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Mt. Muscoco

Length: A little over 2 miles from the trailhead to the Mt. Muscoco summit.
Elevation: Mt. Cutler trailhead 6785’, Mt. Muscoco summit 8020’.
General Description: Follow Mt. Cutler Trail until Mt. Muscoco Trail sign points to the right. The trail gets steeper as you go along. After reaching a lookout area, the trail continues to the west. It now merges into the old trail and the

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Grand Opening of Ivy Wild School

Don’t miss this historic event full of good times, good drinks and good food as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Ivywild School. Originally an elementary school built in 1916, Ivywild is now a flourishing communal atmosphere linking commerce and community with gathering spaces, local cuisine, education, art and gardens.
Friday August 16
Ivy Wild Opening Flyer

Mission: Into the Cañon!

North Cheyenne Cañon Summer Camp 2013
North Cheyenne Cañon Park is hosting Summer Camp on June 17 – 21 for kids, 7-11, who are really interested in Nature! Hike the trails, forge a stream, explore the intricate ecosystem of an indigenous pine tree and take your chances in the Amazing Cañon Race! Campers become Junior Rangers at the end of the week with a certificate

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20th Annual Hummingbird Festival, May 11, 2013! Come Join Us!

Summer may seem weeks away, but it is not too soon to invite migrating hummingbirds to settle in your back yard.
By mid-April, the tiny birds are returning to Colorado Springs from their wintering grounds in Mexico.  To attract the birds to your yard or deck, put feeders out in mid-April.  Tie red ribbons to flutter in the breeze and attract the birds to your

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Graduation Boulder

No topo.  Bouldering from the roadside!  A few highballs scale the steep, creekside of the boulder on slopey, polished edges.  Classic V0 warm-ups face the road.
Approach by driving 0.7 miles past the canyon’s mouth and park next to Graduation Boulder.
Directly across the creek and 30 feet uphill lies another boulder with several excellent challenges, including the full right-to-left lip traverse, Tough Guy (V7).
River Rumble

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The Pinnacle (North Face)

This crag rises directly south above Graduation Boulder.
Approach by driving 0.85 miles past the canyon entrance to a pullout on the right (west) side of the paved road.  Cross the road and a stone bridge over the creek.  A rough trail works up the eroded hillside to the base.
Routes are listed from right to left.
2. Cheyenne (5.11b)
3. Chivalry (5.10c)
4. The Shiiter (5.12a)
5. Balance (5.8)

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Sun Slabs (The Pinnacle, East Face)

This is the lower, east-facing wall around the buttress from The Pinnacle, North Face.
Approach from the northfacing wall, hike southeast around the corner and downclimb to an old prospect hold filled with water below a vertical wall.
Routes are listed right to left.
14. Slant Eye (5.9) Liebacks, jams and face climbing.  Gear: Stoppers and small to medium cams.
15. RopeKill (5.7). A short first pitch leads

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Creekside Wall (The Pinnacle, Lower West Face)

No topo.
This 40-foot-high, west-facing cliff rises directly above the creek, south of the footbridge opposite the parking area.  A fun place to top rope.  Most climbers sling trees on top of the cliff for anchors.
Routes are listed right to the left from the right side of the big roof.
17. Karo in Your Gas Tank (5.10a) Pull over two roofs, then head up and right

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