Matt Samet

Matt Samet


Paul Robinson

Outside examines the fine points of bouldering—Paul Robinson’s V16 route Lucid Dreaming—to show how the game is played.

Matt Samet after the plunge

Beauty in the Breakdown

What happens when a rock climber, gripped by the natural high of his sport, gets hooked on powerful prescription tranquilizers that help him beat back the fear and anxiety? Very nasty things. MATT...

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Tommy Caldwell and the Psychedelic First

Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less.

Beth Rodden

Over the winter, in Yosemite Valley, the 28-year-old superclimber from Davis, California, notched the country's hardest trad climb, meaning she used nuts and camming devices only to catch her...