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Sun’s out; guns out. And there’s hardly a better gun-shaping sport than rock climbing. But in order to reap the benefits of this very Colorado sport, you have to actually be able to get on your route. Fortunately, as we head into prime sending season, the Boulder-born climbing website Mountain...
April 29 2015, 11:00 AM
50 Urban Adventures You Must Try | You don't have to drive far into the mountains for outdoor thrills. Try these 50 bona fide (and really fun!) escapades without leaving the Front Range.
Colorado Broke My _____! | As part of our feature on pain, two Denver sports med docs break down the most...
April 15 2015, 9:30 AM
Jes Meiris, minutes before ascending the first pitch of the Nose during her attempt to climb the route last summer. Photo by April Mayhew.
Imagine scaling a sheer, dead-vertical granite wall, roughly twice the height of the Empire State Building. Now imagine doing it all alone, through the black of night, with only spiders and occasional text messages from worried loved ones to keep you company. Jessica Meiris doesn’t need to imagine...
April 2 2015, 9:30 AM
—Photography courtesy of April Mayhew
As the first rays of sunlight struck the Yosemite Valley on June 8, 2014, Jes Meiris reached for the granite wall above her. Suddenly, a piece of gear pulled out of the wall, and Meiris slipped and began to plummet down the rock face. She let out a scream that echoed into the early morning and...
Why we love it: A short and easy stroll with incredible views of Eldorado Canyon and the tiny rock climbers dangling from its sheer walls.
When to go: Any time of year—just mind the ice in the winter.
A smooth, wide path with up-close-and-personal views of some of the most spectacular...
December 9 2014, 5:40 PM
Mappable Feast | Three Coloradans give “grub to go” a whole new meaning with an urban foraging app that tracks hot spots for edible bounty on public property.
The Cradle of Wilderness | On the 50th anniversary of the national Wilderness Act, its unsung birthplace endures in western Colorado’s...
October 13 2014, 12:34 PM
Day Trip: Georgetown
Drive Time: One hour…or four, depending on traffic
Who It’s For: Scenic drivers, history buffs, boulderers, and anyone stuck on I-70 (pretty much everyone at some point)
This former silver mining town doesn’t look like much from I-70, but that’s because you can’t ...
May 28 2014, 8:30 AM
Getting a 'new' sported admitted to the Olympic Games lineup is, perhaps, even less likely than making an Olympic team. (Just ask the athletes who worked to get freeskiing added this year.) The process takes determination and persistence—traits ice climbers rely on each time they slam axe to ice....
December 30 2013, 1:30 PM