The Gumby Guru: No Fall Zone

  Perhaps the worst injury I’ve ever received while climbing was in a gym.  ...

Cities To Crags

Photos by Cameron Maier   Cities to Crags was a road trip through the ...

Climbing In Cambodia Takes Root

  “From Cambodia …  Seyha Sor!” the official announced, shaded from the sun in ...

Rocky Recovery: When Climbing Can’t Save You

Years of abuse. Threats. A desperate escape. A false trail of breadcrumbs. A restraining order. ...

The Problems With Modern Climbing Gyms

  Last February, I was getting ready to belay a surfer friend of mine, ...

8-Year-Old Melia Launches Project 1st Ascent To Increase Climbing Awareness and Build Walls

  From Atlanta, Georgia, 8-year-old Melia started a non-profit group for youth climbers, called ...

Dollars and Sends: USA Climbing Funding

  When the four American Olympians step up to the climbing wall at the ...

The Gumby Guru: The Craigslist Belayer

  “Anyone who needs a belay, please come to the front desk. Climbing partner ...

5 Ways to Ease the COVID Cragging Junkshow

  Climbing outdoors offers a pretty amazing way to stay sane during these difficult ...

Controversy in Brooklyn

Jeremy Balboni, former CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Boulders, on June 13, issued an ...

Best Rock Climbing Ethics and Practices

  We climb for countless and diverse reasons, but there is one commonality: We enjoy ...

Finding Community

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I was searching at the ...

Pro Tips: Motivation

To break through to a higher grade, you have to be a fuller climber. ...

Stayin’ Alive: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Annie Laurie, 23, is just getting into trad climbing. Like many emergent climbers today, she ...

Dry Tooling for Gym Climbers

  It’s winter. The rock’s too cold for climbing and your recurring finger injury ...

Need a Quick Halloween Costume?

For the “I want everyone to know we’re rock climbers” couple: A zombie: A ...

The Gumby Guru: Climbing Video Games

  Video games are a great way to live vicariously, to experience things we ...

Everything Tastes Better Than Skinny Feels

  “Gabbs, you look kind of yellow.” I’d rolled my eyes, “No I don’t.” ...

Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering

Jason Kehl is high. Twenty-five feet up the Grandpa Peabody boulder, the 60-foot monster testpiece ...

Life on Hold

Suspended From The Door And Suspended In Time, Awaiting Freedom From Confinement. Awaiting The ...

Should Climbers Take CBD?

  CBD is all the rage these days. Sold in everything from tinctures to ...

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