Climbing Press Releases

In these pages, our industry friends and partners share the latest news about new products, major events, fund-raisers, and other important developments in the climbing industry.
  • President's Gold Medal winner Fred Beckey. Photo courtesy American Alpine Club Archives.

    Fred Beckey to be Awarded Rare AAC Gold Medal

    The American Alpine Club (AAC) has announced its 2015 award recipients. Every year the AAC recognizes outstanding achievements in conservation, climbing, and service to the climbing community. This year the Club will also bestow its rare President's Gold Medal to Fred Beckey.

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    Clif Bar Releases Statement Regarding Dropped Athletes

    Earlier this week, Clif Bar suddenly released five climbers—Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Cedar Wright, and Timmy O’Neill—from their athlete roster. The decision sparked strong feedback from the community, which can be found in comments on their Facebook page. Today, Clif Bar released this statement, explaining their decision.

  • Wild Country Recalls Helium Carabiners and Quickdraws

    12/12/12 - For the safety of all of their customers Wild Country are issuing an immediate voluntary recall of certain batches of the Wild Country Helium carabiner delivered after July 15th 2012 and Helium quickdraws made from these carabiner.

  • Belay to Save the Day

    In support of the Wounded Warriors Project, the Boston Rock Gym, located in Woburn, MA, invites climbing enthusiasts and novices alike for five climbs with TRUBLUE’s auto belays for just $5. From 6:00PM to 10:00PM on Friday, November 30th, 2012, climbers will enjoy the use of TRUBLUE’s state-of-the-art equipment and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warriors, a not-for-profit that aids and supports wounded service members.

  • Climbing Welcomes New Editor

    Active Interest Media's Outdoor Group has announced the promotion of Shannon Davis to Editor of Climbing magazine, and the appointment of outgoing editor Dougald MacDonald to the new role of Editor-at-Large.

  • Hueco Rock Ranch Now Under AAC Ownership

    The American Alpine Club (AAC) and the Access Fund have announced that Hueco Tanks' much-loved Hueco Rock Ranch is now under ownership of the AAC.

  • Nine Dead from Avalanche on Mont Blanc

    Sad news comes from France this morning as nine climbers were killed in an avalanche on Mont Maudit.

  • Mountain Gear Announces 2012 RRR Clinic Guides

    3/1/12 – The ninth annual “Mountain Gear Presents: Red Rock Rendezvous” (RRR) rock climbing festival, title sponsored by The North Face, announced its initial list of expert climbing guides to lead the event’s scheduled clinics.

  • Metolius Climbing Teams Up with the Access Fund in 2012 To Protect Endangered Climbing Areas

    Metolius Climbing Teams Up with the Access Fund in 2012 To Protect Endangered Climbing Areas

    1/25/12 – Metolius, a brand synonymous with quality and innovation in rock climbing gear and hardware, continues its support of the Access Fund in 2012 with commemorative, co-branded chalk bags.

  • 2011 Bozeman Ice Festival Gearing up for the Ice Climbing Event of a Generation

    12/2/11 – The renowned on-ice clinics are filling up quickly as the Arc’teryx Bozeman Ice Festival gears up for the ice climbing gathering of a lifetime.

  • 2011 REEL ROCK Filmmaking Competition is on!

    4/11/11 - The REEL ROCK Film Tour is excited to announce the 2011 REEL ROCK Filmmaking competition.

  • $10,000 International Polartec® Challenge Expedition Grant

    10/5/10 – For almost twenty years, the International Polartec® Challenge Grant has supported expeditions and adventures to every corner of the Earth.