‘There’s Privilege to Climbing Outdoors’: Watch Arc’teryx Film on Climbing Disparity

‘Climbing is a sport that can feel largely inaccessible to a lot of people.’

“City to Sandstone” is a film from Arc’teryx. Shot in Boston, Mass., and Moab, Utah, the film examines burdens many people face when entering the sport. Through in-depth interviews, numerous climbers shed light on the inequality they experience while at the gym, in the city, and, finally, outdoors.

'City Stone: PDX' Video Highlights Portland's Urban Climbing Scene

This episode in our 'Great Urban Outdoors' video series focuses on Portland's Rocky Butte. The urban crag provides an unlikely venue to practice the art of ascending vertical stone, all within sight of downtown. Read more…

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.