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City of Rocks Climbing Clinic | Learn to Climb in the City of Rocks

City of Rocks Climbing Clinic

June 20-23/24, 2019

September 5-8/9, 2019


The City of Rocks is a rock climbing mecca and the perfect place to work on technique and gain confidence in your leading

Fine-tune your anchor-building and technical skills at a world-class climbing destination.

The City of Rocks offers technical face, slab, and crack climbing.

Brush the dust off your outdoor climbing or challenge yourself to bring your outdoor climbing up a few notches at this 4-day, all-inclusive, women’s rock climbing program .

Learn to climb or refreshen old skills in low ratio groups from highly experienced, female AMGA Certified Guides.

Raise your confidence level at the City of Rocks

Wether your goal is to be a solid 5.9 climber outside or you’ve mostly done sport routes but are interested in trad as well, the City of Rocks has something for you.

In three full days of climbing you will further your rock climbing skills enough to feel confident taking your family out and making sure your kids are safe and feel comfortable on real rock.

You will gain enough confidence in your systems to be able to set up top ropes safely for you, and your boyfriend!

The City of Rocks is the perfect training ground

Hundreds of climbing routes from easy to beyond expert, the City of Rocks is nestled in the high desert mountains and pine trees of southern Idaho.

You will climb…climb, a lot.

You will get on lead if that is your goal and you can do multi-pitch on a 4th day.

Learn to climb for the first time. Or, practice your climbing skills and gain valuable experience.

Top-notch instruction on climbing technique, building anchors, using traditional protection and performing self-rescue.

Stay for the multi-pitch day to get off the deck and climb a long route.

We’ll spend our 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, we’ll form small climbing teams according to skill level. This helps 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.

The City of Rocks Climbing program includes all group climbing gear (ropes & technical equipment) in addition to an array of demo gear for you to test.

You’ll also get a welcome bag full of gifts from Chicks Sponsors.

We start and finish our days together at our campsite right among the climbing formations.

We’ll camp together, and all your breakfasts and dinners will be prepared for you.

Find out what the City of Rocks is all about.

Join other like-minded adventurous Chicks for our City of Rocks Climbing Clinic, and prepare to be pushed and inspired by a fun and supportive group of peers.

The Chicks experience is a special one. Camaraderie around the campfire in this remote and beautiful, high-desert terrain only adds to the charm of the City of Rocks, letting you go unplugged for a few days.

City of Rocks Climbing Clinic PRICING:

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.