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

Rifle Climbing Clinic – Rock Climbing Colorado | August 6-9, 2020 | Chicks Climbing

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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
  • diminish fear of falling and improve commitment with the Warrior’s Way mental training techniques

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 2020 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.

This clinic is recommended for intermediate and advanced level climbers who are learning to lead climb indoors,  looking to transition their skills to do more outdoor climbing, or improve outdoor lead climbing skills. For those of you who don’t yet lead, but have the desire to learn, this is also a great clinic option for you as well.

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 Petzl Gri Gri, 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 – INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED LEVELS
  • 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:

$799.00 – 3 days of guided instruction; 3 nights camping. Pay in full or choose our 2 payment installment option upon checkout.


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.


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.