Entries by Angela Hawse

Black Diamond Reactor – Gear We Use | Ice Climbing

Sold Out! Black Diamond has done it again! Their latest and greatest Reactor Ice Tool could be the best ice climbing tool on the market. Over two years BD’s R&D team developed and refined this axe with their athletes. The end result… sold out!  Our inside scoop let us know the Reactor will be available […]

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 […]

22 Years of Avalanche Fatalities | Ice Climbers At Risk

A recent study, 22 Years of Avalanche Fatalities by Activity and Trigger Type in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks, Canada reveals that 43% of avalanche fatalities were ice climbers, 32% were skiers, and 18% were snowshoers. The study also reveals almost a 50/50 split between victims triggering avalanches themselves or getting hit by a natural from […]

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 […]