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By Christy Steadman

Classes at the Colorado School of Mines began on Aug. 19 and the university held its annual M Climb on Aug. 16… Read more…

Incoming students to kick off academic year with M Climb

The Colorado School of Mines “M” is visible far beyond Golden in the Denver metro area, but did you know there are 1,653 LED light bulbs illuminating the mountainside emblem?

And that it takes five 55-gallon drums of whitewash to freshen it up every August as part of the annual M Climb?  Read more…

Colorado School of Mines celebrates incoming class with annual “M Climb”

The Colorado School of Mines boasts the M Climb tradition for incoming freshmen since 1908. Freshmen must climb to the school insignia found on Mt. Zion and bring a ten pound rock from their home town to add to the M…  Watch…

Incoming students set for M Climb on Aug. 18

Incoming students at Colorado School of Mines will make their traditional trek up Mt. Zion on Friday, Aug. 18, kicking off the 2017-2018 school year and their journey as Orediggers.

Students will carry a 10-pound rock from their hometown to add to the M, coating their rocks with fresh whitewash at the mountainside monument. President Paul C. Johnson and other Mines faculty and staff will join students in the annual M Climb…  Read more…

Incoming students to whitewash Mt. Zion during M Climb Aug. 19

On Friday, Aug. 19, incoming Mines students will hike up Mt. Zion with a 10-pound rock from their hometown to add to the M. As is tradition, they will coat their rock with fresh whitewash at the mountainside monument. President Paul Johnson and Mines faculty and staff will join students in this year’s M Climb…  Read more…

Something old and new at Colorado School of Mines’ traditional M Climb

By Carly Moore

GOLDEN, Colo. — It’s a rite of passage for incoming freshmen at the Colorado School of Mines and a 117-year tradition. It’s the event known to students as the “M Climb.”

The event is where incoming freshmen trek up Mount Zion to add a 10- pound white rock to the famous “M” on the side of the hill…  Read more….

Incoming Mines students, President Johnson to whitewash Mt. Zion M Aug. 24

GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 20, 2015 – As is tradition, incoming Colorado School of Mines students will hike up Mt. Zion west of Golden on Aug. 24 hauling a 10-pound rock from their hometown to add to the mountainside monument along with a fresh coat of whitewash. New Mines President Paul Johnson will join the students this year for his inaugural M Climb…  Read more….