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Who We Are

Chicks With Nuts was founded in 2011 by Head Chick Kelly Fields at the young age of twenty. Kelly grew up climbing with her family after getting her start in Seneca Rocks, WV when she was just two years old. She started her first job when she was thirteen at a local climbing gym in Maryland where she was raised and has been working in the climbing industry ever since. 

Each of these events incorporates a family connection that has been an integral part of Kelly's growth as a climber. Her mother cooks delicious meals for the events, her father and brother travel to events to take photographs, and her sister (a professional guide as well with experience guiding in Alaska, Ecuador, Colorado, and West Virginia) has guided for many events. 

We are a small business with a big heart. 

Climbing can do so much more than push you physically. Trad climbing especially is a sport that works your body and mind. The mental benefits of coping with fear and other challenges will carry over into your daily life. This is a trade that can take you all over the world, introducing you to different cultures, belief systems, and new friends. Trad climbing is about having an adventure with the people your love, and Chicks With Nuts is about sharing those adventures with other women. Our only word of caution before embarking on this adventure is to watch out because it is highly addictive!

What Chicks With Nuts Alumnae Have To Say

Many Thanks To Our Friends

Our events would not be the same without the support from our friends. Check out our sponsors page or click on the logos below to learn more about the organizations giving back to women in the climbing world. 

Misty Mountain Threadworks
StoneMetal Design
Seneca Rocks Mounain Guides
Cliffhanger Guides
Rock and Ice Magazine
Friction Labs
Joshua Tree Coffee Company

Chicks With Nuts invites all women (trans and cis) and enbies to join us at our events. Our goal is to create a safe, inclusive space built on a foundation of respect that promotes a healthy learning environment. Harassment of any kind will NOT be tolerated at any event or within the CWN community.