Alpine Scrambling Course - Denver - 2024

Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling Course

Alpine Scrambling is defined as unroped climbing over mountainous terrain. The CMC Denver Group’s Alpine Scrambling Course (DEN ASC) consists of self-guided online learning, 3 online weekday evening lectures, 1 in-person meet up (weekday evening), Snow and Rock Skills Field Day, Scramble Skills Field Day and 2 progressive Scramble Field Days. Successful completion of the Alpine Scrambling Course Denver requires completion of the self-guided online learning and 3 online weekday evening lectures. Once the online learning and lectures are completed, this will constitute the end of the official Alpine Scrambling Course Denver for 2024. Completion of the Alpine Scrambling Course Denver awards the student with the Scrambling Badge. Tuition collected from students is only applicable for completion of the Alpine Scrambling Course Denver, which is now decoupled from the Field Day Activities.

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Course Prerequisites:

  1. PREREQUISITE: Completion of the CMC class Wilderness Trekking School (WTS) or equivalent
  2. FITNESS REQUIREMENT: Recent hiking completed at distances/elevation gain of 12-15 miles and 2500-3500 feet gain (this was the Denver C Hiker Classification)
  3. REQUIRED GEAR: Helmet, Ice Ax, 2 Circular Runners, 2 Locking Carabiners, Harness

Note: Registering for the course is a two-step process:

  • STEP 1: Complete Online Course Application. The Application Button on the lower right will become active March 1, 2024. Our dedicated Application Process Volunteer reviews applications weekly.  You will receive notice of your acceptance.  WAIT to hear confirmation of your acceptance BEFORE enrolling in the course.
  • STEP 2: Once your application is approved for the course meaning you have received an email confirmation that your application was accepted, you must enroll/pay tuition for the course on the CMC website.

This course is for CMC members only.  Membership must be current through the end date of course (July 1st) to register for this course.

Process/Important Dates: 

Check out and review all the mandatory online lectures and time period for online self-study.  Although not mandatory, check the Field Days, Progressive Scrambles and Back-Up Weather Date.  For the Field Days, students are divided into Saturday or Sunday tracks. Cancelations are problematic and there no make up dates available.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

-Ten Essentials (to include BIVVY and Shelter)

-Climbing Helmet, Ice Ax, 2 locking carabiners, 2 circular runners, Harness

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Note: Students will be issued a copy of CMC Press Book Colorado Scrambles by Dave Cooper after successfully completing the self-study online material.

Course Materials

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