The Flame Climbing Video

The Flame 5.11a (Trad) on Pike's Peak, Colorado.

Pikes Peak the 31st highest mountain in the state of Colorado provides an outdoor mecca for the communities surrounding Colorado Springs. For tourists it’s simply a highway as a means to reach the summit. For others it’s a car race to the clouds. To the Colorado Springs outdoor community it’s an excuse to escape the summer heat, a place where splitter granite cracks can be climbed without seeing a sole. A playground in our backyard with spectacular spring skiing, mountain biking and for some a marathon race to the summit and back.

Video by Chris Alstrin. Check out his feature length climbing videos Continuum Project, Higher Ground, and Waypoint Namibia.