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

Hsin started climbing at a gym outside Denver, Colorado. Now, he’s completed some of the toughest bouldering problems in the state.

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

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

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.

The four-part Teton Gravity Research series, premiering this week, captures incredible footage of terrifying expeditions, but it succeeds because of the compelling human stories at its heart

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

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

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

The Tarantulace is one of the best climbing shoes for beginners. “Rather than the sharp-angled toe of most climbing shoes, the Tarantulace has more of a squared silhouette that offers a bit more wiggle room,” contributor Olivia Harlow wrote in her roundup of the best gear for those new…

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

Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport

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

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

President Biden just restored the national monument’s boundaries. Now it’s time for deeper healing and restorative justice for the region’s Indigenous people.

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

A climbing staple and one of our favorite pieces of gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, the Petzl GriGri is an excellent addition to anyone’s kit. The latest version of this assisted braking belay device accommodates a wide range of rope widths.

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

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

These are the best climbing movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ right now

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.

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

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.

It's time to stop judging people for how they recreate outside

There are easy ways to prevent both, yet we carry on as if nothing is wrong

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

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

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

Totally normal ways to keep the conversation moving

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

The climber talks about the scary falls that actually enabled her to make it to the top of Yosemite's iconic big wall

Brooklyn Boulders said it provided "climbing and community for all." Employees said that couldn't be further from the truth. Now the company is rolling out a series of changes to work toward its DEI goals.

Rising photojournalist Malik Martin shows us how this climbing gym has built a community of paying it forward

After years of effort, the 34-year-old climber motored up El Cap's Golden Gate route and now joins the ranks of Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Lynn Hill

Elite athletes Kai Lightner and Beth Rodden endured similar challenges. Now they want to help change the culture of the sport.

This expert advice will help you get out of a rut and take your skills to a new level

Professional climber Kai Lightner maps out how the outdoor community can build successful diversity and inclusion initiatives

These rock rings are a solid budget option for training at home. In our roundup of the best fitness accessories of 2018, we wrote, “These portable climbing holds take [pull-ups] to the next level, turning the standard move into a feat of grip strength.” (20 percent off with the…

There are more climbing-shoe companies out there than ever before

Keep your fingers, shoulders, and back happy with these nine strength and mobility moves

For the past decade, American climber Mike Dobie has been developing world-class routes outside the remote village of Liming. As the coronavirus triggers anti-Chinese sentiment worldwide, his mission is more important than ever.

The climbing prodigy's book, 'How to Solve a Problem,' teaches youth how to approach seemingly impossible challenges

Practice now and they'll come in handy on future adventures

Zion was either going to relight my fire or be my last big rock adventure for a while. I didn’t know which.

The Brown Ascenders is out to have a good time—and to bring change and equity to the climbing culture

As the sport is poised to enter the Olympics, a veteran climbing writer delves into its past in 'High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Competition Climbing'

'Session with the Best' showcases two top climbers, Sean Bailey and Nathaniel Coleman, as they practice at the USA Climbing Training Center

The ice climber, kayaker, and paraglider continues to explore uncharted territories into his fifties

No one can stop you from skiing in jeans. And really, doing lots of other things in jeans.

Editor Jeremy Rellosa talks about when it's time to replace your climbing rope, quickdraws, harness, climbing shoes, and helmet

New York City's least kid-friendly gym and its obsession with a "proper session"

Tucked away among farms and barren grasslands in a forgotten corner of the state lies one of the best bouldering destinations in the country. Our video producer, a Roy fanatic, outlines how to visit the growing location without harming its fragile ecosystem.

How witnessing a bad fall changed my perspective on climbing

On November 27, Brad Gobright died in Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31.

Despite decades of conflict, Palestine is home to an up-and-coming climbing scene centered around top-notch—and untouched—limestone. A new guidebook hopes to show locals and foreigners alike how to navigate the region's rock safely and help foster cross-cultural understanding.

What could have been a fatal fall is just a stepping stone on Harrington's path to become the first woman to free climb one of El Cap's hardest routes in a day

Whether you're bouldering, sport climbing, or jamming splitters, choosing the right shoes is about more than fit. These are the best models.

With ultra-sticky rubber outsoles and leather uppers, these sport shoes are perfect for finding the edge on granite faces, climbing in the gym, or, if you’re like this guy, scaling 663-foot skyscrapers.

Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing

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