The Astro Tour of the West just posted the first article in a series about a great trip Mike Brumaugh and Rob Pizem did back in 2005. The idea was to hit as many of the famous “Astro” routes as possible in 7 days. These routes are considered the best of the best at their respective areas, and their list included Shune’s Buttress in Zion, Cloud Tower in Red Rocks, Astroman in Yosemite, Astro Dog in the Black Canyon and Astro Monkey at Smith Rock. Due to the timing of their trip in May, they were unable to hit up Astro Elephant, Astro Hulk or Astro Yam. Of course it was still an impressive outing, and that just leaves the door open for someone to come along and do the complete tour. Read all about the first part of the trip in Zion and Red Rocks at

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Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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