4-Day Ice Climbing Clinic | Ouray, Colorado – 2021 Dates TBD

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The Complete 4-Day Ice Climbing Clinic

Time to get your ice climbing fix.

Four full days of guided ice climbing in the world famous Ouray Ice Park.

  • Open to ALL levels of female ice climbers.
  • Appropriate for beginner to advanced climbers alike.
  • With 4 Ice Climbing Levels to choose from, there is something for every woman. Find out about Chicks’ 4 Ice Climbing Levels here.

In our women-only 4-Day Ice Climbing Clinic you get everything in our 3-Day Sampler Ice Climbing Clinic PLUS 1 MORE DAY of climbing and learning outside!

Skills Day!4-day ice climbing clinic participant climbing on steep ice, ouray ice park, ouray, colorado

Choose from:
  • more ice climbing,
  • rescue techniques,
  • mixed climbing
  • or alpine skills.

The evening of skills day also includes a talk with Kitty Calhoun on a variety of topics such as nutrition, injury prevention, and mental training.

We recommend:
  • Newbies take more ice climbing to maximize ice-climbing time.
  • Intermediates are likely to enjoy and benefit from mixed climbing or alpine skills.
  • If lead climbing is the goal, Advanced climbers should consider rescue techniques.
  • If you are leading, take or re-take rescue techniques or alpine skills to help prepare for backcountry leads.

Chicks Guides and Instructors are the most qualified and experienced female guides in the country.

  • Certified by the American Mountain Guides Association

I chose Chicks because I really enjoy being in an all-women’s learning environment and I’d heard good things about Chicks from friends who have attended courses. What I enjoyed most was the instructors and just climbing.–Susan S, 4-Day Ice Climbing Clinic participant.

4-day ice climbing clinic participant practicing rescue skills on skills dayThis year AMGA Alpine Guide, Lindsay Fixmer is the lead instructor for the Chicks Ouray Ice Climbing Clinics. Lindsay loves guiding women’s trips because she gets to see women push beyond their presumptive potential.

The climbs that stick with me the most are slightly improbable, steep lines where I stand at the bottom and say, ‘I think this will go.’ And the quest begins.–Lindsay Fixmer

Broaden your understanding of ice climbing movement and technical knowledge in a fun-packed, 4-day ice climbing clinic.

Get lasting pointers that you can continue to work on down the road.

Stay at the popular Ouray Chalet Inn located on Main St Ouray. The Ouray Chalet Inn is just a short walk from the Ouray Ice Park which has more than 200 routes of all grades.

After a great day, enjoy the hot tub at the hotel or one of Ouray’s natural hot springs.

In the evenings the group will enjoy a catered meal together at the Secret Garden B & B.

Don’t miss out.

This complete chicks experience will help you take your ice climbing to the next level.


PRICING:

Option 1: No Hotel with Meals: $1299
Option 2: Double Occupancy Hotel with Meals $1499
Option 3: Single Occupancy Hotel with Meals: $1699

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INCLUDES:

  • 4 days guided climbing in the Ouray Ice Park (3 days ice climbing + 1 skills day–choice of: mixed climbing/rescue systems/winter alpine/steep ice)
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 5 nights lodging
  • All ice climbing gear (harness, helmet, boots, crampons, ice tools)
  • Technical clothing
  • Meals (breakfast, dinner)
  • Sponsor Gift Bag

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Air and Ground Transportation
  • Guides Gratuity

TRAVEL & LOGISTICS:

Travel Information

What to Bring List


ITINERARY:

DAY 1: JANUARY 16

Arrive in Montrose early enough to drive an hour from the airport to Ouray. Get settled into your room at the Ouray Chalet Inn. 
Allow about an hour of extra time if you plan to shop for groceries.

4:00 pm: Kick-off meeting/orientation at the Secret Garden, (directions provided). Demo gear handed out at catered group dinner. If you would like alcohol, please bring your own.


DAY 2: JANUARY 17

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

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

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 3: JANUARY 18

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

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

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 4: JANUARY 19

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

7:30 am – 4:30 pm: Skills Day! Take your pick of Mixed Climbing, Rescue Skills or Winter Alpine

5:00 pm: Roundtable Discussion with Kitty Calhoun

6:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 5: JANUARY 20

7:00 – 7:30 am: Breakfast

7:30 am: Meet at the hotel lobby geared up for the day

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

5:30 pm: Hand in demo gear, closing ceremony and catered dinner at the Secret Garden


DAY 6: JANUARY 21

7:00 am: Breakfast

11:00 am: Hotel check-out


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.