All of our Female Climbing Guides are AMGA Certified

Our roster of AMGA Certified female climbing guides is one of the things that is distinguishing about Chicks. Each of our certified female climbing guides values education and training. They have dedicated themselves to learning the craft of climbing and teaching it to others with patience and understanding. You won’t find a higher caliber of female climbing guides assembled anywhere else but Chicks.

In fact, all of our programs are led by the most highly trained, credentialed and experienced female climbing guides in the country. Not only are they personally accomplished climbers and skiers, they are inspiring, encouraging and supportive women who will motivate you to stretch yourself mentally and physically. Our female climbing guides will be your mentors along the way and become your friend in the process.

The foundation of Chicks Climbing experience is matching women of similar experience ands goals into small groups and pairing them up with our certified female climbing guides.

We have seen first hand and have heard back from you that having a strong female role model is a huge confidence boost. Our team of female climbing guides will patiently encourage you to push outside your comfort zone and help you to try new things.

Click on the photos below to learn more about our all-star cast of the female climbing guides who make up our instructor team.

Kitty Calhoun

Kitty Calhoun

Owner/Guide

Certified Legend

Dawn Glanc

Dawn Glanc

Owner/Guide

AMGA Rock & Alpine Guide

Elaina Arenz

Elaina Arenz

Owner/Guide

AMGA Rock Guide, Assistant Alpine Guide

Karen Bockel

Karen Bockel

Owner/Guide

AMGA Ski & Rock Guide

Angela Hawse

Angela Hawse

Owner/Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Emilie Drinkwater

Emilie Drinkwater

IFMGA Mountain Guide
Erin Smart

Erin Smart

IFMGA Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide

Norie Kizaki

Norie Kizaki

Chicks Guide

AMGA Rock Guide, Assistant Ski Guide, Apprentice Alpine Guide