How problems with the opaque Olympic qualification process have lead to lawsuits, angry fans, and sudden rule changes.
Mark Synnott recounts his early days learning to climb using a clothesline, his time dirtbagging in Yosemite, moving onto expedition climbing, and his life as a writer.
Read Matt Samet's Editor's Note and see what's inside the December/January 2020 issue of Climbing Magazine, on newsstands now.
Any one of Omaha Beach, Pure Imagination, or Southern Smoke would be a proud send for most climbers. Colin Duffy dispatched them all just five hours.
With the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup season, we look back to determine the best athletes, the best moments, the best events, and more.
The rivalry of Janja Garnbret and Chaehyun Seo continues, Ondra's flawless lead season, and US athletes reach finals.
Interview: Rob Pizem discusses Unaweep Canyon, a Colorado climbing destination with sweeping granite walls for miles and no crowds.
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From big wall speed records to long free climbs, Adams does it all, and he recently ticked the FA of the 1,300-foot Wayward Son (5.12c) on Lost Brother.
Adam Ondra returns following a combined championship misstep, Chaehyun Seo continues her meteoric rise, and the US starts strong but falls behind.
A proposed Squamish County bylaw could create a template for outdoor towns across North America.
A chat with Lander climber and restauranteur Kyle Vassilopoulos, plus Climbing editors Matt Samet and James Lucas do a deep dive on training boards.
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