The Front Range Climbing Stewards have been an invaluable partner in updating climbing accesses and belay areas in Jeffco Open Space. Here’s a little bit about the group:
Who we are: We’re climbers. All of us have logged a lot of hours as volunteer and professional trail builders.
What we do: Climbing access trails, like climbers, can be a little different. Due to the terrain next to crags, we focus on stone structures. We build a lot of stone stairs, retaining structures, crib walls, and staging areas for climbs.
How we work: We’re adept at selecting and shaping stone. Once we’ve found material to work with, we’ve got some tricks to move it exactly where we want it. We frequently use a skyline to move heavy rocks – besides being ridiculously fun, it lets us work with a smaller crew and do minimal damage to the surrounding slopes.
Philosophy: At its heart FRCS is a conservation program – a community of climbers working to mitigate the impacts of our pursuits on the environment. By coming together to provide sustainable solutions to the problems of our impacts we are assuring the right to access our climbing resources.
Meet the Front Range Climbing Stewards