Nat'l Public Lands Day @ Shelf Road!

Nat'l Public Lands Day @ Shelf Road!

Friday, September 27, 2019 to Monday, September 30, 2019
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
18, or 16 w/ and adult volunteer
RMFI's National Public Lands Day at Shelf Road is back! Shelf Road Recreation Area, approximately 7 miles north of Cañon City, is a world-renowned sport climbing area. Come steward and celebrate this awesome piece of public land during a long weekend of trail work, camping, and climbing!

RMFI is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office to improve belay platforms at the Mammoth area, Ejection Wall, and Gym Arete, as well as trail tread maintenance at the Gym and New Gym crags. This project will involve plenty of rock moving, a bit of technical rock feature construction, and a lot of fun, strenuous, and rewarding work!

Molly Mazel, Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, 719-471-7736 ext. 4#, [email protected]

We will be working on climbing access trails and belay platforms at Shelf Road Recreation Area for FOUR days, Friday through Monday, September 27-30, and we invite and encourage volunteers to work multiple days, camp out with us and enjoy the climbing! A celebratory National Public Lands Day camp cookout dinner will be provided on Saturday evening and we'll also cook up a special camp breakfast on Sunday. Bagels and other light snacks will be provided throughout the entire weekend project, Friday-Monday. We will also be raffling off a few rad prizes throughout the weekend! You don't want to miss this one!

Volunteers wishing to camp should bring their own camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, sleeping pad, meals and cookwear aside from Saturday dinner/Sunday breakfast, etc.). This is car camping up at the Bank Campground where we will have reserved volunteer group sites. Please indicate which day(s) you will join us upon registration, and any dietary restrictions you have if staying to camp Saturday night.  

Volunteers who wish to go climbing after trail work wraps up at 3:00 any of the days should bring their gear! (This is not provided or guided by RMFI.)