Women’s Beginner Ice Climbing Clinic – Ouray, CO – January 25 & 26, 2021

This clinic is for women who have either never climbed ice or rock or have a few days of climbing under their belts. We start with the basics on low angled climbs which are accessible for any fitness level.
All the climbs are top-roped in the Ouray Ice Park with personalized instruction and guidance. As participants progress we venture onto steeper climbs as abilities allow.

You will learn the basics of ice climbing from AMGA Certified Rock Guide and Assistant Alpine Guide Lani Chapko

Check out Lani’s bio!

Skills and topics covered include: clothing and equipment, footwork and balance, ice tool swings and placements, body position and efficient movement, knots, rope safety and belaying techniques.
In the mix is a hefty amount of fun and support unique to all-women’s climbing experiences.

 

2 Day Clinic Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Includes:

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

 

Not Included:

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

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 24:

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; Drive to Ouray.

Pick up all needed climbing gear

January 25:

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

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

January 26:

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

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

4-4:30pm:  Wrap up discussion; return rental climbing gear

 

 

Chicks Climbing and Skiing  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.