Wet Mountain climbers are invited to gather for food and drinks at Garlic & Onions, Tuesday, May 17 at 6pm. 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. Click here for more details and to purchase!
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.
The monthly 3rd Thursday meet-up on March 19 is canceled.
SoCO CRAG has been supporting Wet Mountain climbing since March 15, 2010. Come celebrate 10 years of local climbing resources and rock and ice action.
The 10-year anniversary party will tentatively be held on April 16, 2020, at Brues Ale House, 120 Riverwalk Place., Pueblo, CO. Join your fellow SoCO CRAG members and guests from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is your chance to network with other Wet Mountain climbers, plan trips, get beta and quit yer chuffin’! Come celebrate with us for food and drinks. Bring a friend!
The monthly 3rd Thursday meet-up will be held on February 20, 2020, at the new Colorado Taproom, 106 Colorado Ave., Pueblo, CO (previous location of Toni & Joe’s). Please join your fellow SoCO CRAG members and wannabes from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is your chance to network with other Wet Mountain climbers, plan trips, get beta and quit yer chuffin’! Come join us for food and drinks. Bring a friend!