Law Would Permit Access to Closed Colorado Fourteeners


Here’s a rundown on plans to open the Fourteeners back up:

Climbers hoping to clear hurdle for six of state’s highest peaks

Daily Herald – Provo,UT,USA

Calling it an opportunity to show off Colorado’s “crown jewels” of mountain climbing, a legislative committee gave its approval Wednesday to a plan that would allow property owners to permit people to cross their property without being sued for any accidents that might occur.

Access to Mount Lincoln, 14,286 feet, and five other “Fourteeners” covered partly by private land or mining permits has become an obstacle for peak-baggers — climbers who set out to reach all 54 summits.

More than 1,000 people have accomplished that feat since the early 1900s, and 10 to 40 more join the list every year, according to Colorado Mountain Club records.

Bill targets access to state’s ‘fourteeners’
Durango Herald – Durango,CO,USA

Lincoln, 14,286 feet, and five other “fourteeners” covered partly by private land or mining permits has become an obstacle for peak-baggers – climbers who set

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