Jun
22
Thu
Top Rope Climbing @ CMC in Spring Valley
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
Class Description:

Introduces basic top rope rock climbing skills, techniques, and physical fitness. The student will learn the basic principles of top rope climbing, how to select the appropriate equipment, anchor construction, climbing movement, safety, communication, and etiquette.

Learn to climb in world-class areas with expert instructors. This beginner-level climbing course emphasizes fun and safety. Topics include climbing basics: tying knots, belaying, repelling, and climbing movements. There is a mandatory meeting at the Spring Valley Climbing Wall on 6/22/17 from 5-5:50pm as well as a weekend of outdoor climbing (day trips): on 6/23-6/25 from 9am 6pm. The non-refundable course charge includes access fee, transportation, and climbing gear.

Faculty: Michael Schneiter
Meets: TH • June 22, 2017 – June 25, 2017
Refund Date: June 20, 2017
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn: #06462

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Jun
28
Wed
Sport Climbing @ CMC in Spring Valley
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Class Description:

Introduces sport climbing principles, lead climbing techniques, and problem-solving skills. Emphasizes sound judgment, decision-making skills, group dynamics, and personal safety.

Come learn about sport-climbing in one of the world-class areas in our backyard! This class emphasizes face climbing skills and leading sport routes. Topics will include building anchors, and lead climbing on sport routes, There is a mandatory meeting at the Spring Valley Climbing Wall from 6-7pm on June 28th, as well as three field days: 6/30, 7/1, and 7/2. The non-refundable course charge includes access fee, transportation, group equipment and climbing gear.

Faculty: Michael Schneiter
Meets: W • June 28, 2017 – July 2, 2017
Refund Date: June 26, 2017
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn: #06466

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Jul
19
Wed
River Kayaking @ OFCMC in Carbondale
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

Provides basic kayak and water reading skills. The student will learn boating safety, hazard evaluation, terminology, whitewater river reading skills, paddling strokes, bracing techniques including wet exits, Eskimo rescues, and introduction to the Eskimo roll. Safe, efficient river travel, leadership, and judgment will be emphasized. You must be at least 17 years old on the first day of class to take this course.

This course provides basic kayak and water reading skills. Students will learn boating safety, hazard evaluation, Whitewater River reading skills, bracing techniques including wet exits, Eskimo rescues, and introduction to the Eskimo roll. There is a mandatory pre-field meeting at Alpine Quest Sports at Glenwood Spring Meadows on Wednesday 7/19 from 5-8pm. The second meeting consists of on 3-hour session at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool (7/21 from 5-8pm: Be prompt!) and two all-day river sessions (7/22 & 7/23). The supplemental course charge includes pool and river access. Equipment rentals are available and students will pay Alpine Quest Sports at the first class meeting ($75). Students who own their own kayak gear should bring it to the first class meeting for the instructors to check for suitability. Equipment that the instructor judges to not be operable or safe will not be allowed. The supplemental course charge is non-refundable. Minimum age 17.

Faculty: Sean Glackin
Meets: W • July 19, 2017 – July 23, 2017
Refund Date: July 17, 2017
Credit Hours: 1.0
Syn: #06323

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Aug
7
Mon
River Orientation II @ CMC in Spring Valley
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:50 pm
Class Description:

This course provides advanced-level experience in whitewater raft handling and water reading skills through direct experiences on selected rivers. Students will learn advanced rafting techniques, river trip planning, advanced river safety procedures, equipment, logistics, camp management, hazard evaluation, minimum impact techniques, and the natural history of river environments. Added emphasis will be placed on approaching material from the professional river guide’s perspective. Minimum age: 17.

This once-in-a-lifetime course will make the spectacular 6-day descent of Cataract Canyon through Canyonlands National Park. On this trip students will learn or sharpen their river skills while rafting 100 miles of the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park. The remote canyons reach heights of up to 2,000 ft. above the river and provide incredible scenery, wildlife, and solitude. The green River joins in with the Colorado, adding turbulence to the river and provides class III-IV rapids.*Class IV will be guided by instructors* This class will focus on learning to set up, organize, and guide multi-day river trips as well as understanding ecological functions of river corridors and riparian areas, leave no trace principles, and ethics. We will discover the area’s rich Native American history while observing ancient ruins and learn about geology as we travel through time into the desert canyons. There is a mandatory pre-trip meeting on 8/7 from 6-8pm, and the overnight field trip is from 8/8-8/13. The Non-refundable supplemental fee includes transportation, group equipment, food, and access fee.

Faculty: Richard L. Norman
Meets: M • August 7, 2017 – August 13, 2017
Refund Date: August 8, 2017
Credit Hours: 2.0
Syn: #06640

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