Women’s Learn to Lead Ice – Ouray, CO – February 11 & 12, 2021

Learn to Lead Ice  –  Ouray, CO

 February 11 & 12, 2021

 

This clinic is for women looking to take their solid ice climbing movement skills to the next level. If you have been top roping ice for at least two seasons or have been following your friends up ice climbs, removing ice screws, this clinic is for you! Maybe you’ve even had a few lead climbs but are not fully confident in your abilities to assess ice and execute a successful lead.

Throughout the course, we will focus on:

  • Composed, controlled ice climbing movement *our movement is our first line of defense
  • Placing and removing screws; harness racking
  • Ice screw anchors, v-threads
  • Lead climbing and belaying
  • Reading ice and the route
  • Lots of ice climbing

Our goal is for you to leave the course feeling confident in your ice climbing movement, prepared with the tools you need to venture in to the lead climbing realm.

Check out your guide Heidi’s bio!

 

2-Day Lead Climbing Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Includes:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio

We recommend you bring all ice gear you own to learn leading with your gear.

Please let us know if you need: harness, helmet, crampons or ice tools.

 

Not Included:

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

 

Proposed Itinerary:

February 10: Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; drive to Ouray

February 11:

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

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

February 12:

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 any rental 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.