Colorado Springs local Brad Saren has been climbing in Garden of the Gods since 1994. While he says most of his community service is centered around anchor and hardware replacement, he’ll still pitch in on a trail day. His daughter Ava watches him work. (Joe Purtell, Special to The Colorado Sun)

As climbing skyrockets, so has its environmental impact. “We really have to step up.”

Climbing coalitions have popped up around the U.S. and are working to manage the impact on trails while lobbying local and national governments to keep public lands accessible

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Wannabe Catholic priests can expect interrogations about porn, psych evaluations and abuse prevention training

Ahead of a public report about the history of abuse in Colorado, church leaders open up about the protective wall in place to weed out abusers. Victims remain skeptical.