August 2018

Best Summer Alpine Climbing Gear

Specialization is key when it comes to technical alpine climbining. Here’s the right gear for the job when it comes to rock, ice, dry tooling and mixed pursuits.

Custom Kicks

Feet are weird—and everyone’s are different. Why suffer through the pains of a factory-created cruel shoe when you can customize the fit of the most important gear you own.

Hot Spot: Bailey Bound

Need a quick getaway? Take a short drive from the Front Range up to this rocking pocket of singletrack and secluded hikes.

The Bikes of Wrath

Want to suffer like Steinbeck? Don’t miss this cycling documentary that dives deep into the heart of America.

Role Models

Meet Brown Girls Climb. This multi-faceted organization is getting out on the rock and in the peaks and not just getting more women of color and other under-represented groups participating (and having fun)—they are changing the perception of the sport.

Editor’s Letter: Bring the Crowds

Colorado’s mountains just keep getting more popular. That may be frustrating—but is it really such a bad thing after all?