Rock climbing at the city of rocks

City of Rocks, ID: June & September 2019

Learn to climb or push through the grades at The City of Rocks, Idaho. This world-class climbing destination offers technical face, slab, and crack climbing, and we make the most of it with this 4-day all-inclusive women’s rock climbing program. Learn to climb or refreshen old skills in low ratio group from highly experienced female AMGA Certified Guides. No high heels, but fun, sweat, and smiles are on tap at the City of Rocks, Idaho.

The City has hundreds of climbing routes from easy to beyond expert nestled in the high desert mountains and pine trees of southern Idaho. It’s the perfect training ground to learn to climb for the first time and for seasoned climbers alike. If you’re looking for top-notch instruction on your climbing technique, learn more about building anchors, using traditional protection and performing self-rescue, then look no further than Chick’s women rock climbing program. Stay for the multi-pitch day if you like getting off the deck and climbing a long route.

We’ll spend 3 full days climbing and working on skills at various areas within the City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park, located just outside of Almo, ID. In true Chicks style, small climbing teams will be formed according to skill level to maximize your time on the rock and the practice of new skills. Both sport and traditional routes abound, giving us a wide variety of climbing styles to work on.

We will focus on giving you the tools to improve your climbing and become a more self-sufficient and well-rounded climber.  This Chick’s women’s rock climbing program includes all group climbing gear (ropes & technical equipment) in addition to an array of demo gear for you to test out. You will also receive a welcome bag full of gifts from Chicks Sponsors. We will start and finish our days together at our campsite right among the climbing formations. We will all be camping together, and all your breakfasts and dinners will be prepared for you.

“The City is my favorite climbing destination of the Mountain West.   The tranquil high desert mountain environment is so good for my soul, and the climbing opportunities are endless.  I like that I can work on a specific grade and technique, and then have many routes to test my progress on.” – Local expert and AMGA Certified Climbing Guide Aimee Barnes

Find out what the City is all about. Join other like-minded adventurous Chicks for our women’s rock climbing program, and prepare to be pushed and inspired by a fun and supportive group of peers. The Chicks experience is a special one, and this program will be no exception. Camaraderie around the campfire in this remote and beautiful high desert terrain only adds to the charm of the City, letting you go unplugged for a few days.


Option 1: 3 days of climbing / 4 nights camping – $899

Option 2: 3 days of climbing plus 4th day multi-pitch climb / 4 nights camping – $1,199


  • 3 days of guided climbing and instruction max. 4:1 ratio
  • Optional guided multi-pitch day 2:1 ratio
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bags from Chicks sponsors
  • Demo gear from Chicks Sponsors


  • Ground or Air Transportation
  • Trip Insurance
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Gratuities


Day 1: June 20/ Sept 5

The City of Rocks is about a 4-hour drive from Jackson, WY or from Salt Lake City, UT.   Reno, NV is also a good starting point within driving range.

4:00 pm: Opening meeting / Orientation at the campground.  Group dinner and demo gear handed out.

Day 2:    June 21/ Sept  6       

7:00 – 7:30 am: Group breakfast at the campsite.

8:00 am: Meet at the cars geared up to climb for the day

8:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Climbing at the City of Rocks.  Bring your own lunch.

6:00 pm: Prepared dinner at the campsite

Day 3:      June 22/Sept 7      

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: – 4:00 pm: Climbing at the City of Rocks.  Bring your own lunch.

5:00 pm: Optional visit to Durfee Hotsprings and Pool

6:30 pm: Prepared dinner at the campsite

Day 4: June 23/ Sept 8

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Climbing at Castle Rocks State Park.  Bring your own lunch.

5:00 pm: Closing Ceremony followed by group dinner at the campsite

Day 5: Optional Multi-pitch Day June 24, Sept 9

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Climb a multi-pitch route in Castle Rock State Park, 2:1 ratio. Bring your own lunch.

3:30 pm: End of City Chicks clinic


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing. Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all of our women rock climbing programs. Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well. In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.