Hooray for Ouray

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It’s that time of year again when the climbing shoes and chalk bag find their place in the gear closet while the crampons and ice tools screech with the sound of a file sharpening their steel points. Yes, winter is finally here and in full glory with plenty of snow and cold temperatures, turning the most glorious of waterfalls into true sculptures … [Read more...]

Wham! Bam! Lessons in Colorado's High Country

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I heard Jackie yell “ROCK!” but it wasn’t the “Rock!” that you would normally hear while climbing. This was a voice of panic and fear,and yelled at the top of her lungs...repeatedly. I looked up and watched a 500 pound boulder heading straight for my head at extremely high speed. This wouldn’t be the worst part of my day. … [Read more...]

Slipping Away Into the San Juans

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The mighty San Juan mountain range sits in the southwest corner of Colorado. If you’re looking for entertainment of the outdoor variety, this is the place to go. … [Read more...]

Trail of the Summer

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Is a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon truly broken in without returning to the dirt, boulders and climbs from which it was sired? … [Read more...]

Climbing the Chimney in Colorado's San Juans

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In the northwest San Juan Mountains, near the little town of Ridgeway, Colorado, resides a lonely tower. Chimney Rock (also sometimes called Chimney Peak) sits among great peaks and formations such as Courthouse Mountain, Precipice Peak, and the spires of Cimarron Ridge. … [Read more...]