Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Climbs in Salida, CO. They exist!
View Latest Posts in This Forum or All Forums
Page 1 of 1.  
Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
 
Oct 23, 2013
At the top of Cokes and Crowbars 5.10b
"We are a biking and kayaking town. The nearest climbing is in Buena Vista," said the girl at Salida Mountain Sports.

Lies!

After searching the hills across the river from Salida, I found several good boulders and six sets of anchors with chains for trad or TR routes on nice granite. No, I'm not talking about the climbing wall at Riverside Park.

Is anyone else aware of climbing spots across the river from Salida? Does anyone wish that Salida's climbability remain a secret?
Sam Liebl
From Salida, CO
Joined Oct 10, 2013
6 points
Oct 23, 2013
My buddy Andy and I making the best of the day aft...
A few years ago I stumbled across someone's sport project in a cave on the right side of the road going up Engineer Pass. Looked hard! Jeremy Bauman
From Lakewood, CO
Joined Feb 11, 2009
735 points
Oct 24, 2013
Bouldering abounds in the valley! Why do you think Benningfeild lives there? Stop by Café Dawn in Salida and ask him! mike freischlag
Joined Mar 11, 2013
0 points
Oct 24, 2013
Sam, where is this granite wall with anchors? Colorado Climber
Joined Jun 8, 2012
5 points
Oct 24, 2013
Alpine toothpick.
Just figured it was only a matter of time until someone started blabbing about it.
Next up guide book.
England
From ?
Joined Aug 26, 2008
281 points
Oct 24, 2013
PM me if you like, but I really want to know. I live in BV and work in Salida. I've been on the look out for some quality rock in Salida. Any info would be appreciated. Colorado Climber
Joined Jun 8, 2012
5 points
Oct 24, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Pfffft, your routes are hardly worth the drive from the Springs. ;-)

Trying to throw some water on the word of mouth there. Yeah, you people in Salida should get a little guide book together for locals only. Put it at a bar and require some sort of secret handshake to look at it.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,527 points
Oct 24, 2013
A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA...
GPS coordinates please....

Me and 60 of my closest buds want to come down & check it out.
Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Joined Jun 24, 2006
985 points
Oct 24, 2013
Stich wrote:
Put it at a bar and require some sort of secret handshake to look at it.

Handshake? Try whiskey shots and booty beers (maybe shoe beers in this case).
Drew Gibson
From Frisco, CO
Joined Oct 8, 2006
18 points
Oct 24, 2013
Fireside shenanigans in the Creek
The landing zones cactus population is only surpassed by the number of rattlesnakes. With rock so chossy you will end up laying on your back amid the above mentioned delights, it is recommended to search elsewhere for your climbing pleasure. Ed L
From Slowida
Joined Nov 29, 2008
69 points
Oct 25, 2013
No Name Crack, 5.10, Supercrack Buttress, Indian C...
Ok I'll bite. Moved here three months ago. Hook a brother up! John Ryan
From Poncha Springs, CO
Joined Aug 31, 2012
170 points


Follow replies to this topic? Notify me at the top of web site.
1

Email me.
Page 1 of 1.  
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!