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Thousands of acres in California’s Sierra National Forest have been proposed as a national monument. Many argue that the protection is crucial for wildlife, the environment, and wilderness recreation. But it will face stiff opposition.

La Fuerza de la Gravedad in Spain was given an original grade of 5.14a

Celebrating everything from desert biking and alt-rock to bouldering and oyster-eating, these are some of the best outdoor festivals across the country in 2023

River Barry’s quick thinking likely saved the jumper’s life after he crashed into a cliffside near Moab, Utah

Nathaniel Masahi Takatsuno, 22, fell about 200 feet on El Cajon Mountain

The shredders, climbers, policy-makers, barrier breakers, and scientists who forever changed the way we view the world

The Norwegian mountaineer explains why women deserve equal support on the world’s highest mountains

Expedition leader Philip Henderson takes us inside the first all-Black mission to climb Mount Everest, and explains why the group’s work didn’t end when they returned to Base Camp

Biden commits to protecting 450,000 acres in Nevada known as Avi Kwa Ame, sacred to Indigenous inhabitants. The designation would preserve Native culture, rare birds, dark skies, and endless outdoor adventure for generations.

Sasha DiGiulian, Brette Harrington, and Matilda Söderlund traveled to Spain to send one of the hardest such routes. Rayu marks 16 pitches of biting limestone and a 5.14b crux. For DiGiulian, it also signaled a return to the height of her athletic career.

In October, Rekabi made headlines by competing without a hijab. Now, outlet IranWire reports that a new video shows the crushed ruins of her home.

Coloradan Bayes Wilder had a massive day of climbing in Spain

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A storm rolled into Riverside County on October 22, stranding the duo high on a famed rock climbing route

From Red Rock to Acadia, and Asheville to Maui, these climbing destination are unforgettable stocking stuffers

I thought I’d found my calling guiding clients in mountains around the world. I sought out the highs of an adventurous life, but I wasn’t at all prepared for the dark side.

Dave Graham started getting messages from the crystals he was hunting. What did it mean?

When you gotta go, you gotta go. These make it easier no matter where you are.

The Norwegian mountaineer was unable to obtain an entry permit from China to climb Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, putting her two peaks shy of the record

It took Honnold 32 hours to complete the HURT, which covered 35 miles and 24,000 feet of vertical gain, and crossed 23 summits and 14 classic rock routes in the Nevada canyon

Ten years ago, Findlay took a fall that nearly killed her. Now she’s back on the notoriously difficult English trad route for round two.

This gear withstood over 10,000 vertical feet of climbing by some of the best in the sport

It all started with a marine store in Washington and a company called Showa

Concerns are mounting for the Iranian climber, who competed in this past weekend’s Asian Continental Championships without a hijab amid high-profile protests in her home country

Adventurers Andrea Sansone and Andrew Hamilton trace their relationship back to a chance encounter on one of Colorado’s highest peaks. Now, the two are pushing each other to set speed records on the state’s famed fourteeners.

Pay your passion forward for the betterment of the planet

One editor defends those individuals who sleep in vehicles and dive into the occasional dumpster while pursuing their passion for the crag

A new book examines the history of free soloing, and tries to explain why climbers do it

Escobar, 31, and climber Chelsea Walsh, 33, were found at the base of Tahquitz Peak near Idyllwild, California

Since 2007, Paradox Sports has run climbing trips, community nights, and training programs for veterans and adaptive athletes

Spoiler alert: It’s not because you’re a wuss.

A new National Geographic series streaming on Disney+ features everyone from Conrad Anker to Justine Dupont going deep about their most pivotal close calls and mistakes

Jeff Long led a world-class team to climb the uncharted west face of Makalu. The attempt failed, and he was held responsible for an illegal act by an ousted member.

Several years ago, writer Astra Lincoln and her partner were testing their climbing skills in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona when, high up Baboquivari Peak, they encountered a migrant simply trying to survive.

Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best

She wants to show me the ropes. I want to cheer her on from the sidelines. What should I do?

Barrett was charged following an investigation by the U.S. Park Service

Contributor Megan Starich discovered that her outdoor passion wasn't the key to recovery. Slow, uncomfortable, and often nonlinear healing was.

Once you brought basics. Now, it’s the kitchen sink.

New Zealand student Anna Parsons broke nearly every major bone in her body in a fall in Yosemite National Park

Trying to wrap your head around the depth of the rapidly expanding pit in South America? We’ve broken it down in terms our readers understand—like fly rods, climbing ropes, and breakfast burritos.

In the third episode, climbers Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger ascend Kyrgyzstan’s Pik Slesova. The publicity around the expedition has shed light on the complexities of reporting big-wall attempts.

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here’s everything you need to know to explore it.

A group of high school sophomores set off on what was supposed to be a grand climb. Instead, it became one of the deadliest alpine disasters in North American history.

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.

Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help

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?

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

Unlock your project with this cragging gear

Quality rubber is the most important part of your crag bag

Scarpa is pushing approach shoes to new heights—and distances

Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.

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

Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.

They’re essentially adventure flip-flops and therefore superior to every other sandal

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 best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

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

Outside Learn has more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons, covering topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to running and cycling to survival and gear repair

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

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

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