CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

March 23, 2015



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 633 South Broadway, Unit K, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner from Neptune Mountaineering), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips


Herman Gulch Ski/Snowshow, Sat, 3/28: Snowshoe or advanced ski tour near Loveland ski area. Trip leader: Rick Casey


South Boulder Peak, Sat, 3/28: Moderately steep hike to great view above Boulder. Trip leader: Jonathan Dunder


Instructor Review session, Sat, 4/11: Any BRS graduate or past BRS instructor is eligible for this practice session, which emphasizes the skills taught in BRS, and to prepare for the RMR Review session the following week. To register, contact BRS director, Rick Casey,


RMR Review session, Sat, 4/18: Any BRS graduate or past BRS instructor is eligible for this practice sessions.  with Rocky Mountain Rescue volunteers, which focuses on advanced self-rescue techniques. Class size limited; first come, first serve. Session subject to RMR volunteer availability. If interested, contact BRS director, Rick Casey,


BCMC Spring Schools are open!  Class signup now open for avalanche schools, Basic Rock School,  Hiking School, etc. For more information and signup, see here.


Raptor closures in effect until July 1: No climbing on Third Flatiron, Sanitas Summit, among others, though Boulder Canyon now open. See more info here.


For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Clubroom hosts needed: Learn more about the Club and provide a real service with just a couple hours of enjoyable work a week. Hosts answer phone messages, handle walk-in traffic and light clerical tasks that help keeping the Club rolling! To learn more, call 303-554-7688 or email


Equipment Manager needed: Like gear? Help maintain technical climbing gear: evaluate replacement of climbing ropes, gear, helmets, etc. and recommend new purchases. Help transfer gear from Clubroom to offsite storage twice a year. Serve as technical reference for gear recommendation. Contact Mike DeLorenzo,


GPS Editor needed: a new editor for the GPS is needed. This is a fun way to learn more about the Club, without too much commitment, about 30 minutes a week. Good training provided; only skills needed are knowing how to use Microsoft Word (or equivalent).


Compass Editor needed: a new editor for the monthly Compass newsletter/blog. An excellent opportunity for an aspiring writer/journalist/activist who enjoys the outdoors and creating community! Contact Roger Hedrick,


Monthly Compass Newsletter: View the latest issue of the Compass here:





Unless otherwise noted, these events will be at the American Mountaineering Center (AMC), 10th & Washington, Golden. See for more information.


Denver Group this Week: There are 15 different trips with the Denver Group this week, at varying levels of difficulty, from easy snowshoe hikes to demanding ski tours. For full info, see here.  


SPRING EQUIPMENT $ALE, Friday, May 8, 6-8 pm: Spring CMC Equipment $ale will be at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden in the conference room on the ground floor. Must be CMC member to sell. Open to the public to buy! Volunteers needed! Questions?  Contact Zoe Katsulos by email (preferred) at zfoto (at) aol (dot) com. More info here.


Mountain Skills Adventure Camp, June 28-July 2: Summer camp in Sangre de Cristo range focusing on hiking skills, safety, navigation, hiking equipment. Hike two full days, get certified in Wilderness First Aid, all camping and meals provided. Cost: $450 members, $500 non-members, $400 for active trip leaders.


Take a Friend on a Hike! As a CMC member, you are the club’s best advocate!  Invite a friend or two to come along as a guest on your next CMC hike.  Then offer them $25 off membership with the discount code “friendhike” when they join online at This offer expires on August 31 and is good for new memberships.


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

See for an up-to-date list of our current trips.


Turkey Hike & Culture, Sept 26-Oct 11: Spend 13 days in Turkey Cultural and historic sites including Istanbul, Konya, and Ephesus complete this adventure. Cost: $3904. More info here.


Moab Mtn Bike & Hike Adventure, May 21-25: Four days of hiking or biking at varying difficulty levels with knowledgeable leaders, . Lots of group activities. Cost: $355. For more info contact Rick Pratt,  303-887-3717.


Yampa/Green River rafting & hiking, June 8-12: Five days of river rafting the Yampa River through Dinosaur National Monument with day hikes to historical sites, archeological sites, and other natural sites





Events published in the Compass are for informational purposes only. They are not endorsed by the Boulder Group of the CMC except for the events that are explicitly led, taught or instructed by the Boulder Group. The Boulder Group of the CMC makes no assessment as to their merits. Participants are advised to make their own assessment as to whether to participate in these events.

Neptune Shows & Clinics: All are free and at Neptune Mountaineering at 8pm unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Neptune’s also has a new website! Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 


Trekking Nepal, Thurs, 4/2: Nepalese guide Karma Sherpa will give an overview of how to go trekking in this famed land of the world’s tallest mountains and fascinating ancient culture.


REI Boulder class: Triathlon Training Basics, Thurs, 3/26, 6:30pm: Learn tips & techniques for training and competing in this popular swim/bike/run sport. Cost: free but registration required.


Prana Boulder Yoga classes: Free yoga at Prana shop on Pearl St Mall; see info here.


WRV seeking Project Coordinators: Wildlands Restoration Volunteers has job openings for one full-time and two seasonal project coordinators, preferably with past experience leading work crews.  For more information, see


Other Information


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