We're a student club dedicated to providing students and members of the front range climbing community with opportunities to enjoy climbing. We connect our members with one another and the community.
Membership costs $20 for one year or $50 for five. Come by the club office at UMC 443 during our office hours to purchase one!
No, The alpine club is open to the entire Boulder climbing community.
All members receive discounts with our sponsors and are able to rent our gear! Our extensive collection of guide books are available as well to borrow, come by the office to see what we have.
At the beginning of each semester, we hold a big club meeting for members and anyone interested about the club. There's always a slide show, gear raffle, presentations by our sponsors, and an after party!
For the typical climbing trip you need a harness, shoes, chalk bag and belay device. If you are new to the sport the Alpine Club can lend you any of this gear. All the other necessarily equipment is discussed at the pre-trip meeting.
YES! We rent: climbing shoes, harnesses, helmets, belay devices, chalk bags, crampons, ice axes and guide books. To check out gear you must show a valid membership card and Government ID.
If you are looking for professional instruction, we recommend any of the climbing gyms or AMGA guides in the Boulder area. We do try to provide several free or highly subsidized belay classes with one of the climbing gyms each semester for those that are completely new to the sport. While there are plenty of opportunities to meet new climbers and deepen your knowledge of climbing through the club, we are not a professional guiding service.
Yes we do. Every February, the club heads down to Ouray, Colorado for a weekend of ice climbing. Ouray is a beautiful town and by far the best place to learn how to ice climb. Usually, half the members that attend each year have never ice climbed before. For experienced ice climbers, Ouray and the surrounding area has numerous first class ice routes.
If you love our trips and want to be more involved with the club, talk to a current Board Member. We're always looking for another Board Member or two. If this is something that interests you, spend plenty of time climbing with current members and getting to know us. Once you've gotten to know the club, let us know that you want to be more involved. All Board Members must lead one trip per semester as well as complete office hours, at least one hour in the club office each week.
Alpine Club office hours are in full swing! Come by room 443 in the UMC to access to equipment, books, or purchase a membership! Posted below are the hours we are in the office. Be aware that we are students as well as board members so we may be running to or from a class at the top of the hour. We are happy to accomodate you after-hours but please post on the Alpine Club facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set it up. Note that we only accept cash and checks!
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