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State Games – Climbing

If your looking for something cool to do this weekend, check out the climbing segment of the State Games on Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1 at City Rock. The bouldering area at City Rock is being completely stripped…

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Cobblestone Heaven

I had no idea what to expect when we headed to Maple Canyon, Utah. A fellow climber told me that this place was amazing this time of year and I could easily spend 2 weeks rock climbing there and not…

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UpaDowna Tour of the West

The time has finally come to pack up the car and head out on the road for the summer. My girlfriend Jess, good buddy Curtis, and myself packed up his Subaru Outback and took off on Friday. We plan on…

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Devil’s Head

About a week ago I headed over to The Snake Pit to do some bouldering. I started talking to this dude Jeff and he was telling me about this place called Devil's Head. The area has a bunch of cool…

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Osprey Aether 85

Capacity: 5,000 to 5,400 cu/in Weight: 4lbs 12oz to 5 lbs 3oz Price: $289 The Osprey Aether 85 is pretty much the bee's knees if you're looking for 2-3 day backpacking trip, heading out for a day at the local…

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Lost Canyon

Last Friday a large part of the UpaDowna crew took off for the weekend and headed out towards Gunnison for some much needed camping. I took off around 3 on Friday and headed down Hwy 115 towards Canyon City and…

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Shelf Road

Shelf Road is amazing.  It was built in 1892 and was originally used to help transport gold and other much needed supplies  to and from Canon City and Cripple Creek during the Colorado Gold Rush.  Now it is known for…

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The Evolv Defy

· PROFILE: Semi-symmetrical down cambered (CS1 last) · SOLE: 4.2 mm TRAX® XT-5 high friction rubber · RAND: 2.2mm TRAX® duro-rand · UPPER: Perforated elastic Synthratek synthetic upper · LINING: Cotonfiber lining in heel cup/toe box · MIDSOLE: MPX-1 1.3mm…

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Osprey Hydraulics Raptor 18

Capacity: 1100 cubic inches/18 liters Weight: 2lbs 1oz Average Purchase Price: $120 The Osprey Raptor 18 Pack (Spring 2010) has been my toy for the past month or so and I have been anything but kind to the poor pack.  Knowing…

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