Entries by Kitty Calhoun

Choosing The Perfect Climbing Shoe

First, let’s talk features because that affects the fit of the shoe so much.  Shoes can be divided up into three categories: Specialized Performance Shoes: These shoes tend to be more for extreme sport climbing. Performance Shoes: These tend to be for sport climbing as well as technical face climbing. All-Day Performance Shoes: These are for […]

Chicks Gear Review: Grabber Handwarmers

Written by: Kitty Calhoun I have used Grabber hand warmers ever since I can remember for winter ice climbing, skiing, and alpine climbing. I have become so dependent on them, that they have become as much a part of my kit as drinks and snacks. I generally use the hand warmers in the palms of […]

Chicks Gear Review: Patagonia Baselayers

Written by: Kitty Calhoun What to wear? Nowadays, there are so many choices for technical clothing, it is hard to decide.  Patagonia has recently introduced new fit, features and fabrics for the Baselayer Collection.  This Patagonia baselayer collection consists of a line of Thermal, Midweight, Lightweight, and Daily Wear in both Capilene and Merino. Feeling […]

Chicks Gear Review: Magic Cool Bandana

Written by: Kitty Calhoun Body temperature regulation affects our performance both mentally – by allowing us to focus, as well as physiologically. I have always used Kobayashi Consumer Products, Grabber and Hothands warmers, to keep my hands, feet, and body warm in winter and found them to be very effective. I have used them for […]

Get Psyched! The New Chapter of Chicks

Kitty Calhoun, Dawn Glanc, Angela Hawse, Elaina Arenz, and Karen Bockel are pleased to be moving forward with Chicks Climbing and Skiing.  Our vision is to empower women through mountain sports and continue the tradition of giving back to the community.  We are excited to add new event locations to our line-up as well as […]