Joshua tree women climbing weekend

Joshua Tree, CA: March 30-April 1, 2018

Join Chicks for our Joshua Tree womens climbing weekend. Joshua Tree National Park is a magical climbing destination, situated in the high Mojave desert near Palm Springs, CA. The landscape is sprinkled with giant monzonite granite cliffs and boulders and the unique Joshua Trees stand guard as far as the eye can see. The white granite faces make for great friction climbing and splitter cracks abound. It’s the perfect venue to work on your granite climbing movement and technique, technical skills like trad gear placement and anchor building. This amazing area offers everything from single pitch routes and bouldering, to short multi-pitch routes. Join Chicks for a womens rock climbing weekend in Joshua Tree National Park.

Our basecamp for the weekend will be a quaint 1940s homesteader cabin on acreage with a great outdoor space for entertaining. You’ll be able to take in the expansive views in every direction from the porch swing, fire up the grill, and enjoy the starry skies as you gather around the fire pit. The cabin is one of the oldest structures in the area and has electricity and running water. We will gather for nightly meals in the kitchen and then have a campfire under the stars. There are a limited number of beds in the house, so those of you who are flying in can plan on traveling light with minimal camping equipment. Not to worry though, there is plenty of space to pitch a tent underneath the Joshua Trees if you prefer a camping experience and you’ll still have full use of the cabin of course.

We welcome all levels of climbers to join us in Joshua Tree. The venue is ideal for absolute beginners to advanced rock climbers alike. The variety of terrain allows us to tailor the clinics to the participant’s needs and goals. With 4 different levels of clinics to choose from, we can help even a seasoned veteran advance their skills and knowledge to the next level. Each level is comprehensive and aims to make you a more confident and self-reliant climber. Our two-day program is packed with climbing and instructional time. 


– 2 days of guided climbing instruction
– Small group ratio 4 to 1
– 2 nights at a vacation rental home
– Demo climbing gear from our sponsors
– 2 Dinners, 2 breakfasts
– Chicks Chalkbag by Kreig Climbing
– Sponsor gift bag


– Airfare or ground transportation
– Lunch
– Gratuities
– Park Entrance Fee ($25/vehicle for a 7-day pass)


$799.00 for 2 days climbing instruction, lodging dinners & breakfast

***Airfare, ground transportation and lodging on the last night are NOT included.

Please see Travel Information for directions.

Please check our What to Bring List to make sure you have everything you need.



Arrive in Joshua Tree early enough to drive an hour from the airport and get settled in. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries.

5:00 p.m.: Kick off meeting/orientation at the campsite, (directions provided). Demo gear handed out and catered group dinner.


7:00 am: Breakfast Meet and geared up for the day

8:00 am4:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 10-20 minute drive. Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner


7:00 am: Breakfast Meet and geared up for the day. Be sure to pack your things up before departing for the climbing day.

8:00 am3:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 10-20 minute drive. Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park

3:30 pm: Wrap up meeting at the climbing area.

Lodging and dinner are not included on the last day of our programs.  If you want to spend an extra night, please make your own lodging arrangements.


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. 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.