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4 Weeks to Sending Fitness

One of the best ways to prevent climbing injuries is to make sure you’re in shape. Now you can train with pro climber Madaleine Sorkin in Climbing Magazine’s 4 Weeks to Sending Fitness online course sponsored by Outdoor Research. Learn how to warm up properly, strengthen your fingers, safely build... Continue reading

Keenan Takahashi, Jimmy Webb, and Mark Heal Climb Hard Switzerland Boulders

Watch Keenan Takahashi, Jimmy Webb and Mark Heal go to town in the granite wonderland of Switzerland, climbing hard problems from V11-V13.Film by Kevin Takashi Smith. Check out more of his work in his takeover of Climbing's Instagram account, going on now. Continue reading

How to Make Tape Gloves

Professional climber Beth Rodden recently put out a video where she demos two different ways to make tape gloves. At the beginning of the video she says that she's going to show two tape glove techniques and one technique to tape a split finger. Show More Summary

Chris Sharma's U.S. Road Trip: Bishop Bouldering

Join Chris Sharma and Pol Roca on the third stop of their U.S. climbing tour, visiting significant area's from Sharma's formative years. Of Bishop, Sharma wrote: "So good being back in CA. Our next stop was the amazing boulders of The Buttermilks. From the first time I came here as a little kid... Continue reading

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 4/27/2017

Northwest:--The toilet at Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) needs our help. There is a movement to build a second toilet at this heavily used climbing area. To learn more or to contribute, click here.--The Idaho Mountain Express is reporting...Show More Summary

Trump signs executive order to review Bears Ears and all national monuments designated in the last 21 years

North Six Shooter towers over the valley of Indian Creek, Utah. Just east of Canyonlands National Park, this area is now included in Bears Ears National Monument, which was designated by former President Barack Obama on December 28, 2016. Show More Summary

2016 Golden Pitons: Boldest Move

This year we're awarding a Golden Piton to Nalle Hukkataival for climbing Burden of Dreams (formerly the Lappnor Project) and having the courage to call it V17. Boulderers has always had trouble defining the upper grades. Many of the first V16’s have been downgraded to V15. In fact, very... Continue reading

The Peanut Gallery: The Week Women Dominated Climbing

Last year’s Women’s Climbing Festival, held in February 2016 in Bishop, California, was the first of its kind. A few hundred ladies came together with the same questions: What would it be like to climb with only women? What would happen in the female-led clinics, or be said in the panel discussion?... Continue reading

Watch Adaptive Climber Ronnie Dickson's Journey to Climb V10

Join Ronnie Dickson as he works to send Resident Evil (V10) in Joe's Valley, becoming the first above the knee amputee climber to climb the grade.Related:How to Overcome Personal Obstacles With Ronnie DicksonAble Body: The Rise of Adaptive Climbing Continue reading

Off-Route: 6 Climbing Links from Around the Web

Sasha DiGiulian introduces the first climbing emoji, so you never have to type the word "climbing" again.A wild Sharma sighting, caught on video.5.9 to 5.13b in a summer: A guide for transitioning from hard bouldering to hard sport climbing.“Climbing is when you tie into a rope and use... Continue reading

Learn This: Proper Hydration

The next time you see a climber hauling a gallon jug to the crag, consider this: Depending on how long he’s out, drinking that much water could cause more harm than good. While most of us worry about dehydration, overhydration can lead to a throbbing headache, nausea, muscle spasms, cramps, and in... Continue reading

Lightning Ascent: Emily Harrington and Adrien Ballinger Climb Cho Oyu in 14 Days

Join Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger as they climb Cho Oyu (8,188m), the 6th tallest mountain in the world. The team climbs with oxygen, summits, and makes a complete ski descent of the mountain in a record 14 days door-to-door from their home in Lake Tahoe, California.Related:The People’s... Continue reading

Training: Deadhangs

The Climbing Movement Essential Training Series on Youtube is kind of awesome. The series is composed of a number of well produced videos that focus on different aspects of training for climbing.This particular video focuses on deadhangs. Show More Summary

Unbelayvable: A Rappel Lesson

My mate brought his girlfriend to the crag. She’d never climbed outside. We decided we’d rappel in from the top. I asked my mate if his girlfriend knew how to rappel. He said she did. She didn’t have a cord for a prusik so I lent her mine. I rapped first, got to the ground, and then started sorting... Continue reading

Nina Williams Sends Bishop Highball Ambrosia (V11, FFA)

Watch Nina Williams make the first female ascent of Ambrosia, a 50-foot V11 (5.14 X) on the Grandpa Peabody Boulder in the Buttermilks, California. Ambrosia completes a trifecta for Williams, where she set out to climb a problem on each face of the Grandpa Peabody. In March of 2015, she... Continue reading

Route Profile: Dream of Wild Turkeys, 5.10a III

Dream of Wild Turkeys is an exceptional climb located on the Black Velvet Wall very near to the classic long Red Rock climb Epinephrine. I made it to Red Rock a week ago and after a couple days of sport climbing and bouldering I had the chance to get on this route with fellow AAI Guide Britt Ruegger. Show More Summary

Alex Megos Makes the First Ascent of Fight Club (5.15b)

Watch Alex Megos complete the historic first ascent of Canada's first 5.15 with Fight Club (5.15b), at Raven's Crag in Alberta, near Banff National Park. The route was bolted by Sonnie Trotter in anticipation for Megos's trip, because Trotter worried the German phenom would run out of hard... Continue reading

Jonathan Siegrist And The Art Of Projecting: Pachamama (9a+/5.15a)

Follow Jonathan Siegrist as he projects his most difficult 5.15 to date, Pachamama, in Oliana, Spain. He sent the route on April 9, 2017, after seven weeks of hard work. Continue reading

Keita Kurakami sees The Votive Light (5.13d/14a R trad) in Yukawa, Japan

Keita Kurakami leads Hakuhatsuki, or "Gray Haired Demon," (5.13d R) as a rope solo. After taking a ground fall attempting to redpoint the route as a rope solo, he decided to follow the crack all the way to the top of the cliff instead of ending at the bolt anchors. Show More Summary

Natural Anchors

Okay, kids. The question for today is easy. What is a natural anchor? The most straightforward definition is that a natural anchor is any simple anchor point that nature provides.The class know-it-all in the front row raises her hand and asks, "but Mr. Show More Summary

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