NEW Girly Gathering

Keene Valley, Adirondacks, New York

2014 dates

Friday, Oct. 10: 6:00 p.m. Registration, pizza dinner, meet with your guide.
Saturday, Oct. 11: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Climbing clinics. Group dinner/workshop.
Sunday, Oct. 12: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Climbing clinics. Group dinner/workshop.
Monday, Oct. 13: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Climbing clinics. Closing ceremony. Drive home.


$650 includes climbing equipment, three dinners, three days of climbing clinics, a 4-to-1 ratio, all levels welcome, evening workshop/discussions.


Chicks Climbing is partnering with Sterling Rope to bring you our new short format courses in the Keene Valley, Adirondacks in upstate New York. For those of you who remember the Sterling Rope “Goddess on the Rocks” program, we are bringing them back as Girly Gatherings! Now you east coast girls can stay close to home and get some rock climbing in this fall.

The ‘Dacks’ offers a wide variety of climbing. It is known for some of the finest traditional rock climbing available today. There are well over 250 climbing areas in the Adirondacks, all of which deal a very unique experience from the next. Areas such as the Keene Valley – the center of our clinic – offers the largest variety of climbing in the Dacks. Most of the rock in the Dacks is anorthosite; it’s very coarse, hard rock and is often mistaken for granite, and is actually the same rock found on the moon.

Women of all abilities from beginner to advanced are welcome; we have 5 different clinic levels to choose from. This clinic offers a 4-to-1 ratio, climb with some of the best local Girly Guides the region has to offer!

Not Included: transportation, camping, lodging, breakfast and lunch.

Check our lodging beta for a list of lodging options, grocery stores and restaurants near the climbing area as well as directions to our HQ at the Keene Valley Hostel. Bring your own tent (if camping outside the hostel), sleeping bag, pad, camp chair, water jug and stove.


6:00 p.m.: Meet at the group campsite just outside of Cloudsplitter Mountain Guides. Pizza dinner, registration and introductions. Get with your Girly Guides to go over goals for the clinic.

Saturday & Sunday
8:00 a.m.: Leave for climbing
4:00 p.m. : Climbing ends
6:30 p.m.: Group dinner
7:30 p.m.: Workshop/discussion

8:00 a.m.: Leave for climbing
2:00 p.m.: Climbing ends
3:00 p.m.: Closing ceremony
Hit the road for home!

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