Learn how to replace bolts!

Have you ever been curious about how to replace bolts and anchors?

This is a two-hour hands-on clinic for learning bolt replacement techniques and tools

The BCC is here to help people to learn the best techniques for clean removal and replacement of climbing bolts. Tools, bolts will be supplied, there will be opportunities for participants to place and extract bolts.

Bring fingerless gloves, sturdy shoes and protection from the sun.

Sign up here

Help mold the direction of the BCC - Attend Our Forum at Neptune's on 7/29

Want to hear more about the BCC and weigh in on our priorities for the future? We will be hosting an open forum style meeting; we would love for you to come and hear what we are up to, and discuss our shared future for climbing along the Front Range. July 29th 5-7 at Neptune's.

Curious about what the BCC has been up to so far this year? We’ve had lots of exciting things happening such as our Front Range Climber Survey, Rebolting demos, trail work in clear creek, wag bag restocking, and raptor monitoring! We have updates and news regarding all our programs that all climbers should be aware of. Join us at Neptune’s on July 29th to hear more about the future of the BCC and our crags.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Movement Birthday Party on 7/20

We’ll be out at Movement Climbing & Fitness on 7/20. Join in on the fun!

RSVP Here

It's been ten years. How crazy is that! July 20 marks the 10th birthday of Movement Boulder. We're throwing a huge party to thank you for being on this journey with us. No matter how well-designed a climbing + fitness facility is, we're only as great as the people who train and work here—our chosen family. To show our appreciation for your commitment over the years, we are having an extra fabulous day of fun, friends, food—and of course, climbing! Complimentary day passes will be offered until 5:00 pm, then we will rock it in the parking lot. We hope to see all of our friends —old and new—at the festivities. Let's par-tay!

Look forward to:
• Big Wheel Racing + Lawn Games
• Beer + Food Trucks
• Community Partners, Demos, + Services
• Limited Edition MC+F Swag + Raffle Prizes
• Complimentary Climbing, Classes, and Childcare
• Evening Childcare During Party
• Live Music
• Zero-waste Event

And don't forget:
Make your song requests for the band at the front desk
Tag your photos and memories from the past decade to #movementboulder10 on social media for a chance to be included in our gallery + win prizes

Date:
Saturday, 7/20
8:00 am – 5:00 pm: Complimentary Climbing
5:00 pm—8:00 pm: Party in the Parking Lot

Earth Treks Rendezvous on 7/19

The BCC will be down at Earth Treks on 7/19 for their monthly rendezvous. RSVP here

Join us for a night of education and fun!

Ever wanted to have a "fire-side" chat in the gym? Well, we did and it's comin' at ya! At 8pm during the Rendezvous, Climbers for Bat Conservation, based out of Colorado State University, will be chatting around a "fire" in the yoga room to discuss the leave no trace principals as well as how we can affect the lives of bats and other wildlife! There will also be a bat info scavenger hunt!

Get involved and ask the Boulder Climbing Community how you can get involved with their current volunteer opportunities.

We can't wait to chat, climb, snack and learn with you!

**Let's do our part to reduce waste; please bring your own plate/container/utensil for the free snacks that we will provide!
NO PAPER PLATES OR PLASTIC FORKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

**Discounted day passes available during event.

Movement Happy hour on Friday!

Join us at Movement Climbing & Fitness for their monthly happy hour event.

Happy Hour returns for summer! We’re throwing a party in the parking lot! Bring one friend for free! Plus, we’ll be offering discounted day passes. So, get some climbing in first, then have a drink, play lawn games, and check out product demos. Come socialize with the climbing community.

RSVP on Facebook here

Included with the event:
• Free Beer
• Lawn Games
• Vendors
• Music

Want to learn how to get involved with the BCC?

We’re hosting an informational session on Thursday, 7/11 for all interested volunteers that want to learn more about how to get involved.

We’re recruiting people who want to help us run and plan events as well as become an important part of our marketing team. Join us for climbing at the Spot Boulder and have a beer on us while we show you some of the unique opportunities within the BCC.

You’ll receive a night of free climbing at the Spot and a beer! RSVP on Facebook here.

Big thanks to the Spot for hosting!

Protect Your Freedom to Climb!

We the people of the Boulder Climbing Community are protecting our freedom to climb and we need your help. Donate today and your donation will go to keeping climbing free by: advocating for area climbers, replacing bolts, stocking wag bags, and restoring our trails and climbing areas. 

What protects your freedom to climb? 

Taking care of your crags is the best way to ensure your freedom to climb and the BCC makes it happen. Donate today to keep freedom ringing in the Front Range climbing areas.


$ 10 dollars = two bolts to be replaced

$25 = fistful of wag bags or materials 

$50 = eagle monitoring supplies

$100 = your freedom to climb

$500= sponsoring a port-a-potty for the season

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM TO CLIMB



Yes, BoCan is still under construction (and we have updates)

Boulder Canyon closures due to road cosntruction are constantly in flux. The best bet is to stay informed by consulting CDOT's website. Currently the big pullout for Boulderado/Animal World/Avalon is coned-off for construction: this means it. The Bowling Alley is also in the construction zone. While these are known areas to avoid, anticipate any area to be under construction and have a back-up crag in mind. While we are talking about the canyon, if you love climbing in Boulder Canyon as much as we do you will want to keep access open, the best way to do this is to stay on trail or at the crag. The canyon is a mishmash of private, Forest Service, County, and City lands. The BCC has a map giving a rough idea of where is what, but please stick to the trails and the known areas.

https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-119-boulder-roadway-improvements

2019 Climber Survey Results Are In

You probably heard about our 2019 climber survey. You probably filled it out. We launched this survey as a way to get feedback from our climbing community and help steer the ship, so to speak, of the BCC.

We conducted the survey to better understand our community and brought in a professional survey-writer from the University of Utah. In short, we worked really hard on this and we’re excited to share the results with you.

Please click here to view the entire PDF with all the survey results. If you have additional feedback or comments, please email outreach@boulderclimbers.org.

Access Fund Bluegrass Bash Coming Up Next Week

Join us as we team up with the Access Fund for a fun night of bluegrass, giveaways, and games.

RSVP To the Facebook Invite HERE

Is there a better way to celebrate climbing and conservation? We don't think so. Presented by Topo Designs, dance the night away with us and WhiteWater Ramble June 1st in Denver!

100% of ticket proceeds, prize draws, and event memberships benefit the conservation and preservation of the wild places you love to explore.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
--100% of your ticket purchase will help protect America's climbing and the climbing environment.

--Tickets are on a sliding scale...you give what you can to join the fun! Ticket options include = $15, $30, $50, and $100.

--Enjoy games and killer giveaways.

--Described as "High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass", this year's band, WhiteWater Ramble, uses a simple recipe to craft it's sound: start with bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and finish with a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from disco house grooves to roots to Americana.

--Invite your friends, neighbors, and climbing partners. Let's shake it down in Denver!

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
The future of climbing is now. From the gripping footage of Alex Honnold soloing El Capitan, to the incredible growth in climbing gyms around the country, to the 2020 Olympics, the American public is fascinated with climbing more than ever before. We have a rare opportunity to create the future that we want to see.

At Access Fund, we are thinking about the future, and we need your help to shape it. The growing numbers of climbers are putting incredible pressure on our crags and our alpine environments. Yet, more people than ever before support the protection of our public lands. Access Fund's work to protect America's climbing must evolve to meet these challenges. By attending this event, you are helping us take the right step forward.

Membership Month Kick Off at Upslope, Weds 5/1!

May is Membership Month, and we’re kicking it off with a night of brews at Upslope Brewing (Lee Hill Location). In celebration of Pints for a Purpose, $1 of every beer bought goes back to the BCC. But wait… there’s more! We’ll be rocking an awesome silent auction AND, all new members signed up get put in our random drawing for a brand spankin’ new Petzl 70m rope!

Come on out tomorrow, beers will be flowing 2 PM - 10 PM and the silent auction will be from 6 to 8 PM.

Major Closures in Boulder Canyon Coming Up - Plan Accordingly!

Extensive road work is taking place in Boulder Canyon now through 2020; there will be one lane in places; parking in many pullouts, including the dome area at the mouth of the canyon, will be limited; this will include at times 2 hour closures for blasting. CDOT will update their website and phone with more detailed information each week. 720-465-6898. The website/hotline will refer to Mile markers; here is the rough equivalents by crag Climbers will do best during this time to meet before entering the canyon if possible, be prepared to change plans if construction makes it necessary, and avoid making the situation worse with rogue parking.

Here's the list:

Dome Rock/Elephant Buttresses mm 40

Eagle Rock mm 34.6

Cobb Rock mm 34.2

Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress mm 34.1

Happy Hour/Security Risk mm 34.0

Bihedral/Riviera mm 33.7

Boulder Falls/Boulder Slips/Plotinus/Tonnere Tower mm 33.2

Bell Buttress/Practice Rock mm 32.7

Boulderado/Animal World/Avalon/Solaris/Black Widow/Vampire/Sleeping Beauty/Watermark mm 32.2

Nip and Tuck mm 30.3

Castle Rock mm 28.8

Sport Crag mm 28.3

Check out more info on the CDOT page here.

From the Aerie - Our First Raptor Blog!

From the Aerie

By Dara Miles

BCC Raptor Program Director

Welcome to the BCC’s….bird blog? Yep, from time to time we will be writing about the birds who temporarily take over your crags (and the people who watch them). 

The Golden Eagles are back at Eagle Rock in Boulder Canyon, and they’re tending to an egg or two, so the crag and its approach trails are closed to climbing until July. Eagle Rock has been the preferred nest site for this nesting pair for several years running, and they have successfully fledged several eaglets from this nest.

Although it’s a big nest—about 10 feet wide--we use a spotting scope and a fixed camera with a telephoto lens to see what’s happening up there. Our biologist, Rob Roy Ramey, confirmed incubation in early March, and that allowed rangers to re-open Blob, East Blob, Bitty Buttress and Security Risk Crags to climbing on March 19.

The male and female eagles share the incubation duties. The female does most of the nest-sitting, keeping the eggs warm while the male hunts and brings food. But the female will occasionally hunt for herself, leaving the male in charge of the nest.

Golden Eagle incubation takes 40-45 days, so we’ll start looking for a chick (or chicks) around mid-April. That’s when the observation gets really interesting, and the photos, if we’re lucky enough to get them--are much cuter. Stay tuned for fluffy white things!


Celebrate Spring with the BCC Tonight at A-Lodge!

In honor of longer days and more sunlight (yay, post-work climbing!) the A-Lodge and Boulder Climbing Community are inviting you to join us for beer, music, food, and climbing revelry on Wednesday, 3/20!

This the first official A-Lodge music night of the season and we'll be hanging out and listening to live music and sipping on some Avery brews and eating the best tacos in the world from McDevitt tacos.

If tacos and good times aren't enough for you, we're giving away some great stuff from our partners at Friction Labs, Fjallraven, Petzl and Butora. You don't wanna miss it.

We'll be cracking beers and starting the music at 6:30, so meet us on out there!

RSVP on our Facebook invite here

Climb Responsibly During Raptor Season - Webinar on 3/12

You guys know that raptors are near and dear to our heart here at the BCC. We want to help educate all climbers on where and when it’s okay to climb during the raptor nesting season. Our friends at the Access Fund are hosting a webinar on 3/12, tune in to find out more info.

Access Fund's Policy Analyst, Katie Goodwin, and Natural Resources Senior Specialist/Wildlife Ecologist, Chelsea Bebe, will present on why seasonal raptor closures are important and the ways that the climbing community can partner with land managers to maintain long-term access to climbing areas.

Register for the webinar here

As always, you can keep up with the latest closure updates on our closures page here.

The BCC is Hiring!

Do you have a passion for climbing and are looking for a rewarding job within the climbing industry? Do you know someone who is? BCC is looking to hire crew members for the 2019 Front Range Climbing Stewards field season. Entry level and experienced trail builders are encouraged to apply for level I and level II positions. Check out job derscriptions and application information below.

Level 1 trail crew member job description

Level 2 trail crew member job description

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