14ers – Colorado’s Wiliest Teens

Colorado’s 14ers are some of the more popular climbs in the Rockies, and that popularity is wearing on them a bit. As the
New West Network points out:

Beth Grady and Andrew Larson spent the last two summers climbing 21 of Colorado’s Fourteeners as researchers for the Peak Rangers program of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, a program co-founded by the Forest Service. They discovered that while some of the state’s most popular climbs have paid the cost of foot traffic, the more technical peaks around Aspen have weathered their popularity a little better.

The gem in this story is the link to the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, which is a valuable resource for all you need to know to tackle the tall ones and do it all in the most environmentally way possible.