New River Gorge, WV – September 18 & 19, 2021

Lydia MacDonald on “Discombobulated” 5.11a at the Central Endless Buttress in the New River Gorge, West Virginia.

 

New River Gorge Clinic

September 18 & 19, 2021

Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Women’s Sport Climbing Clinic

 

Description:

 

Welcome to the New! A plethora of devilishly techy sport climbing awaits you on the bullet hard sedimentary Nuttall Sandstone. A sport climber’s paradise with over 3,000 routes!

 

Our all women’s clinic is designed for advanced beginner to intermediate climbers looking to hone their sport climbing skills. 

Whether you’ve been climbing at the gym and looking to venture outside or you’re taking your sport climbing to the next level (maybe breaking into the 5.9 or 5.10 realm), this clinic is for you! 

 

Over the two days, we will solidify the skills required to sport climb outdoors: how to set up top ropes on bolted anchors; sport leading; following; cleaning anchors; climbing movement; and redpoint tactics.

 

Sample Itinerary:

September 17:

Arrive in Fayetteville

 

September 18:

8am: Meet & greet

9am-4pm: Climb in the New

6pm: Group dinner in town

 

September 19:

8am-4pm: Climb

4-4:30pm: Wrap-up

 

Register Here:

 

 

Pricing:

$610/person

4:1 ratio

Minimum of 3 required; maximum of 4

 

 

Included:

2 days guided climbing instruction

Necessary climbing gear

One group town dinner

 

Not Included:

Accommodations

Transportation

Guide Gratuity

 

 

Camping or Accommodations Recommendations:

  • AAC Campground

https://americanalpineclub.org/new-river-gorge-campground

  • Adventures on the Gorge Cabins:

https://adventuresonthegorge.com/lodging/

 

 

Guide:

Elaina Arenz

https://chickswithpicks.net/female-climbing-guides/elaina-arenz/

Indian Creek Big Wall / Aid Clinic – October 9-11, 2021

Carolyn Parker putting her climbing training program to use climbing in Indian Creek, Utah

Carolyn Parker, Founder Ripple Effect Training, AMGA Rock Guide, putting her Climbing Training Program to use. Indian Creek, Utah ©Carolyn Parker collection.

 

Big Wall / Aid Clinic

Indian Creek

October 9 – 11, 2021

 

Description:  

Have you been dreaming of getting up on a wall…but just don’t know where to start to gain the skills needed to reach the summit? Well, this clinic is for you!! Join Lor and Heidi for this Big Wall Aid Clinic! We will cover all skills needed to make you Big Wall Ready!! 

 

This workshop is designed for those seeking to learn basic aid climbing techniques including: C1 gear placements, use of aiders, proper jugging technique, basic hauling systems, lower outs, setting up your ledge, how to go to the bathroom on a wall and what to bring in that big ole haul bag!! Advanced techniques such as difficult aide may not be covered but we will do our best to address all questions. 

 

Prerequisites:

This course is designed for anyone psyched to learn these skills! A basic understanding of rope systems and gear placements will be advantageous.

 

Register Here:

 

 

Sample Itinerary:

 

October 8:

Arrive in Indian Creek

Get settled at the group campsite

 

October 9: 

8am: Discussion of course; goals

8:30-3:30: Gear placement, use of aiders

3:30-4: Debrief 

 

October 10:

8am: Meet up and head to crag

8-3:30: Jugging, lower outs and basic hauling. And more aiding!

3:30-4: Debrief

7pm: Group gathering for drinks, desserts & guide discussion: aid climbing topic

 

October 11:

8am: Meet up and head to crag

8-3:30: Setting up the ledge, what’s in the haul bag, discussion on speed climbing and how to go to the bathroom up there. Then bringing it all together/practice day!

3:30-4: Debrief

 

 

Pricing:

$1100/person

 

Includes:

3 days guided instruction

2:1 ratio

minimum of 2 participants required; maximum of 4

Campsite accommodations in Indian Creek

One evening gathering

 

Not Included:

Individual/personal climbing gear

Transportation

Meals 

Guide Gratuity

 

Guides:

Heidi Wirtz

https://chickswithpicks.net/heidi-wirtz/

 

Lor Sabourin

https://chickswithpicks.net/lor-sabourin/

 

 

Ouray Multi-Pitch Techniques and Rescue Clinic – July 12-14, 2021

Chamonix Alpine Rock climbing

Ouray All-Women’s Multi-pitch Technique & Rescue Clinic

July 12-14, 2021

Welcome to Ouray, CO, commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of America,” a little town nestled in the stunning San Juan range.

 

Our three day multi-pitch technique and rescue skills clinic is designed for the sport and/or trad lead climber looking to make the transition to longer more committing routes.

 

Skills covered will be climbing movement; anchoring and station management; anchor transitions; leading considerations regarding terrain, partnership and abilities; and basic multi-pitch rescue.

 

Sample Itinerary:

July 11:

Arrive in Ouray evening before

 

July 12:

8am: Meet & greet

9am-5pm: Climbing

 

July 13:

8am-4pm: Climbing

7pm: Group gathering: drinks and dessert

 

July 14:

8am-4pm: Climbing

4pm: Wrap-up discussion

 

Pricing:

$855/person

4:1 ratio (minimum of 3 participants to run; max of 8)

Register Here:

 

 

Included:

3 days guided instruction

4:1 ratio 

One group gathering

Necessary climbing gear

 

Not Included:

Meals

Transportation

Accommodations

Guide gratuity

 

Guides:

Kristin Arnold

Sheldon Kerr

Focus on your strengths when you are having a hard time. Kitty Calhoun crying into her blood-stained hands

Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic – October 14 & 15, 2021

 

Indian Creek

Crack Climbing Technique Clinic

October 14 & 15, 2021

 

Welcome to splitter sandstone crack climbing!

This all-women’s clinic is designed for every level crack climber. From never having put your hand in a crack to advanced techniques for hands, fingers, and off-width, we have the tools for you to learn and grow! 

 

This is designed for intermediate to advanced climbers that can climb 5.10- at a minimum in the gym or sport crag. No traditional climbing experience necessary. 

 

Sample Itinerary:

 

October 13th: 

Arrive in Indian Creek

6-8pm: Meet and greet at group campsite

 

October 14th:

8am: Meet up

Climb for the day

4pm: Wrap up climbing

 

October 15th:

8am: Meet up

Climb for the day

4pm: Wrap up climbing

 

 

Pricing:
$575 / person

Register Here:

 

Includes:
2 days guided instruction
4:1 guided ratio
Group Campsite

 

Not Included:
Meals
Transportation
Guide gratuity

 

Guides:

Heidi Wirtz:

https://chickswithpicks.net/heidi-wirtz/

Lor Sabourin:

https://chickswithpicks.net/lor-sabourin/

Maple Canyon – October 9 & 10 or October 15-17, 2021

Magali Lequient climbing “Welcome to Fitness” (5.13b) at “The Low Standard Cave” in Maple Canyon, Utah.

 

Maple Canyon, UT

October 9 & 10, 2021

October 15 – 17, 2021

Unique and rounded clasts (or cobbles, as climber’s lovingly refer to these features) adorn the walls of one of Utah’s most iconic sport climbing venues. Maple Canyon boasts some of the most interesting features you’ll ever pinch, meat hook or hang off of while clipping bolts.

 

Both clinics are designed for the brand new climber ready to begin venturing outside all the way up to the seasoned sport sender, looking for some new inspiration. 

 

You can choose a two or three day clinic adventure!

 

Logistics:

Maple Canyon is located in central Utah off I-15 outside Nephi about 1.5hrs south of Salt Lake City.

 

Accommodations:

Maple Canyon has a campground. A group site will be available or you can grab accommodations in town and come climb during the day.

 

Sample Itinerary:

This is for October 9 & 10th. October 15 – 17th would be a similar itinerary.

 

October 8

Arrive at campground evening before clinic

 

October 9

8am: Meet and greet

9am-4pm: Climb

7pm: Group drinks & dessert gathering

 

October 10

9am-4pm: Climb

4pm: Wrap up

 

 

Pricing:

2 Day Clinic:

$575 / person

Register Here:

 

3 Day Clinic:

$855 / person

Register Here:

 

 

Included:

2 or 3 days guided instruction

4:1 ratio

One group evening gathering

Camping

 

Not Included:

Transportation

Meals

Personal Climbing Gear

Guide gratuity

 

 

Guide:

Lindsay Fixmer

https://chickswithpicks.net/lindsay-fixmer/

 

Ten Sleep, WY Sport Climbing Clinics: August 20-22 or September 17-19, 2021

 

Ten Sleep

August 20 – 22, 2021

September 17 – 19, 2021

 

Welcome to the sport climbing limestone mecca of Wyoming. This all-women’s clinic is designed for all levels of sport climbers, from the total ‘newbie’ to the ‘seasoned sender.’ The venue of Ten Sleep boasts spectacular mountain views with creature comforts just minutes away at the campground. Limestone pockets and edges provide fantastic climbing sequences facilitating movement lessons created by nature. It truly is the best of all worlds.

 

We will begin by laying the foundation of solid climbing partnerships with rope work, communication and climbing movement. Ensuring everyone feels confident in their abilities to push boundaries through intentional commitment in the sport climbing realms are the main objectives throughout the clinic. Whether top roping, mock leading or leading, participants will be able to grow as sport climbers.

 

Skills covered are: climbing knots & hitches; bolted anchor building and cleaning; top rope and lead belaying; climbing movement and skills on top-rope, mock lead, and lead climbing.

 

Logistics:

Ten Sleep is located in north central Wyoming, west of I-90 and I-25. The canyon is just east of town on Hwy 16.

 

Accommodations:

We will be staying at the Ten Sleep Rock Ranch. They offer camping or cabins, depending on your preference. Community refrigerator, dishwashing station, Wi-Fi, and showers available to all campers.

 

3278 E US HWY 16, Ten Sleep, WY 82442

https://tensleeprockranch.com/

(307) 366-2096

 

Register August 20 – 22, 2021:

 

Register September 17-19, 2021:

 

 

Sample Itinerary:

August 19:

Arrive the evening before. 

6-8pm: Group meet and greet.

Introductions, goals, group formations for the weekend.

 

August 20:

8am: Meet up and head to the crag

Climb till 4pm

7pm: Evening discussion: sport climbing methodology centered

 

August 21:

8am: Meet up and head to the crag

Climb till 4pm

 

August 22:

8am: Meet up and head to the crag

Climb till 3pm

3-4pm: Wrap up discussion and departure

 

Sample Itinerary applies to September 17-19, 2021 as well.

 

 

Pricing:

$855 / person

 

 

Included:

3 days of guided climbing

4:1 ratios

Camping

 

Not Included:

Meals

Transportation

Guide Gratuity

Personal climbing gear

 

Guides:

Lindsay Fixmer

https://chickswithpicks.net/lindsay-fixmer/

 

Rachel Avallone

https://chickswithpicks.net/rachel-avallone/

Ouray Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – August 6 & 7, 2021

 

Welcome to Ouray, CO commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of America,” a little town nestled in the stunning San Juan range. 

Are you completely new to climbing? Have you climbed indoors but haven’t ventured outside yet? Or been out a few times but would like a more thorough introduction from professional instructors?

This intro to rock clinic is for you!

 

Skills covered:

Rock climbing movement; reading the rock and guide book / ‘beta’ deciphering; climbing terminology; top rope climbing skills; lead climbing belaying; basic bolted anchor concepts.

 

Register Here:

 

Sample Itinerary:

August 5:

Arrive in Ouray

 

August 6:

8am: Meet and greet

9am-4pm: Climbing

6pm: Guide discussion/presentation

 

August 7:

8am-4pm: Climbing

4pm: Wrap-up discussion

 

Included:

2 days guided instruction

4:1 ratio

Necessary climbing equipment

 

Not Included:

Accommodations

Meals

Transportation

Guide Gratuity

 

Pricing:

$575/person

4:1 ratio

Minimum of 3 participants; maximum of 8

 

Guides:

Kristin Arnold

Sheldon Kerr

Private Rock Climbing Trips

Bethany Lebewitz and Genevive Walker learning AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Skills on the pilot program in Red Rock, NV.

Private Bookings

 

Looking to get out with one of our amazing guides in a fun venue?

Just you? Your family, your partner? We accommodate individualized trips!

 

Please contact us directly for more information and to book:

https://chickswithpicks.net/contact/

 

Open to all levels and a variety of interests:

  • Beginner, intermediate, advanced climbers
  • Sport Climbing
  • Traditional Climbing
  • Crack climbing technique
  • Aid/Big Wall Technique
  • Rescue Skills
  • Multi-pitch climbing
  • Technical skills: lead climbing, anchor systems

 

Destinations:

Ouray, CO

Moab and Indian Creek, UT

Maple Canyon, UT

Ten Sleep, WY

 

2021 Time frames:

  • Moab & Indian Creek:  May, September, October, November
  • Ouray, CO:  June – September
  • Maple Canyon:  October 7 – 19
  • Ten Sleep, WY:  August & September

 

Pricing:

1:1:  $495/person/day

2:1:  $350/person/day

3:1:  $260/person/day

4:1:  $230/person/day

 

Please contact us directly for more information and to book:

https://chickswithpicks.net/contact/

Moab / Indian Creek – May 13-16, 2021

 

This all-women’s clinic is designed for the intermediate to seasoned rock climber who would like a well-rounded introduction to some of the best desert climbing of Moab and Indian Creek, Utah.

Our program splits the trip with two days at each venue, offering climbers an array of beautiful sandstone classics as well as versatility in accommodations: camping or a hotel in Moab.

Some climbing highlights are Donnelly Canyon, Wall St, River Road Dihedrals, Ice Cream Parlor and Bakery.

 

A Sample Itinerary:

May 12:

Arrive in Moab.

Camp or hotel.

May 13:

Meet and greet in Moab. 

Time and place TBD

Follow your guide to the crag directly out of town. 

Camp or hotel. 

Group evening gathering at Lion’s Park in Moab!

May 14:

Meet in Moab. Time and place TBD

Follow your guide to the crag. 

Camp in Indian Creek, camp in Moab or hotel in Moab

May 15:

Meet at the Donnelly Canyon PL. 

Climb. 

Camp or drive back to Moab.

May 16:

Indian Creek meeting place TBD 

Climb.

Depart or spend the night.

 

 

Pricing:

4:1 ratios (minimum of 3 participants for clinic to run); max of 8 participants

$1100

 

 

Recommendations:

Camping in Moab: https://www.discovermoab.com/

 

Hotels in Moab: https://www.discovermoab.com/

 

Camping in Indian Creek: Super Bowl or Creek Pasture

 

Guides:

Aimee Barnes

https://chickswithpicks.net/aimee-barnes-rock-climbing-guide/

Lisa Van Sciver

https://chickswithpicks.net/lisa-van-sciver/

 

Women’s Advanced Ice Movement – Ouray, CO – January 9 & 10, 2021

How to Climb Steep Ice

 

This 2 day clinic is designed for the ice climber working on their ice movement proficiency. If you’ve been climbing ice for a few seasons and feel like you hit a wall the minute the climb is steep to overhanging, Chicks is here for you!

We will focus on the basics of body mechanics: from where we derive our power and ensure our tools, feet, and body positioning are precise and intentional.

Additional points of focus will be:

  • Learning how to be patient, resting/shaking out, and breathing techniques
  • Route assessment; beforehand, in the moment and anticipating throughout
  • Advanced body positioning and footwork

Our goal is for you to leave the clinic having worked on your technique, gained new skills to utilize on steep ice and have a plan for your continued development as an ice climber.

Check out your guide Emilie’s bio!

 

 

2 Day Advanced Movement Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

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Included:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio
  • Ice Climbing Gear includes harness, helmet, tools, and crampons

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guides Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 8:

Arrive in Ouray

Acquire all rental climbing gear

January 9:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

7:30am-4:30pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

January 10:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

7:30am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

4-4:30pm: Wrap up discussion

 

Chicks Payment Refund Policy:

We require a registration deposit at time of booking. The deposit will hold your spot, with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to start date. You are also welcome to pay in full!

Please submit all refund requests in writing.

We issue full refunds, transfer to another course or credit towards a future course according to the following schedule:

  • 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.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

Travel insurance is required for all international trips. We also strongly recommended travel insurance for US programs. Contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870. Erin is a travel agent familiar with Chicks programs and travel insurance needs.