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climbing!

She Sends Collective is a woman-owned rock-climbing-specific guiding organization in Colorado!

We offer guided climbing trips, experiences and instruction in Colorado and Moab, UT!  

Let’s go climbing! 

It is our mission to create safe space for all women and other gender minorities to have a positive experience climbing outdoors regardless of your experience.

Whether you are looking to try rock climbing for the very first time, explore new-to-you areas, gain some outdoor experience with friends, or learn specific skills, we will tailor your guided experience to help you meet your goals!

All guides and instructors with She Sends Collective are women or other marginalized gender identities. They all have formal training from the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), the professional training and certification body for guides and climbing instruction within the US, as well as specific training by She Sends Collective to uphold our standards and values as an organization.

Guiding Rates

The below rates are for a guide to client ratio of 1:5. If another guide is needed to accommodate a larger group, we will add on $180 for a half day guiding and $200 for a full day of guiding.

Half Day Guiding (4 hours):
1 participant → $250
2 participants → $140 / person
3 participants → $120 / person
4 participants → $110 / person
5+ participants → $95 / person

Full Day Guiding (4-8 hours):
1 participant → $325
2 participants → $200 / person
3 participants → $170 / person
4 participants → $150 / person
5+ participants → $125 / person

Meet The Guides

Chelsea Rude
She/her/hers

Chelsea has over 23 years of rock climbing experience and 18 years of coaching + teaching experience. She started coaching/teaching climbing outdoors about a decade ago through various climbing festivals and loved it so much that she pursued her single pitch instructor certification through the AMGA and became a wilderness first responder, too. Chelsea is one of the most supportive and encouraging guides you’ll find as she takes the time to teach you all you need to know to make your experience the best possible one. Her goal is to create spaces where women + other marginalized gender identities feel safe to ask questions and show up & experience climbing just as they are. It’s extremely important to her to create spaces where people can feel comfortable trying, failing, and getting up to try again and feel supported along the way. She believes it is her greatest accomplishment and joy to teach others to climb and give them the experience that changed her own life.

  • AMGA certified SPI
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Performance Climbing Coach
  • Climbs up to 5.14b, onsights 5.13c
  • AIARE Level 1
Hannah Cangilla
She/her/hers

Hannah grew up in Colorado and enjoyed skiing and hiking growing up but did not find climbing until she was living on the east coast. She fell in love with climbing in the Shawangunks in New York and spent two years climbing throughout the east from the Red River Gorge to ice climbing in North Conway before deciding to move back home to Colorado partly for the great access to climbing, skiing and ice climbing. She has always had a passion for teaching and instructing climbing techniques and rope skills. Her favorite climbing destinations include the Gunks, Ten Sleep Canyon and Indian Creek! She shares a home in Longmont with her partner Ian (he/him) dog Reggie (goodest boy) and “small” house plant collection. She also works as a biologist so don’t hesitate to ask her about the cool flora and fauna while out and about.

  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor 
  • AIARE level 1
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED/Wilderness First Aid
Carlyn Crispell
They/Them/Theirs

Carlyn was born and raised in the mountains of Colorado and to this day can’t get enough of the great alpine climbing, skiing and mountaineering to be found here. Their main pursuits are alpine trad, ice and mixed climbing. They have a MSci in Outdoor Education, have completed the AMGA Rock Guide Course and have been leading adventure pursuits since 2012. Carlyn is a patient instructor and guide who is always stoked to get out and share their love of climbing!

  • Certified Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA
  • Rock Guide Course AMGA
  • WFR
  • AIARE Pro 1
  • MSCI in Outdoor Education at the University of Edinburgh
  • Guiding on rock since 2017

Meg Nickman

She/her/hers​

Meg loves to spend long days outdoors, striking a balance between epic-ing and relaxing in the mountains. It’s not only about what we climb, but who we share the experience with! Some of her most memorable venues for climbing (and quality time) are the Mendenhall Towers, the Cordillera Blanca, and the Wind River Range. Meg started her career in the outdoors working as an instructor on the East Coast. She led a variety of climbing based experiential learning trips from New York, West Virginia, and in the DC metro area. Her favorite part about working with She Sends Collective is the mission for a more equitable climbing world. Sharing experiences, with climbers from diverse backgrounds, allows for a collaborative learning environment where anything is possible. Learning something new is the goal everyday.

  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide and Single Pitch Instructor
  •  AIARE I snow certificate
  • Wilderness First Responder

Ariana Antonio

She/her/hers/Ella

Ari’s first formative experiences in the outdoors were car camping with her family in Northern California where she was born and raised. While she lost touch with recreation for many years, she rekindled that relationship while hiking and mountaineering in Colorado where she now calls home. Ari later found rock climbing, has instructed for volunteer-led organizations, and is now a guide with She Sends Collective. While Ari’s daytime job is for the Colorado Department of Education, her weekend life centers around her passions to increase access to and recreation in the outdoors by way of climbing, skiing and mountaineering. Ari is fluent in Spanish.

  • AMGA certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder