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5 Great Rock Climbing Spots in Boulder

March 14th, 2018

Boulder residents are nothing if not adventurous, and with a slew of jagged peaks, soaring canyons, and other beautiful natural features just begging to be conquered, rock climbing is a popular pastime. We found five great places to get in a killer climb for those adventurous spirits. 1.  Eldorado Canyon Eldorado Canyon, a state park just south of Boulder, offers hundreds of routes up 700-foot cliffs. Climb along south-facing routes in the springtime, and beat the heat in the summer by finding shaded routes. This park can get crowded on weekends, so go early to get your climb on! 2. The Flatirons You’ve... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 20th, 2017

Meet Ollie! Ollie recently moved to Boulder to experience the culture and world-class climbing it has to offer. So far he is loving the decision, and is knocking off classic climbs every day. Besides crushing boulder problems, Ollie loves the atmosphere and hanging out with fellow climbers at the crags. If you don’t know who he is, you can tell you’re climbing with Ollie if his beta for any problem includes at least four heel hooks. Thanks Ollie!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 30th, 2017

Most days a week, you can find Pete and his bumper sticker-covered Subaru, dubbed “The Starship”, climbing somewhere on Flagstaff Mountain. “Bouldering is not only a great way to train; it can clear your mind and help you find balance,” he articulates. Pete plans to become a mountain guide, where he can utilize his climbing knowledge to help others summit peaks. He has his eyes set on many of the world’s highest mountains, and a determination that will surely land him on top.  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

November 16th, 2015

Meet Christine! Originally from Germany, she was driving through Boulder on a cross country trip with her husband. They spent the day bouldering in the Flatirons behind this beautiful city. In this picture she looks up as her husband ascends a tricky route on Mt. Sanitas. Only here for a few days, the couple enjoyed hiking and eating at restaurants here in Boulder! Nice to meet you guys, have a great time in America!  Read More

Welcome to Park Season

June 19th, 2015

Rocky Mountain National Park. It is a glorious place. Home to Longs Peak, the Diamond, Emerald Lake, Bierstadt Lake, Bear Lake, and much more. There are hikes with tear-inducing views, incredible climbing, and world-class fishing. At a time when the Front Range is too hot to climb and local rivers are too fast to fish, it is time to head to The Park. The Park is the ultimate outdoor oasis for both Colorado natives and Colorado newbies. With over 300 miles of hiking trails, The Park has something for everybody: from more difficult hikes like The Keyhole Route up Longs Peak to casual strolls to... Read More

An Ode to Vertical Adventure

June 12th, 2015

If you have lived in Boulder long enough, you have probably noticed climbers with their callused hands and their chalk-covered capris. You can witness climbers in their natural environment at any one of the six climbing gyms in Boulder, or meandering through the prepared foods section in WholeFoods for a post-workout meal. More commonly though, climbers embark on migrations to outdoor challenges, whether that means the thousand feet of climbing up the Flatirons, or the granite boulders in Rocky Mountain National Park, or the day-long climb up The Diamond on Longs Peak. However, long before protein... Read More

Dealing With Monsoon Season

June 5th, 2015

It’s raining. Pretty much always. We’ve all talked about it, as climbers, we’ve all cried about it. The good news is, as Boulderites, there are always indoor options to satisfy our outdoor obsessions. For a city of just under 100,000 people, there are six climbing gyms all within about a mile radius of each other. Here are the details: The Spot Bouldering Gym (www.thespotgym.com) If you’re into bouldering, this is the place to go. The gym features two freestanding boulders, a cave, walls ranging from slab to about a 45-degree overhang, as well as a training area. The Spot has a friendly... Read More

Climbing Spots Close to Home

May 29th, 2015

Living in Boulder has countless benefits. There is a coffee shop, trail run, or climbing gym on every corner, but most importantly, the Front Range is littered with boulders and sport crags. If you’ve only got an afternoon to spend climbing, there are a handful of spots within a fifteen-minute drive or short hike. The list here is certainly not exhaustive, but these three locations have some great rock and quality lines. Flagstaff Flagstaff is an epicenter for bouldering. Some love it, some hate it, but if you are looking for roadside boulders, this is the place to go. The rough granite at... Read More

Ten Reasons Why Boulder Rocks

March 12th, 2014

Happy cows may come from California, but happy people come from Boulder. And for good reason! Boulder has so much to offer, it’s no wonder that people here are considered to be among the happiest in the country. Narrowing this list down was the real challenge, but here are ten reasons why Boulder rocks: 1. Hiking, Biking, and Climbing Okay, maybe that’s three reasons, but the main theme here is mountains. Nestled right at the base of the Rockies, Boulder has over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, and countless opportunities for climbing and bouldering (imagine that). Even if you don’t... Read More