Women’s Advanced Ice Movement – Ouray, CO – January 9 & 10, 2021

How to Climb Steep Ice

 

This 2 day clinic is designed for the ice climber working on their ice movement proficiency. If you’ve been climbing ice for a few seasons and feel like you hit a wall the minute the climb is steep to overhanging, Chicks is here for you!

We will focus on the basics of body mechanics: from where we derive our power and ensure our tools, feet, and body positioning are precise and intentional.

Additional points of focus will be:

  • Learning how to be patient, resting/shaking out, and breathing techniques
  • Route assessment; beforehand, in the moment and anticipating throughout
  • Advanced body positioning and footwork

Our goal is for you to leave the clinic having worked on your technique, gained new skills to utilize on steep ice and have a plan for your continued development as an ice climber.

Check out your guide Emilie’s bio!

 

 

2 Day Advanced Movement Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

 

Included:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio
  • Ice Climbing Gear includes harness, helmet, tools, and crampons

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guides Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 8:

Arrive in Ouray

Acquire all rental climbing gear

January 9:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

7:30am-4:30pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

January 10:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

7:30am-4pm: Climb in the Ouray Ice Park

4-4:30pm: Wrap up discussion

 

Chicks 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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.

 

Cody, WY – Women’s Back-Country Ice Climbing – January 29-31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yearning for adventure outside the Ouray ice park walls?

If you dream of exploring backcountry multi-pitch ice climbing, travel with Chicks to experience one of North America’s premier ice climbing destinations.

The South Fork Valley of the Shoshone River outside Cody, WY is home to the largest concentration of waterfall ice in the lower 48 states. We will journey into the Wyoming wilderness; it feels remote because it is!

This trip is physically demanding, requiring fitness and stamina to access the climbs and climb them. The approach to most of the climbs involves an hour to two of snowy hiking with a potential stream crossing.

This clinic is recommended for intermediate to advanced climbers able to climb WI4 and harder. Multi-pitch rock and/or ice climbing experience is preferred.

Your guide is Lindsay Fixmer.

Pricing

$1400

Included:

  • 3 days guided climbing
  • 2:1 ratio
  • Back-country multi-pitch climbing focused

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

 

Not Included:

  • Personal Climbing Gear: harness, helmet, boots, tools, crampons
  • Avalanche gear: beacon, shovel, probe
  • Transportation
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Guide Gratuities

Proposed Itinerary:

January 29:

6:30am:  Meet your guide in Cody, WY prepared for day

7am-5pm: Climbing in the South Fork Valley

January 30:

7am:  Meet your guide in the South Fork Valley

7am-5pm: Climb

January 31:

7am:  Meet your guide in the South Fork Valley

7am-4:30pm: Climb

4:30-5pm: Wrap up discussion

 

Chicks 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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.


Women’s Beginner Ice Climbing Clinic – Ouray, CO – January 25 & 26, 2021

This clinic is for women who have either never climbed ice or rock or have a few days of climbing under their belts. We start with the basics on low angled climbs which are accessible for any fitness level.
All the climbs are top-roped in the Ouray Ice Park with personalized instruction and guidance. As participants progress we venture onto steeper climbs as abilities allow.

You will learn the basics of ice climbing from AMGA Certified Rock Guide and Assistant Alpine Guide Lani Chapko

Check out Lani’s bio!

Skills and topics covered include: clothing and equipment, footwork and balance, ice tool swings and placements, body position and efficient movement, knots, rope safety and belaying techniques.
In the mix is a hefty amount of fun and support unique to all-women’s climbing experiences.

 

2 Day Clinic Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

Includes:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio
  • Ice Climbing Gear: helmet, harness, crampons, tools

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guide Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 24:

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; Drive to Ouray.

Pick up all needed climbing gear

January 25:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

January 26:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

4-4:30pm:  Wrap up discussion; return rental climbing gear

 

 

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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.

Women’s Ice Clinic, Open Enrollment – Ouray, Colorado – January 30 & 31, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come one, come all! Whether you have never climbed ice, you climb indoors, have climbed a few times, have taken a climbing hiatus, or need to advance your ice climbing technique. We always start with the fundamentals on moderate climbs to get back into the swing of things and take it from there!

All the climbs are top-roped in the Ouray Ice Park with personalized instruction and guidance. As participants progress we venture onto steeper climbs as abilities allow potential up to WI5. You will learn intermediate and advanced level ice movement and technical skills.

Check out your guide Lani’s bio!

Skills and topics covered include: technical equipment and clothing choice, advanced footwork and balance, refined tool swings and hooking, advanced body positions, efficient movement and rests, as well as rope work.

In the mix is a hefty amount of fun and support unique to all-women’s climbing experiences.

 

2 Day Clinic Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

Includes:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio
  • Ice Climbing Gear: helmet, harness, crampons, tools

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guide Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 29:

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; Drive to Ouray.

Pick up all needed climbing gear

January 30:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

7:30am-4:00pm:  Climbing in the Ouray Ice Park

January 31:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

4-4:30pm:  Wrap up discussion; return rental climbing gear

 

 

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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.

 

Women’s Beginner to Intermediate Ice Clinic – Ouray, CO – January 9 & 10, 2021

Beginner to Intermediate Ice Clinic

Ouray, CO

January 9 & 10, 2021

 

This clinic is designed for the aspiring ice climber. Perhaps you’ve never picked up an ice tool. Or you climbed ice once or twice last year. Maybe it’s been 15 years! This clinic will get you in to the swing of things!

We will begin on terrain appropriate to learning how to swing, kick, position our bodies, and move fluidly up the ice. Mixed in to the dynamics of the body mechanics will also be the use of our equipment including managing ropes and basic climbing knots. How to withstand the winter elements of clothing and food/hydration is part and parcel to our two day course.

Our goal is for you to leave feeling confident in your ability to head out in to the wintery landscape understanding the tools and moving over the ice!

Check out your guide’s Heidi’s bio!

 

2 Day Clinic Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

 

Includes:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio
  • Ice Climbing Gear: helmet, harness, crampons, tools

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guide Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

January 8:

Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; Drive to Ouray.

Pick up all needed climbing gear

January 9:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

January 10:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

4-4:30pm:  Wrap up discussion; return rental climbing gear

 

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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.

 

Women’s Learn to Lead Ice – Ouray, CO – February 11 & 12, 2021

Learn to Lead Ice  –  Ouray, CO

 February 11 & 12, 2021

 

This clinic is for women looking to take their solid ice climbing movement skills to the next level. If you have been top roping ice for at least two seasons or have been following your friends up ice climbs, removing ice screws, this clinic is for you! Maybe you’ve even had a few lead climbs but are not fully confident in your abilities to assess ice and execute a successful lead.

Throughout the course, we will focus on:

  • Composed, controlled ice climbing movement *our movement is our first line of defense
  • Placing and removing screws; harness racking
  • Ice screw anchors, v-threads
  • Lead climbing and belaying
  • Reading ice and the route
  • Lots of ice climbing

Our goal is for you to leave the course feeling confident in your ice climbing movement, prepared with the tools you need to venture in to the lead climbing realm.

Check out your guide Heidi’s bio!

 

2-Day Lead Climbing Pricing:

$550 / person

Minimum of 2 participants; maximum of 4

Register Now
Please select a date
We currently have no dates scheduled for this program

Includes:

  • 2 days guided ice climbing in the Ouray Ice Park
  • 4:1 ratio

We recommend you bring all ice gear you own to learn leading with your gear.

Please let us know if you need: harness, helmet, crampons or ice tools.

 

Not Included:

  • Climbing boots are available to rent locally
  • Accommodations
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Guides Gratuity

 

Proposed Itinerary:

February 10: Fly to Montrose or Grand Junction; drive to Ouray

February 11:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

February 12:

7am:  Meet your guide to gear up for the day

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

4-4:30pm:  Wrap up discussion; return any rental gear.

 

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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus a $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on the Home Page for specifics to cancellations.

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.

 

Private Ice Climbing

Private Ice Climbing Trips

Chicks understands these are unique times and many desire to climb in small groups with people they know.

 

Whether just you, your household, partner or family, we can accommodate.

 

Private ice days in the Ouray Ice Park.

  • Open to ALL levels of ice climbers from beginner to advanced.
  • Maximum 4:1 ratio

 

Private Back-Country ice days

  • Open to intermediate to advanced climbers
  • 2:1 ratio

 

Types of private bookings:

  • Day on the ice: learning climbing techniques from beginner to advanced
  • Top roping skills: learn to climb ice in the Ouray Ice Park on your own
  • Learn to Lead Climb
  • Rescue Skills
  • Back-country multi-pitch ice climb on Red Mountain Pass or Eureka

 


PRICING:

Ouray Ice Park & Ouray Area Back-Country

1:1: $500

2:1: $340/person

3:1: $260/person

4:1: $225/person

Please Contact Us directly for Private Climbing

 

Long, difficult routes in the Telluride and Silverton area:

eg. Bridalveil, Ames, Stairway to Heaven

1:1: $550

2:1: $400/person

 

Included:

  • Ice climbing gear: harness, helmet, crampons, ice tools

Not Included:

  • Climbing Boots are available to rent locally

 


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!

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 – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus $50 administration fee) or 50% refund.
  • 30-60 days prior to start date – Credit full course cost towards a future course (minus $50 administration fee)
  • Less than 30 days prior to the start date – No Credit. No refund.
  • Please refer to our COVID-19 policy on our Home Page for specific policies relating.

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.