Entries by Angela Hawse

Avalanche Skills Checklist

How do you know if you know enough to recreate in a winter snowpack without a guide?   There is no cut and dry answer but this Avalanche Skills checklist is a good start. It can be risky business going out with confident friends. Choose your backcountry friends carefully!  This is a critical decision. Don’t be […]

A Love Letter to My Sterling Evolution Velocity Rope

Dear Sterling Evolution Velocity, Although you’re not always my first rope (the Skinny Bitches often get more of my attention), when push comes to shove, the skinny ones stay home and you come with me to get the goods. Evolution Velocity you’re my trusted go-to for big adventures and when I’m pushing myself on testy sport […]

We Joined

We are proud to announce that we have joined the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework. This UN initiative acknowledges the contribution of sports organizations to climate change and our responsibility to actively and collectively strive towards climate neutrality. As a signatory, Chicks Climbing […]

Instinct VS Rock Climbing Shoe for Women by SCARPA

Thank you SCARPA for refining the tried-and-true Instinct VS rock shoe into a women’s-specific model that comes with a lovely, fresh new color to boot. The original orange Instinct VS has been my go-to shoe for the past 5 seasons. They have served me well on everything from steep, overhanging sport routes to multi-pitch crack […]

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard | Book Review

Book Review by Angela Hawse Yvon Chouinard is the author of “let my people go surfing.” And, Yvon Chouinard is also the founder of Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and gear company. For forty years, Yvon Chounaird has led Patagonia with his vision and passion. He is the driving force that keeps Patagonia true to its […]