Adopt-a-Crag Trail Work & BBQ
The Telluride Mountain Club would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to all that came out to help improve the trails to the Ilium Boulders. We did trail work on the south trail to improve use and create sustainability during spring runoff, etc. We would recommend using this south trail for all of your bouldering need in Ilium until we can create improvements on the north trail.
When: Saturday, September 12
Where: Illium Boulders (Park at Mary E at the Illium Campground)
What: Trail Work & Bouldering BBQ
Join the Telluride Mountain Club, the USFS and the Access Fund on Saturday, September 12th for some much needed work on the trails leading to the Illium Boulders! Keeping climbing areas open and conserving the environment is important. So, we plan to create a new main trail that will be more sustainable that will fork to the bouldering area and restore the two that are currently in place.
Join the Telluride Mountain Club, Between the Covers Bookstore and Jagged Edge Mountain Gear for the second installment of this summer’s Mountain Lit Author Series!
Thursday, July 23
Jagged Edge Mountain Gear (more…)
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, July 30th! The Telluride Mountain Club will be hosting our 1st Annual Pig Roast in Town Park! This is our annual membership drive, so if you joined us last summer come and renew the good times. If you became a member this past winer, this one’s free! Come and enjoy live music, pork, beer and pie. *PLEASE BRING CASH FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL*
Telluride Mountain Club (TMC) has joined forces with Between the Covers Bookstore (BTC) and Jagged Edge Mountain Gear to collaborate on a new project: The Mountain Lit Author Series. We are thrilled to partner with the two local and independent retailers on the Mountain Lit series, it’s always an inspiration to hear stories of travel, climbing and lessons learned in the mountains. We are excited to be part of an innovative approach to storytelling in a community that embraces adventure. The event itself promotes a casual gathering—in camp chairs provided by Jagged Edge—as if around a campfire, swapping tales amongst old and new friends. Authors will read from their books (some will provide a slideshow), followed by a Q&A, and then a booksigning. Daiva Chesonis, co-owner of BTC, points out that the format and feel will be similar to the Ski Lit Author Series from 2013 which hosted Porter Fox, David Rothman, and an evening of local female writers. Because TMC is a non-profit that both BTC and Jagged Edge believe in, new TMC hats and t-shirts will be available via Jagged Edge and a donation jar will be on hand for that spare change jingling around in your pockets. The series is BYOB.
Join your community to help clean a trash-filled camp near the Jud Wiebe trail.
Meet this Saturday, May 30 or Sunday, May 31 at 9:00AM at the top of North Aspen Street for orientation.
There will be a additional orientations and cleanup the following weekend, June 6th & 7th.
In order to help, you must be present at the orientation on Saturday or Sunday morning.
Join us and enjoy a day of making your national forest and your community a better, cleaner place. Harold Wondsel has been working hard on getting everything together and we are happy to report that a helicopter will be helping with the clean-up efforts. We will have 2 full weekends to bag and gather all the trash to a staging area. On June 11th a helicopter will come in and extract the bagged trash from the site.
Valley Floor Relay Race
This Saturday, March 7 join the San Miguel Bike Alliance, Bootdoctors and the Telluride Mountain Club for a 10K Nordic Ski, 10K Fat Bike Relay or both! Meet at the Shell Station at 10:00am!
Where: Telluride Valley Floor
When: Saturday, March 7 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
What: Nordic and Fat Bike Relay
The Telluride Mountain Club presents three nights of skill building courses at the Telluride Climbing Gym
The Telluride Mountain Club will be hosting three nights of skill building courses at the Indoor Climbing Gym in the next few weeks.
Thursday, February 26: Maximizing Your Training at the Climbing Gym
Thursday, March 5: Preventing Climbing Injuries
Tuesday, March 10: Belay Escape
The climbing gym is located inside the Telluride High School, the door to access the gym is to the left of the Palm Theatre entrance. The skill building courses are free and open to the public. The cost to climb at the gym following the course is $5.
Mountaineer Alex Lowe once said, “The best climber in the world is the one who’s having the most fun.” The Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC) invites the community to bring the fun indoors at the Telluride High School Winter Indoor Climbing Gym. The Gym provides local climbers and aspiring climbers with the opportunity to work on their skills and meet future climbing partners during the winter season. The Gym will be open for the 2014/2015 winter season from November 30, 2014-April 5, 2015, on Sundays, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6 pm to 9 pm. (more…)
It’s officially off-season here in Telluride. And what better way to spend it than enjoying rad films about the things we love? The land we cherish, the powder we worship, and the outdoor recreation we live here to enjoy right out our back door. (more…)
Bear Creek is free. At least for now. On July 31 at 6 p.m. Telluride Mountain Club will host “Bear Creek Freed!” a celebration of the Bear Creek Preserve with live music, food and local beer at the Bra in Telluride Town Park. (more…)