The Chemeketan climbing program provides a variety of activities, training, and climbs ranging from those suitable for first year climbers to more technical climbs for experienced mountaineers. All climbs on the schedule, including the climb school, are qualifying trips for Chemeketan membership. Completion of the Chemeketan climb school, or an equivalent climb school experience as approved by the leader of each individual climb, is required for participation in Chemeketan climbs.
Chemeketan climbs are limited in party size. All wilderness area activities are limited to no more
than 12 participants by the Forest Service, and most climbs will have fewer depending on the nature
of the climb and the preferences of the climb leader. Climbers interested in a particular climb
should contact the leader as soon as possible to sign up in advance of the climb. Details of
Chemeketan climbs are sometimes provided in the monthly bulletin prior to a scheduled climb,
but interested individuals should check the schedule below and contact the individual climb
leaders for more information.
The current Climb Committee co-chairs are Mike Rudy and Mason Smith.
Interpreting the climb schedule: the dates and days of the particular
climbs/activities are listed chronologically, along with the climb leader. Many
of the various mountains or locations are given as links. To learn more about
the particular mountain, click its link and a new Summitpost.com webpage will
appear with a description of the peak, access information, pictures, and some
route descriptions. The climb leader’s name is also given as a link which, if
clicked, will open a new email to that individual – use this to contact the
leader. See the Chemeketan Climbing Classification System below for descriptions
of the nature and likely difficulty of the climb, e.g., R1.
Getting on a climb: If, after investigating a particular climb, you feel you’d like to participate, please contact the climb leader via email (click the leader’s name link) or telephone. The leader will most likely inquire as to your experience, offer some further information on the climb, and inform you of your status. Some climbs are appropriate only for those with more experience, and all climbs are limited in party size at the discretion of the leader.
Watch this page as this year's climb schedule develops and changes.
Send an email directly to the Climb Leader to request a position on the climb team.
|Climbing Schedule Key|
|Climbs (* denotes activities available to first year climbers)|
|Training Opportunities (more info)|
|Social Events (more info)|
2017 Climbing Schedule
|Jan 12 - Jan 16||Thu-Mon|
Ouray (CO) Ice Climbing - S3
|?||Mike Pennington/Chris Salaz|
|Jan 28||Sat||?||Mike Pennington|
Climb School Classroom Session #1
Climb School Classroom Session #2
Rock Pro & Anchor Building @ Horsethief Butte
|Apr 8 - Apr 9||Sat-Sun|
Climb School Field Session
|Apr 21 - Apr 23||Fri-Sun||?||Avery/M. Smith/Pennington|
|Apr 22 - Apr 23||Sat-Sun|
Intro to Smith Rock Climbing R1*
|May 7||Sun||?||Mike Niemeyer|
|Jul 1 - Jul 4||Sat-Tue||?||Jay Avery|
|Jul 1 - Jul 4||Sat-Tue||?||Bill Saur|
|Jul 14 - Jul 17||Fri-Mon||?||Bill Saur|
|Aug 4 - Aug 6||Fri-Sun||?||Bill Saur|
|Aug 19 - Aug 25||Sat-Fri||?||Bill Saur|
Archive of Climb Reports
Past Climb Schedules By Year
Typical Student Climbs
The Chemeketan Climbing Classification System (CCCS)
Chemeketan Climbing Awards
Selected Peak and Route Lists and Emblems
Climb Leader Resources
Current Climb Leaders.
Provisional Leader Feedback Form
Assistant Leader Feedback Form
Liability Release form
Climb Leader Guide 2008
Assistant Leader Skills Checklist
Scramble Summit Program
Chemeketan Color Codes for Climbing Gear
Climbers E-Mail Group
Join the Chemeketan climbers eGroup below to send and receive email regarding climbing activities,
opportunities, and other climbing related information.
Revised 17 Mar 2016