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8 Climbing Artists You Should Know

Looking for the perfect gift for your climbing partner’s birthday? Want to decorate your house/apartment/van with mountain art? Need some inspiration to get outside and get up high? These eight artists and climbers are drawing, painting, and creating art of wild places and wild adventures.1. Rachel... Continue reading

Sponsor Content: Below the Surface, Exploring the climbing of Montana’s Natural Bridge

Montana climbers Jonathan Scott and Inge Perkins chalk up for the deeply cut limestone chasm of Natural Bridge near the climber town of Bozeman. With cryptic movement, brilliant arches, and rushing water, this rugged, scenic climbing area was discovered in the early 1990s by core climbers Tom Wells... Continue reading

World First: Nalle Hukkataival Sends Project, Proposes V17

Yesterday, Nalle Hukkataival sent a four-year project formerly known as the Lappnor project. Reporting the FA on Instagram, he named the problem Burden of Dreams and suggested the grade of 9a/V17. If confirmed, this will be the world's first V17.The proposed grade is sure... Continue reading

Newness @ Moore's

Description: New lines at Moore's Wall, NC over a couple seasons. Plafond A La Mode V9, Laying Pipe V7, Titan Arete V7, Turf Wars V7, Featured Ingredient V8 and a few extras

The Engine Block

Description: Two new lines at grandmother mtn

Moment of Truth v10 Joe’s Valley Utah

Description: This boulder has one of the gnarliest top outs I've ever done in Joe's! Thanks to David for showing me this boulder and Mike for using his pad to block the top out so we could send! It's nice to know that Joe's still has some much to offer if you just cross a river! Thanks again to David for taking this awesome footage! Psyched!

Tyler on Life After Greenstone V9?

Description: Tyler's first of the grade! Post both crux hold breaks and it still goes. Th Forest boulders on the Blue Ridge parkway VA.

The Ice Fall Doctors That Make Everest Climbing Possible

Every year hundreds of people attempt to climb Mount Everest, but if it wasn't for the ice fall doctors and sherpas, they'd never make it to the top. The ice fall doctors ensure climbers can cross frozen crevasses safely. Continue reading

Sponsor Content: Simul-climbing with a Tibloc

Question:How can I reduce the risk of being pulled backwards if my partner falls while we simul-climb?Answer:The correct use of an ascender/progressive capture device, like the Petzl TIBLOC, on one of the intermediate protection points can protect the leader from receiving too hard of a pull if the... Continue reading

Book Review: Climbing Self-Rescue

Most climbers are concerned about what might happen if there were an accident high on a steep face. Most climbers play-out some kind of heroic scenario in their heads where they get out of said accident. But most climbers don't spend the time required to learn how to deal with a serious situation. Show More Summary

TRIP REPORT: Jiptik Valley 2016

17 hours agoExtreme Sports / Climbing : UKC

In July of this year, Robert Taylor, John Proctor, Ciaran Mullan and Phil Dawson headed to the Jiptik valley in Southeast Kyrgyzstan. Their objectives were the unclimbed north side of Muz Tok, a 5000m peak lying at the head of the valley and some potential lines on the surrounding mountains.

Zenith Climbing Center

Description: Located in Springfield, Mo Zenith is a full service fitness center.

12 First Ascents in the Poudre! Narrows Blocs

Description: Climbs in order of appearance: Omaha Roof V4 Moonrise V6 The Crescent V9 Blue Feather V6 Miss Rose V7 Open Book V5 Narrow Control V9 Milkbone Dyno V6 Milkjug V2 Five Card Stud V8 Rainbow Traverse V3 Life of Pi V8 The Fable V3 Music Credit: Ratatat, Neckbrace Tame Impala, Mind Mischief

America's 10 Best Climbing Gyms

This story originally appeared in the February 2016 issue of our print edition.Once a dank cave where diehards trained through the winter, the climbing gym is now an architectural wonder, a cultural phenomenon—and the perfect place for our tribe to gather. While in practical terms the very best gym... Continue reading

Best ice climbing in Norway

Norway is Mecca for Ice Climbers from around the World. Tousands of icefalls and excellent conditions in winter. In this article you will find some propositions for unforgettable ice climbing holidays. In Norway you can find routes from single pitch up to 800-1000 m in length (sic!). Show More Summary

British alpinists climb a virgin north face to 7000-meter summit in Tibet

B ritish climbers Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden took full advantage of a rare permit in Tibet by climbing a new route--The North Buttress (ED+ 1600m)--in alpine style to the summit of Nyainqentangla South East (7046m) on October 2-8....Show More Summary

Belay Glove Confession

A few years ago I was in a Nomad Ventures, the climbing shop near Joshua Tree National Park, when a question arose. "Do you use these?" my partner asked.I looked over and saw him holding a pair of hand jammies. Hand jammies are a pair of gimmicky gloves that supposedly take the place of hand tape. Show More Summary

Ethan Pringle: Highball First Ascents in Little Egypt, Bishop

Ethan Pringle sets his sights on some impressive highballs in the Little Egypt sector near Bishop, California. In this video, Ethan works the 30-foot Old Greg (V11/5.14b) on top rope, before enlisting the help of half of Bishop (and, more importantly, their pads) for his attempt at... Continue reading

Felskader BW in Island Part I

Description: This is about our team trip to iceland in 2016 we are supported by the german alpine club

A Few from the Forest

Description: Our summer trip to Squamish, BC. Climbs include Lounge Act, Mr. Bigglesworth, Rookie Low, Wormworld Low, Black Hole, and Defenders of the Faith. Music Betrayal- Gang Starr Hip Hop- Royce da 5'9 Sagaba - Blue Scholars

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