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Our Events

Chicks With Nuts is designed by women who have a passion for Trad climbing, and a desire to share this passion with women. We are here to empower women through climbing.

 

Our program is unique because of how we teach, not what we teach. Our highly trained, certified guides will give you the skills you need to think critically when making decisions in the mountains. 

We believe in quality over quantity. We intentionally keep our events small to offer a more customized experience. Maintaining 2:1 student to instructor ratios allows our guides to give you the hands on experience you need to fit your individual climbing level and goals. 

Climbing Curriculum 

Sample Schedule

Our schedule adapts to each event as we customize our courses to fit varying experience levels, but here is a glimpes of what our Chicks With Nuts weekends look like

FRIDAY NIGHT

6:00 pm:  Meet and Greet 
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Crack Climbing Clinic or Friday Night Warm Up

    (changes with location & time of year)

SATURDAY

7:30 am:  Breakfast & Coffee On Us! 
8:30 am: Meet At The Local Guide Service To Head Out For A Full Day Of Climbing

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: Short Multi-Pitch Route With Your Guide & Partner

(you will be partnered with someone of similar goals/experience level)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm:  Clinics & Top Roping As A Group To End The First Day

6:30 pm - ? :  Ladies Night! Dinner On Us & Festivities

SATURDAY

7:30 am:  Another Hardy Breakfast On Us! 
8:30 am: Meet At The Local Guide Service To Head Out For A Full Day Of Multi-Pitch Climbing

8:45 am - 4:30 pm: Spend The Day Multi-Pitch Climbing With Your Guide & Partner. Gain Hands-On Experience With The Skills Required To Climb Safely While Multi-Pitch Climbing

5:00 pm:   Hugs & Goodbyes

Camping

or

Lodging

Included

INTRO TO TRAD

These events are a great way for women to start building a solid foundation for climbing outdoors. Courses taught as part of our events teach women new to trad climbing the basics for climbing outside. Join us to start tying in to the world of trad climbing whether you have never Trad climbed, never multi-pitch climbed, or never climbed outside before.

SKILLS TO FOCUS ON
Basic knots & hitches 

Top rope & lead belaying

Basic Self Rescue Skills

Rappelling

Mastering the role of a second for multi-pitch climbing

 

LEARN TO LEAD

Learning to lead can seem like an overwhelming task. Chicks With Nuts creates a supportive, judgement free environment where women can learn & ask questions alongside other enthusiastic women. Go beyond covering gear placement and anchor building to seeing what it's like, first hand, to tie in to the sharp end -- our multi-pitch mock lead instruction provides an invaluable customized experience for female climbers who are ready to take their climbing to the next level. 

SKILLS TO FOCUS ON
Gear Placements

Anchor Building With Slings, Cord, & Rope

Top Belaying

Rappelling

Protecting The Second On Technical Terrain

 

SELF-RESCUE

Part of climbing safely, competently, & confidently means knowing how to keep yourself safe with the equipment you have when things don't go as planned. All of our courses incorporate progressive self-rescue skills for every level because we believe that understanding the equipment & systems we use in climbing is vital to building confidence in the mountains. More experienced climbers should take advantage of this event to spend two full days mastering self-rescue techniques ranging from what to do if you drop your rappel device, to rescuing a fallen lead climber in a multi-pitch setting. 

SKILLS TO FOCUS ON
Rescuing a fallen leader/second

Alternative systems for belaying, rappelling, & climbing

Releasable systems vital to rescue

Belay escapes

Hauling & lowering systems

Multi-pitch rescue

 

ANCHORS & GEAR 

The key to staying safe while Trad climbing is having the ability to place good gear & build strong anchors. During our events you will learn gear & anchor building skills appropriate for your level of climbing. Newer climbers will focus on building anchors around natural pieces of protection (i.e. trees & rocks), while more experience climbers have an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of every piece of gear on our rack ranging from cams, to tri-cams, hexes, & nuts of course! 

SKILLS TO FOCUS ON
Properly cleaning gear

Building ground anchors

Top rope anchors

Placing Protection (experienced climbers)

Anchors for multi-pitch settings (experienced climbers)

MULTI-PITCH EXPERIENCE

Chicks With Nuts specializes in teaching women the skills required for multi-pitch climbing. While all of the skills we teach are progressive & applicable to a variety of environments, our passion as climbers lies in long multi-pitch routes. This event is designed to provide women with the skills they need to spend full days, up high in the mountains.  

SKILLS TO FOCUS ON
Lead belaying

Removing gear

Managing belay stations

Top belaying (bringing up the second)

Multi-pitch rappelling

Rope management & efficiency tips