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Rock Climbing

The NSCD climbing program has something for everyone at every ability level. Our staff provides a peak therapeutic experience while passing along the skills instrumental to being a successful climber. Staff performs an on-site assessment that complements the participant information provided prior to arrival and designs a custom curriculum in one of our three learning tracks. You can climb year-round with the NSCD and no experience is necessary. We climb outside in the spring, summer and fall, then move indoors for winter classes. Sign up for the NSCD Climbing Club or design your own custom experience. Friends and family are welcome. All equipment and adaptations are provided.


NSCD Indoor Climbing Club at Colorado School of Mines & Lakewood Link Recreation Center

During the Indoor Rock Climbing Program with the NSCD, athletes will learn the basic skills of indoor rock climbing from a certified American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Instructor. Those skills will include but are not limited to: tying a figure eight follow through knot, belaying using an ATC device, rappelling using an ATC device, climbing technique/movement and climbing history/ethics. This is an all-inclusive program for all ages, abilities and skill levels. We will provide the adaptations and assistance necessary to help all athletes overcome their own personal challenges. We know that through rock climbing you can meet and overcome obstacles you never thought possible!

Dates: Thursdays, November – April (December sessions cancelled for the holidays)
Locations: School of Mines Outdoor Recreation Center | 1651 Elm St., Golden, CO 80401 & Lakewood Link
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $15 or 1 Adventure Pass Punch | Free for veterans with a disability

Colorado School of Mines Waiver – Print and bring to your next climbing session at the Colorado School of Mines ORC. Updated waiver is required each calendar year.
Lakewood Link Recreation Center Waiver – Print and bring to your next climbing session at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center. Updated waiver is required each calendar year.

*The session on the last Thursday of each month is at School of Mines. All other sessions take place at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center.*

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NSCD Outdoor Climbing Club

During our Outdoor Climbing Club sessions, you will climb high above the valley floor of Colorado’s iconic Clear Creek Canyon. In this outdoor climbing experience, you will learn the basics of outdoor climbing from tying your own figure-eight follow-through knot, belaying/rappelling, climbing technique, equipment selection/maintenance and much more. Throughout the session, you will receive high-quality climbing instruction from an American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) Single Pitch Certified Instructor and learn the skills and techniques necessary to stay safe and progress in the world of rock climbing. You will receive specialized one-on-one instruction of the highest caliber and explore new and beautiful climbing areas in the Front Range. We hope to see you out there on belay, and we can’t wait to climb on!

Dates: Tuesdays: June – August
Location: 

June 5, 2018

Register by 3 PM on May 31

Clear Creek Tunnel 1
June 19, 2018

Register by 3 PM on June 14

Clear Creek East Colfax
July 10, 2018

Register by 3 PM on July 5

Clear Creek Fiscal Cliffs (Accessible)
July 24, 2018

Register by 3 PM on July 19

Clear Creek Tunnel 1
August 14, 2018

Register by 3 PM on August 9

Clear Creek East Colfax
August 21, 2018

Register by 3 PM on August 16

Clear Creek Fiscal Cliffs (Accessible)

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 or 2 Adventure Pass Punches | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 5 and older

*Link to register will only be active during the climbing season.* You must register for these climbs by 3 PM on the Thursday before each climb, using the link below, in order to participate. If the minimum number of participants are not registered by 3 PM the Thursday before the climb then the climb will be cancelled. All climbs are weather permitting and if there is inclement weather the program may be cancelled for the safety of participants and staff. If you have registered for a climb and it is cancelled due to a lack of participants or inclement weather an NSCD staff member will contact you as soon as possible to inform you.

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Dates: Saturdays,  September – October
Location:

September 8, 2018

Register by 3 PM on September 6

Clear Creek Fiscal Cliffs (Accessible)
September 15, 2018

Register by 3 PM on September 13

Clear Creek East Colfax
September 22, 2018

Register by 3 PM on September 20

Clear Creek Tunnel 1
September 29, 2018

Register by 3 PM on September 27

Clear Creek Fiscal Cliffs (Accessible)
October 6, 2018

Register by 3 PM on October 4

Clear Creek North Table Mountain (+ hike to access)
October 13, 2018

Register by 3 PM on October 11

Clear Creek Lookout Mountain
October 20, 2018

Register by 3 PM on October 18

Clear Creek Cat Slab
October 27, 2018

Register by 3 PM on October 25

Clear Creek Fiscal Cliffs (Accessible)

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 or 2 Adventure Pass Punches | Free for veterans with a disability
Ages: 5 and older

*Link to register will only be active during the climbing season.* You must register for these climbs by 3 PM on the Thursday before each climb, using the link below, in order to participate. If the minimum number of participants are not registered by 3 PM the Thursday before the climb then the climb will be cancelled. All climbs are weather permitting and if there is inclement weather the program may be cancelled for the safety of participants and staff. If you have registered for a climb and it is cancelled due to a lack of participants or inclement weather an NSCD staff member will contact you as soon as possible to inform you.

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