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Whether you love scaling big rocks or just watching others do it on the big screen, these films capture climbing at its best
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
‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable
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.
The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby
An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.
American Nathaniel Coleman took second, while perennial favorite Adam Ondra missed out on the podium altogether
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.
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.
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?
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
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
My DIY exposure therapy didn't work
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'
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.
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.
Setting the paper of record straight
Climbers at Lion Rock have joined the pro-democracy movement in the city's struggle with Beijing