Sunday, November 8, 2009

North Table Mountain Cleanup

The Denver Climbers Coalition, Access Fund, and Fixed Pin Publishing will be hosting the 2nd Annual North Table Mountain Trail Day at the Golden Cliffs on Saturday Nov. 14th at 9am. We had a tremendous turn out last year and did a phenomenal job rerouting several social trails and making the TR access gully less of a shooting gallery. This year we will reduce a few more social trails and fix a few retaining walls. Come help out for a few hours and then spend the rest of the day climbing a couple of pitches with friends including the guidebook authors. Be sure to bring some water and your climbing gear, the rest of the tools will be provided at the event courtesy of the Access Fund. For more information, feel free to contact Jason Haas at

Monday, November 2, 2009

Access Fund Membership Challenge

Help yourself, the DCC, and the Access Fund through the AF's Fall '09 Membership Drive:

Fall ’09 Access Fund LCO Membership Drive

The LCO that brings in the most new members will win a $1,000 grant from the Access Fund at the start of 2010. And regardless of whether or not your LCO is the one who wins the jackpot grant money, we’ll send 20% of all membership dollars you generate in back to your LCO!

Special Member Rate: $25 -- check out this deal!

Valid Dates: November 1 – December 18

How to do it:
Go to and sign up for an Access Fund membership. Be sure to write "Denver Climbers Coalition" in the "LCO Name" field so that we get the credit!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Clear Creek Adopt A Highway

Please join us for our October Clear Creek Clean-up.

It will be October 17th starting at 9:00 am. We will meet at a pull-out on the left, not far past the first tunnel.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August Meeting of the DCC Planned

Our August board meeting will be held next Friday, August the 28th and the Denver Bouldering Club - at 7:00 p.m.

Our agenda currently includes:
1. Filing federal non-profit forms
2. Promotional Items
3. Climbing area updates and next steps
4. Website next steps
5. Planning for fall Clear Creek Canyon clean-up

If you have any other items you would like to be on the agenda, please let me know via email.

If you are involved in any of these projects or would like to be more involved, please come to the meeting - everyone is welcome to attend.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Celebrations! We received our Access Fund Grant!

The Access Fund just announced its next round of grant recipients. The DCC has received a start-up grant that we will use for start-up costs such as filing for our non-profit status.

Congrats to all other grant recipients as well!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Castlewood Canyon Competition and Clean-Up

From the Rock:

Join us this Saturday, July 18 for some great bouldering and a great cause.
The canyon needs your help this year. All the rain has washed out trails and left them in need of maintenance. So you don't have to compete to be part of the event.

The event is being organized by The Rock in Monument. The Access Fund and Mountain Chalet are helping sponsor the event so we will have giveaways and prizes for both competitors and cleaner-uppers.

Location: Castlewood Canyon State Park (See below for directions)Cost: $25 for competition, clean-up: free Schedule:9 AM Competition and Clean-up registration9:15 AM Clean-up starts 10 AM Competition starts2ish PM Competition ends Directions/parkingWe are meeting at the WEST entrance - NOT the main entrance.Take Exit 182, Wilcox St. Turn right on Wilcox St, turn left on 5th St, continue onto CO 86. Take a right on Castlewood Canyon Road. Go through the Ranger's Station and follow the road as it changes to dirt and goes past the small homestead house. Look for a large parking lot called the "Horse Trailer lot". The registration table will be there.

You DO NOT have to pay the car usage fee. Castlewood is waiving the fee in exchange for the clean-up services

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Colorado Mountainfest 2009

This weekend, the Colorado Mountain Club is having its annual Mountainfest. They have cools stuff planned, including a Bluegrass concert and a pancake breakfest, plus plenty of vendors. They've also been awesome enough to let us have a table, asking only that we help spread the word.
So if you don't have plans Saturday or Sunday, come check it out. Be sure to stop by our table and say hi!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Big thanks to the new kid in town

The Denver Bouldering Club had its open house Wednesday night and raised $750 dollars to the DCC.

If you didn't get by there for the open house, stop by for a Tuesday night bouldering session. You'll get a discounted rate and a great workout.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Clear Creek photos

Wow there are a lot of cigarette butts on the side of Hwy 6. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Clear Creek Clean-up

We will be having a clean up in Clear Creek Canyon on June 13th.

Check out our new website and download a flyer for the event!

Denver Mountain Parks Update!

We recently met with Denver Mountain Parks to begin dialouge with them about climbing in DMP properties. While we have lots of work to do before parks are open to us, they were really positive and look forward to working with responsible members of the climbing community!

Thanks to Denver Mountain Parks for giving us your time and being open to our concerns!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Clear Creek Canyon

It is official! The sign is up. We have adopted a 3 mile stretch heading into Clear Creek Canyon.
We are already planning a clean-up for June 13th that will include the roadside and some other areas.
Stay posted for more information on the clean-up in upcoming days!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

April Board Meeting

We will be holding the April Board meeting for the Denver Climbers Coalition on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00.

It will be at a future climbing gym being started by our own Thomas Betterton and some friends.

The address is: 2485 W 2nd Ave, #18, Denver, 80223. This is in a warehouse complex and there is plenty of parking at the location.

Please email me if you have items you would like to have placed on the agenda. I will send copies of the agenda out early next week.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sweet Rock! But Don't Touch!

If you've been following us, you know that we are working hard to open relations with Denver Mountain Parks concerning their "No Climb" policy.

We are collecting information about the places we need to be fighting for. If you have any information, let us know!

Or get on your hiking boots and scope out some parks. Email us for spots that still need to be checked out!

Monday, March 23, 2009

random presidential photo for your monday!

mr. betterton has been hard at work fostering relationships throughout the greater denver area with county and regional land managers and administrators. here, however, he only battles choss at castlewood canyon state park:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Denver Mountain Parks

During the last month, a few of us have been compiling information about the climbing potential in the various Denver Mountain Parks. We still have more to do! Let us know if you would like to help out. Also, we would love information on what you want to see open and any historical information about climbing in the various parks.

We are also going to begin talking directly with the parks and we are hopeful about some of the things we are hearing from them! Let us know your thoughts!

Officers and Board Election Results

President: Thomas Betterton
Vice-Pres: Jason Haas
Treasurer: Lyle Guthmiller
Secretary: Ang Anderson

Board: John Anderson, Jason Haas, Justin Jaeger, Russ Schleider, Ryan Tuleja

Friday, February 27, 2009

Annual Meeting

The Denver Climbers' Coalition will be holding its first annual election and annual membership meeting on Wednesday March 18th, 2009 at 7:00 PM at First Unitarian Society of Denver, 1400 Lafayette in Denver. At this meeting, we will be electing 5 board members plus offices of President, Vice-President, Secretery, and Treasurer. In addition, we will be setting priorities for action for the upcoming year and forming action committees for these priorities.

If you would like to run for office or nominate another member, you must submit your nomination via email to by Friday, March 13th 2009. The only requirement for running is that a candidate has filled out a membership form , is over the age of 18, and is on our membership roster.

All candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves at the meeting, and all voting will take place at the meeting. Members must be present to cast their vote.

We are also in the process of updating our membership list. Please report any changes to your contact information. If you no longer want to be a member, please let me know and I will remove your name. Otherwise, I will assume you still want to be on the list and no action is required.

Angela Anderson

For more information about membership, please email me at

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Our next meeting will be Monday Feb. 23rd at Thrillseekers gym. We will start business at 7:00. Some folks will be coming early to climb, so bring your harness and shoes and hop on the wall. (Cost for climbing is regular price.)

All climbers in the area are welcome to attend!