We hope you can join us for one of our upcoming events in 2021!
We are hosting a FREE Virtual Chicks With Nuts event via Zoom focusing on self-rescue skills, Saturday May 30th starting at 4:30pm (PST). Our goals in hosting are to stay connected while we are unable to host events outdoors, to help teach and review core concepts for self-rescue, and to have fun!
Please contact us if you are interested in registering for this event. The number of spaces will be limited so as to ensure a more personal experience. Join us to review valuable self-rescue skills while at home, and to connect with other women in climbing!
Clinic topics include alternative systems/back-ups to frequently used techniques in multi-pitch climbing, and how to safely go hands-free, or tie off a belay devices (often the first step in many self-rescue scenarios). The following skills will be reviewed: munter hitch, various friction hitches including prusik, klemheist, and bachmanns, carabiner brake, and mule knots.
We encourage you to come prepared with your own equipment so you can practice along with us. One perk of a virtual event is that your equipment doesn't need to be load bearing! Get creative -- grab any old rope, or shoe string to review some skills with us!
If you have it, materials that will be helpful for practicing are:
2. Accessory cord/prusik cord
3. Belay device (Assisted locking, plaquette style device and/or Grigri)
4. HMS locking carabiner (or two non-lockers)
5. Four non-locking carabiners (ideally the same shape and size)
6. Small piece of rope ~10 - 20 feet long
When: Saturday May 30th
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: Online via Zoom
What: An online get together with two self-rescue clinics from our guides
How: This is a closed event, meaning you must register before joining. Send us a message to let us know that you're interested and we will sign you up for this virtual event!
Joshua Tree, CA
With this magical desert as our new home base we are excited to be hosting FOUR of our events in addition to smaller, more specialized courses throughout the season!
Join us for one of our upcoming Joshua Tree events:
January 22nd - 24th
February 19th - 21st
March 19th - 21st
April 23rd - 25th
Seneca Rocks, WV
It is with a heavy heart that we have canceled our most recent Seneca Rocks, WV events due to COVID-19. We hope to see you back out on the East coast in 2021 when this storm has passed.
In the meantime, check out our event dates for Joshua Tree, CA and come climb with us out in the sunny desert! Stay safe and healthy out there,
and wash your hands!
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy
While we usually enjoy being stuck between a rock and a hard place, we must admit that this pandemic makes planning for the future a little scary! Fortunately, as rock climbers, we are well versed in staying flexible and calmly handling challenges as they arise. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unknown terrain.
Photo: Steve Morissette
We've made refund policies and weather policies...
here is our first ever pandemic policy:
Full refund if events are canceled as a result of state, county, or federal regulations, if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID, or if you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID two weeks prior to the start date. In all cases we will offer you a later event date, but will provide a refund if the date does not fit your schedule.
If you have reason to believe you have been exposed to COVID, are experiencing symptoms, or are sick in any capacity two weeks prior to the start date, we urge you NOT to attend our events out of respect for the health, well-being, and general comfort of the rest of the group. Many participants and guides may be at higher risks to complications from COVID due to underlying health conditions, or they may be caretakers of others who are at-risk.