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Date Thursday  5/9/2019
End Date
Group Fort Collins
Event Title Alpine Scrambling Course, Ft Collins Group, Workshop 1
Start Time 6:30 PM
Status Complete
Leader John Raich
Co-Leader Erin Bohler
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type Trad Lead
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain 0
Driving Distance 0

Location

Meeting time: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting location:
Classroom sessions will be held at the Drake Centre (802 W Drake Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526). Access to the classroom will be on the northeast side of the Drake Centre. Enter the site from Worthington Avenue. A handful of parking spaces are near the ramp entrance on the north side. Park on the north side of the building or on Worthington Ave near the northeast entrance ramp to the building. Proceed around the north end of the Columbine Health Systems administrative building. Enter the building through the door located at the top of the short ramp. Once inside the building, turn right and then the classroom is on the immediate left. We will have greeters there to help direct you for the first classroom session. Remember that the exterior door automatically locks at 7:00 p.m., so don't be late.



For more info Contact

John Raich, john.raich@coloastate.edu



Details

2019 Alpine Scrambling Course (ASC), Fort Collins Group
Workshop 1 is an evening session of the ASC. To participate you must be registered for the course.

The ASC Program consists of two parts:

(1) ASC Course
Workshop 1: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Location: TBA
Workshop 2: Thursday, May 16, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m., Location: TBA
Basic Skills Session 1: Saturday, May 18, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m., Location: TBA
Basic Skills Session 2: Saturday, June 1, 5 a.m. - 6 p.m., Location: TBA
Alternate Basic Skills Session in case of bad weather: Sunday, May 19 and Sunday, June 2
You must be registered for ASC to participate in the workshops, the Basic Skills session, and the Elective Scrambles. To register, see below.

(2) Elective Scrambles
Throughout the summer, students who successfully complete the course portion have the opportunity to participate on Elective Scrambles. Successful completion of at least three, each progressively more challenging, Elective Scrambles is required for the student to complete the ASC Program.

Course objectives
* Improve your ability to move more confidently, securely, and efficiently on alpine scrambling terrain.
* Improve your ability to manage exposure.
You can request a copy of the manual by sending an e-mail to: john.raich@colostate.edu

Prerequisites
Prior hiking experience in mountain terrain. One way to judge if you are ready is to review the self-assessment in the NOTES section below. To be ready, you should score a few (2)'s or (3)'s in addition to any (1)'s.

Couse fee
$100 The course fee is due on the first day of classes on 05/09/2019, payable to 'Colorado Mountain Club'.
Refunds: $10 cancellation fee before 05/01/2019, no refund after 05/01/2019.
There are no fees for participation in Elective Scrambles.

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ALPINE SCRAMBLING COURSE - REGISTRATION FORM
Please review the self-evaluation in the NOTES section. Indicate you best responses in the four categories by writing a number on the appropriate line. Please send the form to John Raich, ASC Director, john.raich@colostate.edu (or by mail to: 1413 Osprey Court, Fort Collins CO 80525).

DATE RECIEVED: ______________________________________

NAME: ________________________________________________

E-MAIL: _______________________________________________

PHONE: _______________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

_____________________________________________________

CMC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER: ____________________________

Enter 1, 2, or 3
Hiking Ability ______________
Climbing Ability ____________
Exposure _________________
Technical Gear ____________



Notes

ASC Self-evaluation

Hiking ability and stamina
(1) I am a casual or beginning hiker. I can comfortably hike 6 to 8 miles per day (round trip) at a moderate pace. I can hike uphill at about 500’ per hour with a short break. An 6 hour hike is a full day for me,
(2) I am a moderate hiker. I can comfortably hike 10 to 12 miles per day at an uphill pace of 750’ to 1,000’ per hour with periodic breaks. A 8 hour day gets me tired.
(3) I am a strong hiker. I can hike 15 miles per day at an uphill pace of 1,000’ per hour or faster. I can keep going all day

Climbing ability
(1) I seldom use my hands except for stability on uneven ground. Steep grass, talus, scree and boulders make me uncomfortable. I may be awkward on rough terrain.
(2) I use my hands and feet for security and to assist upward/downward movement on steeper terrain. My agility is average.
(3) I can find and use even small handholds and footholds on steeper terrain. I consider myself very agile on rough terrain.

Exposure (fall potential inducing fear of heights)
(1) I am very uncomfortable with any exposure. I don’t want to go near drop-offs where there is a possibility of falling and injury.
(2) I am uncomfortable with moderate or severe exposure but am usually able to cope through careful travel and added security such as through a rope belay.
(3) I can manage moderate exposure through careful travel and severe exposure through added safety measures.

Technical climbing gear (helmet, ice ax, rope, crampons, slings, carabiners)
(1) I am not familiar with technical climbing gear and don’t really want to use any of it.
(2) I am familiar with some of this gear, not familiar with other gear, but am willing to learn.
(3) I am familiar with most of this gear and am ready to start using it with a bit of instruction.

Comments on the self-evaluation
If your responses are all (1)’s, you may want to take a bit more time to achieve better conditioning for hikes, practice traveling on steeper grass, scree, talus, try to get a bit more used to steeper drop-offs, and get familiar with some of the technical gear, such as a ice ax. Enrolling in a session of the Mountain Hiking School would probably do it.
If you marked (2)’s or (3)’s, we will attempt to place you in a group with compatible members. But keep in mind that the focus of the course is on acquiring and practicing new skills, and not a fitness or skills contest.
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ALPINE SCRAMBLING COURSE - REGISTRATION FORM
Please review the self-evaluation in the NOTES section. Indicate you best responses in the four categories by writing a number on the appropriate line. Please send the form to John Raich, ASC Director, john.raich@colostate.edu (or by mail to: 1413 Osprey Court, Fort Collins CO 80525).

DATE RECIEVED: _______________________________________
NAME: ________________________________________________
E-MAIL: _______________________________________________
PHONE: _______________________________________________
ADDRESS: ____________________________________________
_____________________________________________________
CMC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER: ____________________________

Enter 1, 2, or 3 below:
Hiking Ability ______________
Climbing Ability _____


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