SoCo CRAG’s early winter meetup will be held at the Gold Dust Saloon (217 South Union) at 6 PM, Thursday, December 8. Come catch up with other local climbers for food and drinks and learn the latest on Wet Mountain climbing. See you there, upstairs.
SoCo CRAG’s early autumn meetup will be held at the Sunset Inn patio (2808 Thatcher Ave) at 6 PM, Thursday, September 8. Come catch up with the local climbers and learn the latest on Wet Mountain climbing. See you there.
Wet Mountain climbers are invited to gather for food and drinks at Garlic & Onions, Tuesday, May 17 at 6 pm. Bring a friend and get the latest beta on the local climbing scene.
Wet Mountain climbers are invited to gather for food and drinks at Brues Ale House, Wednesday, April 20 at 6pm. Bring a friend and get the latest beta on the local climbing scene.
Southern Colorado climbing was represented at Tanner Dome the last weekend in March. Climbers from Walsenburg, Pueblo area, and Cotopaxi cruised routes before the annual closure from April to August for raptor nesting.
Gary Taylor’s interview of Ben and Holly Bruestle from December 8, 2021. Check it out and have a listen- https://soundcloud.com/user-314630438/ben-and-holly-bruestle-so-co-climbers-resource-and-action-group?utm_source=klzr.org&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=widget&utm_content=https%253A%252F%252Fsoundcloud.com%252Fuser-314630438%252Fben-and-holly-bruestle-so-co-climbers-resource-and-action-group
SoCO CRAG celebrated its 10 year anniversary Sunday, Oct 10 at Pueblo City Park with pizza, ice cream cake, slacklining, cornhole, and giant jenga. Our first meeting was March 15, 2010. SoCO CRAG remains committed to safe fixed hardware, supporting the local climbing community, and local climbing access.
SoCO CRAG co-founder Ben Bruestle recently completed and published a new book relating the history of exploration, route development, and key contributors to technical climbing in southern Colorado’s Wet Mountains and Crestones. Our first printing is SOLD OUT, so check back or send us a note if you need a copy!
USFS updates as of May 18, 2012:
1) After many years of no access we can climb again at Scene of the Crime and Ego’s Nest. This time around the USFS does not allow camping along the road. Big thanks to the USFS for working with the county and the landowner whose easement the South Hardscrabble Road crosses from North Creek Road.
2) Speaking of Camping, even though the pit toilets have been removed from Oak Creek campground, it is still open to dispersed camping.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be requiring a hunting or fishing license to be on CPW land or state trust land as of July 1, 2020. Their rationale is those lands are paid for by hunting and fishing licenses as well as excise taxes on hunting and fishing gear. Most of the users of their lands statewide aren’t hunters or anglers though and contribute very little towards CPW lands monetarily. There are signs for Turkey Gulch State Trust Land on the way to La Vista, but the actual climbing appears to be on BLM land. No need for a “climbing license” locally just yet.