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9th Annual 5Point Film Festival – Adventure & Inspiration

My favorite weekend of the year is happening in three days, the annual 5Point Film Festival! I’ve written about it many times, now in it’s 9th year, it’s always an incredibly inspiring event, filled with amazing stories from all over the world. It’s also wonderful to see friends from all over as the tribe gathers […]

Redstone Winterfest Feb 14-17

Redstone Winterfest Feb 14-17

The Redstone Winterfest is back! Coming in less than two weeks, this promises to be a great event and an excellent time to come check out the ice in Redstone, which is in great shape this year! There will be gear demos and ice climbing clinics, along with backcountry skiing clinics (the snow is off […]

Eight for Eight – Happy Anniversary to Us

While congratulating the Enormocast on their recent two year anniversary, it dawned on me that SplitterChoss is eight years old. Eight! That’s like 572 years in internet time. It’s been a grand adventure, and one that we are still on thanks to a fun crew on this side and a great group of fans on […]

Gold Butte – What’s Old is New Again

Gold Butte – What’s Old is New Again

Climbers in the Roaring Fork Valley have something extra to be thankful for this year: the reopening of an old crag, and one that’s good in winter too. Gold Butte, just outside Aspen, was a popular spot in the 60′s, but has been closed for many years. It officially reopened this fall, and I caught […]

Splitter Choss Apparel is Here!

It’s been a long time coming, but we are beyond excited (stoked, even) to announce the launch of Splitter Choss apparel. Just in time for the Holidays, we’ve partnered with Adayak.com, the folks that do the apparel for Enormocast, Semi-Rad and Dirtbag Diaries, to bring you a line of t-shirts and hoodies that we hope […]

Colorado Flooding – How You Can Help

Unless you’re just returning from an expedition to some far off place, you’ve most likely heard of the recent flooding in Colorado. Massive rainfall amounts, with 9 inches in a 24 hour period and 17 inches over the course of the week, combined with local geography to produce incredibly powerful and devastating flash floods along […]

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013 Climbing Report

Wow, what a show! A plethora of new gear, an exciting deep water solo comp, and then we topped it all off with a couple days at the City of Rocks! As usual it was a whirlwind of old friends, new friends and of course, lots of gear. The big trend  these days is manufacturers […]

Rifle Climber’s Festival Recap – Moustache or Unibrow?

When you’re out enjoying a day of sport climbing and a gaggle of climbers walk up to the cliff with stick-on mustaches affixed to their upper lip, cheek and forehead, you might be a little concerned. You may even decide to leave the cliff and remove yourself from this clearly annoying situation with obviously deficient […]

5Point Film Festival Wrap Up, Cheez Doodles & All

5Point Film Festival Wrap Up, Cheez Doodles & All

I had a sneaking suspicion before, and this year’s event confirmed it: the 5Point Film Festival really is my favorite happening of the year here in Carbondale. This year each night had a distinct feel to it, keeping it fresh and exciting for us festival-goers. Thursday offered up a huge variety, from shorter, action-oriented films […]

Top 5 Reasons To Come to the 5Point Film Festival

Top 5 Reasons To Come to the 5Point Film Festival

Despite a winter that just wont quit, it really is spring, and in Carbondale, that means it’s time yet again for the annual 5Point Film Festival. Every year I look forward to this event, and every year I’ve come away even more impressed than the time before. Do you want to be inspired? Do you […]

April Contest Post – Use Your Feet!

April Contest Post – Use Your Feet!

(Leave a comment below for a chance to win a new pair of shoes from Evolv!) How many times have you been at the crux of a route, only to hear your friends shouting encouragingly “Use your feet!” In the back of your mind, you’re thinking, I AM using my feet, my legs are on […]

Contest Post – Road Tripper’s Dilemma

Contest Post – Road Tripper’s Dilemma

It’s been some time in the making, but I’m happy to announce a new monthly contest here on the Splitter Choss. Each month, there will be a featured post with a series of questions that you can comment on to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win some sweet gear. The contests […]

New Western Slope Guidebooks in the Works

I wanted to get the word out that there are new guidebooks currently in the works for the Western Slope. Yes, that’s books, plural, because it’s going to be a two part volume. Rifle will have it’s own book (volume 1), and then the rest of the crags in the area will have their own. […]

Help Out a Friend, Get Some Cool Stuff

I wanted to take a pause from climbing today to help out a friend. His name is David Rasmussen, and he’s a local woodworker (and avid climber) who’s studio burned to the ground back in the fall. He lost over $100,000 worth of equipment, didn’t have insurance, and has been trying to get his feet […]

A Little Water Would Be Nice

Back in January, when we were climbing outside every weekend, there was a lingering thought in the back of our minds. Basking in the sun on a warm winter day, it was hard to think of much besides the route at hand, but we all knew the weather we were enjoying could have dire consequences […]

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Locals Corner

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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