14 Pitches in the Heart of the Middle East
This January, in the heart of the Middle East, a crew of rock climbers set out to establish an 1,800-foot, 14-pitch, 5.13+ route up Jordan’s Jebel Rum.
5 Seconds with Alex Honnold
Your guide to the United States of climbing. Plus, tips to stay injury-free and some inspiring words from the world’s best big-waller.
5 Reasons Why Spain Is a Climber's Paradise
Rock climbers are flocking to world-class walls in Catalonia. Here's why.
A Lesson in Type II Fun on El Capitan
Joe Hanson, Phillip Wright, and Dominic Joyce are three lads from England who challenged themselves to climb the Dawn Wall in 2016.
The First Female Ascent of the Golden Ticket Route in Red River Gorge
As a full-time science student at Depaul University in Chicago, Michaela Kiersch trains at First Ascent Climbing to prepare for her weekend road trips to Red River Gorge.
Sasha DiGiulian on Accepting Her Body
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.
This Climbing Film Spoof Is a Must-See
From filmmaker Eric Becker, A Higher Crawling is a film starring two titans of climbing. Shelby and Reyka are the rising stars of the under-6-month-old age bracket.
24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell: The World's Wildest Climbing Competition
Watch to see what life is like during the world's wildest climbing event.
The Wildest Party on Earth
The craziest rock-climbing event in the world happens annually in the Ozarks of Arkansas, in a u-shaped canyon with enough routes for 24 straight hours of nonstop ascents. They call it Horseshoe Hell, but don't be fooled: for outdoor athletes who love physical challenges with some partying thrown in, it's heaven.
How Meagan Martin Trained to Climb Cage Free (V11)
It goes without saying that Meagan Martin is an astonishingly talented athlete. This video from Kyle Berkompas, Meagan Martin - Motivation, displays how in order to achieve greatness, she's training harder than ever before.
Obituary: Royal Robbins (1935–2017)
Rock climbing legend and big-wall pioneer Royal Robbins died on Tuesday, March 14, at age 82. Anyone who has ever climbed outdoors owes a debt to Robbins.
The World Responds to Royal Robbins’s Death
The climbing legend passed away on Tuesday, March 14. Here, we assembled reactions from those who knew, loved, and were inspired by him.
Photos of 19-Year-Old Margo Hayes’s Historic Climb
Margo Hayes, 19, of Boulder, made history last week by becoming the first woman to climb a 15.5a—the 131-foot La Rambla line up El Pati wall in Siurana, Spain. These behind-the-scenes photos follow her journey from the bottom of the crag to the anchors.