Indian Creek, the splitter-crack capital of the world and home to Chicks' Crack Climbing clinic

Indian Creek, UT | Rock Climbing: April 2-6, 2020

At our Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic, you’ll learn how to jam up desert splitters like a crack climbing machine.

Chicks Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic

“Indian Creek is hard and painful, yet the most rewarding climbing I’ve ever done.  I didn’t know I could shove my body part in a crack and push off of it. The guides pushed us to learn more. Now that I know how to do it right, I use cracks with confidence!”
— Chicks Alum Dawn R. (with a gleam in her eyes)

Here’s the thing about crack climbing: It can feel ridiculously strenuous. Cracks can eat us alive until we find the techniques to tame them. In the meantime, you’ll wear scabs and bruises like graduation badges as we share stories of triumph around the campfire. After a few days of camping in the sand and climbing with your entire body, you’ll be covered in dirt––and feel fully grounded from the experience.

Our Indian Creek Climbing Clinic focuses on trad climbing and jamming skills. The emphasis will be on techniques such as hand jams, fist jams, ring locks, finger stacks, chicken wings, hand stacks, and more.

This clinic is appropriate for intermediate climbers (can follow 5.9) and more advanced climbers.

Indian Creek is in the heart of Canyonlands National Monument, 2 hours south of Moab, Utah. As a result, the Indian Creek climbing experience is remote and self-contained.

What to expect at Chicks’ Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic:

  • Camaraderie with new friends and climbing partners
  • Campfires under the stars
  • Catered breakfasts and dinners
  • Crucial crack-climbing knowledge and experience in the splitter-crack capital of the world
  • Demo fleet of crack-climbing shoes
  • Gift bags full of great climbing gear from our sponsors
  • True Chicks style:
    • We always climb in small groups
    • World-class instruction from renowned climbers and guides
    • IFMGA/AMGA certified guides operate at the highest standards
    • Fun and encouraging atmosphere



Includes 3 days guiding and instruction; 4 nights camping

Please note that the October 2019 event is full. Please apply for the April 2020 event.



  • 3 days of guided climbing  (4-to-1 ratio)
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Sponsor demo gear


  • Airfare and ground transportation
  • Lunches and snacks
  • Tokens for coin-operated showers
  • Guide gratuity
  • Trip Insurance

Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic


Day 1 | Thursday, October 3, 2019/April 2, 2020: 

Arrive at Indian Creek by 3:30 p.m. to set up tents at Creek Pasture Campground.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the group campsite

5:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite


Day 2 | Friday, October 4, 2019/April 3, 2020:

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite


Day 3 | Saturday, October 5, 2019/April 4, 2020: 

7:00 am: Breakfast.

8:00 am: Meet at the campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

5:30 pm: Climbing day ends

6:30 pm: Catered dinner at the campsite


Day 4 | Sunday, October 6, 2019/April 5, 2020: 

7:00 am: Breakfast

8:30 am: Meet at the Chicks Rock campsite geared up for the day, bring your lunch

4:30 pm: Climbing day ends

5:30 pm: Clinic wrap up. Travel home or stay another night.


Day 5 | Monday, October 7, 2019/April 6, 2020:
8:00 am: Breakfast and depart for home


All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing.  Chicks requires full payment at the time of booking for all 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. For all your travel insurance needs, please contact Erin Rountree at 208-788-2870.