HBO Max’s new show, ‘The Climb,’ airs today.
Rifle Mountain Park has a history, reaching back to the canyon’s first sport climbs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, that played a critical role in the modern explosion of difficulty in American sport climbing, especially on overhanging stone.
In a press release, HBO said it would be an “exploration of the human spirit.” Cheesy? You betcha. Imma stock up on popcorn now.
Hint: She loves being uncomfortable.
22-year-old Nathaniel Masahi Takatsuno fell about 200 feet.
Footage identified of the family home shows the demolished structure. Rekabi became a symbol of the anti-regime protests after competing without her hijab.
I asked the old man for advice, and he came through with five tried and true panaceas.
Buster Martin just became the second person to clip the chains of the two routes in contention for being the world’s first 9a (5.14d).
JG gave me some samples. Naturally, I took the little brown pills.
Slovenian athletes Domen Škofic and Jernej Kruder took an early lead in the race. Then the unexpected happened.
She sent it in just eight climbing days
Soloing can be great, but not everyone should do it.
Experts believe she is making statements under duress and it’s unclear if she is being held under detention or will face retribution.
Elnaz Rekabi placed fourth in this past weekend’s Asian Continental Championships. Then she went missing and rumors of her possible detainment circulated.
Every young competitor who thinks about cutting weight or calories should add this one to their list.
When the lactic acid builds, many climbers abandon these basic principles.
At just 4′ 11″, Beckett Hsin has been ticking boulders most grown climbers can only dream of.
Swelling and pain are your body trying to heal itself the natural way
Climbers should be wary of the risks associated with burning fuel in an enclosed space.
You’re weaker now. So what? Here’s how to handle setbacks and get back to your old sending self.
What does it mean to try hard? Is it physical or mental, and how do we get better at digging deep? The author discusses.
Raboutou at last discloses one of his two rumored V17 ascents.
HBO just released the third episode of the Edge of Earth series, which features Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger free climbing on Pik Slesova, an El Cap-sized tower in Kyrgyzstan. The publicity around this show has shed light on the complexities of reporting big wall ascents.
We are all our own worst enemies. Here’s how to get off your own toes and send.
Shinichiro Nomura, 25, sent "Gakido" (V16), in Fukushima, Japan–a project that had denied 20 years of attempts.
Patagonia’s DAS Parka is warm, lightweight, and designed for climbers. Pricey, but worth the investment.
The routes and boulder problems featured at World Cups are more complex than they used to be. Are they also more dangerous?
Zangerl has been developing in Rakchham, a Himalayan village, for over a decade. He hopes climbers will support the local economy while preserving the area’s pristine wilderness.
Like with Walmart versus Armani jeans, there are differences in the quality of yarns and construction used to make your harness. Here's how to pick the right harness for your objective.
Kiersch just had the best bouldering trip of her life in Magic Wood, Switzerland. In total, she put down 16 double digit boulders, two of which were V14.
Ali Raza Sadpara, leading Pakistani mountaineer, passed away from injuries on May 27 at the age of 56.
A simple, effective solution for tight wrists, which almost all climbers have.
Bottom line, climbing is an athletic activity and you need to treat yourself like an athlete.
During the Bouldering and Speed World Cup in Salt Lake City, May 20-22, Team USA racked up three medals and two Speed records.
After 19 days in Dry Canyon, Arizona, at the Celebrity Cave, 23-year-old Ben Hanna put down an impressive list of 5.14's.
"My talent is being a masochist. My training totally breaks your body and your mind. But it’s worth it to be a champion.”
A few weeks ago, Lara Neumeier (23) and Romy Fuchs (21) each dispatched Delicatessen, a five-pitch 5.13d in Corsica. Their success came after a mere four and five days of effort, respectively.
In one month, the 23-year-old put down 19 boulders V12 and up, in addition to two 5.14d routes in the Moravský Kras area of the Czech Republic.
Last week, Nolwen Berthier joined a short list of women to have sent 5.15. In doing so, she skipped a grade.
"So with the Olympics, I was like, Yeah, it would be amazing, but I wasn’t going to be disappointed if I didn’t make it. It’s just icing on the cake that I did."
The Last Tepui, a Disney+ film, streams tomorrow on Earth Day.
The fist raised in victory; the bright lights; the roaring crowd—from the outside, competition climbing seems to be all glitz and glamour. But what is it like on the inside, from the lived experience of a onetime competitor?