The Complete Ice Climbing Event

February 5-9, 2016
Register for The Complete

WomenIceClimbingThis is our most popular clinic and the one we’ve been doing the longest. During the Complete Chicks you will learn more than you ever imagined during 4 days of ice climbing.  The third day of the program, we offer a “Skills Day”. The skills day enables you to sign up for instruction in rescue techniques, mixed climbing, steep ice climbing, alpine skills and more. We also include a lecture one evening on a variety of topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and mental training. This clinic is open to ALL levels of ice climbing. This program is perfect for beginner to advanced climbers. With 5 levels of instruction to choose from, there is something for every woman.  The complete chicks experience will help you take your ice climbing to the next level.

In addition to the instructional program, Chicks will host an evening event Saturday night to help raise money and awareness for a local charity. Join us for our mini women’s adventure film fest, “Chick Flicks” and celebrate women participating in adventures.

You will stay at the popular Victorian Inn, just a short walk from the Ouray Ice Park. The park is filled with more than 200 routes of all grades. After a great day, enjoy the hot tub at the hotel or natural hot springs in town. In the evenings the group will enjoy a catered meal together at the Secret Garden. This is our complete Chicks experience, don’t miss out.

We welcome ALL levels of ice climbing from beginner to advanced skills, check the Clinic Levels before you sign up.

Includes

*4 days guided climbing
* Skills day
* 4-to-1 ratio
* 5 nights lodging
* Demo climbing gear and clothing
* Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
* Admission to public event
* Hot tub
* T-shirtSan Juan Mountain Guides
* Welcome packet

A special thanks to San Juan Mountain Guides who, in partnership, makes our clinics possible.

Sample Schedule

Day 1:

Arrive in Montrose early enough to drive an hour from the airport  to Ouray. Get settled into your room at the Victorian Inn. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries.

4:00 p.m.: Kick off meeting/orientation at the Secret Garden, (directions provided). Demo gear handed out at catered  group dinner. If you would like alcohol, please bring your own.

Women Ice ClimbingDay 2:

7:00-7:30a.m.: Breakfast

7:30 a.m.: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

5:30 p.m.: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

6:30 p.m.: Doors open at public event

7:00 p.m.: “Chick Flicks” a women’s adventure film festival

Day 3:

7:00-7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

7:30 a.m.: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

6:00 p.m.: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

Women Ice CliimbingDay 4: Skills Day

7:00-7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

7:30 a.m.: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

5:00 p.m.: Lecture by Kitty Calhoun

6:00 p.m.: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

Day 5:

7:00-7:30 a.m.: Breakfast

7:30 a.m.: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

5:30 p.m.: Hand in demo gear, closing ceremony and Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

Day 6:

7:00 a.m.: Breakfast

Hotel check out is 11:00 a.m.

Prices

Option1: Double occupancy hotel room $1450 =$725 non-refundable deposit

Option 2: Single occupancy hotel room $1650 = $825 non-refundable deposit

Option 3: Not hotel: $1280 = $640 non-refundable deposit

Transportation is not included.  Please see Travel Information for directions to the Victorian Inn. Please check our What to Bring List to make sure you have everything you need. We have a limited amount of demo gear, so if you have it, bring it.

Register for The Complete