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Posts Tagged With ‘ rock climbing ’

 

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

Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

February 21st, 2018

Boulder is famous for the majestic sandstone flatirons jutting from the mountainside above the town. Most people probably know that you can hike these soaring monoliths. The first and second flatiron trail is one of the most popular in Boulder County, climbing 2.7 miles through rocky debris and pine forests to sit among the boulders for which the city is named. Our Ratings: Crowd: 2/5. This is a very busy trail. On fair days and weekends you’ll be following a steady stream of other hikers up and down the mountain. Even at sunrise and during the winter the trail is well populated. If you’re... Read More

Avid4 Adventure: Building a Lifelong Love of Outdoor Adventure in Boulder’s Kids

July 12th, 2017

Even in an active community like Boulder, children aren’t immune to the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the tech revolution. Luckily, Boulder is rife with summer and school programs to compete with Angry Birds and PAW Patrol. Perhaps the most active and socially conscious program is Advid4 Adventure. This premier summer camp is on a mission to give kids the confidence and skills to participate in (and love) outdoor activities. Avid4 Adventure’s founder, David Secunda, notes the positive environmental and health impacts of connecting children with nature on the company website. “Avid4... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kelle & David

June 13th, 2017

  Meet Kelle and David! Two Massachusetts natives that fell in love with the mountains and never left! David attended CU Boulder as an undergrad and has been here ever since; he enjoys all of the outdoor activities Boulder brings to the table, especially hiking and climbing the amphitheater! Kelle is a journalist for a Canadian magazine and has been living in Boulder for three and a half years after relocating from the Bay Area. Not only were these two friendly enough to let me take their picture, they also lent us a trial map!  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

Freedom in One Direction

August 2nd, 2016

I fell into climbing almost serendipitously – the last time that I returned to Hawaii, a friend of mine with whom I was reconnecting after many years had, since my previous move, become completely enamored with the sport of bouldering. I was perplexed, totally, finding myself in the camp of outsiders who, without insight, might only be able to view rock climbing in any form as simply a recreational amusement for thrill seekers, strength jockeys, extremists. Presumptive as that may be, he never did and still doesn’t fit this profile, and so with my curiosity piqued I accepted his invitation... Read More

Visit Rock and Resole For Your Climbing Shoe Needs!

April 11th, 2016

The sun is shining, snow has melted and temperatures are reaching into the 70’s. This means spring and summer are upon us, which in turn means the season for rock climbing is back in full swing! Whether you want to try rock climbing for the first time, or you’re a veteran climber, Rock and Resole is the place for you to visit. They can supply you with your first pair of climbing shoes, or they can fix a pair of climbing shoes you already own. Colby Rickard and Sally Gilman are the owners of Rock and Resole. Rickard worked for the previous owners, who opened shop in 1989. He bought the business... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 2nd, 2015

  Meet Tyler! Tyler pretty much embodies the spirit of Boulder. He traded in a life at the beaches of California for one spent in the mountains of Colorado. He loves to raft, hike, backpack, and most of all rockclimb. Tyler is in very good shape, and is very light, so he is able to pull off crazy moves climbing, and makes them look easy!  Read More