The Complete: 4 Days Ice Climbing

January 23-28, 2018


This is our longest women’s ice climbing program and you will be fully immersed in ice climbing for four straight days. This will give you the time to get your ice climbing fix and broaden your understanding of movement and technical knowledge of ice climbing. You will spend the first two days climbing in the Ice Park learning to refine your swing, kick and body positioning to move efficiently over the ice.  The third day of the program is your choice of a skills clinic. The skills day enables you to go in depth on a specific technical skill instruction such as rescue techniques, mixed climbing, steep ice climbing, or alpine skills. That evening will also include a discussion led by Kitty Calhoun, on a variety of topics such as nutrition, injury prevention and mental training. On the last day, you will put it all together and get lasting pointers that you can continue to work on down the road.

You will stay at the popular Victorian Inn, just a short walk from the Ouray Ice Park. The park is filled with more than 200 routes of all grades. After a great day, enjoy the hot tub at the hotel or natural hot springs in town. In the evenings the group will enjoy a catered meal together at the Secret Garden. This is our complete Chicks experience, don’t miss out.

This clinic is open to ALL levels of ice climbing and is appropriate for beginner to advanced climbers. With 5 levels of instruction to choose from, there is something for every woman.  The complete chicks experience will help you take your ice climbing to the next level.

INCLUDES:

  • 3 days guided climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 1 Skills day. Choice of: Mixed Climbing/Rescue Systems/Winter Alpine
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 5 nights lodging
  • Demo climbing gear and clothing
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Sponsor Gift Bag

WHAT NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air and Ground Transportation
  • Guides Gratuity

PRICING:

No Hotel with Meals: $1250
Double Occupancy Hotel with Meals $1450
Single Occupancy Hotel with Meals: $1650

Add on a Single occupancy hotel room for an additional $200.00. Be sure to add it on to your shopping cart upon checkout! If you prefer no lodging at all, please get in touch with us and we will work with you on a solution.


TRAVEL & LOGISTICS:

Travel Information

What to Bring List


ITINERARY:

DAY 1: JANUARY 23

Arrive in Montrose early enough to drive an hour from the airport  to Ouray. Get settled into your room at the Victorian Inn. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries.

4:00 pm: Kick off meeting/orientation at the Secret Garden, (directions provided). Demo gear handed out at catered  group dinner. If you would like alcohol, please bring your own.


DAY 2: JANUARY 24

7:00-7:30am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 3: JANUARY 25

7:00–7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 4: JANUARY 26

7:00–7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Skills Day! Take your pick of: Mixed Climbing, Rescue Skills or Winter Alpine

5:00 pm: Lecture by Kitty Calhoun

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 5: JANUARY 27

7:00–7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am –4:30 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

5:30 pm: Hand in demo gear, closing ceremony and catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 6: JANUARY 28

7:00 am: Breakfast

11:00 am: Hotel check out


 CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY:

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.