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!
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe