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Climb Denver’s Backyard: A Day of Free Clinics, Beer, and BBQ

Climb Denver's Backyard

42 climbers showed up at the American Alpine Headquarters in Golden, Colorado on June 21st for the free “Climb Denver’s Backyard” event hosted by RJ, the American Alpine Club, and Outer Edge Performance. They headed out to climbing areas in Clear Creek Canyon and at North Table Mountain in order to cover topics just as building top rope anchors, an introduction to climbing outdoors, leading outdoor routes, and technique workshops.

 

The day concluded with a group of 70 gathering to enjoy some free BBQ and beer, compete in a crash-pad-stacking competition, and to watch a slideshow presented by professional climber Matt Segal.

Thank you to those who came out for the festivities, and to our event sponsors! It was a great day, but don’t take our word for it, check out reviews from some of the participants:

“All in all, I’d give the event five stars and would love to do it again if given the chance!”

“Aleya and Travis were awesome! Learned a lot about crag etiquette and safety. They also made me feel very comfortable about climbing outside. Wish we could have climbed more routes but thanks for a great learning experience!”

“The class was amazing. Mike was very instructive and payed close attention to each and every one of us to make sure we had the basics correct. Thank you so much! I look forward to climbing with you!”