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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.

Over the past year locals Dave Marcinowski, Jeff Haskell, Julie Peterson, Wylder and more, in addition to our BOD Members Josh Borof & Dave Foley, have helped out with replacements on the below routes. A big thanks to everyone to continuing to make our recreational opportunities in Telluride safe, and awesome.

Here is a list of the projects that have been completed on the Ophir Wall-

  • Gizmo, both anchors on pitches 1 & 2
  • Lead bolts replaced on Powder in the Sky (4 bolts)
  • Anchor bolts replaced on Northern Lights and chains on the 2nd pitch
  • Boner Crack, anchor replaced
  • Beautiful Dreamer, chains added to anchor
  • Ophir Broke, chains added to anchor
  • Javilin, anchor upgraded
  • Chewbacca, anchor upgraded
  • Adagio, anchor upgraded
  • Broken Drum, anchor replaced

Here is the completed project at Sesame Street-

  • Big Bird, re-bolt and anchor upgrades

Stop by Jagged Edge Mountain Gear and check out the Ophir Wall map to view all of our bolt and anchor replacement efforts over the past few years. If there are local routes that you think need bolt/anchor replacements, please let us know! Email telluridemountainclub@gmail.com with your improvement suggestions!

Ophir Wall

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Telluride Mountain Club advocates for safe, accessible, enjoyable and respectful opportunities for human-powered recreational activities in the Telluride region, through education, awareness and collaboration.

Telluride Mountain Club is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.