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Film: Bolt War in Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a climbing area in Colorado next to Colorado Springs.

Garden of the Gods is small park, around the size of Red Rocks, with interesting sandstone formations. The “crags” are jagged looking and range from white and orange to red.

Some of the sandstone spires are up to two pitches and are scattered between paved walkways for tourists. Some of the rock is very good and some is rather crumbly.

There has been a bolt war over the last two decades about retro-fitting old routes and bolting new ones. As some of the routes are 100 years old, you can imagine the “discussions.”

Bolt Wars from Isaiah Branch-Boyle on Vimeo.