The northern Wet Mountains closure due to the Adobe Peak fire has been lifted according to the USFS. Climb on.
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 … Read more2018 Summer Closures
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.
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 … Read moreAF Sharp End Award to local climber
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.
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 … Read moreTitanic Closed for Jenkins Fire
We did it. After two years of working with the State Land Board and the local land lessee, SoCO CRAG was allowed one day of legal climbing access to Beddows Dome. A special use permit was issued for one day of use on July 26. A total of 18 Westcliffe and Pueblo climbers met … Read moreBeddows Update, August 2014
The State Land Board wants to hold off on making a decision about allowing climbing at Beddows Dome until Parks & Wildlife are able to assess the raptor situation. The State Land Board is giving Parks & Wildlife until July 2014 to complete the raptor study. We will be working with the other land … Read moreBeddows Dome Update-October 2013
The Colorado State Land Board has received the Recreational Use application for Beddows Mountain. The Land Board will be meeting sometime in 2014 to discuss SoCO CRAG’s/Access Fund’s case of allowing rock climbing at Beddows Dome. SoCO CRAG and the Access Fund are asking for an introductory four year lease. The lease fee is … Read moreBeddows Mountain Access Update
SoCO CRAGs application for nonprofit status has been approved. Thanks to Joe Bower and Craig Blockwick for legal advice with the application. Thanks to the Access Fund for their application advice and for the $400 grant that covered the application fee.