CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

July 25, 2016



Note: Unless otherwise noted, lectures/presentations are held in the CMC Boulder Group Clubroom, located at 607 South Broadway, suite G, Boulder (Table Mesa Shopping Center, east of King Soopers or around the west corner and down the stairs from Neptune Mountaineering), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips



AWE Social Hike, Wed, 8/3, 6pm: Meet at the new Boulder Clubroom NEXT to the Elevations Credit Union, Table Mesa and Broadway 10 minutes BEFORE 6 pm. A fun, moderate paced after-work social hike usually in Boulder Open Space.  Public welcome! Trip leader: Diana Dear. More details here.


Hike Paiute Peak, Sat, 8/27: Trip leader: Rick Casey, More details here.


Noon Hour Exercise: Carrie Simon is leading some informal lunch hour exercise events (not CMC trips). All events 12-1pm, Tues/Wed/Thurs. See this Facebook page for details, but all start from CU campus.


BMS Fall classes: There will not be any climbing classes offered this fall. It is doubtful that any hiking classes will be offered, though a navigation class is a possibility. An announcement will be made soon.



For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities



Clubroom Hosts needed: The Clubroom is supposed to be staffed with a host on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-7pm. There are additional openings available, as shown on the Hosting Calendar. The duties are light, but it is very helpful. If interested, please send email to Steve Blazo, or call (303) 554-7688


GPS editor needed: This weekly newsletter is a great way to learn about the Boulder Group, and provide a useful service for the Club; takes just a few minutes each week. Email if you would like to volunteer.


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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 18 different trips with the Denver Group this week, from after work hikes, to 14er scrambles, to mountain hikes of several varieties. For full info, see here.  


New Meetup for CMC events and happy hours: See


CMC Adventure Travel – Travel the World with the CMC!

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




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 shows are free and happen at 8pm Neptune Mountaineering unless noted otherwise. For more information on the events, see their Facebook page.  Check out for new ways to order gear, and sign up for events & sales notices. 


From Rock Climbing to Coaching with Justen Sjong, 7/28, 8pm: Join us for an evening with renowned climber and accomplished coach Justen Sjong. Among his many accomplishments in climbing, Justen established Magic Mushroom (5.14a VI) and the Pre Muir (5.13d), both on El Cap in Yosemite. In his coaching career, Justen has trained many incredible athletes including Daniel Woods, Emily Harrington, and Alex Puccio.. Justen works at Movement gym in Boulder, and knows the local climbing scene well.


Boulder Climbing Community/Front Range Climbing Stewards summer projects: To all the rock climbers who would like to give back by helping with some much needed trail projects, here’s your chance! The BCC has an ongoing project at the Plotinus Wall and at the Satellite Boulders this summer. See here for more info and to register:


Longmont Amateur Radio Club offering class, 8/1: Learn how to use HAM (shortwave) radio in this inexpensive ($10), community-oriented class. Will meet 6-9pm, Tues & Thurs, 8/1 to 8/25, in Niwot. Upon completion, you will be prepared to pass the examination to get a radio license, as well as getting acquainted with this local club. Seating limited! More info and registration at


Wilderness First Responder/Wilderness EMT Module, 8/6-14: Wilderness Medicine Outfitters is offering this 76 hour course in Elizabeth, CO. Cost $425 plus $85 materials. For more information, see


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


REI events: Many classes and talks offered at the Boulder & Denver REI stores, too many to list here, often free, some with a cost. They fill up fast! Check them out here.


Internships & trainings with Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: WRV is getting ready for its many 2016 conservation projects. More information here.



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