Monthly Archives: November 2011


Weekly Friday Video: The new kid on the block

For this Friday’s video, we wanted to make sure everyone has a smile on their face. Watch out Chris Sharma… There’s a new kid on the block.


Weekly Monday Gear Review: Scarpa Mobe

A friend of mine who works at a popular outdoor retailer recently told me that they are easily selling four pair of AT boots to every one pair of tele boots this fall. Randonee equipment is in the midst of … Continue reading


Weekly Wednesday Blog Post: The Scenic Cruise

The Black Canyon is home to some of the longest and best rock climbs in the state of Colorado.  It is a place that has an intimidating and dark reputation.  Horror stories of bad rock, dicey runouts, and getting benighted … Continue reading


Weekly Monday Gear Review: Marmot Drakon 35

Here at the Colorado Mountain School our go-to outdoor apparel is Marmot.  When I heard they were making a new pack, the Drakon 35, I was excited to try it out.  I have used Marmot packs in the past and … Continue reading


Weekly Friday Video Post: Rutschblock Test

Colorado Mountain School guide, Russell Hunter, demos a Rutschblock Test on an AIARE Avalanche Level 1 course. No matter if you are a backcountry skier, snowboarder, snowshoe-er, or snowmobiler, this is a course you shouldn’t miss.  Join us this winter … Continue reading


Weekly Friday Video: Blind and Naked

Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer tackles his hardest route to date – Eldorado Canyon’s The Naked Edge – to benefit the Access Fund. Support climbing advocacy and conservation: http://accessfund.org/join If you have any interest in climbing The Naked Edge call us … Continue reading