Entries by Chicks Climbing

Chick Gear: Marmot Isotherm Hoody

Marmot recently provided a few Chicks with Isotherm Hoody’s for the day.  The Sampler Chicks put these jackets to the test as they braved an unusually cold weekend in Ouray’s Ice Park.   Mary O’Cleary Home state: Washington After descending her first climb, sporting the sunset orange isotherm hoody, this is what Mary had to […]

Eddie Bauer Scholarship Winner Trades Sunny Cali for Ice

While daydreaming of snowy weather I noticed a Facebook post for the Chicks with Picks scholarship. I know I should be thankful for the constant sunny and 75-degree weather of San Diego, but the grass sure looked…icy on the other side. Several weeks later I received a call the congratulatory call from Kim Reynolds, Head […]

Author of Women Who Dare to Present Jan 27

We recently caught up with Chris Noble, author of Women Who Dare: North America’s Most Inspiring Women Climbers.  Of course, you can see just from the title why Chicks loves this book, but it also happens to feature some of our Girly Guides.  In addition, Chris will be presenting in Ouray during our Sampler clinic.  […]

Resolutions: Self-Improvement or Us-Improvement

I don’t know why we can’t resolve to improve ourselves any day of the year, but today, I’m taking a moment to celebrate the New Year by defining my resolution.  Sure, I need to train more, read more, complain less, organize my life, eat better, among countless other things, but I recently read a stat […]

Announcing Chicks with Picks Eddie Bauer 2014 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Chicks with Picks Eddie Bauer Scholarship winner, Kat Carney!  Kat will be joining us in Ouray for the Quickie Ice Climbing Clinic and will score some amazing gear from our friends at Eddie Bauer.  Thank you to all of the Chicks who applied – we received several exceptional applications making it difficult for our Girly […]

Last Ascents – Ted Talk with Kitty Calhoun

Below is excerpt from Kitty Calhoun’s recent Ted Talk entitled Last Ascents.  Watch the video to see all of her amazing presentation. I’m morphing, changing from one role to another.  But I needed something in my life that didn’t change.  Something that was permanent.  Until I found God, I found that in the mountains.  The […]

Balance Training for the Ice Season

  Written by: Dawn Glanc, Chicks Girly Guide Many think that ice climbing is all about the power.  Swinging your tool and kicking your crampons in will only get you so far.  To take your ice training to the next level, try this amazing balance progression exercise.  This will take time but be patient and […]

Winner Announced! Eddie Bauer Scholarship

Chicks Climbing! and Eddie Bauer First Ascent are pleased to announce the Chicks Rock, Red Rocks scholarship recipient.  We’ll be getting to know Joselin better over the next few weeks but first, here is an excerpt from her application.  A big warm welcome to the newest Chick, Joselin! Joselin Part-time outdoor sales associate and future […]