TCS Navigation 2 - VIRTUAL (Nav2)

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Navigation 2

[Pay no attention to the calendar date associated with this event; there will be no actual class or meeting on the date listed. This CMC calendar entry will be shifted forward monthly to allow ongoing registrations under the same calendar entry. If you read thru the following course description and have more questions, please check the calendar first Weds of each month for TCS Nav1/Nav2 Info Session.]

Navigation Level 2 VIRTUAL is the online course replacement for CMC Technical Climbing School Navigation Level 2. The short name for this course is Nav2. Nav2 is open to any and all CMC members with the only pre-requisite being Nav1.The full Nav2 course syllabus is provided below in the NOTES section.


  • ACS TEAMTRACK STUDENTS: You will receive access to Nav2 as part of your ACS program, and therefore you do NOT need to enroll directly or pay separately for Nav2. In fact, once you've finished reading the remainder of this bullet item, you can close out of this course description and just work directly with your ACS instructor regarding all things Nav2. You DO, however, need to complete Nav1 before proceeding with remainder of the ACS program, so if you haven't already enrolled and completed Nav1, then get busy with that first.
  • ACS MODULAR STUDENTS and REGULAR CMC MEMBERS NOT PURSUING ACS: As you are taking TCS courses ala-carte, you DO need to enroll directly into Nav2, pay the registration fee, complete the online learning, complete the webinar and field day, and confirm that your member records are updated accordingly. Just make sure you have already completed Nav1 Virtual course and Field Day and received graduation credit on your member record before you enroll into Nav2.

The price for enrollment in Nav2 is $50. Like most other CMC courses, you will be required to sign a general liability waiver.

After registering for the course, a couple of things will happen. Please allow about one week for the following to occur:

- Because you have previously completed Nav1, you should already have an online account on CMC's learning management platform, You will use the same account to access Nav2 online course materials.

- Your existing account at will be updated to include access to Nav2 online course materials. You should see it listed on your account home page when you login to the learning management system.

- Because you have previously completed Nav1, you should already have received a packet through the mail containing printed maps and handouts for your use throughout the course and beyond.

If the preceding actions are not completed in a timely fashion, please contact CMC Office for follow-up.


There is recurring open informational session for Q&A regarding CMC Nav1/Nav2 courses. Attendance at this session is entirely optional, and is open to any CMC member who is interested in learning more about Nav1/Nav2 classes in general, as well as for registered students who have questions or feedback regarding Nav1/Nav2 course material or field activities.

The session is conducted via Zoom web conferencing software, so you’ll need a computer with internet connection, microphone, speakers, and hopefully web enabled video camera.

This info session is scheduled to recur on the first Wednesday evening of each month, 7:00-7:30pm MT; but please check the CMC calendar for zoomlink and any scheduling adjustments for that month.

The Nav2 course is comprised of the following components:

Part-A. Pre-recorded content (4-5 hours) delivered online and self-paced via learning management platform at This part may be accessed at your convenience and requires you to use a computer with internet access and speakers. You are encouraged to access course modules or suggested reading material as many times as needed to gain a firm grasp of the content. (If you buzz through the recordings and move on to the field day, you are cheating yourself and you may be depriving other students of the best possible experience during the field day. Be thorough and move forward when you are ready. Also remember you may return to either Nav1 or Nav2 course content any time so long as your CMC-Schools account remains active.)

Part-B. Self-study and Homework (2-3 hours). This is a general homework assignment which you may conduct indoors, which will require use of a computer and internet connection. When you're feeling confident in your understanding of the material, move on to the next step.

Part-C. Online interactive group webinar (1 hour) for Q&A and logistics planning (pertaining to field day). This is a group session conducted via Zoom conferencing software. You will need a computer with internet access, microphone and speakers. You'll actually have to register for the field day under Part-D, and with that you'll find out when the webinar will be conducted. The webinar is attended by the same students and instructors who will be with you on the field day. Generally, the webinar is conducted on a Weds or Thurs evening at 7pm MT,  2-3 days prior to the Saturday field activity. Instructors will track participation.

Part-D. In-person group field day (6-8 hours). Each field day will be posted as a separate trip on the CMC calendar. Use the password received in Part-A to enroll in the trip and the associated webinar. Instructors will track participation and report course completion to CMC office.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

QUICK SUMMARY: Complete the online course and homework assignments. Review any material that you feel shaky about, or attend the first Weds of the month Q&A Session for help. When you're ready, take the provided password and use it to register into the field day and associated webinar. Finish both and check your member transcripts. Get out there and practice your skills. Volunteer your time and talents to help improve the program!

Regarding registrations, payments, account setup, or packet mailing, please contact, or telephone 303-279-3080.

CMC Education Coordinator: Maddie Miller,

Nav1/Nav2 Lead Instructor: Mark Frymier,

Course Materials

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