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COVID-19 and Colorado Mountain Club Programming

At the Colorado Mountain Club, the safety of our members and staff is our priority. We are closely monitoring expert sources and will share pertinent developments with our membership. All of our decisions regarding programming at the CMC moving forward will be with the health and well-being of our members and staff top of mind. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at 303-279-3080, or email us at We are available 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-3pm on Fridays. 


Please note: an archived, historical timeline of previous CMC COVID-19 Programming Protocols

is available at:


Last updated: Monday, August 9, 2021


In light of the new spread of the dangerous and highly infectious COVID-19 Delta variant, the CMC is making the following changes to our COVID-19 Protocol, effective immediately.


1.   American Mountaineering Center: 

  • Masked required regardless of vaccine status in all common areas including conference spaces and bathrooms. 
  • Gatherings should not exceed 50% of any room capacity and social distancing should be practiced. 

2.  Outdoor trips, fields days, and gatherings:

  • Trip Leaders, Instructors, and School Directors now have the discretion to limit participation based on vaccine status or negative PCR COVID test results (but not the rapid antigen test). 
    • This may be done on an honor system, or
    • Leaders, Instructors and School Directors may require documentary proof of completed vaccine certification or a negative PCR test within three days of the event or activity, or
    • Leaders, Instructors and School Directors also have the option of not limiting activities to vaccination or PCR testing status.
  • Masks are also strongly encouraged when a reasonable social distance cannot be maintained regardless of vaccine status. 
  • Outdoor trips should be limited to 12 or fewer participants
  • Outdoor gatherings, such as a WFA class or outdoor skills day, should be limited to 25 or fewer.
  • Carpooling is at the discretion of participants and discouraged. 

3.  Liability Waiver:

  • Every participant must be a current member and have a current signed waiver on file.  This includes instructors, trip leaders.
  • Trip Leaders and instructors are responsible for confirming every participant has a signed waiver on file.
  • Trip Leaders and Instructors should include in all messaging the updated protocols and specifically note the waiver requirement. 
  • The form is at (you need only sign this new form one time per year)



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If you have questions, contact our front office at (303) 279-3080 or email