City of Rocks – Climbing Clinic | Rock Climbing: June 18-21, 2020

City of Rocks Climbing Clinic | Find out what City of Rocks is all about!


The City of Rocks, Idaho is a world class climbing destination with face, slab and crack climbing.

Work on technique, gain confidence in your leading, or fine-tune your anchor-building and technical skills at the City of Rocks.

Brush the dust off your outdoor climbing or challenge yourself to bring your outdoor climbing up a few notches at this four-day, all-inclusive women’s rock climbing program. Whether you’re learning to climb or refreshing skills you’ve had for years, you’ll be making progress with highly experienced female guides certified by the American Mountain Guides Association.

Learning about climbing anchors at the city of rocks

Raise your confidence level

Whether your goal is to be a solid 5.9 climber outside or you’re interested in making the transition from sport to trad climbing, City of Rocks has something for you.

Over the course of three full days of climbing, you’ll gain enough confidence in your systems to be able to set up top ropes for yourself and your friends.

City of Rocks is the perfect training ground

With hundreds of climbing routes from easy to expert (and beyond), City of Rocks is nestled in the high desert mountains and pine trees of scenic southern Idaho.

You will climb… A lot. Whether you’re learning to climb and apply your newfound skills or you want to lead routes, you’ll get the chance––and on the last day of this course, you’ll get the opportunity to climb a multi-pitch route. Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Instruction on climbing technique
  • Building anchors
  • Using traditional protection
  • Performing self-rescue

We’ll spend our days climbing and working on skills at various areas within City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park, located just outside of Almo, ID. In addition to instruction of unmatched quality, Chicks provides:

  • Personalized attention in small climbing teams according to skill/experience level and individual goals
  • All group climbing gear (ropes & technical equipment)
  • An array of demo gear you can test out
  • A welcome bag full of gifts from Chicks’ Sponsors
  • The camaraderie of camping together right along the climbing formations
  • Friendships and new partnerships with like-minded climbers
  • Delicious, nutritious breakfast and dinner prepared by Chicks guides
  • An optional day of multi-pitch climbing

Join us!

The Chicks experience is a special one. Camaraderie around the campfire in this remote and beautiful, high-desert terrain only adds to the charm of the City of Rocks, letting you go unplugged for a few days. Prepare to be pushed and inspired by a fun and supportive group of peers.

City of Rocks Climbing Clinic Pricing:

Option 1: 3 days of climbing / 4 nights camping – $899

Option 2: 3 days of climbing plus 4th day multi-pitch climb / 4 nights camping – $1,199




  • 3 days of guided climbing and instruction max. 4:1 ratio
  • Optional guided multi-pitch day 2:1 ratio (Limited spaces available!)
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bags from Chicks sponsors
  • Demo gear from Chicks Sponsors


  • Ground or Air Transportation
  • Trip Insurance
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Gratuities


Day 1: June 18

City of Rocks is about a 4-hour drive from Jackson, WY or from Salt Lake City, UT.  Reno, NV is also a good starting point within driving range.

4:00 pm: Opening meeting and orientation at the campground.  Group dinner and demo gear handed out.

Day 2: June 19       

7:00 – 7:30 am: Group breakfast at the campsite

8:00 am: Meet at the cars geared up to climb for the day

8:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Climbing at the City of Rocks (bring your own lunch)

6:00 pm: Prepared dinner at the campsite

Day 3:  June 20    

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: – 4:00 pm: Climbing at the City of Rocks (bring your own lunch)

5:00 pm: Optional visit to Durfee Hot Springs and Pool

6:30 pm: Prepared dinner at the campsite

Day 4: June 21

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Climbing at Castle Rocks State Park (bring your own lunch)

5:00 pm: Closing Ceremony followed by group dinner at the campsite

Day 5: June 22 Optional Multi-pitch Day (Limited spaces available)

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:30 pm: Climb a multi-pitch route in Castle Rock State Park, 2:1 ratio (bring your own lunch)

3:30 pm: End of City Chicks clinic


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing. Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all of our women rock climbing programs. Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • More than 60 days, full refund minus a 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days, 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days, no refund no transfer of payments.

*Travel insurance is required for all International Trips and is strongly recommended for US programs as well. In the event you have an unexpected life occurrence and need to cancel it will help you recover your payment. Chicks works with an agent who is familiar with our programs and travel insurance needs. Please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.