CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

July 28, 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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BCMC Events & Trips


CMC Open Wall climb, Tues, 7/29: In the AMC, 6-8pm. Must have completed basic rock class, have own equipment. Sign up in advance here. Trip leader: Aaron Macarelli


WEE Social Hike, Wed, 7/30, CMC Clubroom, 6pm: Fun, local social hike, followed by optional food & drink afterwards. No registration, just show up. Trip leader: Karen Baldwin


Trip Leaders Meet & Greet, Thurs, 7/31, 6:30pm: Interested in becoming a CMC Boulder Trip Leader? Come meet other trip leaders, learn what you need to do to lead your own trips. Light refreshments provided. No registration required., just come to the Clubroom. 


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


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.




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.


Rocky Mtn Natl Park volunteer days, 7/15 & 7/17: No experience necessary; a nice way to give back to RMNP. Contact Madeline Framson (970) 586-6623


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.


In State Outing (ISO) and Summer Time!

Dreaming of summer in the mountains? Five nights of camping, meals, campfires, and of course, hiking!  It’s not too late to sign up for the In State Outing August 10-15!  Register at




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. 


The Golden Age of Free Climbing, Thurs, 8/7 Special show with Pat Ament, who helped pioneer rock climbing in Boulder in the 1960’s, and authored the first climbing guidebook for the area.


Other Information


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