Al's Photography Blog

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Garden of the Gods Climbers

Although these photos were taken last year, Garden of the Gods is again open, and was not touched by the wildfire. With proper equipment and registration, climbing is allowed here.
This sport isn't for me. But it is for Tina's Picstory theme of "G" this week (Garden of the Gods), and also part of Our World Tuesday.

The fire is all but out and Colorado Springs is open for business - please visit our lovely city! Almost all the tourist attractions are again open and running on a summer schedule, the major exception being the Flying W Ranch which was burned to the ground.

29 comments:

  1. Such an awesome place and terrific captures, Al! I do admire people who can climb! I'm too old now and was always too chicken, but what a sight it must be! So glad the fires are out and that life there can get back to normal -- whatever that is, I'm not sure what it is in Seattle, but at least right now we're having gorgeous weather!

    Sylvia

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  2. So thankful the fire is out, and I a agree with you that sport is not for me, anything too high and I'm out, but it is a pretty view

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  3. this looks like a LOT of fun... i'd love to go rock climbing one day. i was fortunate enough to be in the right place one day to go rappelling. that was way cool. if i can do rappelling then i could have a go at rock climbing. so glad to hear the fires are out and tourism is back up and running. have a great day...

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  4. I am so glad to hear that there was no damage to this beautiful place.

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  5. Fantastic shots. I would love to do that kind of climbing but it wouldn't be possible for me physically at this point.

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  6. I haven't done any climbing for years but I clearly remember the feeling of terror coupled with exhiliration. Nothing like it. Fantastic photos.

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  7. Wonderful climbing shots from a great place. Glad that the fire is out.

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  8. Beautiful shots!
    I agree with you that sport is not for me either.
    I'm glad the fire is out.
    Wish you a wonderful summer.
    Mette

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  9. Not for me either, now. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. I too admire people who can do this. I'm not one of them and I have no desire to try it myself. Great shots!

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  11. Nice place, but happy that iam not ther!
    Ingun

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  12. I don't think I would like doing that climbing either, but I bet my middle son would. Glad the fire is out - lots of scary fires this summer.

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  13. I went to the Garden when I visited COS in 1984 - the balancing rock was amazing and the red hue of those rocks were neat this Northeasterner, where the rocks al seem to be gray. The formations are unique and so beautiful!

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  14. great shots! it´s so funny, i wanted to make a post with the same topic: garden of gods. i have to think about something different now :)
    thanks for your great post!

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  15. Reaching for the sky.

    Must be a wonderful experience. Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  16. Cool photos of the climbers, Al! It is not for me either, but I would like to watch them. They scenery is pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Oh phew.. hehe.. Saw what you said Garden of Gods - because I thought you meant the Climbers - Your photos are fantastic catch. A superb work and for something you like a lot I guess ?- Thanks for showing

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  18. Wonderful shots of people climbing with full gear.

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  19. Lovely shots - but woah, not for me either!

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  20. The climbing shots look so beautiful, I could almost be tempted :) I was lucky enough to try climbing and rappelling many years ago and loved it.

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  21. What an awesome adventurous place and great shots!Have a great week ahead.

    Shantana

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  22. Fantastic photographs, marvellous adventure. I am greeting

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  23. Looks great, but I don't think this is a sport for me.
    Nice pics.
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/07/09/bokstaven-g/

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  24. The place is wonderful but this sport isn't for me, too.Nice colors. Ciao from Italy.

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  25. I am glad to hear that the gorgeous Garden of the Gods was not touched by the wildfire.
    I admire this sport, but isn't for me too.
    Thanks for the links!

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  26. uahhh .. I never want to be there!!!
    But fantastic "G"

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