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!
I live pretty close so i get there quite often. From bringing my kids to hiking and mountain Biking.
Spent a great deal of time in this wonderful park in 2001 and enjoyed many of the routes it had to offer... unforgetable
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!
Great area with rich a history.
This is one of the best places to climb in the Front Range, in my opinion. Easy access, great for after work stuff.