What is SoCO CRAG?

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.

Do you live or climb in southern Colorado and want to meet local climbers and explore our amazing rock? Join SoCO CRAG and get access to our members’ knowledge of the best climbing areas and routes in southern Colorado. Aside from formal and informal climbing sessions and route maintenance, we organize semi-regular meetups to socialize and talk about past and upcoming adventures!

Our Mission

Preserving our region’s rock, cliff, and mountain environments. 

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.

Developing relationships with landowners, public agencies, and fellow conservation organizations to manage and improve local climbing areas. 

Advocating reasonable access to publicly owned rocks, cliffs, and mountains in southern Colorado through communication and service projects.

Teaching the local rock, ice, and mountain climbing communities how 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 by providing an educational avenue for the community to develop technical climbing skills.

SoCO CRAG does not endorse climbing on private land without permission. If you are fortunate enough to climb on private land with permission, please do not post the experience on social media.