Girly Gathering

The New River Gorge, West Virginia

Not scheduled for 2014 – stay tuned for 2015 dates


$375 includes demo gear, two dinners, Sat. & Sun. climbing clinics, 4-to-1 ratio, and an evening workshop - all levels welcome.


Chicks Climbing is partnering with Sterling Rope to bring you our new short format courses in the infamous New River Gorge in West Virginia. 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 and southern girls can stay close to home and get some rock climbing in this summer.

The New River Gorge is one of the premier climbing areas on the east coast. Between the New River Gorge, Summerville Lake and the Meadows, there are more than 1,600 established routes on 60+ miles of cliff line. The rock is solid sandstone with heights ranging from 40 to 150 feet. There is something for everyone: overhangs, roofs, splitter cracks, slabs and dihedrals. Most routes can be accessed in a 15 – 45 minute hike.

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

Hanging with the AAC – Chicks is happy to announce that at the New River Gorge location, we will be hanging with the American Alpine Club, at their Craggin’ Classic event, Saturday night to enjoy an amazing dinner, auction and a presentation on Alaska Adventures by Freddie Wilkinson.

Not Included: transportation, camping, lodging, breakfast and lunch, so make sure you either bring food along or hit the shops in town for some chow before the clinic begins!

Check the lodging and food page for a list of camping, hotel, grocery stores and restaurant options near the climbing area! We suggest the MSOC campsite (  You need to reserve your own space at this campsite – cost is $15.50/night/person.  The location and amenities can’t be beat.   They also have tent cabins, furnished cabins and rental houses if you want to upgrade.  Please reserve your space today!


6:00 PM: Meet at group campground at New River Gorge (we will be camping at the MSOC campsite:!)
Pizza dinner, registration and introductions.
Get with your Girly Guides to go over goals for the clinic.

8:00 AM: Leave for climbing
4:00 PM : Climbing ends
6:30 PM: Group dinner with the AAC
7:30 PM: Workshop/discussion

8:00 AM: Leave for climbing
2:00 PM: Climbing ends
3:00 PM: Closing ceremony
Hit the road for home!

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