cewrote a review of Outdoor Research Ferrosi Short - Women's on June 12, 2010
I am not a rock climber, but I wish I was to test out these shorts.
That said, these fit my style. I can't wear those short inseam short-shorts. Hate 'em. I also have a really hard time finding shorts that fit my long torso, smaller waist yet athletic quads. These work. I have to get most of my pants/shorts taken in 2-3" in the waist, but not these.
The sizing is a bit tough. The mediums were way to big in the waist for me. The smalls are a bit more snug in the hips than I would prefer (preferred the loser Medium let fit), but the waist fits, so I went with it. Albeit they are synthetic material, they appears to stretch out a tad after wearing a few times.
I really like the pockets on the back, too; flattering.