Bouldering to big walls, we cover climbing and mountaineering, ice climbing, gear, and all things vertical and off the ground.
World’s Skinniest Half Rope: Edelrid Pro Dry 7.1 Review
We put ‘the skinniest and lightest half rope money can buy’ to the test.
Watch: Will Gadd Climbs Sketchy Icicles With ‘Natural Gear’
Ice climbing falls are sketchy enough. Will Gadd takes it a step further by testing snow stakes and V-threads with full-weight falls on one of the most overhanging ice climbing arenas: Helmcken Falls.
Vague Path: Your Almost Official Guide to Fell Running
Americans don’t really get Britain’s fell running. Is it mountain running? Is it trail running? Why does it get its own designation? So we asked an expert fell runner to break it down in all its mud and glory.
Watch: David Lama Summits Unclimbed Nepali Peak Solo
After multiple attempts, David Lama successfully climbed the 6,907-meter Lunag Ri in Nepal. He did it completely alone.
Gifts for Climbers: 2018 Holiday Guide for Discerning Rock Jocks
From Cordura climbing pants to training tools and skin savers, we’ve found the best climbing gifts. Grab one for the special belay partner in your life and climb on.
Watch: 2008 Alex Honnold Documentary ‘Alone on the Wall’
Alex Honnold released his feature documentary about free soloing Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress on YouTube for free. Watch this if you miss the sweaty-palms feeling since watching ‘Free Solo.’
All Scarpa Climbing Shoes Are on Sale at REI
REI’s entire suite of Scarpa rock climbing shoes is 25 percent off. Take advantage of the sale now for crushing it outdoors and at the gym.
Dog Helps Owner Trigger First SPOT X SOS Call
Someone had to be the first to initiate a rescue with the new SPOT X two-way communication and navigation device. Darrel Comeau just never thought it would be him — or his dogs.
How Honnold Climbed a 3,000-Foot Cliff Without Ropes: TED Talk
“I looked like a lost hiker that was too close to the edge.” Alex Honnold’s TED Talk has some pretty funny moments!
Rain Shell Review: Lightweight Black Diamond Climbing Jacket Punches Above Its Weight Class
Black Diamond’s new for 2018 BD.dry produces an excellent three-season, just-in-case rain shell.
Watch: Alex Honnold Interviewed on Joe Rogan Podcast
Joe Rogan dives deep into climbing with Alex Honnold during a nearly two-hour interview. Honnold discusses his life, the film ‘Free Solo,’ his speed climbing endeavors, and opinions on climbing.
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!