Dean Potter: Five Short Climbing Films

    In this collection of short films, we celebrate Dean Potter's mastery of rock climbing. Read More

  • 5/18/15 - Ethan Pringle has done the second ascent of Jumbo Love (5.15b), the Chris Sharma mega-route at Clark Mountain, California. Read More

  • 5/17/15 - Dean Potter and Graham Hunt died after their wingsuit flight in Yosemite National Park went badly wrong. Read More

  • 5/16/15 - Japanese boulderer Dai Koyamada has completed his "hardest climbing ever": a long roof seam at the Hiei Mountain area in Miyazaki Prefecture. Koyamada first started working on the line three years ago and sent it on May 8. He has suggested that Horizon is likely hard V15 or V16, but also that it’s difficult to grade because there are so few problems of this length and difficulty to compare it to. Read More

  • "This rope is about 8mm and was used to belay children. Yes, the green cord is the climbing rope. There was no anchor. It ran from the belayer, up around the tree, then down to the climber." Read More


    Brits Climb Mt. Deborah’s Northwest Face

    5/8/15 - British climbers Jon Griffith and Will Sim have made the first ascent of the northwest face of Mt. Deborah, a seldom-climbed, 12,339-foot peak in the Hayes Range, a group of mountains at the eastern end of the Alaska Range. Read More


  • Re-Gram: Show Us Your #KidCrusher

    Do you have an adorable little climber in your life? We want to see! Send us a photo for a chance to be featured in an issue of Climbing magazine. Read More

  • One Nepali’s Earthquake Story

    The story of a friend and guide in Nepal, devastated by the recent earthquakes but looking to the future. Read More

  • Flowchart: Should You Start Trad Climbing?

    To the kind of climbers that slap “Keep Tahoe Bold” stickers on their bumpers, trad is the only true form of climbing. To many a sport climber and boulderer, it appears complicated, slow, and committing. Plus, all that jangly metal on your harness makes you sound like a wind chime. Yep, trad climbing can be intimidating. It requires a lot of gear, practice, and a strong head. It’s also an incredibly rewarding way to climb and allows you to reach places that would otherwise be impossible to access. So, should you start trad climbing? Read More