Meet locals. Serve pancakes. Get outside. Repeat.
Where We Are
Protecting Our Outdoor Playgrounds
We all share an important responsibility to conserve outdoor lands for future generations.
Working with Local Climbing Coalitions
Local coalitions know their crags better than anyone. They know the challenges, the people involved, and the strategy to keep climbing areas pristine for future generations to enjoy. In conjunction with the Access Fund, the Stay Local Tour will work with local climbing coalitions across the country to learn best practices, then produce content that educates visiting climbers on how to be stellar custodians of the great outdoors. We will share this content across our social media platforms and we encourage you to share this content with your friends, as well. Like G.I. Joe says, “Knowing is half the battle.”
Taking Out the Trash With UCO Gear
Since 1971, UCO has been making gear to help people connect in the great outdoors. To ensure that our natural areas stay clean and beautiful for everyone to enjoy for decades to come, UCO launched the #TrashTag Project. They’re encouraging fans and the general public to commit to picking up after themselves and one another in the wilderness. UCO has pledged a collective goal of picking up 10,000 pieces of trash by October 2016. We want to help them reach that goal and we need your help. For more information check out ucogear.com or the #trashtag instagram page.
An Expert Team
In Search of Locals at World Class Destinations
- Kathy KarloExpert Pancake Chef
Kathy is a former van-dweller, climber and creator of For the Love of Climbing. Hailing from NYC, she spent a year journeying across America and exploring mountains and deserts. When she isn’t working in childcare, you can find her napping on rocks, shoving herself in wide cracks or harassing crag dogs.
- Kevin RileyExtreme BaristaPancakes are Kevin's favorite food. He likes his pancakes served up hot with real maple syrup. No butter. No fancy toppings. Just pure joy. Kevin has been a rock climbing and outdoor enthusiast for over sixteen years. He served as the associate publisher for Climbing and Urban Climber magazines, and co-founded the Denver-based non-profit, First Ascenders. Currently, he runs the site actioninsolitude.com.
Public Service Announcement
Dear friends and climbers, It finally happened: the last stop on the first Stay Local Tour. Eric, Kevin, and I can’t thank you enough. We are beyond grateful to …
It was like driving across an imaginary border between the east and west. I immediately felt the humidity in the air, rolled down the windows, and breathed a sigh of …
Stop number two of the Stay Local Tour brought Kevin, Eric and myself to beautiful Shelf Road, located about 10 miles away from Cañon City, Colorado. Esteemed as one of …