Women’s Rock Climbing Programs
Each year, Chicks hosts rock climbing program at premiere rock climbing destinations across the United States. The clinics are offered at a variety of world class climbing destinations to expose women to a wide variety of terrain. In the rock clinics, the staff of all female Certified Guides teach women of all skill levels and abilities how to improve movement techniques and enhance technical skills. We create a super fun, safe and supportive atmosphere to help you expand your comfort zone and push your rock climbing abilities.
Our intensive clinics offer an intimate 4-to-1 ratio that focuses on taking your climbing to the next level. Each program offers 4 levels of instruction. At a Chicks Climbing clinic you will gain the knowledge, technical skills and confidence to be a more self-reliant, independent rock climber. We guarantee that you will climb a grade harder after our program.
Chicks Rock & Alpine Climbing Programs:
April 23-May 2, 2017 (Registration is Open!)
Travel with Chicks to Kalymnos, a 109 km² island in the Aegean Sea. Kalymnos is known as the “epitome of sport climbing.” There are 80 sport crags with approximately 2300 routes from easy to insanely hard. The rock of Kalymnos is top-quality limestone. Climbers will find grey slabs, vertical walls with delicate pockets, and overhanging pumpy routes with stalactites and tufas. There is nothing monotonous about climbing on Kalymnos. This crazy 3D rock climbing adventure will make you feel like a kid again. More Details
Red Rock is one of our favorite areas to hold rock climbing instructional events because there are both trad and sport climbs at all levels and the weather is stable in both spring and fall. If you are just learning to climb, there are many classic moderate routes. If you are learning to lead, there are many well-protectable moderate trad climbs as well. If you want to do a long multi-pitch route, Red Rock is the place for that too!
Do you want to learn how to jam up desert splitters like a crack climbing machine? Are you dreaming of kick-starting your spring with a dose of warm sunshine? Join us for expert instruction that will take your climbing to new levels and camaraderie by the campfire under the stars. Indian Creek arguably has the largest concentration of splitter crack climbing in the world.
City of Rocks, Idaho
June 21-24, 2017 + Multi-Pitch on June 25th
This world-class climbing destination offers technical face, slab and crack climbing, and we at Chicks make the most of it with this 4-day all-inclusive women’s rock climbing clinic. Hundreds of climbing routes from easy to beyond expert nestled in the high desert mountains and pine trees of southern Idaho make this a premier training ground for seasoned climbers, as well as allowing beginners to learn the ropes. Stay for the multi-pitch day if you like getting off the deck and climbing a long route. The City Chicks is all about climbing in small ratio women’s groups with highly experienced AMGA certified guides. No high heels, but fun, sweat, and smiles are on tap at the City!
Chicks is going alpine climbing – and our first stop this year is Grand Teton National Park! This is the clinic for those wanting to venture into the Alpine for the first time, as well as seasoned climbers who want hone their climbing skills in the alpine environment, or learn ways to move safely and efficiently in the mountains. Join us as we explore the high, wild places where snow, rock and ice co-exist and we humans are but a visitor. Become comfortable traveling on glaciers and snow slopes with ice axes and crampons, learn alpine climbing skills, navigate with map, compass, and GPS in the high alpine peaks of the Grand Teton National Park.
The New River Gorge is home to the highest quality sandstone in the United States. Located just outside of Fayetteville, WV, The New” is comprised of 3 deep river gorges that literally run for miles. Along the rim of each of these heavily forested gorges, you’ll find over 2100 different single pitch climbs that range in style from technical and facey to steep overhangs. It’s the perfect classroom to hone your footwork, route finding skills and sequencing
Red River Gorge, KY
September 1-4, 2017
Red River Gorge is best known for it’s overhanging pocket pulling, but it also a wide variety of climbing on vertical faces too. It’s the perfect climbing destination for climbers of all levels. In fact, the Red River Gorge has so many quality routes here that you could spend a lifetime here and not even scratch the surface.
August 18-20, 2017
Chicks Rock would like to introduce our most progressive rock-climbing clinic. Join us in Rifle Colorado to climb in one of the premier limestone sport climbing destinations in North America. This clinic is open to those who are at a climbing plateau, or for those looking to move to the next level and start pushing the higher grades. Gym climbers will find this to be a great place to transfer their skills to the real rock. Our guides provide a fun and encouraging atmosphere for you to explore your abilities and expand your comfort zone whether on top rope or on the sharp end. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed to climb at the higher end of the scale. We guarantee after this clinic you will climb a grade harder.