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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!

November 17th, 2016

Rose is a Boulder-based outdoor climbing enthusiast. Here, she enjoys climbing on the legendary arch outside during the super moonset in Morrison early Monday morning. A frigid river crossing and precarious scrambling leads us to watch the super moon set from a spectacular location on earth. Rose recently completed climbing all 3 flatirons this summer!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 27th, 2016

Marcus has the enthusiasm for life and rock climbing. “If you have a good group of friends,” he smiles, “then climbing is amazing!” While he just started rock climbing only a year ago, he has ascended some of the more challenging routes in the area.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 20th, 2016

“Put me on a mountain, and I can find my way around,” Dan Beerman begins, “but get me in a building, and I have no idea where I am.” Dan absolutely loves to climb. You’ll hear him shout positive phrases when you’re out on the rocks with him. He’ll show you the ropes and let you know what ‘knot’ to do. One of his dreams is to be able to take groups out climbing  in Colorado’s best climbing spots.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 22nd, 2016

“We must conquer the rock to show our mightiness.” comments Jonah on his experience rock climbing. This was Jonah’s first time climbing outdoors, catching a glimpse of what the rock’s in Boulder taste like. He has never done much climbing before, but due to the friendliness of the rock climbing community and the nature of climbing itself, he’s hooked. Even coming from a strong basketball background, he was still fascinated by Colorado’s  rock formations when he moved to Colorado.  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week!

November 21st, 2015

Summit of the Week! This week, Jordan, a fulltime student reaches the summit of an unnamed peak in the Flatirons. After spending the afternoon hiking trails near Green Mountain, he took the opportunity to scramble up a nearby peak. He skipped all the people by scrambling up the rock formation, and had this summit all to his self. Great seeing you Jordan!    Read More

Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week

November 15th, 2015

Meet Nick! He spent the day summiting Bear Peak, before heading back down for a microbrew in Boulder. This was his first time reaching the top of Bear, and his favorite portion of his hike was going off trail and scrambling up the rock face. He wants to climb all the Flatirons behind Boulder, and this was his firth one checked off the list! Good luck with your summits Nick!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

November 7th, 2015

Climb Time! Oh yes, what a lovely way to spend the day. These four climbers were found in the Flatirons ascending this pitch of 5.6 sport. All Colorado natives, these climbers drove into town to check out what sport routes Boulder had to offer. They enjoyed the day outside, and planned on heading back into town for dinner after a successful day of rock climbing. Thanks for chatting guys, see ya around!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

October 26th, 2015

Meet Chris! This avid climber from Fort Collins spent the day exploring the backcountry of Boulder. After growing up climbing around Fort Collins and the Poudre Canyon, he decided to take  some time and give the Flatirons a spin. What was his favorite part of climbing near Boulder? “The easy access to the rock.” Great to meet you Chris!  Read More

Athlete Spotlight

June 26th, 2015

Boulder is a city full of transplants. People from all over migrate to Boulder for the countless outdoor activities, the beautiful scenery, the culture focused on sustainability and healthy living, among other reasons. Today I sat down with Sarah Filler: a new Boulderite, an avid climber, and setter at the world-renowned climbing gym, The Spot, to talk about living and climbing in Boulder. Where were you living before Boulder? Originally from Buffalo, NY, and I spent a short time in Salt Lake City. What inspired the move?             I wanted to branch out and experience living in another... 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

The Mystery and Majesty of Boulder’s Saddle Rock Trail

July 2nd, 2014

Gregory Canyon’s trailhead has seen better days. Currently, it’s actually in the process of seeing better days, because construction vehicles are finally beginning to rebuild the road that was destroyed in last year’s floods. I hadn’t been in the Gregory Canyon area since before Boulder’s big flooding incident, so this road was quite a shock to me, but it was merely foreshadowing what was yet to come on the trail. The Saddle Rock trail looks quite a bit different since the floods. The flooding paved a huge riverbed through the forest area, leaving behind all of... Read More