After one of the worst ice years in recent memory, this year is shaping up to be one of the best. There is already ice coming in that typically doesn’t show up until much later in the winter. If you aren’t local, it’s probably not worth a trip just yet, but in a couple weeks [...]
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 [...]
Logan Jauernigg recently completed a new route on the Fault Wall at the Puoux in Glenwood Canyon, creating Midnight Run, 5.13d. The route was an open project bolted by Joe Kinder, and Logan describes it as “really bouldery down low, the crux revolves around a razor sharp three finger edge, but after it rolls over [...]
I’ve been spending some time up at a new cliff this year. Only one other person I know of has actually hiked up to it, and that was a long time ago. It sits high above the valley, with stunning views in every direction. The hike is steep, but only 30 min or so, standard [...]
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 [...]
I wish I could say the new guidebook will be out any day now, but unfortunately that’s not the case. Maybe because the previous edition came together so quickly, this one is falling into the usual guidebook trap of repeatedly pushing back the deadline. In order to give a glimpse of what’s coming, I’m hoping [...]
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. [...]
It’s mid winter, might as well keep the ice climbing stoke going! The North Face just released two new videos profiling their athletes Emily Harrington and Sam Elias, with some sweet footage shot at Vail and Redstone. It’s also cool to get some insight into how each of them approaches the sport, as they are [...]
Despite the lack of snow, the ice in Redstone is actually pretty good right now.
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but the weather in Colorado has been amazing for this time of year. Hope everyone’s been getting out and enjoying the prime late season conditions. Sounds like there’s quite a bit of snow on the way this weekend, and if you are looking for something to [...]
Those who’ve been to the South Fork boulders have been throwing around superlatives like they are going out of style: the next Colorado hot spot, better than Evans, better than RMNP!