New Route: The Chad Kellogg Memorial

    Jens Holsten and Vern Nelson Jr. have climbed a new route on the north face of Argonaut Peak in Washington’s Stuart Range and dedicated it to the late Chad Kellogg. Holsten was with Kellogg when he was killed by rockfall while descending from the summit of Fitz Roy in February 2014. Read More

  • 4/30/15 - On Wednesday, April 22 Swiss climber Dani Arnold successfully climbed the Matterhorn's North Face in a new record time of one hour and 46 minutes. Arnold's time knocked ten minutes off the previous record, set by Ueli Steck in 2009. Arnold climbed free solo following the Schmid route, same as Steck, but with a different variation up top. Read More

  • "I was horrified when I chanced upon these climbers belaying with an ascender." Read More

  • After inspection of the Khumbu Icefall by helicopter and by foot from below and from above, it was determined that the route was too broken up and risk too great to descend by foot. All climbers trapped in camps one and two have been evacuated by helicopter. Read More


    Nepal: Death Toll Rises, How You Can Help

    Yesterday, just before noon, a 7.9 magnitude quake struck northeast Nepal, causing widespread damage and triggering an avalanche which swept through Everest basecamp. It’s the region’s worst earthquake since 1932, when an 8.2 magnitude quake killed upwards of 12,000 people. Read More

  • On March 7, 2015 Chris Sharma made the first ascent of El Bon Combat at Cova de Ocell near Barcelona, at a proposed grade of 5.15b/c. This is Sharma's hardest FA to date, and if the grade is confirmed, one of the five hardest routes in the world. Read More


  • The 10 Best Climbing Instagrams

    It's easy for pro climbers and seasoned photographers to have badass Instagram accounts, but here are the 10 best climbing accounts from the rest of us. Read More

  • 24 Innovative Carabiners

    A survey of the current state of carabiner innovations. Some are mild improvements on existing technologies. Some are proven designs that stuck around. A few are so different that they don't even look like carabiners. Read More

  • Re-Gram: Show Us Your #ClimbingLife Photos

    Climbers don't spend 100% of their time on the rock. The extreme exertion our sport requires means a lot of down time between burns and mandatory rest days on long trips. For this edition of Re-Gram, we want to see your favorite photos that happened between routes—the photos that scream #climbinglife. Do you have a photo that gets you psyched to get in your car and spend a week camping at a new distant crag? Or one that makes you overwhelmingly excited to get back on your project at your home crag? Whatever it is, we want to see it! Post a picture on Instagram and tag it with #climbinglife. If your photo is among our favorites, we'll contact you about featuring it in an upcoming issue of our print edition. Read More