Alpine Scrambling Course (ASC)
Enrollment Opens March 1st
Alpine scrambling is a form of mountaineering that primarily involves off-trail travel. Off-trail travel can consist of steep rock, loose rock, loose talus, scree, low angle snow, stream crossings, and bushwhacking; sometimes all on one trip.
Since most Colorado summits are accessible by scramble routes, the skills acquired in this course will provide the means to reach the summits of the Colorado 14ers as well as hundreds of other peaks. The Alpine Scrambling Course is a great choice for those interested in climbing semi-technical routes.
While much of the enjoyment of scrambling is freedom from technical gear and complicated rock climbing techniques, unroped scrambling in exposed situations is potentially one of the more dangerous aspects of mountaineering. For this reason, education and training specific to scrambling is important for safe and confident climbing.