Outdoor Pursuits venture out to Garden of the Gods
Members of the Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Outdoor Pursuits program plan to take interested students rock climbing at Garden of the Gods Saturday, Sept. 3. The trip cost is $30 for students and covers transportation and equipment rental. The group plans to have dinner in Colorado Springs after the climb. The registration deadline for the trip is Sept. 2.
The group plans to ascend the north face of Garden of the Gods. Outdoor Pursuits Rock Wall Supervisor Cala Grayson will accompany the hikers on the trip. She said climbers of all skill levels are welcome to join.
“If people want to explore or climb around after the ascent that’s great, we are here to help,” Grayson said.
Nicole Hulet, a team member of Outdoor Pursuits said this trip is one of her favorites to go on. “It’s one of my favorite trips as the Garden is one of the most beautiful places in Colorado, and is always a wonderful time,” she said.
Students have the opportunity to purchase an Outdoor Pursuits co-op for $40, which is a one-time semester based fee that allows students free rentals for outdoor gear.
Outdoor Pursuits offers rentals varying from sleeping bags and tents to advanced avalanche trackers.
“We love meeting new people, and we are an epic group of students who want to make the outdoors accessible for all, especially in our beautiful state of Colorado,” Hulet said.
Hulet highly recommends that students come check Outdoor Pursuits out.
“Whether it’s at the rock wall, the kayaking nights at the pool, our challenge course, or on one of our trips,” she said.
Grayson recommends students partake in Outdoor Pursuits trips because it helps grow their skill sets. “The people that attend our trips grow their own skill sets and then eventually begin to take their own trips,” she said.