Boulder Group Trips – Hiking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing

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Saturday , 8/4/2012 , Navajo Peak scramble (IPW)
Navajo Peak is one of the most impressive peaks in the Indian Peaks, and this is a fun, interesting scramble via the famous ‘Airplane Gully’ on mostly class 2 rock, though the summit block involves some class 3 moves. Must be comfortable moving over exposed rock at altitude, and in fit hiking shape. This is an exploratory trip for the leader, Rick Casey, contact via email caseyrick@gmail.com.

Leader: Rick Casey
Type: Moderate C-E, Trail mileage: 10 miles, Elevation Gain: 3200 feet, Difficulty: Scrambling
TopoMaps: Map(s): Ward (Brainard Lk area)
Leader Email: caseyrick@gmail.com, Leader Phone: 303-345-8893
Members can see official signup page.

Wednesday , 8/8/2012 , Pigeon Pk (13,972) + Turret Peak (13,835)/ Centennial Celebration Climb
Trip is Full
Leader: Clare E Reda

Saturday , 8/11/2012 , Phoenix Peak 13,895 /La Garita Benchmark
Leave Denver early on Saturday, drive to Creede, and backpack up East Willow Creek. Sunday, climb both peaks and drive home. Register with leader. Cindy Carey 303-530-3103, careyc@colorado.edu

Leader: Cindy Carey
Type: Easy D, Trail mileage: 12 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4500 feet, Difficulty: Off Trail
TopoMaps: Map(s): Creede 15 min, Driving Distance: 600 miles
Leader Email: careyc@colorado.edu, Leader Phone: 303-530-3103
Members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 8/11/2012 , Sandbeach Lake Hike
Moderate trail goes through varied woodland and open country to a lovely lake on a shelf above Wild Basin. We will hike to Sandbeach Lake and fly fish for the native Greenback cutthroat trout. All fishing is catch and release.

Leader: Thomas Alan Walker
Type: Moderate B, Trail mileage: 9 miles, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 1970 feet
TopoMaps: Map(s): Allens Park, Driving Distance:
Leader Email: tmwalkerco@comcast.net, Leader Phone: 303-666-7199
Members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 8/18/2012 , Mt. Bierstadt via Sawtooth Ridge /Part of Front Range Scrambles!
This is one of the true classics of Colorado scrambling. We’ll camp out the night before near the trailhead to get an alpine start. The easy part is the ascent to Mt Bierstadt, then the fun begins: traversing The Sawtooth, which should involve only moderate 3rd class climbing. Skipping the detour to Mt Evans, we’ll head on to Mt Spalding, then descend its gentle western slopes, and find a way back through the willows and beaver ponds to the trailhead, for a long and rewarding day. The trip will require excellent physical conditioning and good scrambling skills. This is an exploratory trip for the leader, Rick Casey. Contact him at caseyrick@gmail.com for a phone interview.

Leader: Rick Casey
Type: Difficult C-E, Trail mileage: 8 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2194 feet, Difficulty: Scrambling
TopoMaps: Map(s): Mt Evans, Driving Distance: 120 miles
Leader Email: caseyrick@gmail.com, Leader Phone: 303-345-8893
Members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 8/25/2012 , Fern Lake / Bear Lake
We will be starting at the Fern Lake Trailhead and heading up toward Fern Lake and then on to Lake Helene and our final destination of Bear Lake. We will catch the bus back to the Fern Lake Trailhead. Be prepared for 6 1/2 miles of up and then 2 1/2 miles down once we get to the scenic overlook by Grace Falls and Notch Top. We are hoping that the wild flowers are in full bloom for this trip, so bring your camera! This favorite RMNP hike takes you past Lake Helene and Oddessa Lake.

Leader: Thomas Alan Walker
Type: Difficult B, Trail mileage: 9 miles, Pace: Casual, Elevation Gain: 2400 feet
TopoMaps: Map(s): McHenrys Peak, Driving Distance: 100 miles
Leader Email: tmwalkerco@comcast.net, Leader Phone: 303-666-7199
Members can see official signup page.

Wednesday , 9/5/2012 , Eolus 14,083′, Sunlight 14,059′,Windom 14,082’/14er CHALLENGE DAY-Centennial Celebration
Trip is Full.
Leader: Clare E Reda

Friday , 9/7/2012 , Mt Harvard 14,420′ /14er Challenge Day
Located in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness/Sawatch Range. We will climb the South Slopes II, Class 2 route. We will leave from the North Cottonwood Trailhead. We will leave Denver at 4PM on Friday, and stay at the NFS Collegiate Peaks campground. We will climb on Saturday, with an optional second car camp Saturday night.

Leader: Beth Courville Davis
Type: Moderate D – LIT, Trail mileage: 13 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4550 feet, Difficulty: On Trail
TopoMaps: Map(s): Mt Harvard, San Isabel National Forest, Driving Distance: 150 miles
Leader Email: bethecdavis@gmail.com, Leader Phone: 720-425-8995
Members can see official signup page.

Saturday , 9/8/2012 , Mt. Evans Summit Ridge via Mt. Spalding
CMC Centennial 14er Challenge Hike. From Summit Lake, hike to the summit of Mt. Spalding (13,842), then onward to the West Ridge and the summit of Mount Evans (14,264). Register with leader via email, praab@linhartpr.com, giving your daytime phone number. Reserved for employees of DaVita Inc. through Aug. 31. Trip opens for CMC members Sept. 1.

Leader: Paul Raab
Type: Moderate B – LIT, Trail mileage: 6 miles, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 2260 feet, Difficulty: Off Trail
TopoMaps: Map(s): Mt Evans quad, Driving Distance: 94 miles
Leader Email: praab@linhartpr.com, Leader Phone: 303-442-1345
Members can see official signup page.

Friday , 10/5/2012 , Trad Climbing and Camping at Elevenmile Canyon /Elevenmile Camping and Climbing
Spend a weekend climbing multi-pitch trad routes on excellent granite and sleep under the stars. Can’t get much better than that! Elevenmile Canyon is 45 miles west of Colorado Springs and is pretty much abandoned by climbers in the fall. It’s a gorgeous canyon with a trout stream running through it…bring your fishing pole too! Splendid long routes starting at 5.5. This is an advanced trip focusing on improving leading skills. Rock Lead School or equivalent is prefered and participants may be asked to share leads. Bring your racks.

Trip officially begins at 5 PM Friday; each participant is responsible for getting to Elevenmile Canyon. Arrive earlier with a climbing buddy if you plan to climb on the 5th, before the trip officially begins. Camp Friday and Saturday night. Participants are responsible for their own camping gear and we’ll share campsites. Routes will be selected among participants based on skill levels and interests and parties will be broken into groups of 2-4 per route. Bring your own Elevenmile guidebook (by Ben Schmitt) or mountainproject printout with beta. Trip officially ends on Sunday afternoon. For more details or to reserve your spot email Jeffrey Boring…jboring@larimer.org.

Leader: Jeffrey Boring
Type: Area Climb
Driving Distance: 300 miles
Leader Email: boringjs@co.larimer.co.us, Leader Phone: 706-338-7827
Members can see official signup page.

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