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Date Saturday  9/25/2021
End Date Sunday  9/26/2021
Group Boulder
Event Title Via Ferrata Weekend Telluride Via Ferrata Ouray Via Ferrata
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Kevin Donovan
Member Price Free
Available Participants Standby
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance 800


All 5 of the Via Ferrata lanyards are comitted for people who have signed up.  There is one addition spot however you will need to provide your own lanyard.

Please be aware this trip has a significant amount of exposure.  The Main Event on the Telluride Via Ferrata has 300 vertical feet of exposure below you.  If you have issues with this level of exposure please DO NOT sign up for this trip.  Reversing the route is NOT Permitted.

Please be considerate of others, if you are not sure that you can commit to this trip please allow others to sign up.  Be sure to consider level of planning involved with lodging/camping and travel before signing up.

9/25/2021 Telluride Via Ferrata - 7:30 a.m. meeting and departure from Bridal Veil Falls Public Parking and Trailhead

9/26/2021 Ouray Via Feratta - 7:30 a.m. meeting and departure at the entrance to the Ouray Ice Park

Via Ferrata – which is Italian for “iron road”.  The origins of the via ferrata date back to the nineteenth century, but they are often associated with the First World War, when several were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy to aid the movement of troops. Over 1000 via ferratas currently exist in the European Alps.


For more info Contact

Kevin Donovan -

Cell - (303) 330-5346 please text, all calls not in contacts go to voice mail.


Please respond with an email the following information to get the passcode:

Climbing Harness: Manufacturer and model

Helmet: Manufacturer and model

Via Ferrata Lanyard: Need One or Own One (if you own one please supply manufacturer, model and age)

CMC Schools and General Level of Experience

Required Equipment:

Via Ferrata Specific lanyard: EN958 Certified Via Ferrata Energy Absorbing System (EAS). The Boulder Group has 5 CAMP Kinetic Gyro Rewind Pro via ferrata lanyards for use by participants.

Helmet: EN12492 Certified Climbing Helmet. No ski, bike or multisport helmets.

Climbing Harness: EN 12277 Certified Harness. No lightweight mountaineering harnesses i.e. Alpine Bod, Black Diamond Couloir, Petzl Altitude or similar)

Gloves Leather palm fingerless gloves, belay gloves

Proper Footwear: Light hiking boots, heavy duty trail runners or approach shoes

Recommended Equipment

Small Day Pack Hydration bladder: There are a few places along each route to remove your pack to get drinks and snacks out. If you want to hydrate more feel free to use one.

All participants must abide by the rules of The Telluride Via Ferrata and the Ouray Via Ferrata.

Please be sure to watch this video on the Telluride Via Ferrata

For more general information regarding Via Ferratas visit the Wikipedia


About Your Trip Leader

Kevin is a Member of the CMC Boulder Council, the Director of the Boulder Group Ice Climbing School, a CMC Trip Leader and a Lifetime Member of the CMC

He is a professional member of the American Mountain Guide Association, a certified Climbing Wall Instructor and an Apprentice Alpine Guide. 

In addition he works with Sherpa Mountain Adventures helping to provide humanitarian support for the Taksindu Medical Mission along with acting as a trekking and mountaineering guide.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.