Route Climbed: Balanced Rock and numerous trails Date Climbed: Numerous dates since May, 2004
I have been resisting signing this summit log since I have not summited any of the technical routes. However, I have hiked most of the trails. Also, my kids will not let me show out of town friends Colorado Springs without a trip to Balance Rock. Supposedly some moron tried to pull it over years ago with a pickup truck and a chain, but the rock stood tall!
Route Climbed: Many hikes/trails/scrambles Date Climbed: Many since 2002
I have done most of the trails in the park and have done some of the easier scrambles. I have stayed on trail since I watched a program on the local access channel over a year ago showing the extent of the damage caused by off-trail hiking/scrambling by over 1 million visitors each year. I would love to do some of the more technical routes but currently lack the skills. Maybe someday!
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