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Date Wednesday  4/28/2021
Group State CMC
Event Title Basic Climbing Waiver
Status Approved
Leader Valerie Hawks
Co-Leader Andrew Hawks
Member Price $10.00
Available Participants Standby
Type Education (everyone)


Colorado Mountain Club

710 10th St, Golden, CO 80401


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Valerie Hawks


Basic Climbing Waiver - Basic Climbing Equivalency 

This is NOT a skills refresher. We expect you to show up and demonstrate proficiency in all of the skills we teach in our Basic Climbing Class. 

Equivalency is for experienced climbers who have not taken CMC Climbing courses.  It's an opportunity for those climbers to waive out CMC' Basic Climbing class to gain access to more advanced CMC climbing courses and parpticipate in CMC Top-Rope Climbing Trips. 

You will be expected to demonstrate proficiency (without any assistance or prompting) in the following areas taught in Basic Climbing in a style that conforms to current AMGA acceptable practices and reflects CMC instruction and safety standards:

  1. Proper Tie-In

  2. Climbing Commands & Partner Checks

  3. Good Belay Stance

  4. PBUS Belay Technique (ATC required, no GriGris)

  5. Climbing Ability (5.6 or above)

  6. Knots (Figure 8 Retrace, Double Overhand, Girth Hitch, Square Knot)

  7. Rope Coiling (Butterfly Coil and Backpackers Coil)

This is not just a belay test but a "responsible, knowledgeable and safe climber test". 

Please bring the following gear: harness, shoes, helmet, belay device, carabiners, safety leash

Here are video resources to help you review some of the material:




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.