Shelf Road Adopt a Crag | Colorado

When: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 8:30am - 3:00pm
Where: Shelf Road, CO
Event Description:

Join Rocky Mountain Field Institute & Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance's for an Adopt a Crag at Shelf Road.

Register here.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Bank Campground This is an approximately 1.5-hour drive from Colorado Springs.

From Colorado Springs, take CO 115/Nevada Avenue south towards the town of Penrose. After passing through Penrose, turn right to merge onto US Highway 50 west towards Cañon City. In Cañon City, turn right onto Berry Parkway then immediately left onto Fremont Drive, and then right onto Dozier Ave. Continue on this road to the stop sign on Field Ave and turn right onto Field. Continue on Field for about 2 miles and then bear right onto CO Rd 9/Red Canyon Road. Stay on CO 9 until you reach Garden Park Road and turn left. After about 3 miles on Garden Park Rd, you will pass by the left turnoff to the Sand Gulch Campground and take the very next left turn onto Shelf Road towards the Bank. Here the road will become dirt and steeper but most vehicles should be able to reach the Bank Campground about 1.5 miles up. Cell reception can at times be spotty here. Please arrive on time so we do not miss you.

We will be working to improve access in the Bank and Gym area. This will involve about a 1 mile from the campground and trailhead to reach the worksite. Project tasks include moving rocks, step and wall construction, as well as other needed approach trail maintenance tasks. This will be strenuous and highly-rewarding work!

All volunteers should pack the following items for workdays -
Water bottle(s) or hydration system and plenty of water (2+ liters)
Burritos will be provided by PPCA for lunch (Please bring additional snacks if you want!)
Rain gear
Eye protection (Sunglasses will do if you do not have work eyewear)
Mask (Respirators, surgical facemasks, DIY face masks, cloth face masks, bandanas, or buffs)
Work gloves
Hand sanitizer
Backpack to carry all of your things
Wear sturdy & weather-appropriate clothes, long pants and work boots are required (NO open-toed shoes or shorts).
We will provide all the needed tools. Out of an abundance of caution and for the protection of our staff and volunteers we will not be providing work gloves or eye protection at this time.

18, or 16 w/ an adult volunteer

Check this link as the event gets closer for the latest forecast.

Please review our COVID-19 protocols and policies prior to our volunteer event!

We will work through light rain or other mild weather conditions. However, if we have to cancel for hazardous weather, or any other reason, we will contact you no later than 6:00 am on the morning of the workday. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can try to find a volunteer to replace you.

Office (Monday - Friday): Savannah Robar, Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, [email protected] or 719-471-7736 ext. 4#
Field Cell Phone (Saturday): 719-235-0963
If needed, contact the field cell phone on the day of the event. Please note that reception is not always reliable.