Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.
Arapahoe Basin Plans Mountain Bike Trails, Via Ferrata in Summer Push
Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort in Colorado released plans to expand its summertime activities. It recently proposed a new via ferrata and mountain bike trails on the mountain.
See Squaw Valley From New Heights: Tahoe’s First Via Ferrata
Alpenglow Expeditions, a guide service based in the Lake Tahoe area, opened Tahoe’s only via ferrata earlier this month.
Reel Rock 13 Trailer: Climbing From Antarctica to the Wadi Rum
Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, and more star in this year’s Reel Rock film tour.
Dynafit TLT Speedfit Ski Touring Boot Review: Good for Ice Climbs?
Switch from tight, ‘ski mode’ to articulating ‘walk mode,’ strap on some crampons, and send the icefall. We tested Dynafit’s TLT Speedfit ski touring boot to see how it performs on ice climbs.
Patagonia Ascensionist Climbing Pack Review: Burly Minimalist
After serious review, the Patagonia Ascensionist is a favorite climbing pack for alpine, ice, and multipitch climbing. Our review, conducted in Alaska, highlights how to best use the pack and who should buy it.
Sport Climbing Gear List: 12 Essentials for Beginners
From harnesses to quickdraws, here’s the essential sport climbing gear needed to show up to a crag and start climbing safely outdoors.
Sport Climbing 101: The Best Way to Learn the Ropes
Learn how to sport climb with our guide. Read on for how we learned the basics of lead climbing, clipping bolts, anchor building, and eventually sport climbing outside on real rock. Say goodbye to auto-belays and top-rope!
Climbing a 14er: 5 Lessons to Remember
Climbing a 14er is an adventure accessible to many people. But it isn’t a walk in the park! Keep these tips in mind whether you’re preparing for your first 14er or just tagging another.
Watch: ‘Free Solo’ With Alex Honnold in 360-Degree Video
National Geographic released footage of Alex Honnold free soloing El Cap. While it isn’t the documentary film, the camera angle allows you to ‘climb’ alongside him up one of the most daunting big walls in climbing.
Cult Classic: ‘Mountain of Storms’ Re-Release Hits Patagonia Stores Nationwide
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic outdoor film — starring the founders of both Patagonia and The North Face — Patagonia will launch the first wide release of ‘Mountain of Storms’ at dozens of events.
‘Free Solo’ Movie Review: Alex Honnold Astonishes On Wall and Off
Alex Honnold is the most interesting man in the world, and the movie Free Solo proves it. We spoke with Jimmy Chin and E. Chai Vasarhelyi for insider takes about what it took to film Free Solo.
Edelrid Bulletproof Review: Quickdraw Resists Wear With Steel
With a steel insert on the Edelrid Bulletproof, climbers can expect a heavier yet longer-lasting quickdraw. In our test, we found the innovation a welcome improvement to climbing quickdraws.
Buy It for Life: Iconic Gear That Hasn’t Changed
Sometimes a piece of gear comes along that’s so good, messing with it will only make it worse.
Man Climbs 11 Miles Nonstop Up and Down Second Flatiron
Watch Justin Simoni embark on one of the strangest climbing accomplishments ever. He climbs up *and* down Boulder, Colorado’s Second Flatiron 20 times in a row!
Video: Inside Memphis Rox, a No-Cost Climbing Gym
Memphis Rox was founded on the belief that everyone is welcome. The gym doesn’t exclude anybody, regardless of one’s ability to pay.
Watch: Conrad Anker Guides Us Through His Montana Hometown
Bozeman, Montana, is an idyllic mountain town with amazing outdoor adventures like climbing, fly fishing, and more. We toured the town with climbing legend Conrad Anker to get a sense of the culture and adventure of Bozeman.
Alex Honnold Free Solos Jersey City Skyscraper, Bails Halfway
The mayor of Jersey City, N.J., said he was drunk when he first suggested Alex Honnold climb a 69-floor apartment building.
America’s Largest Climbing Gym: What It’s Like
Earth Treks new location near Denver, Colo., is the largest climbing gym in the United States. We visited and were impressed the gym invested equally in roped climbing and bouldering.