A Definitive Ranking of Climbing Scenes in Movies
Hollywood screws up a lot of action-sports sequences, but rock climbing continues to make pivotal appearances in films both lousy and excellent. From Christopher Nolan epics to overlooked Disney films, here are our top 10 on-camera climbing scenes.
Why Climbers Have the Head Game of Zen Monks
The focus-demanding sport could affect the brain more deeply than we know
Rural Indonesia Is the Next Great Climber’s Paradise
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
20 Little Known Facts About Alex Honnold
He's not just the greatest climber on the planet—he may be the greatest person, period
The Qalo Wedding Ring and How It Can Help Prevent Serious Injuries
These nonmetal signifiers could save your hand when playing outside
Testing Black Diamond's First-Ever Climbing Shoe
Watch to find out what climber and gear editor Will Egensteiner thinks about BD's first shoe, the gym-specific Momentum.
Everything You Need to Know to Start Rock Climbing
How to prepare physically and mentally before tackling your first wall
Bouldering in South Africa's Rocklands
The sandstone boulders of Rocklands, South Africa has drawn many amateur and professional climbers to this proving ground.
The Best Climbing Gear for Beginners
From the shoes to the harness to the chalk, here are a few tested basics to get you on the rock
The Climbing Job That Desperately Needs More Women
Sarah Laine gets to create rock climbing routes for a living, and she's one of few women who do it
Tough Love: Am I a Jerk If I Can Only Date People Who Love My Sport?
Outside's love guide is here and answering your most pressing questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Today, we discuss dating as a climber and how to handle breakups when there's a dog in the mix.
Joe Kinder's First Ascent of Bone Tomahawk (5.14d)
After searching far and wide for a pinnacle project, he found a cave in southern Utah and bolted a route called Bone Tomahawk.
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.