Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.
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.
Climbing With Kids: Tips for Multipitch Routes
Ready to take your child on a multipitch adventure? Our contributor breaks down a few tips to make climbing with kids safe and easy.
Is Adam Ondra the Favorite for Climbing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
Climbing is a new addition to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Adam Ondra, who has repeatedly climbed the world’s hardest outdoor routes, sets his sights on training for the games.
Telluride Film Fest First to Screen ‘Free Solo’ This Weekend
Let the unveiling begin. The much-anticipated documentary of Alex Honnold’s renowned free-solo of El Capitan makes its world premiere this weekend in Telluride.
Summit Scramble on the Matterhorn With Kilian Jornet
It’s thousands of feet down on either side. Kilian Jornet makes it look easy, practically running on the snow, rock, and ice.
Best Assisted-Braking Belay Devices for Rock Climbing
Belay devices are experiencing a renaissance of sorts, with more innovative options on the market than ever. Here, we review and recommend the best assisted-braking belay devices for rock climbing.
Ropeless Speed Climb: Watch Dani Arnold Set Record on 4,000-Foot Face
The north face of Grandes Jorasses offers 3,937 feet of rock climbing. Dani Arnold broke the speed record this summer, completing the Cassin route in 2 hours 4 minutes without a rope.
Ptarmigan Traverse: Gear for a Classic Mountaineering Route
The Ptarmigan is unrelenting: 35 off-trail miles with 25,000 feet of elevation change along a series of jagged peaks in Washington State’s North Cascades. Here’s all the gear you need to suffer through it.
Summit Twice, Run Around: Grueling Rainier Infinity Loop Sees New Record
Inspired by Chad Kellogg’s life of perpetual motion, a pair of Coloradan adventurers claims the fastest known time of the 130-mile, 40,000-foot-gain challenge on Mount Rainier.
TOMS Teams Up With So iLL to Launch Climbing Gear for a Cause
The brands unveil a host of new gear on Indiegogo, with proceeds funding indoor climbing opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
Trailer: Alex Honnold’s El Cap Free Solo Filmed by Jimmy Chin
National Geographic released a three-minute trailer of Alex Honnold’s free solo of El Cap’s Freerider Route. And it looks absolutely epic.
Free Gear Fridays: Cypher Climbing Kit From Liberty Mountain
This week, one lucky winner will receive a Cypher Climbing kit from Liberty Mountain! Enter for a chance to score this extensive hardware package.
Watch: David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Unclimbed Nepali Peak
Conrad Anker and David Lama set out to climb Lunag Ri in 2016. During the pair’s second attempt, Anker survived a heart attack.