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Upcoming Courses & Events | Alpine Start


The Alpine Start group of the CMC provides numerous opportunities to climb both indoors and out on a variety of terrain, affords skills-based training that enable competency and safety in outdoor ventures, and allows for the development of technical and leadership skills. We also get together for film festivals and other social events of interest. Take a look at our upcoming courses and events below, or search the CMC calendar for ‘Alpine Start’.  Remember, you are not limited to Alpine Start activities; as a CMC member, you can join any group trip or event, which means you have access to over 3,000 trips and events each year!  Check out the "Trailblazers", through the Denver group, for additional activities for the 20-40 age group.


Visit our Calendar of Events for all trips and events.


Get your Climb on!


Open Climb Session

Each Month, 6:00-8:00 pm

Free for members, but registration is required! Bring your shoes, your harness, belay device and a friend!

American Mountaineering Center Climbing Wall


Belay Basics

Each Month, 5:30 pm

Held before the Open Climb Session- learn to tie in to your harness correctly and safely belay.

American Mountaineering Center Climbing Wall


Climbing Technique Classes

Mini Series offered in January, February, March 2015
Offered during our Open Climb Session, these mini classes are designed to give you the tips needed to help with footwork, body position and route-reading. 

American Mountaineering Center Climbing Wall


Schools & Training


*Note:  The following schools are offered through the CMC Denver Group

Basic Mountaineering School (BMS)

Introduction to Mountaineering skills.

AIARE Level 1 Avalanche School

Essential knowledge for winter backcountry recreationists.


Winter Camping School (WCS)

Understand the basics of equipment and techniques to stay warm and enjoy overnights in cold and winter weather.


Visit our Calendar of Events for all trips and events.