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.

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Being Nikki Smith

Two years ago, the climbing photographer known as Nathan Smith saw no way out, after struggling for years with gender-identity issues in the male-dominated outdoor industry. Then—slowly, bravely—Nikki introduced herself to the world.

Julie Ellison
Apr 29, 2019

Testing Beal's Controversial Rappel Device

This detachable anchor system makes a bold yet unnerving promise to deliver full-length, single-rope rappels. Is it the holy grail for rappelling or an accident waiting to happen?

Julie Ellison
May 22, 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 and to the sport at large

Julie Ellison
Apr 4, 2018