Lynn Anderson

When I first moved to Colorado and started climbing outside, I was immediately fascinated with Eldorado Canyon State Park. Not only was I amazed by the tremendous beauty of the rock formations jutting out of the natural landscape, but I was overwhelmed with the seemingly endless climbing opportunities. From safe, easy routes to more difficult, serious leads, Eldo offers something for nearly every trad climber. Many of my hardest, scariest, and most memorable ascents have been in Eldo, and it will always be a special place to me. Efforts to keep the routes as-is and not tame them down is one of the ways Eldo stands out from many other climbing areas, and I look forward to challenging myself here for a long time. Furthermore, minimizing the impact climbers have on the environment, in order to help preserve Earth’s fragile ecosystems and ensure future climbing access, is very important to me. Climbing has given me some of the best experiences of my life, and I feel grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community that has given me so much.