CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

September 1, 2014



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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Happy Labor Day!

BCMC Events & Trips


BMS Fall Schools open for signups: Boulder CMC classes in Hiking Navigation, Route & Trip Planning and Basic Rock School are open! Classes start in September. For more information, see here.


WEE Social Hike, Wed, 9/3, CMC Clubroom, 6pm: Fun, local social hike, followed by optional food & drink afterwards. No registration, just show up. Trip leader: Matthew Holliday


Tour de Meeker, Fri, 9/5: Strenuous scramble up Mt Meeker via the Loft. Trip leader: Clare Reda


Ärestua Hut Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/6: Help get the Guinn Mtn hut cabin ready for winter and have fun doing it. Check out the new solar lighting system! Meet 8am at Rollinsville to carpool. To sign up, contact Mark Buchanan,


2nd Annual Climbers Festival BBQ Sat, 9/13: See rock climbs on that date at, and/or join BBQ at 4pm at the Clubroom. You can attend either or both! Sign up for the BBQ here. The climbs, so far, are:


Third Flatiron, Sat, 9/13: Classic route on the most famous feature in Boulder Open Space. Trip leader: Jill Yarger

Seal Rock, Sat, 9/13: An exciting route with a dramatic free rappel finish. Trip leader: Clare Reda

The Slab, 9/13: Easy three pitch climb on the widest formation in the Flatirons. Trip leader: Rick Casey

Breezy, 9/13: Moderate (5.5) trad climb in Eldorado Canyon on the Wind Tower. Trip leader: Eileen Monyok

Bihedral Rock, 9/13: Enjoy top-roping on moderate to hard sport climbs in Boulder Canyon. Mock leads also a possible for those interested. Trip leader: John Fernandez


Brainard Cabin Annual Work Party, Sat, 9/20: Bring work boots/shoes, work gloves, your lunch,  and be prepared for hot/dry and/or wet/cold. Sign-up not necessary but appreciated.  Meet at the cabin or car pool at 8am from the parking lot in the N.E. corner of Iris and Broadway in North Boulder. For more info, contact Jason Kintzel at (303) 776-1218, or


How To Sign Up for Trips: see the classes listing on These are Boulder Group trips and events only; to see all upcoming CMC trips, see Boulder Trip Schedule and click on links under “Around the CMC”

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


Arestua Hut Hutmeister: A new hutmeister is needed for this historic hut above Eldora ski area on Guinn Mountain. For this rare and unique opportunity, send email to For more info about the cabin, see here.


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.


NEW CMC MEMBERSHIP SERVICES HOURS: membership services office will be open Monday-Thursday 11 am – 7 pm; Friday 11 am-3 pm


9/10/2014 6 pm
10/16/2014 6 pm:
Learn all about the CMC and how to get involved from the comfort of your own home during this short on-line orientation. Register on-line on the CMC trip calendar or email Must have computer access to the web


CMC Open Wall climb, Wed, 9/3: Free top-roping at the climbing wall in the AMC in Golden. Trip leader: Kathryn Dremann


Wilderness First Aid, Sat, 10/4: Trip leaders, co-leaders, and aspiring trip leaders— the CMC has a Wilderness first aid class coming up in Lakewood on  October 4th.  It is an 8 hour 1 day training at a great price for CMC members.  Find out more at:   or contact Carol Giffen at or through the state cmc office (303 279 3080).  Note, you need to LOG INTO as a member with your member ID to register.



Rocky Mtn Natl Park volunteer days, 9/2 & 9/5: No experience necessary; a nice way to give back to RMNP. Contact Madeline Framson (970) 586-6623


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.


AT Trip Highlight: February 20 – March 8, 2015 - World Summit Series, Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia and Tasmania
Visit Sydney and Kosciuszko National Park; climb Kosciuszko (one of the Seven Summits); visit Tasmania with 4 days of guided walks to alpine and coastal regions on this beautiful island.





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. 


Two Climbs With Jack: The North Face of Huntington and the Southwest Face of Denali, Thurs, 9/4 Simon McCartney will recount these two legendary routes that he did with the famous hardman mountaineer Jack Roberts back 1977. Sure to be some hair raising tales from the “Too Loose” expedition!



Eldo Climber’s Picnic, Sat, 9/6, 9am-8:30pmJoin other climbers for fun climbing day in Eldorado! Bring your own food to store in coolers at Visitor’s Center; Shoe demo 9-4 by La Sportiva; BBQ starts at 4pm; then slide show 8pm by Steve Levin, author of the Eldorado guide book, with rare historic photos of Eldo’s history. Sponsored by the American Alpine Club and Action Committee for Eldorado. Parking limited! Walk, bike, carpool…

For more information contact:


DISRUPTION movie screening, Sun, 9/7, 7:30pm: A free screening of powerful documentary about climbate change and a rally calling for political action from At the CMC Clubroom, hosted by Rick Casey.  Register to come at this webpage.


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