Cadet Mountaineering Club Red Rock Canyon Open Space
One of USAFA’s oldest cadet clubs, USAFA Mountaineering provides instruction to cadets on safe hiking, camping, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing activities, and organizes frequent trips for cadets to practice these skills in the Colorado wilderness.
This past Saturday the Mountaineering Club climbed in Red Rocks Canyon Open Space. They were learning how to climb various rock faces as well as how to rappell down mountains and rock formations. No experience is needed to join the club which is appealing for many cadets who join. It is a great opportunity for them to learn something new as well as leadership skills that will help them after they graduate and become 2nd Lt. in the Air Force.
And sometimes their skills make the difference in real life missions.
Four years ago in 2018 on Torreys Peak, which is a 14,000 foot peak in the front range, they we were able to assist two climbers down during blizzard conditions. They were also able to search for a cadet candidate who went missing in Rocky Mountain National Park in 2018.
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USAFA Mountaineering Club Red Rocks Canyon Open Space Climb pgs. 8 (middle of page, 4th row down ) - 19