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Wednesday, 9/3/2014, Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Hike

A fun relaxing, slow to moderate paced after-work social hike on a trail close to South Boulder.  No need to call or register, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptune Mountaineering and above Elevations Credit Union).  Be prepared for the weather, bring a snack to share if you like,  and be sure to bring a headlamp/flashlight as we often hike into dusk and later.  Optional after hike food and/or drink at a restaurant near the clubroom.

Leader: Matthew Holiday
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Friday, 9/5/2014, Tour de Meeker North Loop YOM RMNP Centennial

From the Longs Peak trailhead, hike 3.1 miles to Chasm Junction on Mills Moraine. Take left branch and continue past Columbine Falls towards the shelter below Chasm Lake. From here, climb a steep, Class 3 gulley/cliff system to The Loft. Ascend over Class 2 boulders and talus to the west summit of Mount Meeker.Given favorable weather and time, we will scramble over the exposed "knife edge" of Meeker, bordering Class 4. Descending to the west summit and back down to the Meeker Basin via the Northeast Ridge will complete the North Tour de Meeker. This strenuous trip offers great views in spectacular terrain. Participants must have experience scrambling in exposed, alpine environments and be prepared for a long, strenuous day. Helmets are strongly recommended as there can be loose rock heading up to the Loft. Register in advance with leader, Clare Reda.

Leader: Clare Reda
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 12, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 4500
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Saturday, 9/6/2014, Arestua Hut Annual Work Party

 Come help get the Arestua Hut ready for winter and have fun doing it! If possible, bring a chainsaw if you can, but if not bring yourself, some boots and work gloves, and DRINKING WATER. The 

Leader: Steve Priem
Type: All Other
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Wednesday, 9/10/2014, Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Hike

A fun relaxing, slow to moderate paced after-work social hike on a trail close to South Boulder.  No need to call or register, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptune Mountaineering and above Elevations Credit Union).  Be prepared for the weather, bring a snack to share if you like,  and be sure to bring a headlamp/flashlight as we often hike into dusk and later.  Optional after hike food and/or drink at a restaurant near the clubroom.

Leader: Connie Schwab
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Saturday, 9/13/2014, Seal Rock East Face Climbers Festival

Seal Rock is the large slab, shaped like a barking seal, above Bear Canyon. We'll climb the lower slabs, then the NE ridge to the summit. One 165' rappel puts us back on terra firma. This is a free hanging rappel, so you must be confident dangling in space while lowering yourself. All participants must have climbing gear: a helmet, belay device and glove, harness, several locking carabiners, 3 prusiks, a personal anchor (webbing or PAS) and rock climbing shoes.

Leader: Clare Reda
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1200
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Saturday, 9/13/2014, Twin Owls (8,789) - Bowels of the Owls (5.0) YOM RMNP Centennial

Bring 10-essentials, climbing helmet, water, lunch, rain gear. We will utilize climbing ropes for safety, but Basic Mountaineering School is not required.

Leader: Susan Baker
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 2, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 1000
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Saturday, 9/13/2014, Top-Roping at the Bihedral Boulder CMC Climbing Festival

This is a day of top-roping at an excellent south-facing venue, about a 10-minute hike from the parking located along Boulder Creek.  Routes will range from 5.7-5.10.  Most are sport climbs although we may also do one or two of the trad routes (good practice for seconds in cleaning gear).  We can also arrange for mock-leading to get the feel for the sharp end.  We will finish in plenty of time to participate in the Boulder CMC Climbing Festival which culminates in a barbeque at the CMC Boulder club room located in the Table Mesa Shopping Center around the corner from Neptune Mountaineering (please register separately for the barbeque). 

Leader: John Fernandez
Type: Rock Climbing
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Saturday, 9/13/2014, Slab Rock The Bulges

Come join a fun climb on perhaps the largest formation in Boulder Open Space: The Slab. The Bulges route is easy (5.2) but run out.  (See mountain project.com description). Easy access via Shanahan Ridge/Fern Canyon trail. Descend via a rappel off bolts on the west face. (This trip was originally for the Nebel Horn, but was changed by the leader after exploring the Nebel Horn area and deciding against it.) 

Leader: Rick Casey
Type: Rock Climbing
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Saturday, 9/13/2014, Breezy - 5.5 Rock Climb Eldorado Canyon Boulder CMC Climbing Festival Climb

Join us on this 2 pitch climb in Eldorado Canyon State Park.  Please note the afternoon start time.  We'll do the Wind Ridge start to Breezy, which some consider to be 5.6.  We'll finish well in time for the Climbing Festival BBQ, which runs from 4-8 PM at the Boulder CMC clubroom.

Leader: Eileen Monyok
Type: Rock Climbing
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Wednesday, 9/17/2014, Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Hike

A fun relaxing, slow to moderate paced after-work social hike on a trail close to South Boulder.  No need to call or register, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptune Mountaineering and above Elevations Credit Union).  Be prepared for the weather, bring a snack to share if you like,  and be sure to bring a headlamp/flashlight as we often hike into dusk and later.  Optional after hike food and/or drink at a restaurant near the clubroom.

Leader: Gary Johnston
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 4, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 800
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Sunday, 9/21/2014, Little Matterhorn Scramble RMNP YOM RMNP Centennial

According to CO Scrambles by Mr. Cooper, "Approach on a good trail. Scramble up talus slopes to the ridge, with a short, complex scramble to a unique summit with an optional, challenging downclimb to the end of the ridge.". Among the maze of rock, we will be going through a squeeze chimney so be prepared for some tight spaces!Participants need to have experience scrambling on rock in an exposed, alpine environment. Helmets are strongly recommended.Please contact trip leader, Clare Reda, to sign up.

Leader: Clare Reda
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 9, Pace: Fast, Elevation Gain: 2800
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Wednesday, 9/24/2014, Wednesday Evening Endeavors (WEE) Social Hike

A fun relaxing, slow to moderate paced after-work social hike on a trail close to South Boulder.  No need to call or register, just show before 6:00 p.m. at the Boulder Group Clubroom (behind Neptune Mountaineering and above Elevations Credit Union).  Be prepared for the weather, bring a snack to share if you like,  and be sure to bring a headlamp/flashlight as we often hike into dusk and later.  Optional after hike food and/or drink at a restaurant near the clubroom.

Leader: Karen Baldwin
Type: Hike, Trail mileage: 5, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1000
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