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Classic Bouldering in Buena Vista, Colorado [Video]

by May 1, 2012 » Add the first comment.
Andre Buena Vista Bouldering

South Main broker and Financial Manager, Andre Spino-Smith, also happens to be an awesome rock climber. Here he “sends” one of the most classic V5 boulder problems in Buena Vista, dubbed “The Becklehammer.”

Climbing the Sleeping Indian

by April 27, 2011 » Add the second comment.
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Holding onto the lip of the horizontal roof, it hits me- there’s no turning back. Feeling scared and exhausted, I switch gears mentally. Not pulling the 5.10+ crux is a poor option at this point- I’d probably fall 10-15 feet. It would probably be a clean fall into space, but I might catch a ledge, [...] Read more »

Jed Presents River Park Check to the Town of BV

by January 25, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Jed presented South Main’s matching funds for the most recent Buena Vista¬†river park GOCO Grant at the¬†January 11, 2011 Board of Trustees meeting. Here’s the letter he read. Dear Town of Buena Vista Board of Trustees, It has been 8 years since the meeting when my sister Katie and I first approached this board to [...] Read more »

Climbing ‘The Stout’ in AZ’s Desert Backcountry

by December 14, 2010 » Add the second comment.
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1 week in the desert, 2500 vertical feet of climbing, 18 classic pitches When Kennley and I pulled away from BV at the end of November loaded with 3 weeks worth of climbing and camping gear, two dogs and a cat, I thought perhaps we had lost it. The drive went well enough. There [...] Read more »

Video: Bouldering On the Doorstep

by October 26, 2010 » Add more comments.
John Boulder Garden-1

We still have a whole slew of high quality problems set on our public climbing boulders after September’s ABS competition. Here’s some video of a few problems on just 1 of the 3 boulders. Lots of new holds have made the quality of the climbs much higher, so come check ‘em out! Also, if [...] Read more »

American Bouldering Series Comes to BV!

by August 27, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Nearly 2 years ago, the Town of Buena Vista was awarded its second Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) grant, which helped to fund construction of the three public rock climbing boulders in and around South Main. On September 11th, our boulders will host the first and only outdoor stop on the American Bouldering Series (ABS) competition circuit. Competitive rock climbers will come to Buena Vista to earn points in an effort to qualify for national level competitions like the National Championships and World Cup.

Jed Puts up New BV Climb: Franklin’s Tower

by August 24, 2010 » Add the first comment.
Hanging on the Hook for Bolt 2

This past weekend I put up my first climb, which I named Franklin’s Tower (after a song from my favorite band the Grateful Dead). It is a fun and varied mixed climb* just north of town on Poncho’s Vista. For better or worse I was committed to putting up my first climb on lead so [...] Read more »

Bouldering Competition Photo Gallery

by June 1, 2010 » Add the second comment.

Another cool event that took place during Paddlefest weekend was a bouldering competition on the 3 boulders in and around the South Main. Competitors had a great time working the new problems and the vibe was fun, casual and supportive. Thanks so much to David Switalski of Chaffee County High School for putting it on! [...] Read more »