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Colorado Mountain Fest powered by prAna hosted by colorado mountain clubAvailable Clinics

 

September 28 - 29, 2019 | American Mountaineering Center | Golden, CO

 

Outdoor clinics will be happening throughout the weekend in a variety of skill levels and disciplines - from advanced mountaineers to novice mountain bikers, avid trail runners, to outdoor newbies. Learn to ride brown pow, send your ultimate line, get your perfect cast, and perfect the trick of capturing the golden hour in your photos. 

Each clinic is just $50 and registration is officially open! Members get 10% off all ClinicsUpon registration, please select that you are a member. When prompted, please input your member ID*. That will generate a code that takes 10% off your entire balance at the end of checkout. If you are just attending the festival and do not wish to take a Clinic or Seminar, no registration is required. Simply show up & enjoy! 

If you are just attending the festival and do not wish to take a Clinic or Seminar, no registration is required. Simply show up & enjoy!

In addition to clinics, we will also be hosting skills seminars inside the American Mountaineering Museum on everything from backcountry chef, to splitboarding 101, and wilderness first aid. Learn more about our seminar offerings by clicking here

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*To find your member ID, please log in to your CMC account. Under the "Member" tab, select the top option, "My Membership." Then from the menu on the left, select "Member Profile." Your member ID will be at the top. If you need assistance, please call us at 303-279-3080 or email office@cmc.org.


SATURDAY MORNING CLINICS - SEPTEMBER 28

Begin at 9am

prAna Presents: Bouldering Movement and Technique with Paul Robinson | Bouldering 

Bouldering requires not only upper body strength but also planning and technique. In this clinic Paul will go over a variety of different techniques and body movements to level up in your climbing.

  • Ability Level: Intermediate V3 - V6
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes, chalk, crash pad (if you have one)
  • Max Participants: 10

 

Rab Presents: Climb Your Best: Mental Training and Redpointing with Heather Weidner | Climbing 

Projecting has a huge mental component that’s often ignored. Improve your climbing techniques and tactics in order to climb the next grade and/or feel more confident in your abilities.

  • Ability Level: Comfortably lead 5.9
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes, harness, chalk 
  • Max Participants: 10

 

Earth Treks Presents: Gym to crag - Intro to Sport Climbing Outdoors | Climbing 

Interested in moving your sport climbing outdoors? This 3 hour indoor class will provide hands-on experience with best practices for single-pitch sport climbing, including clipping bolts, building anchors, cleaning an anchor, and lowering / rappelling. Pre-requisite: able to pass a top-rope belay check at ET, ideally familiarity with lead belaying & climbing. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Required Equipment: All Gear Provided
  • Max Participants: 16

 

Intro to Rock Climbing 101 | Climbing 

Rock Climbing 101 is perfect for beginner or aspirational climbers with little or no experience that are looking to lay down the foundation needed for a lifetime of safe climbing. Learn the basics and experience climbing on our indoor wall. Equipment, climbing knots, and technique will be covered. Gear is provided. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • Required Equipment: All Gear Provided
  • Max Participants: 14

 

Intro to Fly Fishing with Professional Guide Kaili Purviance | Fly Fishing 

The basics of gear, knots, entomology, fish behavior, and casting will be covered.

  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • Required Equipment: Fly Rod, reel, leader, and tippet
  • Max Participants: 12

 

Intro to Mountain Biking Fundamentals | Mountain Biking

Introduction to basic Mountain Biking skills for a NEW rider focused on basic skills to ride in mountain terrain, riding protocol and safety, getting to know your bike and riding equipment.

  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • Required Equipment: Helmet (mandatory), flat pedals (preferred), water & snacks. We also recommended eye protection, MTB gloves, spare tube & tire levers, sunscreen
  • Max Participants: 8

 

Intro to Trail Running 101 with Elite Runner, Reed Fischer | Trail Running

Join Elite Runner Reed Fischer for a clinic covering gear selection, shoe-fitting, pre-run stretching & training, injury prevention, and trails on the Front Range, followed by a group trail run. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • Required Equipment: Trail running shoes, water
  • Max Participants: 11

 

Basic Anchor Building | Climbing 

Learn the fundamentals of top-rope climbing anchors.  You’ll practice constructing anchors using bolts, trees, & boulders, and how to incorporate methods for security when working in a cliff-top environment.

  • Ability Level: Beginner to Intermediate 
  • Required Equipment: All gear provided

 

Outdoor Photography | Photography

Take your nature photography to the next level! Anything from iPhone to DSLRs are welcome. The clinic focuses upon composition and timing for landscape imagery.  There will be a classroom session from 9 to noon followed by an outdoor field exercise. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner to Intermediate 
  • Required Equipment: Camera or Smartphone
  • Max Participants: 20

 

Mini Mountain Fest Kid's Clinic | Youth in grades 2-5

A kid-sized camp hosted by the CMC Youth Education Program!  Mountain-themed games & activities include: slacklining, Colorado wildlife, scavenger hunt, and climbing in the CMC Bouldering Bus. Kids must have close-toed shoes to participate.

  • Ability Level: none required - we welcome all kiddos
  • Required Equipment: close-toed shoes
  • Max Participants: 12

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLINICS - SEPTEMBER 28

Begin at 1pm
 

This will be a great clinic for people who started climbing in the gym and want to know how to get outside in a safe and fun way. Paul will go over warming up, placing pads, spotting, etc. 

  • Ability Level: Intermediate V3-V6 level
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes, chalk, crashpad (if you have one)
  • Max Participants: 10

 

Basic Anchor Construction with Dawn Glanc  |  Climbing 

This two part clinic will focus on constructing and deconstructing anchors. We will focus on utilizing bolted anchors for top rope climbing and lead climbing. The clinic will also address how to safely take the anchor down. 

  • Ability Level: This clinic is taught on the ground. No climbing ability required
  • Required Equipment: Please bring your own gear if you have it. The guide will have extra equipment to supplement. Harness, belay device, 3 locking carabiners, and one double length nylon sling is recommended.

 

Women's Wilderness Presents: She Sends - Women's Sport Climbing Outdoors 101 | Climbing 

Rock Climbing 101 is for beginner or aspirational climbers with little or no experience that are looking to build the foundation needed for a lifetime of safe climbing. Learn the basics and experience climbing outdoors. Equipment, climbing knots, and technique will be covered. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner to intermediate
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes, harness

 

Gym to Crag: Intro to Sport Climbing Outdoors | Climbing 

Gym to Crag: Sport Climbing 101 is for new climbers looking to take their skills outdoors. Learn the basics and experience necessary to safely climb outside. Equipment, climbing knots, and technique will be covered. Gear is provided. Location is Clear Creek Canyon. 

  • Ability Level: All ability levels welcome!
  • Required Equipment: Gear is provided

 

Merrell Presents: Multi-Sport Rodeo with Jason Antin | Mountain Biking/Trail Running/Climbing

Join Merrell Athlete Jason Antin for an afternoon of human-powered adventure climbing both Table Mountains by running, biking, and rock-climbing. Depart Mountain Fest via a mountain bike ride towards South Table Mountain. Stash your bikes at the trailhead and depart on foot for the true summit. Afterwards, enjoy a few mountain biking trails, tag the summit of Lichen Peak, and relocate to the top of Golden Cliffs. After climbing a few pitches, head back to the festival to celebrate a well-earned victory beer! Training and tips on all three sports (trail-running, mountain biking, and rock-climbing) will be provided throughout the day. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner - Intermediate
  • Required Equipment: Mountain Bike, Climbing Shoes, Harness

 

prAna Presents: Yoga for Climbers and Athletes with 200RYT Instructor Misty Leiter

Outdoor sports and yoga go hand in hand. In this workshop Misty Leiter of Misty Mountain Yoga will teach you how these two full body practices can be used together to create balance, strength, mindfulness and flexibility. We will play with how to use yoga as a tool on and off the wall and to build overall strength and wellness to take on your next adventure. Modifications and alternative postures will be provided to make this workshop suitable for all levels of ahtlete and yogi.

  • Ability Level: Beginner - Intermediate
  • Required Equipment: Yoga mat

 

Climbing Photography with Val Hawkes | Action Photography

This clinic will teach you climbing specific photography techniques to capture the perfect shot. Topics covered include basic camera operations, lighting, exposure, and more, as well as climbing specific aspects of shooting such as angle, action, composition, timing, and more

  • Ability Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Required Equipment: Camera with strap, memory card, extra battery, harness, climbing shoes
  • Max Participants: 10

 

Mini Mountain Fest Kid's Clinic | Youth in grades 2-5

A kid-sized camp hosted by the CMC Youth Education Program!  Mountain-themed games & activities include: slacklining, Colorado wildlife, scavenger hunt, and climbing in the CMC Bouldering Bus. Kids must have close-toed shoes to participate.

  • Ability Level: none required - we welcome all kiddos
  • Required Equipment: close-toed shoes
  • Max Participants: 12

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SUNDAY MORNING CLINICS - SEPTEMBER 29 

Begin at 9am

Black Diamond Presents: Strategic Projecting with Nina Williams | Climbing

Strategic Projecting revolves around the progression of choosing, working, and sending your next hard line. Participants will learn how to set realistic expectations while working towards an overall dream-goal. There will be a focus on mental blocks, maintaining motivation, and the method of projecting all while keeping it fun in the process. Strategic Projecting is aimed at intermediate to advanced climbers wanting to bring it to the next level.

  • Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes

 

Black Diamond Presents: Breaking Into a New Grade with Matty Hong | Climbing

Breaking into a new grade is more than just a number. Learn how to schieve your next best performance through goal setting, training tactics, and technique tips with Matty Hong. 

  • Ability Level: Intermediate
  • Required Equipment: Climbing shoes and harness

 

Intro to Rock Climbing 101 | Climbing

Rock Climbing 101 is perfect for beginner or aspirational climbers with little or no experience that are looking to lay down the foundation needed for a lifetime of safe climbing. Learn the basics and experience climbing on our indoor wall. Equipment, climbing knots, and technique will be covered. 

  • Ability Level: Beginner
  • Required Equipment: Gear will be provided.

 

Climbing Self Rescue Clinic with Golden Mountain Guides

This half day Self Rescue is a must for all climbers, regardless of the terrain you choose to play in. Whether your partner took a falling rock to the helmet, or your sport climbing buddy jumped on a 230 foot single pitch route with a 200 foot rope, you need to know how to handle any scenario that comes your way. With lots of opportunities for hands on practice, you'll walk away from this half day clinic with a basic foundation  of rescue skills.

Topics covered include how to escape a belay, ascending a rope, munter mule with an overhand backup, and tips and tricks for real rescue scenarios. This is a hands on clinic where you will have plenty of time to practice, ask questions, and apply skills in new ways.

  • Ability Level: Participants should be able to comfortably climb 5.8 top-rope
  • Required Equipment: Personal climbing kit, including harness, helmet, belay device, cordellette, locking carabiners, prussik material.  

 

Mini Mountain Fest Kid's Clinic | Youth in grades 2-5

A kid-sized camp hosted by the CMC Youth Education Program!  Mountain-themed games & activities include: slacklining, Colorado wildlife, scavenger hunt, and climbing in the CMC Bouldering Bus. Kids must have close-toed shoes to participate.

  • Ability Level: none required - we welcome all kiddos
  • Required Equipment: close-toed shoes
  • Max Participants: 12

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Interested in Sponsoring Colorado Mountain Fest? 

Read our sponsorship packet, or contact Maryjane Jarvis at maryjanejarvis@cmc.org