Rock Climbing Terminology

ANCHOR Any device or method for securing a climber to a rock face to prevent ...

Shut Down

  The day Brooke Raboutou returned from Europe last year after being accepted to ...

Summer Camp

  Maine. Land of endless pine forest, pristine lakes and parkin’ in the dooryard—a refuge ...

How to Get Stronger by Doing Nothing for 5 Minutes a Day

There are only two ways to get stronger: training and resting. With ready access to ...

Race to the Bottom: The Lowest Lowballs

  Highball bouldering is scary. Just look at this kid. Like him, we’ll oftentimes size up a ...

The Menstrual Cycle and Climbing Performance

  Are you a climber who has menstrual cycles?1 Have you ever wondered why your ...

Essential Knots for Climbing

  The first thing you should know about climbing knots is that you’ll only tie ...

Kai Lightner: Open Your Eyes To The Reality Of Black Lives

  When accosted by strangers, do not fight back—try to escape. Don’t go out in ...

Taking The Lead

  Belay check. Even an experienced climber might feel a few nerves during a ...

The 5.9 Placebo Effect

“This is it dude, if I don’t get it on this attempt, I’m done!” ...

What People Think Climbing Is

  The general public has its conjectures about indoor climbing—namely that it’s only speed ...

Should Climbers Take Oral Contraceptives?

  Let’s cut to the chase: For many girls and women, training or performing ...

Making Waves: Australia’s Seaside Bounty

              Feature image: Three hours south of Sydney, ...

Climbing Research – What’s new from 2019

  Acknowledgments: This brief summary is based on a collaboration between Tallie Casucci, Kyle ...

Just Tooling Around

  The first indoor climbing gym in the United States opened its doors in ...

Maintaining Mediocrity: A Step-By-Step Guide to Plateauing

  MoonBoarding is hard and it hurts my ego. I haven’t touched a Tension board ...

The 7 D’s of a Backcountry Dump: For Quarantined Climbers 

  What recreational climber wants to spend hours each day hangboarding or doing push-ups ...

What 9 Hip Hop Artists Can Teach Climbers

  Now, more than ever, it can be hard to stay motivated. What’s the ...

Crank Nights

  A small Buddhist country with smokey hills speckled with gold-leaf stupas and humming ...

Bad Genes – The Different Types of Gumbies

It is our deepest desire and oldest challenge to understand where we came from, and ...

The Haters

  Alex Khazanov, an Israeli climber with a patchy beard and bulging biceps, and ...

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Flicks of Falls and Flops

  Hard to tell if this guy was really trying or not … Either ...

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