Searching for that perfect after school activity? Tired of being forced to run penalty laps around the football field? Or maybe youd just like to learn the essentials of a fun new sport. The Rock Lounges Kids Rock program could be right up your alley. This hands-on rock climbing class for elementary and middle school students teaches kids the fundamentals for safe, fun climbing. Check out for information.

5-year-old Jake Washburn ponders if photography actually has
anything to do with climbing. Learning to use every climbers favorite type of hold, the
sloper. The Kids Rock crew, ages 5-9. The team gets quick safety speech from from instructors, Cara
Kropp, left, and Ian Altman. DIxon Shropshire learns the basics of tying in with a
figure-eight knot. Isabelle Washburn works throuh a few tricky moves while her
fellow students lounge below.


In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation