Indian Creek, UT: April 4-8 2019

Do you want to learn how to jam up desert splitters like a crack climbing machine? Are you dreaming of kick-starting your crack climbing skills with a trip to the splitter crack capital of the world? 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. This clinic focuses on the jamming skills needed to climb splitter cracks and is appropriate for intermediate climbers (can follow 5.9) and more advanced climbers. The jamming technique is unique and can be strenuous until mastered.  Once you learn how to climb various crack sizes, you will actually seek jams as opportunities to rest on trad and sport climbs. The emphasis will be on movement skills such as hand and fist jams, ring locks, finger stacks, chicken wings, and hand stacks.  Our Chick Guides will provide a fun, safe and encouraging environment for you to hone your new skills.
“Indian Creek is hard and painful, yet the most rewarding climbing that I have ever done.  I didn’t know I could shove my body part in a crack and push off of it.  I appreciate the guides helping us learn and pushing us…  Now I know what it’s like when someone is called a dirt-bag.  I have developed a love for crack climbing since I know how to do it right and I use cracks on faces with confidence”
— Dawn R. new Chicks Alumni (with a gleam in her eyes).
This Chicks program is held in the heart of Canyonlands National Monument, is remote and self-contained. Cell coverage is spotty at best, which allows you to devote undivided attention to this experience.  Breakfasts and dinners will be catered at our group campsite; demo crack shoes will be available as well as our Sponsor Gift Bags full of assorted accouterments. In true Chicks style,  participants will climb in small groups and get top-notch instruction from world-renowned climbers and IFMGA/AMGA Rock Guides with the highest safety standards. New skills, splitter cracks, and good company – just some of what you can expect from our Indian Creek program. The cracks can eat us alive until we find the techniques to tame them. Scabs and bruises are worn like badges and stories of triumph are shared around the campfire at night. After a few days of camping in the sand, and climbing with our entire bodies, we are all covered in dirt and feel grounded from the experience. Don’t miss your opportunity to climb with Chicks in Indian Creek and perfect your jamming skills.


$799 – 3 days guiding and instruction; 4 nights camping


  • 3 days of guided climbing  (4-to-1 ratio)
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Sponsor demo gear


  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Guide gratuity
  • Trip Insurance

Day 1: 

Arrive at Indian Creek by 3:30 p.m. to set up tents at Creek Pasture Campground.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the group campsite

5:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

Day 2 : 

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

Day 3: 

7:00 am: Breakfast.

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite

Day 4: 

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:30 am: Meet at the Chicks Rock campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

4:30 pm: Climbing day ends

5:30 pm: Clinic wrap up. Travel home or stay another night.

Day 5:
8:00 am: Breakfast and depart for home


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all 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. For all your travel insurance needs, please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.