Cody Wyoming, Backcountry Ice Climbing

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Are you ready to graduate from the ice park and explore the backcountry ice climbing in Cody? Travel with Chicks this winter to experience one of North America’s premier ice climbing destinations. The South Fork Valley of the Shoshone River is home to the largest concentration of waterfall ice in the lower 48 states. The Cody ice climbing program focuses on multi-pitch ice climbing in the backcountry. If you have attended one of our Ouray programs and yearn for more adventure, this is the next step in your learning progression.

You will journey into the Wyoming wilderness, it feels remote because it is, but there won’t be any crowds in the areas you will go to. The Cody backcountry ice climbing program is physically demanding and it requires fitness and stamina to access the climbs. The approach to most of the backcountry ice climbs is snowy hikes with a potential stream crossing. This clinic is recommended for Level 2 (advanced beginner) to Level 4 advanced climbers. Multi-pitch rock and or ice climbing experience is preferred and you should be able to climb WI3 effortlessly.

We will base our Cody ice climbing program out of the Double Diamond X Ranch (DDX). The ranch is a perfect blend of seclusion and accessibility. You’ll have a warm bed to sleep in each night and delicious meals prepared by your guides. The DDX Ranch is in the middle of the South Fork valley, with trailheads to the ultra classics within minutes of the ranch. With no wifi or cell service to distract us, we can truly focus on our climbing. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unique trip.


PRICING:

Option 1: $1399.00

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Includes:

  • 3 days guided climbing
  • 2-to-1 client to guide ratio
  • 4 nights lodging
  • 4 breakfasts and dinners
  • Backcountry multi-pitch climbing focus
  • Sponsor Gift Bag

What’s Not included:

  • Airfare and Ground Transportation
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Gratuities

TRAVEL & LOGISTICS:

Travel Information

What to Bring List

If you own it, bring it. We have limited demo gear available, please let us know 1 month in advance if you need to borrow any equipment.


PROPOSED ITINERARY:

Day 1: FEBRUARY 6

Arrive in Cody Wyoming early enough to drive an hour from the airport to the DDX, (directions provided). Get settled into your room at the DDX. Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries.

 4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the DDX, Catered group dinner.

Day 2: FEBRUARY 7

6:15 am: Breakfast at DDX

7:00 am – 5:00 pm: Climbing in the South Fork Valley.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the DDX

Day 3: FEBRUARY 8

6:15 am: Breakfast at DDX

7:00 am – 5:00 pm: Climbing in the South Fork Valley.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the DDX

Day 4: FEBRUARY 9

6:15 am: Breakfast at DDX

7:00am – 5:00 pm: Climbing in the South Fork Valley.

6:30 pm: Closing meeting and catered dinner at the DDX

Day 5: FEBRUARY 10

7:00 am: Breakfast

Please plan to travel home on Day 5. DDX check out is 11:00 a.m.


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 – full refund minus 10% administration fee
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – 50% refund minus 10% administration fee
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – no refund!

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.