Archive for March, 2018

Boulder Mountaineering School – Open for Registration

March 10, 2018

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During the Spring though the Summer the Boulder Group will be offering a wide array of climbing, mountaineering and hiking courses. This is your chance to learn technical wilderness skills in a safe and welcoming setting. Classes are taught by experienced CMC volunteer instructors who first priority is your safety. It is also a great opportunity to meet trustworthy climbing partners and make new friendships. The classes this year include:
Hiking
  • Wilderness Hiking and Survival Essentials
  • Wilderness Navigation
  • Wilderness Route and Trip Planning
Rock Climbing
  • Single Pitch Climbing
  • Top Rope Anchor Clinic
  • Rock Self Rescue 1
  • Rock Seconding School
Snow Climbing
  • Basic Snow
  • Intermediate Snow
Backpacking
  • Backpacking School
The first course starts on March 27th so don’t wait to get registered.
If you are interested, or know a friend who is, please see the Spring Schedule for more information. If you have any questions about any of the courses please email bms@cmcboulder.org.

 

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Call For Conservation Grant Proposals

March 7, 2018

The Boulder Group of the CMC has $6000 to award to outside organizations this year for conservation efforts including trail stewardship! Grant proposals are due on 4/30/18, and applicants will be notified by 5/28. More details about our Conservation Grant Process and Applications are on our website. Questions can be directed to conservechr@cmcboulder.org.

Upcoming Conservation and Trail Stewardship

March 7, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and nearby trail work opportunities are starting to pop up (as well as invasive weeds!). National trails day this year is June 2, and it’s just one of many great days to give back to the outdoors. A couple of local organizations that have already announced 2018 trail work are highlighted below, along with a few of their local springtime projects. Please visit their websites for more information.

Front Range Climbing Stewards:

  • Apr 2 – 26: Gregory Canyon
  • Apr 30 – May 10: Boulder Canyon (Nip & Tuck)
  • May 14 – Jun 7: Upper Dream Canyon
  • Jun 11 – Jun 21: Third Flatiron

Wilderness Restoration Volunteers

  • Mar 24, Apr 2, Apr 22: Apple Valley Stream Restoration
  • Mar 31, Apr 10, Apr 28, May 8: Myrtle Spurge Purge
  • Apr 28: Family Project at Sombrero Marsh
  • May 16: St. Vrain Tamarisk Removal
  • May 19, June 6: Mediterranean Sage Removal
  • June 2: Beaver Book Trail – National Trails Day
  • June 16-17: RMNP Habitat Restoration