Climbing

Steven Potter
Americans Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson completed the first integral ascent and first free ascent of the Italian route “Suerte” on 20,100-foot Peruvian peak Jirishanca

Communication can be the difference between life and death in mountaineering. Climbers Scott Lehmann and Shayna Unger know that as well as anyone.

Sean Allen, 38, went missing in mid-July after hiking alone. Friends remember him as driven and “very calm in the mountains.”

These climbers paddled down the drought-stricken waterway looking for big walls and challenging ascents. They found both.

When lifelong climber Jeff Jackson failed to send a punishing project, he contemplated quitting the sport. Here’s what brought him back.

Washington Commanders guard Wes Schweitzer says climbing has made him a better football player, but that’s not why he does it. He’s developed a passion for the sport, and plans to keep sending well after his playing days are over.

A 53-year-old Colorado man recently became the fastest person to push a peanut up the 14,115-foot mountain with his nose. You read that right.

A massive slide on Italy’s Marmolada glacier sent rocks and ice tumbling down on multiple groups of climbers

The new film ‘Elevated,’ about Wilson’s work, is entirely nonverbal

Are you ready to walk the high line?

Several recent email submissions describing real-life blunders from the world of rock have left us extremely worried about some of you. No sharp objects near climbing ropes, please!

She didn’t seem up for the challenge—but her friend kept pushing her to keep soloing anyway

The final episode of ‘Not Just a Boys’ Club’ shares how this nonprofit supports women climbers

“There’s definitely been a lot of shame in this community surrounding femininity”

Two women recount their frustrating experiences working in the business

The series aims to encourage the climbing community to reexamine the role gender plays within it

In 2013, writer Mary Grimm got lost amid whiteout conditions and had to fend for herself for nearly a week

Chalk Plant hopes to raise funds through Web3 technology to build a climbing space in Brooklyn

Watch his ascent of Utah’s Life of Villains, a 5.14d route within the Hurricave

The Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, given since 1983 to legends like Lynn Hill, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, and Alex Honnold, will be rebranded because of racist remarks made in the 1930s and 1940s by Robert L.H. Underhill, a major figure in the history of U.S. mountaineering

In New York City, a new group is helping spread the gospel of rock climbing to young women

The group helps women and nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people find joy and success in climbing

Mountaineers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson were so inspired by the late photographer Bradford Washburn’s shots of the Alaskan peak that they set out to climb it in a whole new way

The pro climber shares some hard-earned advice for pushing boundaries and solving problems

For the German climber and his family, life has changed dramatically over the past five weeks

One of America’s top climbers offers advice on how to use your lower body to power up a crag

Professional climber Jonathan Siegrist shares the secrets to building strong hands

The Indian climbing community is predominantly male. These women aim to change that.

A longtime Everest chronicler examines how much it actually costs to climb the world’s highest mountain in 2022—and where the money goes

Mountaineer Irina Galay wants Russian climbers blocked from the high peaks

One inspired the world, one is in danger of being forgotten, and one disappeared

‘A Road Trip to Little Rock Cities’ follows a group of climbers traveling from Brooklyn, New York, to Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Nutcracker, in Montana, is one of the most difficult mixed ice climbs to be done without a rope in the lower 48

‘A Village’ explores what it takes to support the next generation of climbers and steward a diverse outdoor community

The 262-foot wall on the exterior of Denark’s CopenHill is a sight to behold

Filmmaker Max Lowe on what it’s been like to tell his family’s story in his new documentary, Torn, and what he hopes we can all learn from it

Director Max Lowe explores the aftermath of his father’s death in the emotional documentary

Corrado “Korra” Pesce and his partner, Tomás Aguiló, had completed a new route on Cerro Torre’s east and north face when a rime-ice mushroom collapsed onto them from above

Caught in a storm, mountaineers Radoslav Groh and Marek Holecek found themselves trapped on the sheer west face of the Nepalese peak for days

Can a total noob like Wes Siler learn to ice climb? Watch this video to find out.

Leclerc never cared about becoming well-known, he told filmmakers, until he saw how sharing his story could encourage others to try the sport

Experienced climber Claire Kleese walks Wes Siler through all the gear he’ll need to get started ice climbing

Climber Graham Zimmerman joined advocacy group Protect Our Winters, which enlisted him in the fight against climate change

“Home Crag” takes viewers inside the fight to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon, a favorite climbing spot just outside Salt Lake City

Gnarly Nutrition’s ‘Home Crag’ shares why the frequented site is important to the state’s climbing community

In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued

‘Fuel for Life: Sam Elias’ takes us inside the athlete’s mental strategies for success

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker completed a 2,500-foot roof crack under a freeway in Devon, England, their latest in a series of bridge climbs since they started scaling concrete in 2020

A Piolet d’Or story sparks a climbing debate, Zion National Park’s deadly year continues, and Lindsey Vonn tackles the Twitter trolls

The famous climber reflects on parenthood, risk, and how he plans to pursue future projects

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Two pro climbers explore one of the sport’s most iconic crags

The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak

Climber charged for Denali SOS call, woman is youngest to run 100 marathons, Bearsun takes Manhattan

The tragedy on 20,549-foot Chimborazo has sparked a debate about the dangerous trend of hiring unlicensed guides

Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies

‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable

Mountaineers recognized for ascents in Canada and Pakistan, as well as two lifelong alpinists, will receive awards later this month in France

Colorado’s John Hickenlooper has straddled the divide between industry and the environment. Now the U.S. senator is trying to create a climate-oriented voting bloc comprised of outdoor enthusiasts.

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It’s as simple as packing a few pieces of gear and inviting your friends

As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.

Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land

Watch the short film ‘Queen Maud Land’ with your Outside+ membership

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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With fall marathons back on, we’re celebrating the return to racing—and the positive side effects it can have on our lives

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.

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