Basic Mountaineering School: High Peak Graduation Climb (Citadel/Pettingell Traverse)

We did it!! We finished mountaineering school!! After 3.5 months of Basic Mountaineering School at the Colorado Mountain Club, our class came to a close this weekend with our High Peak Graduation Climb. This climb is a student-led trip, designed … Continue reading

Basic Mountaineering School: Third Rock Day (Boulder Flatiron Multi-Pitch Climb)

WHAT A DAY! Sunday was our ‘final’ field day for Basic Mountaineering School. Technically, class is now over; the final 2 field days are ‘invite only’ and will mark the true end of BMS. From the beginning, 3rd Rock Day … Continue reading

Basic Mountaineering School: Hard Snow Day

After our second rock climbing day at Castlewood Canyon, we turned our sights to Cristo Couloir on Quandary Peak for our Hard Snow field day. Hard Snow Day’s mission was to gain experience with crampon walking techniques, walking in balance and ascending a … Continue reading

Basic Mountaineering School: Second Rock Day

If you’re just tuning in, I’ve been taking a beginner mountaineering class with the Colorado Mountain Club called Basic Mountaineering School. You can find all posts about Basic Mountaineering School here. Our fourth field day brought us to Castlewood Canyon … Continue reading

Basic Mountaineering School: First Rock Field Day

Saturday was our second field day for Basic Mountaineering School, First Rock Day. This field day kept us a bit closer to home as we met in Boulder at the Chautauqua Park parking lot at 5:50 a.m. The parking lot … Continue reading