Aubrey Wingo

Level 3 Certified USAC Routesetter and Coach at the Boulder Rock Club.
Level 3 Certified USAC Routesetter and Coach at the Boulder Rock Club.

The Great Boulder Duck Race 2023

Each duck you adopt acts as a donation to PLAY Boulder.  Our team is aiming to raise $1000 for the PLAY Boulder Foundation by August 27th!

Ducks will be paddling this summer on August 27, 2023 from 11am-1 pm at Scott Carpenter Pool’s Lazy River.

Donations received for the 2023 Great Boulder Duck Race will help fund PLAY Boulder’s programming for low-income families and people with disabilities.

Each duck enters you into a drawing for fantastic prizes from local businesses. The more ducks you adopt, the more chances you have to win!

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great boulder duck race

About PLAY Boulder Foundation

The Duck Race is PLAY Boulder Foundation’s signature fundraising event, with all money raised going to support their work growing our parks and community through the pillars of access, placemaking, and sustainability. The PLAY Boulder Foundation supports excellence in parks and recreation by mobilizing community support through education, philanthropy and advocacy.

Boulder Rock Club is a proud provider for PLAYPass!

PLAYpass is a program that aims to reduce barriers to fee-based participation in sport and recreation programs, so all Boulder youth have the opportunity to thrive and live healthy, active lifestyles.

Check out last year’s Great Boulder Duck Race!

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BRC Club Q Fundraiser & After Hours Pride Climb Night

Join us for our After Hours Pride Climb Night and help us raise money in support of the victims and their families affected by the Club Q Shooting in Colorado Springs, CO.

BRC will be matching verified donations on Saturday, January 28. We will also be offering free day passes to non-member users, and punches to members upon proof of verified donations per $20 value to the Official GoFundMe.

Click Here to Donate!

National Compassion Fund – On November 19, 2022, a gunman opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs, CO, killing five people, wounding 17 and injuring others. Faith Haug, a local LGBTQ+ businesswoman, started this fund for those directly impacted by the shooting and asked the National Compassion Fund to administer it. The fund will benefit the loved ones of the people who were killed, those who were injured, and those who were present and suffered psychological trauma.- 100% of donations to this fund will go to survivors and victims of this tragedy. Donations made to this fund are tax deductible.

What you get from BRC for your donation upon presentation of Donation Verification*:

Please note that day passes will only be redeemable on January 28th.


  • Free Day pass with Rentals
  • Per every $20 verified donation amount (Ex: $100 donation= 5 Day passes, $50= 2 Day passes)


  • Free punch added to account.
  • Per every $20 verified donation amount (Ex: $40 donation= 2 punches, $75= 3 punches)

Example of Donation Verification:

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Team BRC Psychedelia Recap

Team BRC did amazing this past weekend at the Spot’s bouldering competition, Psychedelia.  Below are just a few photos of the event.

TEAM BRC at the Spot's bouldering comp, Psychedelia.


TEAM BRC at the Spot's bouldering comp, Psychedelia.


TEAM BRC at the Spot's bouldering comp, Psychedelia.


For more general photos of the event click here.  Congrats again to Team BRC.  You rock!

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Personal Training at the BRC: Success Story

I started training Alan Craik in June 2010.  Alan had been contemplating using a trainer for several months.  He was very de-conditioned when we started, and his exercise schedule consisted entirely of two evening climbing sessions per week.   Alan is a registered Nurse who works in the OR.  He understands the importance of diet and exercise.  More importantly, Alan has a form of Leukemia (which is currently in remission), so his health is of critical importance. 
Our training consists of two weekly hour-long sessions where we focus on circuit-based full body training. The order of the exercises allows Alan to recover just enough between sets. Reps consist of 8-10, typically with a two set grouping, with the second exercise being core-based. Alan typically maintains a heart rate of 90-120 bpm throughout the session.  We use primarily multi-plane, functional movements that target multiple muscle groups via Kettlebells, body weight exercises, dumbbells, and select cable-based machines. 
The combination of Alan’s discipline and adherence to the program has, and continues to produce impressive results.
·      Starting Body Weight: 220 lbs
·      Current Body Weight: 208 lbs
·      Strength: Alan has made massive strength gains: he has nearly doubled the amount of resistance he can push, pull, swing, and press.  For example: he started with 3 pushups max, now he is now up to 30 reps.
·      Previous Climbing Level: 10b
·      Current Climbing Level: 11b
Alan continues to get stronger, leaner, and fitter on a weekly basis. And, as a bonus, his climbing has jumped a number grade!
Dan Levison
Personal Trainers at the BRC

To find out more about training with Dan check out our website or drop him an email.
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Boulder Rock Club Climbing Team Trip Report: Spain

My two weeks in Spain were filled with the full gambit of emotions: excitement, happiness, nervousness, frustration, and fear, just to name a few. Taking five kids to Europe by myself seemed like a daunting task. But as always the climbing and the kids made all of the travel, jet lag, and anxiety worthwhile. Not only was I coming from Hawaii, not Denver, giving me the full 12-hour time zone difference; but also I only had 24 hrs to re-pack, round up the team, and get to the airport on time. We made our flight, and I was pysched just to sit back and watch movie after movie on the plane.

Rodellar is a blip of a town in Northwestern Spain. There are no grocery stores, shopping malls, or ATMS. Life there is simple, and it was a perfect setting for our two-week climbing trip with the BRC climbing team. I did not have to worry about the kids sneaking away to the local disco-tek. There was only one road in town and one could walk from one end the other in 5 minutes. Known as one of the premier climbing destinations, not only in Europe but also in the world, I was very excited to bring the team here and sample the perfect limestone.

“Planes, trains, and automobiles” would be a good description of how the first day of our trip went. 20 hrs later and 8 time zones, the team arrived at the refugio, Kalandraka. We were so tired from all the traveling; the team managed a walk around town, dinner, and then bed. We were exhausted but psyched to test the waters the following day.

Kalandraka is an awesome resource for climbers to stay at in Rodellar. This place was built by climbers for climbers, and the owner Nik was one of the nicest guys you can ever meet. We had a shuttle waiting for us as soon as we got off the bus, and we arrived to a beautiful space that had full amenities. The refugio. Kalandraka has free wireless, a full restaurant, and a kitchen, climbers trying to save a euro or two can cook at rather than pay for a fabulous meal there. I would recommend Kalandraka to anyone planning a visit. It’s cheaper and way nicer than camping! We had three fellow Americans and one Norwegian move in once they realized they would save money by not camping.

After a couple of days getting over jetlag, our second day was spent mostly sleeping at the cliff. The team finally got into a groove and started putting away some climbs. Mica climbed a handful of 12’s and started trying a 13a called Made in Mascun. Christian managed a couple of great onsights on two classic 12c’s. Katelyn and Miranda were still adjusting to rock climbing again after taking time off, but they quickly began to enjoy climbing outdoors again. Dallas and I were having a little friendly competition. We both managed a couple of proud tics, but the enjoyment of climbing on such great stone has a much longer lasting memory than any number grade that we did. Dallas did manage to beat me by one route. Next time Dallas!

Much like Rifle, CO, the climbing in Rodellar is physical, steep, and three-dimensional. One finds himself climbing in and out of giant tufa drips that run down the cliffs. The use of kneepads and knee bars can really help a climber catch a quick shake or even help a hard sequence and make it easier. The routes are so steep you can get lowered out 30 feet or more from where you started. We only had 10 days there, so we made each climbing day count by starting relatively early and finishing at dark.

Family Raboutou was already in Rodellar, and it was nice to come to a foreign country and have friendly familiar faces showing up at our doorstep. Not surprisingly, the Raoutous were dispatching one climb after another there. On our second climbing day, we watched Shawn fall off the last move of a 14b, Welcome to Tijuana. Brooke was also climbing hard with her ascent of Brumisatore, a hard 13b, that I did not manage to send after two days of effort. Robyn was Robyn onsighting 13’s left and right. The whole family was on a no rest day policy. It seemed crazy to me but not for the Raboutous! The team’s rest days consisted of sleeping in or going for a run (Miranda), and spending the day swimming in one of the many swimming holes in the river Mascun.

The two weeks seemed to fly by, and we were back in Barcelona enjoying a nice dinner and reminiscing about our trip before we knew it. Rodellar is an amazing climbing destination, arguably the best that I have sampled. The scene is mellow yet motivating, and even the rest days are fun. I hope we can get another crew back next summer. Start planning your 2011 summer trip!

Tony Yao
Boulder Rock Club Climbing Team Coach & Head Route Setter

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