Fall 2016 Schools Schedule
The Boulder Group of the CMC offers a variety of schools and clinics for our members. All of our schools focus on safety, preparation and stewardship as keys to enjoying the mountains. We believe in fostering teamwork and empowering the learner to make good decisions about safety.
All lectures are held at the Boulder Group Clubroom (see directions here).
All lectures start at 6:30pm unless stated otherwise.
SCHOOL SIGN-UPS: sign up online at www.cmc.org. Login, select Classes from the Calendar, and choose the date that the course you want begins (see below).
PREREQUISITES: When you sign up for a course, be sure and check the prerequisites. If you sign up for a course and do not have the required prerequisites, you will have to drop out of the course and be refunded as per the Refund Policy below.
- Be a current CMC member.
- Be able to attend all of the lectures and all of the field trips.
- Sign the BMS Student Waiver for the Boulder Group
- Have the necessary equipment.
- See this Chart of BMS Prerequisites for what courses have what prerequisites
Notes on prerequisites: . The Club can provide climbing helmets, climbing ropes, climbing hardware, ice axes, snow saws, and some used climbing shoes. Otherwise, you will need to borrow, rent or purchase the equipment. It is advisable to wait until the first lecture of a course before purchasing any equipment, when the instructor can give advice about what to purchase. Some classes also provide discounts at local shops.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that if you have to drop out of a course within 2 weeks of the 1st lecture and there is no wait list or nobody on the wait list is able to fill your space, there will be no refunds! To withdraw from a course, send an email to [protected email address]. Ten percent of the cost of the course will be withheld for refunds granted. Questions? See here
Quick Links: Hiking Classes Snow Classes Rock School Classes Backpacking Classes BMS Certification Class Description Cost Lectures Field Trips Hiking Classes Hiking and Survival Essentials Enhance your preparation, skills, and safety in trips to the backcountry. Included in this class is information on the ten essentials and why we need them, hazards, wilderness survival, equipment, clothing, trip planning, Leave No Trace (LNT) principles, weather, and nutrition. Concerned about what to do if you unexpectedly have to spend the night in the outdoors? This course will inform you about building fire, shelter, signaling, and finding water. For the field trip, attend Saturday or Sunday. Select the day during the course, and please be flexible if you can so we can arrange equal size groups. Applications accepted up to the first class if there is room.
$45 Not offered fall 2016 Not offered fall 2016 Hiking Navigation Learning to find your way with a topographical map and compass is fundamental for reaching your objectives and for travelling with safety in the outdoors. This course will show you how to use information on maps, including contour lines, symbols, and coordinate systems. It includes practice with terrain recognition, and it will demonstrate techniques for using a map and compass together to adjust for declination, find and follow bearings, determine your location, and navigate in adverse conditions. For the field trip, attend Saturday or Sunday. For the field trip, attend Saturday or Sunday. Select the day during the course, and please be flexible if you can so we can arrange equal size groups.
Registration page will be posted at cmc.org soon. Register here.
$45 9/20, 9/27 10/1 Hiking Route and Trip Planning Here is an opportunity to reinforce and expand what you have been learning in the courses Hiking and Survival Essentials and Hiking Navigation. Additional information will be presented about planning routes, following routes, and managing trips. The group will plan and conduct a hike of 3 to 8 miles that will involve off-trail hiking. Learn to organize your group and to adjust the trip based on conditions and resources in the field. Prerequisites: Hiking and Survival Essentials and Hiking Navigation.
$30 Not offered fall 2016 Not offered fall 2016 Rock School Classes The Basic Rock School was restructured during Spring 2016; for more information, see the Basic Rock Schools description page. The rock school classes that will be offered this this fall will be announced later this spring. The following classes will definitely not be offered: Rock Lead School, Sport Lead Clinic Boulder Mountaineering School (BMS) Certification BMS Certification BMS consists of Hiking and Survival Essentials, Hiking Navigation, BRS, Basic Snow and Intermediate Snow, and these additional requirements: a First Aid/CPR course, participating in a conservation effort and participating in 5 field trips (at least 1 rock and at least 1 snow). See appropriate class listings Questions about a course? Please contact: Hiking Schools Basic Rock School Rock Leading School Basic & Intermediate Snow Top Roping Clinic Sport Leading Clinic