Spring Ski Mountaineering In RMNP

So here it is my first attempt to write a blog post, or is it submission? I meant to write this days ago when the skiing was still fresh in my mind, but life sometimes takes over. I had the…

Valdez Heli-Ski Mountaineering Expedition Update:

Colorado Mountain School, AMGA Ski-mountaineering Guide, Mark Kelly, reports from Valdez, Alaska: “Things are going very well with many learning opportunities. We have been covering snow study by actually doing real snow study in a demanding environment. We have been…

Pulling for Mother Nature

We here at the Boulder Rock Club and Colorado Mountain School are trying to do our part to reduce our impact on the environment. Here are some of the things that we are doing: • We recycle all of our…

Comprehensive Rock Climbing Rescue

I recently took a course through the Colorado Mountain School called Comprehensive Rescue. It was a two day program held in Boulder and taught by AMGA Rock Guide Tim Brown. The course covered everything from tying a prussik to executing…

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions

The Park received about 14-16 inches over the past 48 hours from a storm that blanketed the Front Range and Central Mountains of Colorado. It’s just what we’ve all been praying for in hopes to keep our snow pack around…

Local Classics: The Yellow Spur

Eldorado Canyon’s The Yellow Spur (5.9 or 5.10) is the first entry on our list of uber-classic local climbs. Richard Rossiter calls it “one of the all-time classics of Eldorado”. It first went free in 1964 by Royal Robbins and…

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions

February 25th, 2009 Currently it’s over 60 degrees in Estes Park and yet snow is forecasted in the mountains for tonight. Yesterday was heinous weather in the alpine: 60 mph winds, blowing snow, and poor visibility and, yup, we were…

Rocky Mountain National Park Raptor Closures

Each year, Rocky Mountain National Park initiates temporary closures in certain areas of the park to allow wildlife managers to monitor birds of prey and ensure that these raptors will be undisturbed during the breeding and nesting seasons. The following…

ABS Citizens Competition

The Boulder Rock Club hosted the American Bouldering Series Citizens Competition this past weekend. The event was a huge success. Deep crash pads and quality, high-ball boulder problems made for an exciting show. Thanks to all the competitors and came…

Colorado Mountain School Skis The Backcountry

The Colorado Front Range and Central Mountains (our backyard) have been receiving some great snow accumulation over the past three weeks. This is a welcome change from the warm and dry conditions we’ve been use to this winter. CMS guides…

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions

February 17th 2009 Hi all, The forecasted weather for the next couple of days looks pretty unsettled and there’s no telling how much snow the Park will receive. Since the current and approaching systems are so unconsolidated we could get…

Boulder Area Rock Climbing Closures

On Sunday, February 1st, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks closed a few local climbing areas to accomodate nesting raptors. The following areas will remain closed until July 31st: Lefthand Canyon Palisades: All routes are closed.Mt. Sanitas Ridge:…

Viva Mexico!

Senior CMS Guide, Steve Johnson, has been living the jet setting life style. Over the past three months, Steve has lead three separate Mexico expeditions. The first was to the limestone cliffs of Potrero Chico. Great clients, temperatures, and climbs…

SCS Adult National Championships

Boulder Rock Club members and staff dominated at the 2009 SCS Adult National Championships near Salt Lake City this weekend. The women’s division saw BRC members Emily Harrington and Paige Claassen taking 1st and 2nd place respectively. That’s back-to-back championships…

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions

January 27, 2009 Hi all, With a reported 18” of new snow at Bear Lake from this last storm cycle, the Park is sitting pretty for skiing. The snow came in steadily, with anywhere from 4-to-8” a day over this…

Meet The Staff: Sarah McNichols

Name: Sarah McNicholsJob Title: Assistant Instructor, Front DeskerHometown: Lafayette, COWith CMS/BRC since: I joined the junior team in 1998, and started working in 2003.How long have you been climbing? 12 yearsFirst outdoor climb: Hair City, EldoFavorite climbing area: Shelf RoadFavorite…

Avalanche Education in Rocky Mountain National Park

CMS guide Roy Leggett recently taught another fleet of backcountry skiers and riders just what it takes to travel through avalanche terrain and return unscathed. The AIARE Level 1 course taught participants the skills they need to stay alive, including…

Campus Board Clinic

Check out a video of the BRC crew giving a free clinic on how to properly train on the campus board, with style and grace. I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike…

RMNP Podcast with Dale Remsberg

Get to know the Colorado Mounain School and the Boulder Rock Club in this interview with guide Dale Remsberg. The podcast first aired last spring on The Rocky Mountain Nation Podcast, but the beta that Dale doles out is timeless….

Heidi Wirtz: An Inspiring Sole

Internationally renowned climber and loyal Boulder Rock Club member, Heidi Wirtz has been chosen as one of five finalists for Crocs Inc. and Outside Magazine’s “Inspiring Soles” award. The program sponsors athletes that have dedicated themselves to raising awareness for…

Ecuador Volcanoes Expedition

Lead Guide: Dale RemsbergAssitant Guide: Joshua JarrinNumber of clients: 2Dates: November 10 – 21, 2008 Another successful trip in the books for the Colorado Mountain School. For this expedition, IFMGA guide Dale Remsberg lead the team to the summit of…