|Dagger Challenge Course Overview
Section 1: Florissant to Blue Mountain
Teams of four are provided two mountain bikes and required to complete a 6 mile run using the most efficient method possible for their team capabilities.
Phase 2: Orienteering
Teams conduct a a foot orienteering section in the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument using a 1:15000 scale US Orienteering Federation maps. Teams locate 8 controls.
Phase 3: Trek and Climbing Wall
Teams trek cross country from Florissant through Sanborn Western Camps on the way to Blue Mountain. Enroute, teams encounter a climbing wall which they must summit while tied together in groups of two.
Section 2: Blue Mountain to Eleven Mile Canyon
Phase 1: Foot and Mountain Bike Orienteering
Teams are reunited with their mountain bikes and given 9 additional control points to plot. Teams must then determine the most effective bike or foot route to locate all of the points in the most expeditious manner possible.
Phase 2: Trek to Eleven Mile Canyon
Teams move cross country from Blue Mountain through Wagon Tongue Gulch and in to Eleven Mile Canyon
Section 3: Eleven Mile Canyon to Eleven Mile Reservoir
Phase 1: Rope Section
Teams conduct two separate 50 meter mechanical ascent sections, traverse the top of Pine Cone Dome then conduct a 300 ft rappel.
Phase 2: Trek to Eleven Mile Reservoir
Teams move cross country to Eleven Mile Reservoir
Section 4: Eleven Mile Reservoir
Teams conduct open water navigation in flat water canoes, locating 10 control points located along the shore line of Eleven Mile Reservoir.
Section 5: Eleven Mile Reservoir to Lake George
Teams are given 4 duffel bags of team gear and a pack horse. Teams are required to mount the duffels on the horse and then navigate 11 miles cross country, leading the horse to the end point at Mule Creek Outfitters.
Section 6: Mystery Event: Firing Range
Teams rotate through four different weapon systems (M16, AK47, M9 pistol, Six Gun) and engage timed targets. The total score of the team will translate to a time reduction of the teams overall course time.