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

Indian Creek Utah Climbing Clinic | October 1-5, 2020 | Chicks Climbing

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. Read more about our Levels.

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

PRICING:

$799

Includes 3 days guiding and instruction; 4 nights camping. Pay in full or in 2 installments upon checkout.

 

INCLUDES:

  • 3 days of guided climbing, CRACK CLIMBING FOCUS – INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVELS
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 4 nights camping
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Welcome gift bag
  • Sponsor demo gear

NOT INCLUDED:

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

Indian Creek Crack Climbing Clinic

PROPOSED ITINERARY:

Day 1 | Thursday, October 1 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 2, 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 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 4 | Sunday, October 4, 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 5, 2020:
8:00 am: Breakfast and depart for home


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.