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A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park

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 the lead singer of the band Sleigh Bells and a dedicated climber, Alexis Krauss knows a thing or two about enjoying life on the open highway

The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch

An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.

A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada

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Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule

When Drew Hulsey started climbing, he weighed 300 pounds and wondered if the ropes would hold. He found out that they would, and found a community that embraced him. Now he sets an example that inspires others to join him.

Despite difficult conditions, the women’s sport-climbing finals produced a predictable result

American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether

A lot of the world’s top climbers won’t be in the Olympics. Here’s why.

Turns out, you don’t get as confident on the rock as Honnold is without broadening your repertoire of moves and expanding your comfort zone

Her list of physical feats seems almost impossible. Win national sport-climbing competitions starting at the age of 13? Check. Summit Mount Everest? Check. Free-climb El Capitan in under 24 hours? That, too. But in order to cement her status as one of the world’s best climbers, there were more daunting obstacles to overcome.

With climbing’s Olympic debut less than two weeks away, we compiled a short explanation of how the competition will unfold on the world stage

For Monserrat Alvarez Matehuala, bringing her full identity as a woman of color to rock climbing has been both challenging and healing.

Josh Ourada fell 200 feet while free-soloing in Yosemite this spring, and lived to talk about it

Jordan Cannon found the courage to share his true self in an unlikely place: on the face of Yosemite’s El Capitan, with his hero

Despite their differences, climbing’s most famous besties get along because they share the same convictions, support each other’s harebrained schemes, and, of course, engage in some good-natured smack talk

Mason Earle was scaling iconic rock faces when he was diagnosed with a chronic illness. Now he faces his greatest test of endurance.

How the climbing phenom works to equalize entry for young climbers

Mike Chambers and Jason Antin are an adventure power duo encouraging 9-5ers to make better use of their leisure time

The mountain saw its first fatalities of the season on Wednesday

The peak saw its first summits of the season last week, including several record-breaking climbs

Wade Moriss and Stefan Griebel don’t consider themselves fast runners or climbers. But when you combine the two, they are a powerhouse.

A new documentary provides an in-depth look at the global bouldering community

A TV series from the makers of the popular film tour features races up El Capitan, sea-cliff climbing, and more

A climber posted on social media that the situation at Base Camp is “a total shitstorm. I had no idea what I was flying into.”

Is protecting your children from harm the best way for them to explore and understand the world?

The pandemic continues to complicate hopes for a normal season on the world’s highest mountain

In 2020, the coronavirus gave the tallest mountain on earth a rest. But climbers from all over are itching to go back.

A climber who installed routes over federally protected Native carvings has ignited a controversy online, death threats included

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All too often, we tell ourselves that being scared is just part of an adventure. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.

After Sequoia Schmidt’s family was torn apart by climbing, her own desire to reach higher was born

Want to safely build a rope swing but don’t know where to start? Learn how with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.

Need to add knot-tying skills to your life but don’t know where to start? Follow along with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.

Odukoya created a group called Clmbxr to encourage and guide new Black climbers

The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.

Students from Ida B. Wells Middle School visit Carderock Recreation Area, just outside Washington, D.C., to rock-climb for the first time

What does solving a boulder problem have to do with solving a crossword puzzle? An awful lot.

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