Dawn Glanc ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray, Colorado.

Empowering Women

through Mountain Sports

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Since 1999



Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding

Photo: Angela Hawse

Red Rock Slider

Photo: Angela Hawse

Women's Rock Climbing




Women's Ice Climbing


Learn to Climb

from AMGA Certified Guides

Photo: Karsten Delap

Women’s Climbing Programs: Rock, Ice, Alpine and Ski


Your experience at Chicks will be so much more than a women’s climbing program. You will take away a renewed confidence that will inspire you to overcome or take on other challenges in your life.  We create a fun, supportive, and safe atmosphere for learning. After attending a Chicks women’s climbing program you will be a strong, self- reliant and knowledgeable climber or skier.


Our goal is to empower women to realize their potential through mountain sports. This will enable you to become solid, self-reliant partners on rock, ice, and snow. Each one of us starts from the ground up.  We know how crucial your initial experience is in building a platform for safe, life-long adventures. We have dedicated ourselves to paying our experience forward with the goal of accelerating women’s participation and confidence. We offer women’s climbing programs in a number of disciplines and destinations:

Our guides are passionate teachers. They are the most highly respected, credentialed and experienced women in the industry.  During our women’s climbing programs, they perform their alchemy in small groups. Thereby creating a supportive atmosphere that focuses on each woman’s ability and potential to take their skills to the next level. Our women’s rock climbing and skiing programs have structure and progression. This progression is methodical with an exceptional track record of success.

Our women’s ice climbing, rock climbing, alpine and ski programs are fun and educational. You will be challenged as you learn new skills from top female certified guides.  You will push yourself beyond your pre-conceived limits. Come away with new skill sets, friends and climbing partners to pursue mountain sports for the rest of your life. You’ll be inspired by others and your own ability to dig deeper than you thought.  That confidence and self-reliance will carry over into every other aspect of your life.


  • I am in awe of your technical expertise and knowledge and your ability to impart those skills during your clinics. I have continually been challenged by each and every one of you and have pushed myself to limits I never knew I was capable of. I have learned so much from you guys, not just about climbing, but about myself, and all the while having fun doing it.”
  • I greatly respect and admire what you do. I consider it a privilege to know you and have the opportunity to climb with you and I know I am a better person because of it. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Be safe and I’ll see you when I see you.”

  • “What I enjoyed most about the clinic was learning technical skills and climbing with guides that were very supportive and had a great attitude.  Also, the entire group was very welcoming.”
  • “The course was fabulous of course!  The camaraderie  and confidence I gain with every Chicks program has really pushed my climbing to new levels.”
  • “My highpoint was my attempt at leading a 5.10 at the end.  It was a pretty big leap in my leading abilities, a proud moment for me to just get up and try!”
  • “What I enjoyed the most about the clinic was the guides – their kindness, expertise, patience, inspiration, and guidance can not be equaled.”