CMC Boulder Group e-Newsletter

June 20, 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, or next to Elevations Credit Union), 303-554-7688.


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BCMC Events & Trips


AWE Social Hike, Wed, 6/22, 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: Scott McDonald. More details here.


Thursday Evening Hike, Thurs, 6/23: A fun, moderately paced after-work hike.  Bryan Costanza will be the Leader-In-Training. The hike we do will be decided by consensus at the time; come with suggestions!  Don't call, don't register -- just show up at the clubroom by 5:50pm Trip leader, Rick Casey.


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.


BCMC Spring/Summmer Schools: The 2016 schedule of classes for spring and summer, are now published, and registration will be available on the state website, This will include classes in snow, hiking, navigation, wilderness survival, rock climbing and rock leading. Descriptions of the courses, and links to registration, are available in the Spring/Summer Schedule at


For more information & trip signup, see Boulder Trip Schedule


BCMC Volunteer Opportunities


Help preserve Arestua Hut history!  Much of the history of the Arestua Hut is in the form of log and journal books, spanning decades. Help is needed in scanning the pages into digital form, with the end goal is for these to be accessible online as a permanent archive. If you would like to help, please contact Jason Kintzel,


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.


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





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 34 different trips with the Denver Group this week, from easy hikes and spring skiing to challenging peak scrambles, and more! For full info, see here.  



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. 


The BCC presents Metanoia, 6/23, 7pm: The Boulder Climbing Community will hold a special showing of the film Jeff Lowe's Metanoia as well as a raffle and FREE beer! Cost: $15. Proceeds will go to the Jeff Lowe Mountain Foundation to support the film and the Jeffery G Lowe Special Needs Trust for Jeff's home care needs. Connie Self, the producer of the film will be there in person for a live Q and A following the film. To learn more about the legendary climber Jeff Lowe and this incredible film about his last great solo climb on the EigerÕs north face and to purchase tickets see here.


Bark N Benefit, Sat, 6/25: This fun event will raise money to support Humanitourism animal welfare programs, spay/neuter projects and shelter projects in Mexico, Greece and Nepal among other locations. Featuring live bluegrass music, food, dog portraits, craft beer, as well as a special booth for Found Underground, a womanÕs boutique consignment shop. At Coyote Ridge Farm, 7217 Coyote Trail, Longmont, CO 80503. Tickets: $35. For more info and to register, see here.


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


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


Seasonal Raptor Closures began Feb 1: Raptor closures are now in effect, which affects many popular climbing formations. The Wings, the Sphinx, Bear Creek Spire and Lefthand Canyon have been re-opened to climbing. Full closure details are posted at


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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