Partnership Provides Climbing Access, CO

Date: 8/16/2006

Eldorado Canyon State Park and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks are partnering to provide climbing access to Cadillac Crag and Peanuts Wall, as well as reduce environmental impacts on their lands.

The popular rock climbing cliffs are adjacent to Eldorado Canyon State Park and are owned by the City of Boulder. Many climbers challenge their skills on these golden lichen-covered walls every year, resulting in numerous, braided, social trails leading up to the cliffs. Eldorado Canyon State Park leased these two climbing areas from the City of Boulder and the two agencies will work together to plan, raise money, provide volunteer opportunities, and construct sustainable access to these climbs.

Climbing groups Action Committee for Eldorado and Flatiron Climbing Council were instrumental in working out the agreement and will help with constructing the access trails. The installation of fixed climbing hardware on these cliffs will be managed under Eldorado Canyon State Parks fixed hardware review process. Under the lease, Eldorado Canyon will enforce all state laws, including the regulation that dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. For more information on this partnership, contact Eldorado Canyon State Park at (303) 494-3943 or the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks at (303) 441-3440.