A participant in Chicks' Rifle Climbing Clinic climbing in Rifle Mountain Park

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Rifle Climbing Clinic

Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic participant climbing Do the Mashed Potatoes in Rifle Mountain Park, Colorado

Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic participant climbing Do the Mashed Potatoes, Rifle Mountain Park, Colorado. ©Elaina Arenz

Rifle Mountain Park, located 30 minutes North of Rifle, Colorado is a climber’s dream come true.

The focus of this clinic is sport climbing, with an emphasis on

  • how to improve technique, footwork and conserve energy
  • redpointing tactics
  • projecting a route near or at your limit.

Chicks Co-Owner and Warrior’s Way Trainer, Elaina Arenz leads our Rifle Climbing Clinic.

Elaina helps aspiring lead climbers overcome their fear-of-falling. Commit and “go for it” through the Warrior’s Way process.

I got a community of climbers, I got new friends! I got stoked. I got some great photos. Elaina was so patient and kind, I really felt a sincere connection–and that makes it easy to learn. (Thanks Elaina!)–Susan M, Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic participant.

To find out more, read Chicks Captain’s Column Rifle Colorado Climbing by Elaina. You Can Do ALL of the Things encompassed everyone’s goals at the 2019 Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic.

Rifle is a two-mile-long, limestone canyon, that lines a meandering mountain stream.

The canyon offers both sunny and shady climbing options.

The blocky, featured rock requires climbers to unlock sequences of side-pulls, pinches, knee-bars and opposition forces to gain upward progress.

Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic participant lead climbing. Rifle, Colorado

Chicks Rifle Climbing Clinic participant lead climbing in Rifle, Colorado. ©Elaina Arenz.

Famed for long, steep, physically demanding routes, don’t let Rifle deter you. There are stellar routes all the way through the grades, starting at 5.6.

With more than three hundred routes and over twenty different crags, Rifle provides a wealth of climbing challenge on either top rope or on lead.

Just 2.5 hours from Denver and a reasonable half-day drive from Salt Lake City, this is an entire climbing experience.

Peaceful car camping within walking distance to beautiful, world-class climbing.

The goal of the Rifle Climbing Clinic is to expand your ability.

Learn advanced techniques that can help you break into higher grades.

Project climbs and explore advanced movement skills.

You might be interested in Chicks Tech Tip Your Hips are your Power Center  by Kitty Calhoun, Co-Owner Chicks Climbing. How to climb on steep rock? Learn to “Do the Elvis” to maximize your climbing power.

Rifle is a must-seize opportunity!

I seriously had so much fun. I feel I’ve truly made some amazing, lifelong, climbing partners/friends! I also really liked that we were able to use any belay device we were comfortable with. I know you all like the GriGri, but I must say I’m totally digging the Mammut Smart Belay device. Thanks for allowing me to dial that in.

Jennifer R, Chicks Rifle Climbing Alumna

Find all Chicks Rock Climbing Clinics here.

You might also be interested in Maple Canyon Climbing – Utah Rock Climbing Clinic.

Rifle Climbing Clinic includes:

  • 3 days of guided climbing – SPORT CLIMBING FOCUS
  • 4 to 1 ratio
  • 3 nights car camping
  • Demo gear from Chicks sponsors
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Sponsor gift bag

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air or Ground Transportation
  • Trip Insurance
  • Guide gratuity
  • Lunches and snacks

RIFLE CLIMBING CLINIC PRICING:

$749.00 – 3 days of guided instruction; 3 nights camping


PROPOSED ITINERARY:

DAY 1: THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Arrive in Rifle Mountain Park. Plan an hour and a half drive from the airport.  
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to stop for groceries in the town of Rifle.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation. Demo gear handed out

5:30 pm: group dinner at camp.

DAY 2: FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get  geared up for the day

8:00 am –5:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute drive. Climbing in the Rifle Mountain Park.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner back at camp

DAY 3: SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get  geared up for the day

8:00 am –5:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute drive. Climbing in the Rifle Mountain Park.

6:30 pm: Catered dinner back at camp

DAY 3: SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

7:00 am: Breakfast. Get  geared up for the day

8:00 am –5:00 pm: Carpool to the climbing area, about a 5-10 minute drive. Climbing in the Rifle Mountain Park.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Hand in demo gear. Closing meeting.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY:

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. 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.