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Bennet, Gardner, Tipton Introduce Bill to Name Peaks in Honor of Colorado Climbers

Colorado’s congressional delegation has introduced a bill to honor Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff by naming two peaks in the San Juan Mountains after them. Thanks to all of you who supported this effort and made it happen. A special thanks to Steve Johnson in Telluride who spent many long hours advocating for this legislation, it would not have happened without him.

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2016-2017 Adult Climbing Gym Is Open

The Telluride Indoor Climbing Gym is now open for the winter climbing season. The gym will be open from 6 PM to 9 PM on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. The climbing gym will be open from November 27, 2016 through April 2, 2017.

The climbing gym, located at the new Telluride Intermediate School (717 West Colorado Avenue) includes roped climbs and rated bouldering problems. Difficulty of bouldering problems is beginner to advanced, and routes are changed throughout the season by experienced route setters. Please use the entrance two doors to the right of the Palm Theater doors to access the climbing gym this winter. Continue reading

Anchor & Bolt Replacement Update

In the fall of 2015, Telluride Mountain Club received grant funding from the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club to replace anchors on our local climbing crags to create a safer climbing environment. We would like to extend a big thank you to both organizations for allowing us to replace old, faulty anchors and bolts on our climbing routes. Continue reading

July Ilium Boulders Trail Work Day

When: Saturday, July 16
Where: Illium Boulders – North Trail

What: Trail Work & Bouldering BBQ

Join the Telluride Mountain Club, the USFS and the Access Fund on Saturday, July 16th for trail work on the north trail leading to the Ilium Boulders! Keeping climbing areas open and conserving the environment is important. So, we plan to make improvements to the north trail which will make it more sustainable into the future.

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Climbing Gym Skill Building Course – Climbing Knots & Belay Escape

Join the Telluride Mountain Club for an evening of climbing knots and belay escape instruction at the indoor climbing gym.

Jayci Ferrimani, guide with Mountain Trip, will be leading a skill building course at the indoor climbing gym on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This skill building course will be a refresher on important climbing knots and a belay escape overview. We suggest you bring your own harness, belay devise, cordelette and locking carabineers. Some ropes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own to practice without interruption!

Climbing Knots & Belay Escape Instruction
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Telluride Indoor Climbing Gym

Purchases passes for the indoor climbing gym here.

The Public Lands Heist

Why does the public land heist matter?

Across the country, a battle is looming over the sale of a huge swath of America’s public lands—putting millions of acres (and the climbing opportunities they offer) under siege. In Colorado, transfer legislation threatens 83 river runs, 1784 climbing areas, and 4425 miles of mountain biking trails.

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Trail Work Day at the Illium Boulders

Adopt-a-Crag Trail Work & BBQ

UPDATED 9/14/15

The Telluride Mountain Club would like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to all that came out to help improve the trails to the Ilium Boulders. We did trail work on the south trail to improve use and create sustainability during spring runoff, etc. We would recommend using this south trail for all of your bouldering need in Ilium until we can create improvements on the north trail.

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When: Saturday, September 12
Where: Illium Boulders (Park at Mary E at the Illium Campground)

What: Trail Work & Bouldering BBQ

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Join the Telluride Mountain Club, the USFS and the Access Fund on Saturday, September 12th for some much needed work on the trails leading to the Illium Boulders! Keeping climbing areas open and conserving the environment is important. So, we plan to create a new main trail that will be more sustainable that will fork to the bouldering area and restore the two that are currently in place. 

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Telluride Climbing Gym Skill Building Courses

The Telluride Mountain Club presents three nights of skill building courses at the Telluride Climbing Gym

The Telluride Mountain Club will be hosting three nights of skill building courses at the Indoor Climbing Gym in the next few weeks.

Thursday, February 26: Maximizing Your Training at the Climbing Gym
Thursday, March 5: Preventing Climbing Injuries
Tuesday, March 10: Belay Escape

The climbing gym is located inside the Telluride High School, the door to access the gym is to the left of the Palm Theatre entrance. The skill building courses are free and open to the public. The cost to climb at the gym following the course is $5.

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