Chicks recognizes that climbing is an internally focused sport, so we see the value of looking outside ourselves and giving back to our local community. Since 2000, Chicks Climbing has hosted a series of public events that have raised more than $195,000 for local organizations. We are women climbing with women, for women.
Each January, Chicks Climbing hosts one of the best gear auctions in the nation. Participating Chicks, visiting climbers and area residents gather for an evening of libations and entertainment while supporting nonprofit organizations that help women! Our generous sponsors and partners donate thousands of dollars worth of awesome gear for the evening auctions and the Chicks Guides take a break from the ice to model gear and mingle with guests.
Proceeds from our public slide shows and live auctions support The Tri-County Resource Center in Montrose Colorado, a non-profit organization serving Ouray, Montrose and Delta counties in Colorado. To date, we have raised $175,000 and remain their largest donor. The center offers shelter and resources for women. They provide a safe house for women in transition, counseling programs for abuse and sexual violation issues, three crisis lines, a 24-hour crisis hotline and more.
Chicks Climbing & Skiing has been awarded the “Community Partners Award” by the State of Colorado and The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence for our dedication to service and helping local women in need.
The Ouray Ice Park
In 2009, Chicks Climbing started the Chicks Ouray Ice Park Fund to benefit this awesome resource where we host our annual ice climbing programs. We want to create a way to give back and help the park grow. To date, Chicks has raised $20,000 for a future project in the Ice Park.
We are indebted to the Outdoor Industry for gear donations that support these events.