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Date Saturday  6/11/2022
End Date Sunday  6/12/2022
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG Alpine Scrambling Course
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader David Kuenzli
Member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type
Trail Mileage 5
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 40


June 11 Field Day:  We will spend the morning at Ute Valley Park, discussing and practicing basic scrambling concepts.  

June 12 Field Day:  Location is TBD but will involve a bushwhack approach and up to Class 4 scramble with exposure.



For more info Contact

David Kuenzli: 813-465-4716,



Email class instructor with a brief description of 1) previous CMC classes taken, 2) recent climbing experience, 3) fitness regimen, and 4) confirm possession of required equipment.  I'll then provide you a passcode.

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to safely and efficiently scramble on class 3 and 4 terrain required for climbing Colorado’s more challenging 13ers and 14ers.  Instructors will help students develop their scrambling skills and self-confidence while practicing on Class 3 and 4 terrain with some exposure.  Specifically, these are the Course Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain scrambling definitions, terms and classifications

  2. Analyze objective and subjective hazards and practice sound judgment and decision-making

  3. Demonstrate secure footwork and hand holds on scrambling terrain.

  4. Discuss roped travel and belay procedures typically used in exposed terrain (short-roping, simul-climbing, natural protection, Muenter hitch) 

  5. Assess and choose off-trail routes in scrambling terrain.   

The course is organized by two blocks of self-paced learning, and two blocks of outdoor practical application learning.  Required equipment is:  Daypack backpack, 10 Essentials, trail/approach shoes appropriate for scrambling certified climbing helmet, alpine harness, locking carabiner, personal anchor system/prusik rope.  Recommend work gloves to protect your hands.

I'll be using Google Classroom to host the self-paced learning and class communication.  Make sure you accept the invite once registered.

Course registration fee includes students receiving a copy of CMC's Colorado Scrambles.




Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.