any eligible ladies to apply, it’s such a great opportunity to get introduced to our Chicks with Picks program. AND, if you are selected, you will not only earn a tuition waiver, but will also get up to $1,000 in First Ascent outfitting! Yeah, that’s right, check it ALL OUT here.

We also recently posted two new trip reports from Chicks alumnae! The first is from Jeannette who wrote about her trip to Red Rock for Chicks Rock! in October. She gave a thorough recap of her entire first Chicks experience here.

The second is a trip report from alumna Almine Barton, who took her first trip to the Moab desert for some splitter crack climbing this fall. She shares all the details of her trip to the desert in this post here.

Did you know we are looking for some companies to support our Chicks Climbing Scholarship program? It is a great opportunity to not only get a deserving woman out to a Chicks clinic who could not otherwise afford it, but also provides lots of promotional benefits for companies that take advantage. Here is where you can check out all the details and contact us at info(at) civi-chicks.biz if you’re interested! We are super psyched that First Ascent is going to be sponsoring one gal to come out to “The Quickie” in February and hope to get a couple more!

Do you want to stay more up-to-date on the climbing news during the week? We talk about most all of these on our Twitter feed here, but also post many on Pinterest, a select few on Facebook as well as Google+. We love connecting with Chicks online, so let us know who you are – and where – and we will make sure to find you!

Did we miss any cool stuff this week in our Gossip Report?  Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got a link to some climbing-related goodies so we can share with everyone else!

Climbing
– Super psyched to see Jen Olson so focused on training for World Cup 2013, Olympics 2014!  http://bit.ly/10su5bC 
– Wow, congrats to Heather Robinson! “Eye of the Tiger & Climbing”  http://www.prana.com/life/2012/11/15/heather-robinson-eye-of-the-tiger-climbing/ …
– Awesome video of Ashima: Return of the Warrior Princess: http://owl.li/fpSyx 
–  Sterling Rope & Adidas Outdoor team member Mayan Smith-Gobat getting it done!  http://bit.ly/T6fZJI 
– Enjoyed this read on “Rock Therapy” http://bit.ly/UAIpOU  for the positive affects climbing can have on people’s lives.
– Female Footage Fridays (11.16.12): 2 Girls in Hueco. Featuring Jackie Hueftle and Vanessa Compton. http://fb.me/20jk3fgRo 
– From the American Alpine Institute: “The Piton and how to use it”: http://tinyurl.com/b7omd9n 

News
– Climbing news roundup from AAI: http://tinyurl.com/ba5euzl 

Gear
– New review of the Mammut Refine Climbing Skort from Katie (@themorningfreshhttp://bit.ly/XJYbJk   Would you wear one?

Training
– Very detailed training post up at Climb On, Sister! (@ClimbOnSister) by Galina Parfenov on how to train for climbing http://bit.ly/UAJtlW 
– Some fun & playful climbing training ideas from @1girlontherocks: http://bit.ly/TEIWbZ 

Inspiration
– There is a nice little feature on the Head Chick here! http://bit.ly/Soy5p7 

Trip Reports
– Red River Gorge Autumn 2012 Sport Climbing Season (3) – a wrap-up from Alli Rainey:  
http://bit.ly/UAHIFp 
– Need some Monday morning daydreaming? Great photos of a gorgeous route we climbed in Zion Ntl Park this month:http://www.elizrocks.com/2012/11/18/zion-12-route-aka-unknown/ …

Fun Stuff
– The New (Not-Quite-So-Masculine) Mountain Man: http://ow.ly/fjKFe 
– Jen Vennon got a fun climbing proposal from @eveningsends – check it out on the @Prana blog: http://bit.ly/10ssIdb  (and congratulations!)

If you have a blog entry that you think would be of interest to the women of Chicks Climbing please let us know! We love getting contributed content from other women – anything from trip reports, nutrition and training tips, to videos. We want to share your resources with the community – much like we do with the Gossip Report and are more than happy to re-publish and share links on behalf of the women’s climbing community!

Get your AXE in gear: November Gossip Report No. 2

Here on the Chicks Climbing Gossip Report you can catch up on all of the great gossip (articles, videos, and other assorted cool stuff) we talked about over the past week at Chicks Climbing. There are just a few days left to cash in and save up to $100 on any of our four different Chicks with Picks clinics this winter! If you sign up to attend a clinic as an individual you can save $75, and if you register with a buddy you can save $100 (each) if you register and pay in full by Nov. 22. So, all these super deals need to be taken advantage of BEFORE Thanksgiving so don’t waste any time, check out ALL the details here!

We are so excited to be actively taking applications for the Eddie Bauer First Ascent-sponsored scholarship to “The Quickie” Feb. 1-3, 2013. It will NOT be easy to select the recipient – we know – but we want to encourage eligible ladies from around the country to apply. If you are selected, you will not only earn a tuition waiver, but up to $1,000 in First Ascent outfitting! Yeah, that’s right, check it ALL OUT here.

Last week we announced an Early Bird special at the Ouray Victorian Inn (which is also a sponsor and the home of our Chicks with Picks clinics!) that you can take advantage of this December. Check out all the details on that here.

We also posted a gear review of the Keen Glarus boot written by Chicks alumna and our Devil’s Lake Chicks Rock! coordinator Annie Hughes, which you can check out here.

Did you know we are looking for some companies to support our Chicks Climbing Scholarship program? It is a great opportunity to not only get a deserving woman out to a Chicks clinic who could not otherwise afford it, but also provides lots of promotional benefits for companies that take advantage. Here is where you can check out all the details and contact us at info(at) civi-chicks.biz if you’re interested! We are super psyched that First Ascent is going to be sponsoring one gal to come out to “The Quickie” in February and hope to get a couple more!

Do you want to stay more up-to-date on the climbing news during the week? We talk about most all of these on our Twitter feed here, but also post many on Pinterest, a select few on Facebook as well as Google+. We love connecting with Chicks online, so let us know who you are – and where – and we will make sure to find you!

Did we miss any cool stuff this week in our Gossip Report?  Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got a link to some climbing-related goodies so we can share with everyone else!

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– Yes! Another badass Chick crushing!!! Le Nevé sends 50 Words for Pump (5.14c), Red River Gorge  http://bit.ly/RH7jIc 
– This is seriously awesome. Erica (@Cragmama) finished up her climbing goal for the year, and here’s the recap! http://ow.ly/f1udw 
– “Don’t be fixated on grades—they are just the guiding spectrum to mark progress, nothing else.”  http://bit.ly/VRpuKY 
– Good cam advice from Steph Davis for those looking at making a purchase: “Second Set of Cams?” http://bit.ly/PI4SH4 
– Great Sending Sisters on Climb On, Sister!: Stefania Kaczmarczyk comes back to climbing http://www.climbonsister.com/2012/11/sending-sisters-stefania-kaczmarczyk.html …
– More on Dempster & Kennedy’s new line up the Ogre. |Third Ascent of the Ogre in Pakistan http://www.climbing.com/news/third-ascent-of-the-ogre/#.UJk21GyCa5w.twitter …
– Some of the things I learned: http://fb.me/JP6Nggpu 
– Wear & Tear (from Splitter Choss):  http://bit.ly/Z7mwpj 
– The Access Fund wants to save Holy Boulders for the climbing community; learn more about this endangered crag: http://ow.ly/f6cMa 
– What is the best mountain book ever written? http://bit.ly/VVdW9B 
–  It’s hard not to get psyched when watching these strong women bouldering! http://fb.me/2kVoNKj7o 

News
– Comp info. for the Ouray Ice Park ice fest in 2013 http://bit.ly/Z10ncc  there will be a mixed AND speed climbing comp this go around!

Gear
– Enter by midnight TONIGHT!!! Who’s ready to win some Climb On! Products? Review and giveaway up today! http://bit.ly/PxTddJ 
– Who wants to win some quickdraws? Trango Extraordinary Climbing is giving away free gear to their Facebook fans!  http://fb.me/278IkFlhW 

Training
– This winter Steph Davis is doing some campus board training & shares how she & Mario built their own: http://bit.ly/VVdx70 
– Some helpful drills: Three exercises for better balance while climbing: http://www.climbing.com/skill/steady-yourself/#.UJ0jF93lqbA.twitter …

Inspiration
– Enthralling read & perspective from Brendan (@semi_rad) on A Climbing Accident http://semi-rad.com/2012/11/a-climbing-accident/ …
– Three great lessons learned from climbing, by George (@sudarkoff) – http://bit.ly/PU9POk 
– Wow, love this new blog post from Amy (@expandoutdoors)! Climb Your Own Route (and Silence Your Inner Critic) http://www.expandoutdoors.com/blog/climb-your-own-route-and-silence-your-inner-critic.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter …

Trip Reports
– Nice ascent of the Sphinx on Sunday! Bring on the ice! http://bit.ly/SFWbdU 
– The Black Dike Falls in November http://www.climberism.com/the-black-dike-falls-in-november/ …
– Who doesn’t love climbing Castleton Tower? OR athlete Sam Lightner reports on its latest new route http://ow.ly/fa7VF 

Fun Stuff
– Whoa! NOT a time lapse. Just some serious planning & prep here: Photo of 28 climbers on needle mountain http://bit.ly/U8QsMD 

If you have a blog entry that you think would be of interest to the women of Chicks Climbing please let us know! We love getting contributed content from other women – anything from trip reports, nutrition and training tips, to videos. We want to share your resources with the community – much like we do with the Gossip Report and are more than happy to re-publish and share links on behalf of the women’s climbing community!

Get your AXE in gear: November Gossip Report No. 1

Here on the Chicks Climbing Gossip Report you can catch up on all of the great gossip (articles, videos, and other assorted cool stuff) we talked about over the past week at Chicks Climbing. Last week we continued to add photos from our Chicks Rock! Red Rock clinic to our albums on Facebook here and Google+ here so check them out if you haven’t yet and thanks to all who have contributed!

Have you started mapping out your ice climbing season yet? We have four different Chicks with Picks clinics this winter on offer, and for the next two and a half weeks we have some seriously special discounts available on ANY of these! The short & sweet of it is you can save $75 as an individual if you register and pay in full by Nov. 22 and $100 if you come with a buddy. Check out ALL the details here and we look forward to seeing you in Ouray next year!

The BIG news we had last week was the reveal of all the details on the Eddie Bauer First Ascent-sponsored scholarship to “The Quickie” Feb. 1-3, 2013. We are now taking applications for this offer, which will not only earn you a tuition waiver, but up to $1,000 in First Ascent outfitting! Yeah, that’s right, check it ALL OUT here.

Last week we also posted a beautiful testimonial from Chick Christi M. who just spent a weekend in October climbing with us at Red Rock and had a wonderful experience doing so. She really captures the spirit of the clinic – including the other Chicks and the guides in her piece here.

There’s a new thread in the partner’s section of the “Chicks Chat” forum, started by Christie who is in Yosemite now and looking for partners to climb with. If you are in the area, or know of anyone that is, please refer them to her thread here!

Did you get our October newsletter last week? Don’t worry, you can catch up with all things Chicks right here, and then sign up to get it every month on our website!

Did you know we are looking for some companies to support our Chicks Climbing Scholarship program? It is a great opportunity to not only get a deserving woman out to a Chicks clinic who could not otherwise afford it, but also provides lots of promotional benefits for companies that take advantage. Here is where you can check out all the details and contact us at info(at) civi-chicks.biz if you’re interested! We are super psyched that First Ascent is going to be sponsoring one gal to come out to “The Quickie” in February and hope to get a couple more!

Do you want to stay more up-to-date on the climbing news during the week? We talk about most all of these on our Twitter feed here, but also post many on Pinterest, a select few on Facebook as well as Google+. We love connecting with Chicks online, so let us know who you are – and where – and we will make sure to find you!

Did we miss any cool stuff this week in our Gossip Report?  Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got a link to some climbing-related goodies so we can share with everyone else!

Climbing
– FANTASTIC resource, from Amy (@TheGearcaster) with Ice Climbing Conditions Across North America  http://bit.ly/SqHD2e 
– Congrats Mayan for the first female ascent of Punks in the Gym 5.14a!  http://www.sterlingrope.com/team/67/729  http://fb.me/zjlZlRSy 
– Cool photo gallery of Mayan Smith Gobat on the world’s first 5.14, Punks in the Gym.  http://bit.ly/Tn3ENr 
– World’s First 5.14 Sees First Female Ascent. Mayan Continues Worldwide Rampage. Congrats Mayan Smith-Gobat   http://fb.me/S1sSCptn 
– Ah to be 11 years old & CRUSHING 5.14c’s (yes plural). Red River Gorge: The Lowdown  http://bit.ly/RpwoZF 
– And another Ashima article! 11-year-old Ashima’s ambitious & successful week in Red River Gorge  http://ow.ly/eRqmq 
– Gorgeous photos from Forest Woodward’s blog of Ashima in the Red River Gorge.  http://fb.me/2mlVADR0a 
– Dang, Ondra! http://bit.ly/Tsnmf4 
– Welp. Adam Ondra onsighted the Red’s two 5.14d’s today. And downgraded them, apparently.  http://bit.ly/Sh4Sea 
– “Sometimes you caress the ice. Then again, you strap on claws and daggers and turn medieval.” Will Gadd (@gilwad) on ice climbing http://bit.ly/V4NWNi 
– Ice climbing season is creeping ever closer (YAY!), here’s the latest info. from the Ouray Ice Park:  http://bit.ly/TRXSDZ 
– Funny TNB in Rock & Ice (@rockandice) this week from Andrew Bisharat (@eveningsends) on “Who’s Husslin’ Harder?”  http://bit.ly/YjMPIk 
– This is a lovely post from Beth Rodden on what makes climbing meaningful  http://bit.ly/TmHevz 

News
– The Hueco Rock Ranch now run by the AAC (@americanalpine) is now officially open for business!  http://bit.ly/UkTspM 
– Bozeman Ice Fest Writing Contest – http://Alpinist.com http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web12x/wfeature-bif-wc …
– Check out this week’s climbing and outdoor news from AAI: http://tinyurl.com/alfqvhl  

Gear
–  Safety Notice: Wild Country Ropeman 3 Recalled http://bit.ly/TsntXS 
– Gear Review: Evolv Cruzer http://www.climberism.com/gear-review-evolv-cruzer/ …

Free Stuff!
– Whoa, huge giveaway BJ (@splitterchoss) this month for TWO (separate) $200 Sterling Rope gift certificates! http://bit.ly/RuJJjc 

Training
– New from Alli Rainey (@allirainey) The Mental Side of Sports Injury Recovery; Finding Confidence in Training & Climbing http://bit.ly/VqNARn 

Inspiration
– Nice post from Moniera (@moniera) who has found inspiration from many women who are rewriting the book of aging: http://bit.ly/PCFBiL 
– Can never get enough of Tali (@cupcakemafia) – here’s a great reflection on the difference a year makes: http://bit.ly/PlWRHz 
– And another great one from Tali in the spirit of Halloween! Horror Movies and yoga…really? Yes, really. New Post at Cupcake Mafia http://ow.ly/eUJ7Y 
– Badass Caroline George finding the line in Chamonix. (photo) http://bit.ly/RuK4SY 

Trip Reports
– Bend-The Outdoor Lover’s Paradise http://bit.ly/W2dVGs
– Great trip report from Luke of @dreaminvertical of “Three Amigos on the Triple Direct”  http://bit.ly/YjxtUn 
– Climbing Magazine Editor Julie Ellison was lucky enough to attend the International Climbers Meet put on by The American Alpine Club… http://fb.me/BVBmvUeK 

Fun Stuff
– What a climbing zombie might look like: http://ow.ly/i/14RDJ (photo)
– Cajun earning her dinner.  http://bit.ly/Sh3GY6  (photo)
– The Customer Is Always Right: http://ow.ly/eWy6f  (new from Brendan of Semi-Rad)
– MUST READ! General Dirtbaggery: Saving time, wasting time and explaining climbing on the Internet: http://bit.ly/SBTGez 

If you have a blog entry that you think would be of interest to the women of Chicks Climbing please let us know! We love getting contributed content from other women – anything from trip reports, nutrition and training tips, to videos. We want to share your resources with the community – much like we do with the Gossip Report and are more than happy to re-publish and share links on behalf of the women’s climbing community!

ROCKtober Gossip Report No. 4!

Here on the Chicks Climbing Gossip Report you can catch up on all of the great gossip (articles, videos, and other assorted cool stuff) we talked about over the past week at Chicks Climbing. We have been busy adding photos from our Chicks Rock! Red Rock clinic to our albums on Facebook here and Google+ here so check them out if you haven’t yet!

Since Red Rock marks the end of the Chicks Climbing clinic season for 2012 that means it is time to seriously start making your plans for ice season. We have four different Chicks with Picks clinics this winter on offer, and we just announced last week that we have some special discounts available on ANY of these clinics right now! The short & sweet of it is you can save $75 as an individual if you register and pay in full by Nov. 22 and $100 if you come with a buddy. Check out ALL the details here and we look forward to seeing you in Ouray next year!

There’s a new thread in the partner’s section of the “Chicks Chat” forum, started by Beth who is going to be taking a climb trip through Moab and up into Ouray this fall & winter. She is looking for partners to climb with – check out her itinerary and how to contact her here!

Did you know we are looking for some companies to support our Chicks Climbing Scholarship program? It is a great opportunity to not only get a deserving woman out to a Chicks clinic who could not otherwise afford it, but also provides lots of promotional benefits for companies that take advantage. Here is where you can check out all the details and contact us at info(at) civi-chicks.biz if you’re interested! We are super psyched that First Ascent is going to be sponsoring one gal to come out to “The Quickie” in February and hope to get a couple more!

Do you want to stay more up-to-date on the climbing news during the week? We talk about most all of these on our Twitter feed here, but also post many on Pinterest, a select few on Facebook as well as Google+. We love connecting with Chicks online, so let us know who you are – and where – and we will make sure to find you!

Did we miss any cool stuff this week in our Gossip Report?  Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got a link to some climbing-related goodies so we can share with everyone else!

Climbing
– New Canadian ice climbing website with the potential to be something great!  http://bit.ly/XTQBb7  (p.s. lots of Chicks alumna and Girly Guides shown in the rotating images on the main page. Can you ID them?)
– Nice article from Jeline of Climb On, Sister! (@climbonsister): “Hello, Old Friend! How to Get Back Into Climbing After A Long Hiatus”: http://bit.ly/Tf03kk 
– El Cap route Pre-Muir (5.13d) Receives Second Ascent http://bit.ly/WMkMTD 
– Female Footage Fridays (10.26.12): Friggin’ V14 by Tomoko Ogawa! That’s all that needs to be said! http://fb.me/1KHke5BLz 
– VIDEO: BD athletes Cedar Wright and Kate Rutherford climbing Ariana (IV 5.12a) on the Diamond of Long’s Peak: http://bit.ly/Ut9ZNu
– Totally missed this post from Eileen (@rockgrrl) about her meeting & CLIMBING with John Long!  http://bit.ly/TgrKOc 
– “Just go do it!” Great advice from 1 Girl on the Rocks (@1girlontherocks) on how to be a dirtbag climber girl: http://bit.ly/TgpXZm 
– An FA on Castleton Tower in 2012? What!?! Nice job Chris Kalous and Sam Lightner, Jr!  http://bit.ly/VEQ1AP 
– Some great tips for increasing efficiency when climbing in a party of three: http://bit.ly/Sz1AUk 
– Does the “off” season exist for rock climbing anymore? Good question posed by BJ of Splitter Choss (@splitterchoss): http://bit.ly/SAiceq 
– Good reminder that climbing is incredibly dangerous (but also awesome)  http://www.supertopo.com/tripreport/tripreport.php?articleid=11729&dpid=Ojw8NzwnICAmLQ …
– Will Gadd: “No ‘traditional’ ice climb is ever going to come close to spray ice for difficulty and intensity.” http://ow.ly/eGhqJ 
– Ashima flashes 5.14a, Daniel sends a 5.14c, some dude named Cedric did two 5.14d’s.. It’s Red season! http://bit.ly/SnwUVR 
– Scott Richardson FAs Carbosaurus V11: http://bit.ly/PCvbzu 
– New from Alli Rainey at the Red: Red River Gorge Autumn climbing Season 2012 (2): Thoughts onclimbing, training & improvment http://bit.ly/P89dDh 

News
– Stranded Climber Rescued on Yosemite’s El Capitan http://htl.li/eJiPQ 

Gear
– Wow, this Klymit funky-looking sleeping pad Hayley (@climbrunliftmom) has been testing out, looks really neat! http://bit.ly/TgqoTn 
– It’s Rockgrrl’s 10 Yr anniversay but YOU can win Chacos! Here are the details http://www.rockgrrl.com/blog/2012/10/rockgrrlcom-10-year-anniversary-chaco-boots-give-away/ …
– Connect with the rock with the right climbing shoe for your style. Watch this “Expert Advice” video from REI to learn more: http://bit.ly/RYRnQd 

Inspiration
– Yes! John Gill, 75, training at the local park:  http://bit.ly/PQu0MS 
– Nice post from Moniera (@moniera) who has found inspiration from many women who are rewriting the book of aging: http://bit.ly/PCFBiL 

Training
– New from Will Gadd (@gilwad) “Unless you’re training to be an elite-level athlete…then go forth and have some damn fun already!”http://bit.ly/UDeDbE 

Trip Reports
– Trip report from Gif of @rockclimberlife who spent his honeymoon doing some climbing in the Tetons: http://bit.ly/SnwrTz 
– Some NE ice was in this past weekend (well, the last, last weekend technically)! Trip report of Katahdin’s Piggy Wiggy route. http://bit.ly/XTTUPJ 
– We love climbing at Devil’s Lake and so does Ahn (@summit_air) who was there just recently:  http://bit.ly/VEPAqg 

Fun Stuff
– Another HILARIOUS post from Brendan of Semi-Rad (@semi_rad) today which exactly describes ME when talking in the outdoors. http://bit.ly/Sz1Nqs 
– Eeeek! New from Five Ten: That Slackline Girl Movie – Faith Dickey: http://bit.ly/RJPrfc 
– This is funny! “How to Ask A Girl Out on the Trail”: http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/10/how-to-ask-a-girl-out-on-the-trail/ …

If you have a blog entry that you think would be of interest to the women of Chicks Climbing please let us know! We love getting contributed content from other women – anything from trip reports, nutrition and training tips, to videos. We want to share your resources with the community – much like we do with the Gossip Report and are more than happy to re-publish and share links on behalf of the women’s climbing community!

ROCKtober Gossip Report No. 3!

Here on the Chicks Climbing Gossip Report you can catch up on all of the great gossip (articles, videos, and other assorted cool stuff) we talked about over the past week at Chicks Climbing. This weekend we wrapped up the 2012 Chicks Climbing season with our Chicks Rock! clinic at Red Rock. It was a great weekend of climbing despite some windy conditions on the last day! We have started a photo album of the event on Facebook here and Google+ here. Send us your photos ladies! We know the Head Chick was busy in the kitchen and couldn’t get any 😉

So of course that means that it is time to seriously start making your plans for ice season. We have four different clinics this winter on offer, and hope to see lots of you out in Ouray! Check out the full schedule here: http://www.chickswithpicks.net/chicks-with-picks/ and contact us at info(at)civi-chicks.biz to sign up!

Last week I posted my fall Indian Creek trip report (bottom line: it was awesome). You can read all about the fun that I had (including how much I improved from my trip there with Chicks this spring) here.

There’s a new thread in the partner’s section of the “Chicks Chat” forum, started by Beth who is going to be taking a climb trip through Moab and up into Ouray this fall & winter. She is looking for partners to climb with – check out her itinerary and how to contact her here!

Did you know we are looking for some companies to support our Chicks Climbing Scholarship program? It is a great opportunity to not only get a deserving woman out to a Chicks clinic who could not otherwise afford it, but also provides lots of promotional benefits for companies that take advantage. Here is where you can check out all the details and contact us at info(at) civi-chicks.biz if you’re interested! We are super psyched that First Ascent is going to be sponsoring one gal to come out to “The Quickie” in February and hope to get a couple more!

Do you want to stay more up-to-date on the climbing news during the week? We talk about most all of these on our Twitter feed here, but also post many on Pinterest, a select few on Facebook as well as Google+. We love connecting with Chicks online, so let us know who you are – and where – and we will make sure to find you!

Did we miss any cool stuff this week in our Gossip Report?  Let us know in the comments section if you’ve got a link to some climbing-related goodies so we can share with everyone else!

Climbing
– So psyched for Tomoko Ogawa who is the first woman to climb V14! It wasn’t easy, but after a three-year effort Tomoko sent “Catharsis” in Shiobara. http://www.rockandice.com/news/2310-first-woman-to-climb-8b-v14
– Yowza! Ashima Shirashi sent two 5.14a’s down in the Red! http://bit.ly/SmYyCh 
– Lovely post from Jeline of Climb On, Sister! about adjusting her climbing goals now that she is pregnant: http://bit.ly/RUwwOs 
– 1 Girl on the Rocks took a scary fall that caused her to take a few weeks off blogging about climbing until today – see why:  http://bit.ly/QuqxjY 
– North East Ice getting it started with some early season ice in Katahdin!!… http://bit.ly/TbMzvV 
– Sarah Hueniken traveled to Newfoundland with Will Gadd to climb sea stacks & wowza! Their feature starts at 7:53: http://bit.ly/SmJ7Kv 
– Here is Sarah Hueniken’s personal trip report from her sea stack slaying adventure with Will Gadd:  http://bit.ly/SmNMw2 
– More on what Sarah Hueniken & Will Gadd were up to in Newfoundland:  http://win.gs/RUxNFb 
– ‘We are climbers first, disabled second,’ says Craig DeMartino. ‘If you’re a climber, you want to climb El Cap.’ (video)  http://bit.ly/Sn0PgS 
– Anyone else intrigued about the climbing here? Photo from Kate Rutherford (@RutherfordKate): “arrived in Armenia at 3:30am. Squeezed in a few pitches on supe @ Garnie Gorge, Armenia” http://bit.ly/Wev2Ul 
– New on Climb On, Sister!, an introduction to climber Ann Raber, ClimbTech athlete and all around rad chica! http://bit.ly/REhGet 
– Be diligent about checking fixed gear. A bad draw proves fatal:  http://bit.ly/TUAD1s 
–  5.14d First Ascents for Ondra and Sharma http://bit.ly/RUxB8V 
– Support the Access Fund (@accessfund) in the acquisition of the Holy Boulders!  http://bit.ly/TZknfs 
– What is your favorite climbing move asks Splitter Choss (@splitterchoss) in “All the Right Moves” http://bit.ly/P7XLZu 
– Some good advice from Steph Davis (@highsteph) on taking your pup on the road with you for a climbing trip:  http://bit.ly/RUtbiq 
– Are you interested in being an ambassador for evolv? http://fb.me/UbonDzPf 
– How do you celebrate? Climberism’s (@climberism) five ways to celebrate a send: http://bit.ly/OLlblP 

News
– 7 Living Legends + You = Night to Remember. http://ow.ly/ewIX0 

Gear
– 14 things climbers like to put on their hands: http://owl.li/ew0US 
– Wool insulated puffy jacket? I’m officially intrigued http://bit.ly/P7ZldI 
– So anxious to see this in action, Patagonia gets its own water repellent down: http://bit.ly/T2LkNR 
– The Gear Junkie put Sierra Designs’ new water-resistant down puffy into an artificial storm.  http://bit.ly/SmWYAD 
– Jill of GearGals reviews the Millet Heel Lift Jacket http://bit.ly/QCXxXb 

Training
– Nice “Training Tuesday” post on Climb On, Sister! (@climbonsister) with climber Ann Raber talking about how pilates has helped her train for climbing: http://bit.ly/R8eYPp 

Trip Reports
– A story of three women who wanted to climb…and some rain. http://bit.ly/S3y5eQ 
– The Red is proving to be an addictive climbing destination for Alli Rainey (@allirainey):  http://bit.ly/Wwa6IK 

Fun Stuff
– Another winner from Brendan of @semi_rad who put some nice words together on good climbing friends & mentors: http://is.gd/gEDjjM 
– Great read, @semi_rad answers pressing questions like, “What is the dirtiest thing you’ve ever done in the woods?” http://ow.ly/ezUev 
– Fun! Justin of @thestonemind published part 1 in a fictional climb story series about a climber w/sudden super-human strength: http://bit.ly/Sn5kbt 

If you have a blog entry that you think would be of interest to the women of Chicks Climbing please let us know! We love getting contributed content from other women – anything from trip reports, nutrition and training tips, to videos. We want to share your resources with the community – much like we do with the Gossip Report and are more than happy to re-publish and share links on behalf of the women’s climbing community!