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Date Monday  10/21/2019
Group State CMC
Event Title Navigation Level 2 - Session C
Start Time 6:00 PM
End Time 9:00 PM
Status Approved
Leader CMC Office
Co-Leader Mark Frymier
Group Price $75.00
NonGroup Price $75.00
Leader Price $75.00
Available Participants 3
Type Members Only (Programs/Education)


Lecture at American Mountaineering Center


Field Day (see below)


For more info Contact


CMC Office





Lecture: October 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Field Day: October 26, all day starting early.  Location TBD


This class is an intensive field application and extension of material taught in Navigation Level 1. This class is required for completion of the Basic Alpine Climbing Certificate 


Pre-Requisite knowledge: 

  • Be intimately familiar with the compass and how to use it.

  • Already have your compass set to declination for Colorado.

  • Know how to shoot a bearing in the field; how to follow a bearing in the field; how to plot a bearing on a map; how to measure a bearing on a map.

  • Know how to orient a map to the terrain.

  • Know how to read the features on a topographic map.

  • Know how to obtain a digital form of a USGS Quad.

If you are fuzzy on any of these skills, you should take Navigation Level 1.

We will not be reviewing Nav Level 1 material in Nav Level 2. Your task during Nav Level 2 will be to guide the team from point A to point B using the techniques mentioned above. You will be expected to formulate a travel plan, explain it to the group, then execute with a modicum of efficiency. You will be expected to know where you are on the map at all times. 


Skills covered: 

  • Finding area position, Line position and Point position.

  • Shooting the bearing of a stream and/or slope.

  • Use of intermediate objectives with/without dead reckoning.

  • Boxing around obstructions.

  • Aiming off

  • Using handrails.

  • Taking a bee-line and using contours

GPS devices will not be used on this exercise.

When you are not in the lead you may refer to smartphone apps.


  • Be prepared for winter conditions.

  • There will be a pack check for 10 Essentials; you will be expected to enumerate the 10 Essentials when asked.


Attendance/Completion Policy

Students must attend all lectures and field days to receive credit for completing the course. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond a missed lecture/field day. Students must also demonstrate mastery of the both the prerequisites and the skills taught in the immediate class. If such mastery cannot be demonstrated, the student will be asked to repeat the course. If a student cannot demonstrate mastery of the prerequisites the student will not be allowed to continue in the class.

Note that classes sometimes show "Sessions"; Basic Climbing Session A, for example. Sessions are simply alternate dates of the same class. In other words, you may choose Session A or Session B, depending on which dates work best for you. You do not have to complete both Session A and Session B.

Cancellation Policy:

Classes must have minimum four students signed up and requisite number of instructors. If either number is too low class may be cancelled.

Refund Policy:

Please see the CMC cancelation and refund policy




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.