Climbing Mecca of Colorado

bouldering on rabbit ears pass

Steamboat Springs Climbing: What’s to Know – As you may know, Steamboat is not the climbing mecca of Colorado. We have no major crag full of 3 and 4 star routes. There are no towering climbs with easy approaches, and many routes and areas go untouched for weeks to years at a time. What we […]

Seasonal Exodus: Climbing Red Rock Country

climbing in indian creek

Climbing Red Rock Country – The seasonal exodus from the Yampa Valley generally begins right as the ski lifts stop running. Although I was not able to escape the walls of our snow-globe till the beginning of May, it seems I subconsciously planned my climbing holiday quite appropriately. The day after I dipped out of […]

Ski Haus Attic: Where Winter Lives All Summer

Ski Haus Attic ski deals

Ski and Snowboard Closeouts. Demos & Deals – The Ski Haus Attic is open.  It’s that time of year when the days are getting longer, weather is getting warmer, so it must be time to start thinking about your winter gear needs. The Ski Haus Attic is open everyday from 10 am to 6 pm. […]

Renewal in Eldorado Canyon

climbing in Eldorado Canyon Colorado

Spring Climbing In Eldorado Canyon – Months ago, good friends of mine received wonderful news, they are going to have a baby! It will be their first child, and they are beyond stoked for the arrival of their little bundle of awesome. But with a new life comes new responsibilities, often times these emerging responsibilities […]

Hunger for Adventure

Mountain biking to go rock climbing

Mountain biking to rock climbing – As the lifts stopped rolling this week, most from Steamboat found themselves in search of warmer climates. Most have been heading to Moab and Fruita; in other words, Steamboat III. Although these sorts of ventures sure tickle my fancy, I must stick around the valley for a few more […]

Wonderful Weekends

biking and skiing

Weekends Aren’t Days Off – Many people ask me what I do with my weekends. This past week was no exception so let me give you a little glimpse into the life of this dirtbag ski bum. Unlike most, I begin my weekend on Monday afternoons around 1 pm. This is right about the time […]

Ice Climb!

Ouray ice

Learning to ice climb – Three winters ago, I first learned how to ice climb. I was fortunate enough to have a mentor that was as excited to teach the art of ascending frozen water, as I was about learning. Randy and myself would routinely meet at the Fish Creek parking, every Sunday, 7am to […]

Whether the weather

iced goggles

Weather or not – While settling into winter in the Yampa Valley, I notice myself becoming more incessantly enticed with meteorology and weather patterns. Not only dose it dictate my day to day affairs, it determines what I will be able to do in weeks to come. Warming trends make ice climbing marginal to non-existent […]

Creeksgiving

rock climbing Indian Creek

“STEAK AND EGGS!” – The ever fabled “Creeksgiving” is an event known in the climbing community as a Thanksgiving celebration held annually among the infamous Wingate Sandstone splitters of Indian Creek. The tradition has been going on for many years, drawing in dirtbags from all over the country to areas like the Superbowl, The Creek […]

Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Boots

ince climbing steamboat springs colorado

Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Boots – Are you getting amped up for winter and excited for alpine peaks and water ice climbs? Need something to keep your feet warm without sacrificing performance and adding on a bunch of unnecessary weight? Look no further then the Mont Blanc GTX from Scarpa. This technical mountaineering boot is […]