Climbing

Buttermilk clean up

29 Mar: Graffiti Removal Magic

Flash Foxy Clean up! The third annual Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival stewardship event was an incredible success. One hundred and thirty-five women volunteered their time to pick up hundreds of pounds of trash, protect native plant seedlings, remove an old fence, and clean up campsites in the Buttermilk and the Volcanic Tablelands. Graffiti on Buttermilk Boulders One of the highlights of the day was a graffiti removal project led by our friends at the Bay Area Climbers Coalition and Touchstone Climbing. Volunteers decked out in stylish Tyvek suits used paintbrushes to apply a product called Elephant Snot (!) to…

IMG_2470 (1)_astra lincoln-480x360

01 Aug: Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival Stewardship Event

In March, Friends of the Inyo partnered with the Access Fund, Bishop BLM, and the Flash Foxy Climbing Festival to put on a morning of clean up in the Tablelands. The Flash Foxy Climbing Festival brings young women to Bishop for the weekend, many of whom have never climbed outdoors or recreated on public lands. This event was a great opportunity to connect young folks to conservation efforts in the Bishop area. In all, we picked up 80 pounds of glass from a restoration site at the end of Quarry Road, cleaned over 40 fire rings, removed 1,000 pounds of…