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By Sam Liebl
From Salida, CO
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?

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By Jeremy Bauman
From Lakewood, CO
Oct 23, 2013
Climbing the headwall of Second Comming
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!

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By mike freischlag
Oct 24, 2013
Bouldering abounds in the valley! Why do you think Benningfeild lives there? Stop by Café Dawn in Salida and ask him!

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By Colorado Climber
Oct 24, 2013
Sam, where is this granite wall with anchors?

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By England
From ?
Oct 24, 2013
Alpine toothpick.
Just figured it was only a matter of time until someone started blabbing about it.
Next up guide book.

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By Colorado Climber
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.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
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.

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By Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
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.

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By Drew Gibson
From Frisco, CO
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).

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By Ed L
From Slowida
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.

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By John Ryan
From Poncha Springs, CO
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!

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