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April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm



Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance offers this 4-part series on climbing — how to enhance your climbing by adding outdoor climbing to your indoor climbing routine.
This is a 4-part series.  Of course, we encourage you to attend each one, but please feel free to attend one or more.  You will get something out of each one even if you’re not able to attend all of them.  Now only will you learn a lot, but you’ll also be able to ask all of your questions.  And meet other climbers in our community
What will be covered:
An overview of how to belay;
the mechanics of belay friction;
the different belay devices now on the market;
the safety basics of belaying;
how a belay device works;
the different styles of devices; and
how to pick the best one for each person and situation.

However much you know, there’s always something to learn!  So why not join us if it’s your introduction to climbing out doors or a great refresher to keep you up-to-date with the latest gear and safety guidelines.

Hope you’ll join us for a great opportunity to bring your love of climbing outdoors!

Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance

Our Mission

The Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance 501(c)3 is a rock climbing advocacy group. Our mission is to promote sustainable climbing, foster education, and protect the resources of the Pikes Peak region. We open dialogue and partner with land managers, other advocacy organizations, and the local community. We welcome your input! ​

Where We Work

The Pikes Peak region encompasses much of the Southern Front Range, from Canon City to Denver and as far West as South Park. In particular, the PPCA focuses its efforts on popular crags near Colorado Springs, including Shelf Road, Colorado Springs City Parks (Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Open Space, and Cheyenne Canyon), and Turkey Rocks and Devils Head in the South Platte.

For more information about the management of climbing areas in the Pikes Peak Region, take a look at these Climbing Management Plans (CMPs), developed in partnership with federal land managers.

– Jefferson County (JeffCo) Climbing Management Plan

Eastern CO (Shelf Road) Climbing Management Plan

South Platte Climbing Management Plan

Our Committees

Education Committee

Using social media, free clinics and educational events, the Education Committee works to provide information to our climbing community.  The committee focuses on three important areas: local crags, technical skills, and best practices and safety in climbing.

Stewardship Committee

Working closely with local land managers, the Stewardship Committee helps engage the local community in volunteer projects.  That includes construction of trails and belay platforms and crag clean-up events.

Shelf Road Committee

The Shelf Road Committee is working with land managers and other organizations to adopt this popular climbing area. Current projects include bathroom and parking expansion, fixed hardware management, and trail maintenance.

South Platte Committee

The South Platte Committee is focused on maintaining access, preserving the history, and promoting sustainable climbing practices in the South Platte. These area include your favorites: Turkey Rocks, Thunder Ridge, Elevenmile Canyon, and Devil’s Head.

Fixed Hardware Committee

The Fixed Hardware Committee is responsible for the inventory and maintenance of the bolts and anchor gear in our City parks.  In addition, it contributes to the management of hardware in other areas of the region as well.



April 24, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Mountain Chalet
15 N Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 United States
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