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Wednesday, 7/26/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Wednesday, 8/2/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
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Saturday, 8/5/2017, Coxcomb, 13,656'

A 3-day backpack and climb of Coxcomb Peak in the Big Blue Wilderness of the San Juan Mountains.ApproachOn day 1, drive to Owl Ck Pass from highway 50 via Silver Jack Reservoir. Turn S at a big switchback about 1/4 mile east of Owl Ck Pass. Follow this road S along the W side of West Fork Cimarron River as far as the road is passable to about 10,500'. Passenger cars can usually go 2 miles up the West Fork. Hike up the rough road. Cross to the E side of the drainage near a washed out bridge. Continue up the road and then a trail along the east side and find a suitable campsite at about 11,500'.ClimbOn day 2, hike up the trail to a 12,500' pass W of Coxcomb Pk. Continue S down the trail into Wetterhorn Basin, losing perhaps 400'. Then climb NNW up tundra and rocks. You want to end up on the S side of the Coxcomb summit block, just W of the summit. On the base of the summit block on the SW end, look foe a 12' vertical chimney by which you gain the easier middle section of the summit block. The last 80' are comprised of a sloping chimney. We'll rope up for this 5.2 climb. once on top of the summit block, head NE toward the summit, until you are stopped by a 30' gap. the W side of the gap is a 5.6 climb, the E side class 4. Options are are to downclimb with a belay, rappel, or lower. Parties leave a rope in place for the return through the gap. The 5.2 chimney portion is descended either by rappels or lowers.We'll retrace the ascent route back to camp.The return drive is planned for day 3. An alternative approach route via the Middle Cimarron is described in "Colorado Scrambles" by Dave Cooper.

Leader: John Raich
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 13, Pace: Moderate, Elevation Gain: 4100
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Wednesday, 8/9/2017, technical canyoneering in flowing water-Ouray Canyoneering festival

more details to come--hold the date,  the annual canyoneering festival is in Ouray Colorado, home of many technical canyons with flowing water, amazing rappels, great scenery and a great weekend.  You need to be a competent rappeller and have gear for sustained time in water--i.e. a full wet suit or dry suit and have canyoneering experience.  There are many canyons of various levels but all will have flowing water.   We'll carpool down to the festival,  car camp near town, and do varous canyons during the day and enjoy the restaurants or cook at the camp site at night.  I will reserve car camp spots for those who register by early July.  You will need to sign up for the Ouray festival seperately.  More details to come.  Contact me if interested even if not certain.  I want to get a feel of the intereset level and see how many camp sites to reserve--they fill up fast.

Leader: Jill Yarger
Type: Rock Climbing, Trail mileage: 500, Pace: Moderate
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Wednesday, 8/16/2017, Wall Climb

Join us for a fun evening of top roping at the CMC Clubhouse in Golden from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. BRCS, RSS, BMS or equivalent experience required. In other words you must be able to tie into your harness correctly and safely belay. Helmets, harnesses, locking carabiner, and belay device required. No chalk. PLEASE SIGN UP ON CMC WEBSITE IN ADVANCE!

Leader: Keith Castilow
Type: Rock Climbing
see official page