Alpine Scrambling is defined as unroped climbing over mountainous terrain.  The CMC Denver Group and Pikes Peak Group currently offer this exciting course.

Questions/Curious or Interested in Volunteering:

Tuition:  TBD

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Completion of the CMC class Wilderness Trekking School (WTS) or equivalent
  2.  Recent hiking completed at distances 12-15 miles and elevation gain 2500-3500 feet (this was the Denver C Hiker Classification).

Note: Enrollment is by application.  Once an application is approved for the course, you will receive a code to enroll. You must enroll/pay tuition at the course on the CMC website. Note this is a twostep process.

This course if for CMC members only.  Membership must be current through end date of course (August) to register for this course.

Process/Important Dates: 


  • March 1, 2023 Application Process begins (Note: Class has filled quickly by mid-March in the past)


  • Waitlisted students informed of status
  • Student Welcome Letter sent via email
  • Look for DEN ASC only Bonus Fitness Hikes on CMC calendar


  • Google Classroom self-study materials opens
  • Two Online Student Lectures (weeknights via Zoom)
  • One in person Meet Up (weeknight)
  • Look for DEN ASC only Bonus Fitness Hikes on CMC calendar
  • Students register for the 3 progressive field days after completing Google Classroom self-study materials


  • Field days are progressive and held end of May through June and early July … check CMC calendar
    1. Field Day 1: Student Skills Field Day
    2. Field Day 2: Student Scramble #1
    3. Field Day 3: Student Scramble #2