Alpine Scrambling Course

Applications for the 2022 Denver Alpine Scrambling Course are no longer being accepted.  At this time we are continuing to review current applications received. We are in the process of sending out acceptance email communications.  We will formulate waitlist as needed and communicate waitlist information.

If you have submitted an application already, you will hear via email your status (acceptance or waitlist.)  Enrollment is a two step process:

  1. Application Process (Online Form)
  2. Receive email communication of Acceptance and then register for the DEN ASC 2022 via CMC Website 

Alpine Scrambling is defined as unroped climbing over mountainous terrain.  The CMC Denver Group’s Alpine Scrambling Course (DEN ASC) consists of self-study material via google classroom, 2 online weekday evening lectures, 3 progressive field days.  Students will also receive a copy of the CMC Press Guidebook: Colorado Scrambles by Dave Cooper.

Tuition:  145.00

Course Prerequisites:

  1. Completion of the CMC class Wilderness Trekking School (WTS) or equivalent
  2. Denver C Hiker Classification or recent equivalent hiking distances/elevation gain (12-15 miles, 2500-3500 feet gain)

Gear Required: Helmet, Ice Ax, 2 locking carabiners, 2 circular runners

Process/Important Dates: 


  • March 1, 2022 Application Process Opens (UPDATE: Application Process is closed earlier due to high response and spots filled with waitlist generating)


  • April 1, 2022: Waitlisted students informed of status
  • April 1, 2022: Student Welcome Letter sent via email
  • Look for DEN ASC only Bonus Fitness Hikes on CMC calendar


  • May 1, 2022: Deadline for enrollment through CMC Website 
  • May 1, 2022: Google Classroom self-study materials opens
  • May 5, 2022: First Online Student Lecture
  • May 19, 2022: Second Online Student Lecture
  • May 25, 2022: Google Classroom self-study material closes
  • Look for DEN ASC only Bonus Fitness Hikes on CMC calendar
  • Register for the 3 progressive field days after completing Google Classroom self-study materials


  • Field days are progressive and held end of May through June and early July … check CMC calendar
    1. Field Day 1: Student Skills Field Day
    2. Field Day 2: Student Scramble #1
    3. Field Day 3: Student Scramble #2

Note: Enrollment is by application.  Once an application is approved for the course, you will receive a code to enroll. You must enroll/pay tuition at the course event DEN ASC 2022 on the CMC website by May 1, 2022.