Shelf Road Cragging Classic Oct 19-21, 2018

On September 6, 2018, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

Bringing you the finest dirtbagging-grassroots-climber-gathering in Southern Colorado!

This October 19th-21st, head on down to the best limestone sport cragging Colorado has to offer, and with the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA, be treated to a weekend of clinics, contests, beer, parties, slideshows, films, giveaways, stewardship and fun.

For 2018 we have an incredible weekend in store: up your game with stellar clinics taught by professional climbers and local mountain guides, presented in part by Pikes Peak Alpine School; local food and Soulcraft beer will abound; and a crag stewardship project on Sunday morning will give you a quick opportunity to roll up your sleeves and give back to help keep our climbing areas clean and well maintained. New this year is a Horseshoe Hell-style competition at the cliffs on Saturday sponsored by City Rock Climbing Center, live music, DJ and dancing, and local food trucks. Spend time with friends, drink lots of free beer, win top end gear at our raffles and silent auctions, do some fabulous bolt clipping in the sun, and give some love to your crag, that’s the Shelf Road Craggin’ Classic in a nutshell.

Space is limited and THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT, so register today!

 

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Free Solo, Oct 14, 2018

On September 1, 2018, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

Alex Honnold’s Free Solo is coming to Kimball’s Peak Three theater in Colorado Springs Oct 14, 2018.

 

Tanner Appreciation Weekend-Oct 5-7, 2018

On August 30, 2018, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

Tanner Appreciation Weekend-Oct 5-7, 2018. Free Camping at Oak Creek Campground and climbing along Oak Creek Grade Road. Bring your loppers to help clean the approach trails too.

 

Fire Closure Lifted

On July 16, 2018, in News, by SoCoCRAG

The northern Wet Mountains closure due to the Adobe Peak fire has been lifted according to the USFS. Climb on.

 

2018 Summer Closures

On July 8, 2018, in News, by SoCoCRAG

Climbing north of Hwy 96 is closed due to the drought conditions, aridification of the Wet Mountains, and Adobe Peak fire. This includes Stultz Canyon/Voyageur, Lincoln Wall, Newlin Creek, Raven Buttress, Rattlesnake Gulch, Quiet Towers, and Twin Sisters. Tanner is still closed for raptors, as is South Hardscrabble from the fires two years ago. Most climbing areas south of 96 are still open. Areas open include Titanic, Bud Light Wall, Goliath Gorge, Midway, Black Hole, Junk Yard, and Green Wall to the north.Please respect the closures.

 

July 2018 Meetup

On June 19, 2018, in Upcoming Events, Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

The next meet up will be  Thursday, July 12 at El Nopal, 1435 E. Evans. SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:00pm to socialize, followed by our meeting from  6:45- 7:30. This is your chance to network with other area climbers, plan trips and to hear first-hand the latest from SoCO CRAG. Come join us for food and drinks. Bring a friend!

 

Spring 2018 Meet Up

On March 15, 2018, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

The next meet up will be  Thursday, March 29 at El Nopal, 1435 E. Evans. SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:00pm to socialize, followed by our meeting from  6:45- 7:30. This is your chance to network with other area climbers, plan trips and to hear first-hand the latest from SoCO CRAG. Come join us for food and drinks. Bring a friend!

 

2018 Climbing Competition

On February 28, 2018, in Event Reports, by SoCoCRAG

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The 6th Annual SoCO CRAG / Pueblo YMCA Community Climbing Competition was held Feb 25, 2018. Kids 6-14 climbed in the morning and adults ages 18+ climb in the afternoon. Scoring was based on a climber’s 5 highest scores from top rope and bouldering combined. The coveted Golden Crimper was  awarded to the highest scoring male and female climbers from the youth and adult categories. Thanks to our sponsors: CSU-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits, The Edge, REI, Great Divide, Mountain Equipment Recyclers, Mountain Chalet, Superior Lube, Access Fund, Gearonimo, Subway, Pueblo YMCA, Chipotle, City Rock, Pueblo Zoo and Academy Kids Vision.

 

 

 

 

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6th Annual Community Climbing Competition

On January 19, 2018, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

The cure for cabin fever, the 6th Annual SoCO CRAG / Pueblo YMCA Community Climbing Competition will be held Sunday,Feb 25, 2018 at the Pueblo YMCA . Kids 6-17 climb in the morning and adults ages 18+ climb in the afternoon. Awards and prizes are given to the top youth and adult climbers. Scoring is based on a climber’s 5 highest scores from top rope and bouldering combined. The coveted Golden Crimper will be awarded to the highest scoring male and female climbers from the youth and adult categories.

 

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January 2018 Meetup

On January 4, 2018, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

The next meet up will be  January 18 at Romero’s Cafe, 1323 Santa Fe. SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:30pm to socialize, followed by our meeting from  7- 8. This is your chance to network with other area climbers, plan the comp and trips and to hear first-hand the latest from SoCO CRAG. Come join us for a taco and tostada bar($10.95/person). BYOB and a friend! See you downstairs.