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Handing Over the Sharp End

When Daniel Duane was a kid, his father taught him how to climb in Yosemite. Two decades later, when his teenage daughter wanted a valley education of her own, he realized that the old beta no longer applied.

Daniel Duane
Aug 22, 2017

How to Ford a River

Advice from a longtime NOLS instructor on when and how to cross a river, without drowning

Jay Bouchard
Aug 1, 2017

The Noob's Guide to Rock Climbing

Climbing is one of those sports that can seem way out of reach for newcomers. But it doesn't have to be.

Chris Brinlee Jr.
Mar 16, 2016

Climbers: Ditch the Yoga Pants

Patagonia's Jenna Johnson is on a mission to get women into high-tech gear that can take on real adventures.

Grant Davis
Dec 30, 2014

Mammut 9.6 Climax Rope

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mammut 9.6 Climax Rope.

Aaron Gulley
Jun 7, 2011