SoCo CRAG (Southern Colorado Climber’s Resource & Action Group) is a 501 (c)(3) conservation group dedicated to preserving natural resources while maintaining public access for responsible climbing in the Wet Mountains and surrounding areas.

Our Goals

1. Preserving our region’s rock, cliff, and mountain environments (for example, protecting Little Owl Canyon from mining and limiting bolting at the Quiet Towers).  Supporting public and private agencies in efforts to protect (and, if possible, reestablish) native, rare, and endangered plant and animal species that depend on the rock, cliff, and mountain environments of southern Colorado.

2. Relationships with landowners to facilitate climbing on private property.  Advocating reasonable access to all publicly owned rocks, cliffs, and mountains in southern Colorado through communication and service projects.

3. Educating the local rock, ice, and mountain climbing communities to practice their sports in ways that minimize disturbance to the rocks, soils, plants, and animals of southern Colorado.  Promoting the use of safe climbing equipment and techniques to minimize the inherent dangers of these sports to climbers and others by providing an educational avenue for the community to develop technical climbing skills.

Our Team

Nicole Bunda-Randall : President

Jason Wilson: Vice President

Kerry Jones: Secretary

Ben Bruestle: Treasurer

Eric Neyer: Board Member

One Response to About

  1. David Allen says:

    I see the Annual Comp is up and coming. I also understand there are some potential complications with the venue (per Forest, the Y is requiring a minimum of participants). The comp is one of the reasons i started climbing and has been a good connection opportunity for me and my hope is that it can continue. I am working to drum up some interest personally (i really don’t have many connections though), but also thought that the college/s might be a good place to advertise. I will try to stop in at CSU-P and make mention.