Keene Valley, New York

CloseUpClimbingOctober 2-5, 2015

Keene Valley is home to the greatest concentration of climbs in the Adirondacks.  Chicks Climbing is proud to pack all of this amazing rock into our short format course.  Hone your climbing techniques, rope skills, anchor safety, and much more!

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!  This clinic offers a 4-to-1 ratio, climb with some of the best local Girly Guides the region has to offer!  Also included are three dinners and evening workshops/discussions.


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!

Check our travel information list for 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 camping gear if not staying in hostel.  View the complete list of what to bring to make sure you have all the necessary items.  You are responsible for camping fees (or lodging), and food excluding dinner.

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