Julie Ellison

Julie Ellison

Julie Ellison is a writer, photographer, and editor at large at Climbing magazine. She is also a co-founder of Never Not Collective.


Being Nikki Smith

The climber known for those photos and bylines and first ascents is not the same person on the inside. That person isn’t called Nathan at all. Her name is Nikki.

Julie Ellison
Apr 29, 2019

Testing Beal's Controversial Escaper Rappel Device

Last summer, French climbing gear manufacturer Beal introduced the Escaper, a device that allows you to rappel a full rope length with a single rope, then retrieve the rope by pulling on it a certain...

Julie Ellison
May 22, 2018

10 Tips for New Rock Climbers

At the 2018 Women's Climbing Fest in Bishop, California, we talked with professional climbers, guides, and industry workers to soak up some advice for beginners.

Julie Ellison
Apr 12, 2018

Heroes of the Women's Climbing Festival

Pro climbers and guides share their perspectives on why an event like the Women's Climbing Festival matters to them personally and to the world at large.

Julie Ellison
Apr 4, 2018