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Red River Gorge Clinic: November 13 & 14, 2021


Winter 2021/22 Programming


Ice Climbing Programs:

December 28 – 30:  Ouray Ice Park:  3 Day Ice Climbing Clinic

January 24 & 25:  Ouray Ice Park:  2 Day Ice Climbing Clinic

January 29 & 30:  Lake City:  2 Day Ice Climbing Clinic

February 3-6:  Ouray Ice Park:  4 Day Ice Climbing Clinic

February 11-13:  Multi-pitch Back-country Ice; Ouray, CO:  3 Day Clinic

March 9 & 10:  Bozeman, MT:  2 Day Ice Climbing Clinic


Ski Programs:

January 22:  Intro to Back-Country Ski Touring & Split-boarding

February 1 – 2:  Red Mountain Pass Ski Touring & Split-boarding


Avalanche Education:

February 21 -22:  Level I


“I am in awe of your technical expertise and knowledge and your ability to impart those skills during your clinics. I have continually been challenged by each and every one of you and have pushed myself to limits I never knew I was capable of. I have learned so much from you all, not just about climbing, but about myself, and all the while having fun doing it.”

Diane- Ouray, CO 

“What I enjoyed most about the clinic was the entire group was very welcoming, learning technical skills and climbing with guides that were very supportive and had a great attitude.” 

Nancy- Lima, OH

Update COVID-19 Cancellation Policy:

Updated November 2020

Chicks recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic and is adhering to safety guidelines from the CDC and our local municipality.

Given the extraordinary uncertainty, we have modified our programming and Cancellation Policy:



Business Practices:

  • We encourage employees to use conservative social distancing practices at and outside of work
  • We conduct daily symptoms check of employees
  • We have shifted our standard business model to focus on smaller group sizes as well as private household/partner/friend courses.
  • We encourage participants to bring their own personal gear: harness, helmet, boots


Client and Guide Screening:

  • Do they have any of the following:
  1. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  2. Loss of taste or smell
  3. Cough
  4. Fever or chills
  5. Fatigue
  6. Muscle or body aches
  7. Headache
  8. Sore throat
  9. Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
If so, they will be directed to return home and get tested for Covid-19



On Programs:

  • All participants are required to bring a mask and hand sanitizer
  • Meet and gear up with masks: outside is ideal
  • Maintaining at least 6 feet distance apart as much as possible and wearing masks within 6 feet
  • Separate driving, lodging, and dining; if participants must carpool, masks are encouraged
  • Guides will carry extra hand sanitizer
  • Rental helmets and climbing boots/footwear will be disinfected after each trip


If we have to cancel a course:

Credit full course cost towards a future course or full refund.



If you have to cancel for a course:

  • More than 60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • If your local area or the program area is under a government issued COVID-19 lock-down – Credit full course cost towards a future course


If you show signs or symptoms of COVID-19 within 2 weeks of your course or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you notify us immediately and do not attend.  We will apply your course fee to a future course. For more information on the latest government recommendations, click on the following links: