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 Travel Field Day, Scramble Skills Field Day and 2 progressive Scramble Field Days.

Questions/Curious or Interested in Volunteering: cmcalpinescrambling@gmail.com 

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 training dates to include online lectures, Field Days, Progressive Scrambles and Back-Up Weather Date.  For the Field Days, students are divided into Saturday or Sunday tracks.  All required dates are posted as Activities within this posting. Students must complete all activities to meet the requirements of the course.  Cancelations are problematic and there no make up dates available.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Bonus Fitness Hikes (optional)
Roosevelt Lakes
Sat, May 4, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
9 participants
Mount Morrison
Wed, May 8, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
4 participants
Grizzly Peak D, Loveland Pass
Sun, May 12, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
9 participants
Mount Morrison
Wed, May 15, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
7 participants
Online Lecture #1
CMC Online Learning Module
Thu, May 9, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
99 participants
Online Lecture #2
CMC Online Learning Module
Thu, May 16, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
99 participants
Student Skills Field Day (Snow/Rock)
St Mary's Glacier
Sat, May 18, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
St Mary's Glacier
Sat, May 18, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
St Mary's Glacier
Sat, May 18, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
St Mary's Glacier
Sun, May 19, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
St Mary's Glacier
Sun, May 19, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tremont Ridge to Tremont Mountain
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
10 participants
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tremont Ridge to Tremont Mountain
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
10 participants
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tremont Ridge to Tremont Mountain
Sat, Jun 1, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
9 participants
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tremont Ridge to Tremont Mountain
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
9 participants
Golden Gate Canyon State Park - Tremont Ridge to Tremont Mountain
Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
10 participants
Online Lecture #3
CMC Online Learning Module
Thu, May 23, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
99 participants
In-Person Meet Up
Edgewater Beer Garden
Thu, May 30, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1
99 participants
Level 1: Scramble Field Day
Twin Sisters and South Sister
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Pettingell Peak
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Father Dyer Peak
Sat, Jun 15, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Pettingell Peak
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Father Dyer Peak
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Level 2: Scramble Field Day
Mount Neva
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Mt Bierstadt
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Torrey's Peak
Sat, Jun 22, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
0 instructors
Mount Neva
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Mt Bierstadt
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
Back-Up/Weather Day
American Mountaineering Center
Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
American Mountaineering Center
Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
2 instructors
American Mountaineering Center
Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
2 instructors
American Mountaineering Center
Sun, Jun 30, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
1 instructor
American Mountaineering Center
Sun, Jun 30, 2024
Registration opens Mar 1; Instructor registration open now
9 participants
2 instructors
Roster
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

You must register for this course to see course materials.