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.

 

Titanic Closed for Jenkins Fire

On October 29, 2016, in News, by SoCoCRAG

Per Michael Davis:

 

Good morning,

I’d just like to let you know that the Titanic Climbing Area near Westcliffe, Colorado is currently within the closure zone for the Junkins Wildland Fire. No one will be allowed into this area until the US Forest Service lifts the closure.

Thought you might want to share this information with the members of your organization.

Thank you,
Michael Davis, Public Information Officer
Junkins Fire
Great Basin IMT 1

Jenkins Fire Information Line 719-283-1710

 

South Hardscrabble climbing at Ego’s Nest, Scene of the Crime and Isabella’s Tierra also closed to climbing until further notice.

 

September 2016 Adopt a Crag

On October 5, 2016, in Event Reports, by SoCoCRAG

 

IMG_1461 (1)IMG_1451Teamwork. Moved some massive boulders, rocks, and lots of dirt in creating two belay platforms at Shelf Road. 2016 SoCO CRAG Adopt-a-Crag/ National Public Lands Day was a success. Thanks to the Pikes Peak Climber’s Alliance, CSU-Pueblo Climbing Team, UCCS SOLE, and BLM for a kick ass time. About 20 volunteers joined in the effort. Makes you realize that every step, platform, and trail at a climbing area was built and needs to be maintained.

 

2016 Cragging Classic

On September 7, 2016, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

Head on down to the best limestone sport cragging Colorado has to offer, and with the support of the American Alpine Club and CAMP USA, be treated to a weekend of clinics, contests, beer, giveaways, stewardship and fun.

Last year’s event was a blast, complete with a Costume Contest and fabulous speakers. This year, from October 21 to 23, enjoy more of the same including a showing of REEL ROCK Film Tour 11 on opening night, great clinics taught by professional mountain guides and athletes on Saturday, and a stewardship project on Sunday morning. Enjoy time with friends, free beer, great food by local food trucks and businesses, loads of gear giveaways, fabulous bolt clipping in the sun, and an opportunity to give back to your crag.

 

Register at :    https://americanalpineclub.org/shelf-road-cc

 

Shelf CCS 2016 Low Res-01

 

2016 Autumn Meetup

On August 3, 2016, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Thursday, September 8! SoCO CRAG will be meeting up in Pueblo. Meet 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 Company, 108 w 3rd St, Pueblo.

 

6th Annual Wet Mountain Adopt-a-Crag

On August 3, 2016, in Upcoming Events, by SoCoCRAG

Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016 we will be joining forces with the Access Fund,  Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance, BLM, and RMFI for stewardship, maintenance, and community at Shelf Road. Camping at Sand Gulch Group Site. Saturday morning coffee by Coyote Cafe, Saturday night cookout by PPCA. Free food and Beer.

What: 6th SoCO CRAG  Adopt-a-Crag/National Public Lands Day. We will be working on stair building, retaining walls, and closing social trails.

Where: Meet at Sand Gulch Group Site , Shelf Road Climbing Area

When: Saturday 9am-3pm and Sunday 9am-noon

Bring work gloves and closed toe shoes.

Sign up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8Kz2rtHf2XexdHBhoLw-GuwLVl7y_eJjd7I1GSjDDGHb3jg/viewform

 

 

Summer Social

On May 9, 2016, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Thursday, June 9, 2016! SoCO CRAG will be meeting in Pueblo. Meet us 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! To be held at J Michael’s Union Avenue Pub, downstairs in the cavern.

 

 

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The 4th Annual SoCO CRAG / Pueblo YMCA  Community Climbing Competition held  Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Pueblo YMCA was a success.   Kids 6-17 competed in the morning and adults ages 18+ competed in the afternoon.  Thanks to our sponsors Wendy’s, DMM, REI, and Access Fund. 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 highest scoring climbers from kids and adults won the coveted Golden Crimper.

 

Results from 2016 Community Climbing Competition-

Youth Boys 6-10: 1st Jason Gonzales, 2nd Micah Black

Youth Girls 6-10:1st Zora Malone, 2nd Payton Smith

Tween Boys 11-13: 1st Philip Lopez (Golden Crimper)

Tween Girls 11-13: 1st Alexandria Krenz (Golden Crimper), 2nd Analise Padilla

Men 18-34: 1st Adam Davidson (Golden Crimper), 2nd Zach Smith

Women 18-34: 1st Melinda Rizley (Golden Crimper) , 2nd Rebecca Bersagel

Masters Men 35+: 1st Dru Marshall

Masters Women 35+: 1st Marti Marshall

Men’s Rock Jock: 1st Bob Carver, 2nd Kurt Bersagel

Women’s Rock Jock: 1st Jenn de Groot

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2016 Winter Meetup

On January 5, 2016, in Upcoming Meetings, by SoCoCRAG

MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW … and line up your babysitters… for Thursday, February 4, 2016! SoCO CRAG will be meeting in Pueblo. Meet us 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! See you upstairs at the Gold Dust Saloon in Pueblo.