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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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Ice Climbers Die In Yellowstone

  It was confirmed Monday, May 24th that two Montana men died while trying to ice climb the the frozen falls known as the Silver Cord Cascade, in Yellowstone National Park. This area is located underneath the rim of the…

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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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Gunnison Glory

Here we are on the brink of another Colorado summer which entails plenty of glorious sunny days, insane afternoon thunderstorms and of course an eclectic selection of mountain sporting competitions!!  We have the Leadville 100, Pikes Peak ascent and marathon,…

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Black Diamond Quicksilver Quickpack

I added these quickdraws to my climbing arsenal a while back, and have never been disappointed with them.  They have one straight gate and one gate that is bent which makes it easier to clip the rope into.  Each quickdraw…

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A Climb For Brian

The Colorado Sports Climbing Center held a bouldering competition Saturday April 3rd, but this comp was anything but run of the mill. Instead of competing for recognition or a prize, there were competitors at every age level competing at recreational,…

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La Sportiva Cliffs

  When I think about my La Sportiva Cliffs I get the feeling that some people get when they think about their first car or maybe the first beer of the night. I get warm and fuzzy with all the…

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City Rock

CITY ROCK, Colorado Springs, CO Just in case you haven’t heard, there is great news for the rock climbing community in Colorado Springs.  City Rock Climbing and Adventure Center had its grand opening on March 13th and 14th.  They have been open…

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