Ouray Climbers Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado. We are proud to be affiliated with the Access Fund, the national advocacy organization dedicated to keeping climbing areas open in the US and conserving the climbing environment.

A photo of a woman climbing an overhanging bolted arête with mountains in the background.
OCA member Katie Hughes on Lithium 5.12c. 📷Jeff Dunbar

A passion for responsible climbing


Act as a bridge between climbers and land managers as well as to the local community in order to secure and maintain sustainable and long-term access to climbing areas.


Sponsor and execute service projects at climbing areas including erosion control and prevention, hardware replacement, and other essential crag improvements.


Educate the public and the youth about responsible climbing practices as well as promoting outreach programs to expose people to the joy of climbing.

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Stewardship Days

  • Crag cleanups.
  • Hardware replacement.
  • Erosion control.
Two women building platform steps for the trail. One woman is holding a timber, while the other woman is using a circular saw to cut. They are working on a climbing trail in the woods - sun is shining on the big pine trees in the background
A group of climbers in casual clothes are sitting on a bar patio around a fireplace. They are drinking beer, laughing and telling stories. City skyline and mountains are in the background.


  • Monthly pint nights.
  • Annual membership drive.
  • Slideshow/film nights.

Our Mission:

“The Ouray Climbers Alliance was founded to serve as a unified voice for climbers in Ouray County and surrounding areas through advocacy, stewardship, and education.”

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