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Date Saturday  6/1/2013
End Date Saturday  6/1/2013
Group Denver
Event Title Alpine Scrambling Course Skills Session Field Trip
Start Time 5:45 AM
Status Approved
Leader John Raich
Member Price Free
Available Participants 33
Type Trip
Trip Type Rock Climbing
Climb Type
Climbing Class
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 100


The location for Field Trip 1/Basic Skills Session is Emerald Lake in RMNP.

For more info Contact

Deb Kirk, Alpine Scrambling Course Director,
Rich McAdams, Alpine Scrambling Course Associate Director,


The Alpine Scrambling Course is intended for those who wish to learn more about climbing nontechnical peaks in Colorado and elsewhere. Participants are expected to have acquired basic mountain hiking skills such as those learned in the CMC Wilderness Trekking School. Technical gear (rope, technical protection) is not routinely used on ASC field trips, including this initial skills session. However, instructors may use technical gear in emergency situations. For additional information on this course, please take a look at the Alpine Scrambling Course webpage on the Denver CMC Group website:

The initial Basic Skills Session will introduce students to basic skills needed to climb Colorado peaks. This includes moving with moderate speed on off-trail terrain such as uneven ground, talus, scree, rock steps, loose rock, and snow. The session will provide basic instruction to students for basic rock scrambling and snow climbing.

Participant preparation includes moderate physical stamina such as climbing about 750 feet elevation gain per hour on a good trail for two to three hours with occasional rest breaks. Please bring the following gear: ice axe, helmet, mountain clothing, including warm hat, gloves, and face protection, mountaineering boots. The complete gear recommended for this course will be introduced at a prior lecture session. You'll also learn how to make an emergency harness that you'll need to bring along to all field sessions.

Participation in the basic skills session is restricted to those enrolled in the Alpine Scrambling Course. You must attend the ASC lecture on May 21 to participate in the Basic Skills Session.


If you are signed up for the Alpine Scrambling Course, you are automatically registered for the initial skills session. However, you will need to register with the appropriate instructor for subsequent ASC field trips.

Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.