Days after Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell broke the speed record on the Nose, two experienced climbers died on El Cap. Has speed climbing gotten too deadly?
The climbers sent the historic route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds
The pro climber and free soloist extraordinaire went to D.C. to tell politicians we want to preserve the wild places we grew up with—and not turn them into radioactive tailings ponds
Last week, the legendary speed climber broke bones in both legs when he fell and hit a ledge after a piece of protection popped 2,200 feet up the rock face
For decades, park leaders have predicted that swarms of tourists could ruin public lands. Is anyone heeding their advice?
Could the short, goofy-looking busboy become the new king of hard soloing and speed climbing?
Wearing wild paisley shirts and bell-bottomed pants, smoking cigarettes and posing with rebellious insouciance, Bridwell and his partners created an utterly new image of the rock climber as anti-establishment biker-hippy-hardass, while sending routes harder and more terrifying than anything done before
When she was in college, Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums helped the author find her place in wilderness and in life. She hoped it would do the same for her 16-year-old son as they embarked on a mother-son California road trip retracing Kerouac’s adventures.
Writer and climber Jeff Johnson was near the base of El Cap when a chunk of rock the size of an apartment building broke off above him. Here's what he saw next.
And how to pull them off
A search and rescue veteran recounts some of the most nail-biting missions on land and water
Trail runners that celebrate our National Parks.
The Park Service says they’re doing their best but no one wins when America’s most iconic valley becomes an endless, exhaust-choked loop of creeping traffic. Can anything be done to prevent bumper-to-bumper traffic from becoming the new normal in Yosemite Valley?
When Daniel Duane was a kid, his father taught him how to climb in Yosemite. Two decades later, when his teenage daughter wanted a valley education of her own, he realized that the old beta no longer applied.
The renowned videographer and photographer opens up about filming Alex Honnold's epic free solo climb, how he analyzes risk, and what it's like to be a social media kingpin
We all know Alex is the greatest climber of our generation. I trust him with my life. I trust him a little less with his own.
After Michael Coleman debuted his last film 'John Muir - Coming Home', Robert Hanna, Muir's great-great-grandson reached out over their mutual love of conservation. They began chatting about a new project which became this film 'The Last Oasis'.
With Ethan Pringle at the forefront, El Capitan takes a look at the presence of mind brought on by climbing.
In May of 2015 leaders of outdoor-focused organizations gathered in Yosemite to discuss the current state of people of color engaging in the outdoors.
We really can't get enough of Fred Beckey. He's ruthless, irreverent, and the grandfather of dirtbagging.
The reports of sexual harassment among NPS employees continue, with new revelations about Yosemite and Yellowstone
The most pivotal climbing moments in Yosemite’s storied history, from some of climbing’s most celebrated athletes and voices
Can a private company trademark public property? That's the question the feds are scrambling to answer after a longtime concessionaire in Yosemite claimed rights to the names of some of the park's most iconic locations.
There are more black bears in the park than there have been in decades, and they’re getting smarter. Is killing them the only way to keep them in check?
For six days this spring, Emily Harrington free-climbed—using ropes only to catch falls—up 40 pitches of El Capitan’s Golden Gate route before reaching the top on May 31.
Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.
Steph Davis knows the downside of being one of the world’s best women climbers: like living out of a car for seven years and having your mom suggest (frequently) that you’re out of your mind. The upside? Yosemite. The Andes. And a life in which every day is a thrilling vertical grab.
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