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Date Saturday  5/11/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title ASC Instructor/Trip Leader Session, S Diamond Pk (Fort Collins)
Start Time 6:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader John Raich
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type Trad Lead
Climbing Class Class IV
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2600
Driving Distance 120


Meeting time: 6 a.m.
Meeting location: Parking area near Shell station at the junction of highways 14 and 287 about 10 miles NW of downtown Fort Collins.,-105.1900478/@40.6641517,-105.2601097,12z
Please plan to arrive about 5 minutes for car pooling arrangements. The usual ride share cost from the meeting place is $10.

For more info Contact

John Raich,


This is one of the snow practice sessions for instructors and assistants of the Alpine Scrambling Course (Fort Collins).

The location of the climb is the E face of S Diamond Pk, accessible from Cameron Pass. In case of questionable weather and snowpack, the alternate location is N Diamond Pk. You will definitely need snowshoes plus trekking poles or backcountry skis for this approach.

Bring helmet, ice ax, climbing harness, a couple of locking carabiners, a sling or two, mountaineering boots, belay/rappel device, gaiters, cold weather clothing, wind and sun protection.

Two practice options are offered:
(1) With crampons: Climb to the top of the E face descend. Bring crampons for this option.
(2) Without crampons: Climb part-way up the couloir and descend.

Bring additional climbing gear if you have it: rope, a snow picket, a few slings and carabiners. Bring snowshoes, trekking poles or backcountry ski gear for the approach.

Instructors will be able to preview this route as a possible practice area for the ASC Basic Skills Session and Elective Scrambles. We may reschedule the date and location if conditions are unfavorable or pick an alternate location.


Instructors and assistant instructors of the Alpine Scrambling Course are given preference. ASC instructors and assistants should sign up by May 5. Others will be placed on a waiting list for any available spots available after that date.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.