South Hardscrabble still Closed

On December 6, 2017, in News, by SoCoCRAG

South Hardscrabble Road is closed indefinitely. Spoke with the USFS, they said the erosion after the Junkins Fire creates a situation that makes FS Road 386 dangerous to travel. If you want to climb at Ego’s Nest, Scene of the Crime, or Isabella’s Tierra you need to bike or hike from the closure.

 

Amazon Smile

On November 15, 2017, in Uncategorized, by SoCoCRAG

Make sure you use AmazonSmile for online Christmas shopping.

Southern Colorado Climber’s Resource & Action Group gets a donation from Amazon for every purchase.

Shop and help out your favorite local nonprofit at the same time.

Thanks,

Ben

 

2017 Autumn Meetup

On September 19, 2017, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

The next meet up will be  October 19 at Walter’s Brewery. 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 trips and to hear first-hand the latest from SoCO CRAG. Come join us for pizza and drinks, and bring a friend!

 

AF Sharp End Award to local climber

On September 12, 2017, in News, by SoCoCRAG

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Ben accepting one of the 2016 Access Fund Sharp End Awards at the 2017 Annual Dinner in San Francisco .

“Access Fund is proud to present Ben Bruestle with a Sharp End Award for his leadership of Southern Colorado Climbing Resource and Advocacy Group (SoCo CRAG) and his work to preserve and protect climbing areas in Southern Colorado. Ben has been instrumental in orchestrating Adopt a Crag stewardship events and climbing days at multiple sites, making strong inroads with a host of local land managers. Ben also dedicates countless hours to replacing worn, aging anchors and bolts in the Wet Mountains. ”

Steve House, Jimmy Chin, Hans Florine, Tommy Caldwell, Peter Croft and Phil Powers were among the audience of bad asses.

 

 

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Summer 2017 Meetup

On June 6, 2017, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Monday, June 26! SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:30pm to socialize, followed by our meeting at 7. 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, and bring a friend! Shamrock Brewing, 108 W 3rd, Pueblo. We will be sitting on the deck out back.

 

2017 Spring Field Session

On May 16, 2017, in Event Reports, by SoCoCRAG

Tres Piedras, NM    May 12-14    -SoCO CRAG climbers were joined by local stone masters for heady runouts among the chickenheads.

Superb company, camping and climbing was had in the Land of Enchantment.

 

 

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Spring 2017 Meeting

On February 2, 2017, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Thursday, February 23! SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:30pm to socialize, followed by our meeting at 7. This is your chance to network with other area climbers, plan trips, the climbing comp, and to hear first-hand the latest from SoCO CRAG. Come join us, and bring a friend! J Micheal’s Pub, 325 South Union Ave, Pueblo. See you downstairs.

 

IMG_2284 IMG_2301 IMG_2297 IMG_2304 IMG_2289 IMG_2292 IMG_2293The cure for cabin fever, the 5th Annual SoCO CRAG / Pueblo YMCA  Community Climbing Competition was  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Pueblo YMCA .   Kids 6-17 climbed in the morning and adults ages 18+ climb in the afternoon.   Awards and prizes were given to the top youth and adult climbers. 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.

 

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Titanic Reopened

On December 1, 2016, in News, by SoCoCRAG

Titanic is open to climbing again. South Hardscrabble Creek climbing (Ego’s Nest, Scene of the Crime, Isabella’s Tierra) remains closed. The USFS will evaluate the road again after the winter snows and spring runoff and rains.

 

2016 Winter Meetup

On November 1, 2016, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Thursday, November 17! SoCO CRAG will be gathering at 6:30pm to socialize, followed by our meeting at 7. 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, and bring a friend! J Micheal’s Pub, 325 South Union Ave, Pueblo.