X Rock is a popular climbing area in Durango, CO. With over 70 routes to climb in an easily accessible area, the impacts on the land are evident. Josh Kling, owner of Kling Mountain Guides, organized the first annual Rock the X cleanup on Saturday October 30th. The cleanup crews were split into three groups. One group took to the rock and placed new anchors to encourage climbers to try new routes. Another group, led by Trails 2000, created a new trail to access some of the more remote climbs in the area. They also restructured an existing trail leading up to the X, making it a more user friendly trail with better drainage. The remaining crew spent hours cleaning up trash in the parking lots and in the climbing area. With more than 30 volunteers at the X, everyone did their part to leave the area better than we found it! Thanks to Josh Kling for inviting the Traveling Trainers to take part in this community event. Keep an eye out for the next Rock the X clean up!
Happy Adventuring...Kate & Tracy