Six testers tried 22 climbing accessories. These ones came out on top.
The American, who attained legend status for his 1963 ascent of the West Ridge, died at age 93
Cohen Schaumann is recuperating in a hospital after suffering a brutal fall on April 21
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Visiting the indoor crag during peak hours helped me cultivate a community
How have these indoor spaces have become hubs for the outdoor community?
Dad and I had always planned to climb Africa’s tallest peak together, but cancer took away our chance. I knew he wouldn’t want it to take mine, too.
After finding himself in the middle of a disaster on Mount Everest, the mountaineer wanted to be the strongest version of himself
When a BASE jumper slammed into a red-rock tower and his parachute snagged on a ledge, there was only one way to save his life: go up and get him.
After close calls in combat zones and on mountaineering expeditions, the journalist is taking a very different kind of journey
When it comes to advocating for adaptive athletes, the climber and National Park Service employee will never hold back
After over a year of effort, Sharma clipped the chains on Sleeping Lion, his second 5.15c. We caught up with Sharma to hear more about his process, training, and how he’s managed to balance his family, career, and climbing goals.
During a climbing trip in Greece, the adaptive athlete saw the possibility for shared experiences that can truly change our way of thinking
Friends pay tribute to an icon of the Yosemite climbing scene
When the mountain guide was caught in an avalanche, he was sure it was the end. But deep inside himself he discovered the will to live.
The alpine guide’s new memoir gives readers an honest take on the highs and lows of parenting as a full-time climber
These meals are a worthy option for overnight climbers and campers who want to eat real, delicious food with a finite life span
Last month the company discontinued its Guide Built program, letting go of over 20 athletes in the process. Who’s left? Influencers.
Basque climbers Amaia Agirre and Iker Bilbao were descending the peak when a wet slide swept them into a crevasse
On a trek through Tanzania, a climber and photographer captures the joy of connection
Writer Chris Van Leuven shares memories of Milligan, who was killed in a fall last week in Banff National Park
Indoor gyms are en vogue. One veteran climber and editor argues that the community has lost something amid the popularity.
Filmmakers have bigger budgets, smaller cameras, and new editing technology at their fingertips. They’ve also gotten better at telling nuanced stories.
When one of the world’s best crack climbers was grounded by chronic fatigue syndrome—a mysterious illness with disabling symptoms that can include a mix of confusion, headaches, and sensory overload—his life became an uphill struggle just to feel human again.
Runner, 24, discusses his victorious effort on the reality show, and the hurdles he’s overcome as a transgender athlete
In 1976, Nanda Devi Unsoeld, the daughter of legendary alpinist Willi Unsoeld, died while climbing the massive Indian peak for which she was named. Decades later, friends, family, and surviving expedition members offer insights into what went wrong during this controversial adventure, shedding light on an enigmatic young woman who lived without limits.
This unlikely climbing crew hasn't let age stop them from having a good time. In fact, some things are better than ever. We asked them how they do it.
After more than a decade in the spotlight, the Hollywood star has a new HBO Max project, ‘The Climb,’ that lets him do what he loves most: scale gnarly cliffs alongside climbing icon Chris Sharma
If not now, when?
The Range of Light National Monument Would Link Some of California’s Most Famous National Parks. Does It Have a Chance?
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.
Bleeding Fingers, Hailstorms, and 2,000 Vertical Feet: How Three Women Set a Big-Wall Climbing Record
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
Watch to learn more about Alex’s story, the Rainbow Wall non-alcoholic beer, and LGBTQI+ advocacy
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
Climbing's gear expert weighs in
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.”