Bleeding Fingers, Hailstorms, and 2,000 Vertical Feet: How Three Women Set a Big-Wall Climbing Record
Sasha DiGiulian, Brette Harrington, and Matilda Söderlund traveled to Spain to send one of the hardest such routes. Rayu marks 16 pitches of biting limestone and a 5.14b crux. For DiGiulian, it also signaled a return to the height of her athletic career.
The IFSC had to apologize—twice—for broadcasting sexualized footage of climber Johanna Farber. The time for women athletes to be portrayed with respect is long overdue.
As a climbing community, we may be politically diverse, but we all share the same passion, so let's come together to protect America's public lands
The pro climber just made history on three big, big walls near Banff
The pro climber on her go-to, high-tech methods for staying healthy and injury-free
And why I can't live without personal projects—even if they don't mean anything to anyone else
The pro climber's 10 essential travel tools
For big projects, I need food that’s tasty, packable, and calorically dense. These blended bars are my answer.
Five things I wish I'd been told on my first day at Columbia University
I'm as addicted to my phone as anyone. Could three weeks in Madagascar without service provide some sort of lasting digital renewal?
While living on a portaledge—a suspended platform about the size of a double bed—you still need to perform basic bodily functions, including, yes, answering calls of nature. This is how it works.
After three days of climbing and bolting in this area, we headed home, convinced that rural Indonesia has the potential to become a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts
Female athletes deserve the same respect for their athletic abilities as their male counterparts
Rock climbers from around the world suffer under Patxi Usobiaga. But why?
A group of the country's top rock climbers traveled to Washington last week to remind Congress that public lands are valuable assets worth protecting. Here's what I had to say.
Rock climbers are flocking to world-class walls in Catalonia. Here's why.
As a woman in climbing, I occupy two worlds: one defined by strength and grit, the other by beauty and traditional ideas of femininity. It’s something I still struggle with.
It's about time we had emojicons for climbers! For the past year, I’ve been working on creating one.
Athletes who love climbing outdoors aren't positioning themselves to perform well at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Here's why.
"How can you let her do that? It's so dangerous!" For years, my mom has fielded this question from other parents about my climbing. Here's what she thinks about raising an adventurous daughter in an unfamiliar sport.
Rock gyms are about socializing as much as they’re about fitness these days. But before you take your Valentine’s Day crush on an indoor climbing date, there are a few things you should know.
Evolving as an athlete means leaving old passions behind and focusing on factors within your control
Even if you're not an aspiring pro athlete, there's a smart way to build a fan base on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Staring down a grizzly, setting off explosives, acting onstage—all these activities were part of Red Bull’s Performance Under Pressure camp. I went for a week and came away a different, more mindful athlete.
Professional athletes have more direct influence than ever before thanks to massive social media followings. Now’s the time to start using it.
One of the world's best climbers on the IOC's problematic approach to climbing—and why she's still excited for the sport to appear at the games for the first time