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3-Day Ice Climbing Clinic | Ouray, Colorado 2021 Date TBD

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3-Day Women-Only Ice-Climbing Clinic

In Ouray, Colorado since 1999.

Chicks broke the ice as the first women-only ice climbing clinic and we continue having more fun promoting confidence, proficiency and self-reliance in female climbers.  

“What I enjoyed most was being with supportive and encouraging women.”—Mandy S.

climber and belayer getting ready to ice climb in Ouray, Colorado

  • Certified by the American Mountain Guides Association
  • Professional, knowledgeable and experienced female guides
  • Led by ice-climbing guru Lindsay Fixmer:
    • Lindsay has a uniquely inspired ability to translate technique pointers, enabling women to reach their peak climbing performance.
    • Lindsay’s primary goals are sharing with and inspiring her students. Her best days are when goals and objectives are exceeded.

“I feel empowered, capable, and completely psyched. Oh, and I learned how to ice climb too so that’s cool.”—Mary W.


Ouray, Colorado is the coolest place to climb.

At almost 8,000 feet, it feels as though you could reach out and touch the spectacular peaks.

Stay at the family-owned Ouray Chalet Inn, famous for its friendly service.

Spend your days at the Ouray Ice Park, an iconic ice climbing destination, with over 200 routes to choose from.

Soak in Ouray’s natural hot springs.

Sit down to a delicious, home-cooked dinner at the Secret Garden B&B.

looking down into the Ouray Ice Park a climber leads out of the lead climbing area

Chicks’ 3-Day Ice Climbing Clinic offers an immersive ice-climbing experience.

  • Lay down a solid foundation of skills in 3-Days
  • Be outside and active, challenging yourself, every day, all day
  • Maximum 4-to-1 guest-to-guide ratio
  • Tons of high-quality ice climbing
  • Awesome female guides
  • Cutting-edge ice climbing gear, including: harness, helmet, boots, crampons, ice tools and technical outerwear
  • Gourmet dinners at the Secret Garden B&B
  • Optional lodging at the Ouray Chalet Inn
  • Gift bag packed with goodies

Four Levels To Choose From In 3-Day Ice Climbing Clinic

  • For beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers alike
  • Grow and refine your technique
  • Swing, kick and move efficiently over ice
  • Learn how to set ice screws, build anchors and be a bomber belayer
  • Pursue climbs with intention and courage
  • Feel empowered, capable and completely psyched

“I improved my ice climbing techniques, feel like I learned some key nuances, improved my ability to establish anchor systems and had a bunch of fun.”—Nancy E.

3-Day Ice Climbing Clinic PRICING:

Option 1: No hotel room w/ meals $999.00
Option 2: Double occupancy hotel room $1,149.00
Option 3: Single occupancy hotel room $1,349.00

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  • 3 days guided ice climbing
  • 4-to-1 ratio
  • 3 nights lodging (Thurs, Fri, Sat)
  • All Ice Climbing Gear (harness, helmet, boots, crampons, ice tools)
  • Technical clothing
  • Meals (breakfast with lodging, dinner)
  • Sponsor gift bag


  • Lunch
  • Air and Ground Transportation
  • Guides Gratuity


Travel Information

What to Bring List


Day 1: JANUARY 2

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction, CO and drive to Ouray. Stop for groceries in Montrose and finish the drive to Ouray and get settled into your room at the Ouray Chalet Inn.

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 3

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 4

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

5:00 pm: Catered dinner at the Secret Garden

Day 4: JANUARY 5

7:00-7:30 am: Breakfast. Hotel checkout day.

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

7:30 am –3:00 pm: Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park.

4:00 pm: Hand in demo gear, closing meeting, 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.