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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.

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.

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.

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