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The Outrageously High Cost of Speed Climbing

Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?

Matt Skenazy
Jun 4, 2018

Hans Florine on His Terrifying El Cap Fall

Last week, the legendary speed climber broke bones in both legs when he fell and hit a ledge after a piece of protection popped 2,200 feet up the rock face

Ula Chrobak
May 9, 2018

Alex Honnold on Soloing El Cap

Big wall free solo climber Alex Honnold reflects on why he’s so enamored with El Cap in this recent animated film called Walls Are Meant for Climbing from the North Face.

Dec 20, 2017

Inside Yosemite’s Traffic Meltdown

The Park Service says they’re doing their best but no one wins when America’s most iconic valley becomes an endless, exhaust-choked loop of creeping traffic. Can anything be done to prevent bumper-to-bumper traffic from becoming the new normal in Yosemite Valley?

David Hanson
Aug 23, 2017