I stepped out of the car and into the Martian landscape of Pikes Peak at 13,000’. My eyes took in the shrieking cobalt-blue skies and pink granite boulders beyond number. Far below us, the whole cities of Woodland Park and…

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Partnership of the Rope

So there we were at the base of our route, tying in.  With our figure 8s and belay device threaded, we have entered the partnership of the rope. Sometimes it's a short single pitch sport route, sometimes a 9 hour day on an alpine…

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“Once You Go Black…”

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison holds terrain that has tested time itself. Because of its immense rock walls that scale thousands of feet with some of the steepest approaches, it is not for the faint of heart. Here's one of our guide's experience during his first trip to the Black.
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Pikes Peak Alpine School is a mountain school and guide service based in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. As a mountain school Pikes Peak Alpine School has taught mountaineers, climbers, and skiers and offered guidance since 1989.
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Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer

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