Cassy Doolittle, 25, was caught in a storm on Christmas Day, returning to camp after a solo of Aguja Guillaumet.
Everyone knows about MoonBoards and Gripmasters… Here are a few under-the-radar, low-cost training products that the pros and I have used for years to get jacked. (Warning: humor column)
A new route on Minaret Peak led to an even great find with an ascent of Alam-Kuh (15,906 feet) in a country that for now is too dangerous to visit.
The Route Was Epic, But The Rescue Attempt, Chopper Crash, And An Unhelpful BBC Cameraman Were Horrendous
Twin brothers Damian and Willie Benegas, world-class Argentine alpine guides and mountaineering phenoms, sent this spectacular ice line on the North Face of Nuptse in 2003.
In his “Forgotten First Ascents” series for Rock and Ice, Owen Clarke dug up cool climbs from the past and talked to the climbers who made them happen. This one: Malaria, Rhumsiki Tower, Cameroon, 2007.
From Red Rock to Acadia, Asheville to Maui, these climbing destination are unforgettable stocking stuffers.
The American alpinist shares what it took to climb the 5,000-foot route on Cerro Chaltén.
The mountain offers a blend of ferocious weather, altitude, and remote location, enough to challenge any climber.
The duo battled storms, rockfall, altitude sickness, and freezing temperatures to make the third free ascent of the 2,100-foot 5.13a, all in a continuous, no-falls push.
Brian Kennedy and Jack Beard died in a fall, following a likely first ascent of a remote spire.
The world’s second highest peak remains much more difficult and dangerous than Everest, but it’s rapidly commercializing.
The volcanic peaks Carihuairazo, Cayambe, and Illiniza Sur each saw serious accidents on August 13.
New Zealand student Anna Parsons has broken nearly every bone in her body following a trad fall on Snake Dike (5.7 R).
Zofia Reych’s work spans the full gamut of climbing’s history and manifold disciplines, blended with engrossing anecdotes from their own climbing story.
The world’s highest mountain is a sought-after prize, though rampant commercialization has significantly changed the climbing experience.
Catalan climber Edu Marín made the second free ascent of the legendary Nameless Tower route Eternal Flame (VI 7c+/5.13a 2,100 feet) on July 20, supported by his brother and 70-year-old father.
The American is a pioneering mixed and alpine climber, and one of the best female free soloists of all time.
Wes Schweitzer, a seven-year NFL offensive guard, began rock climbing five years into his professional career. He believes it’s had a remarkable effect.
Debris injures eight other climbers.
High in a remote alpine valley in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, the most pristine limestone in the Americas is at risk of being swallowed by a colossal open-pit mine.
The pioneering American sport climber is among the best to ever tie in, and was arguably the world’s strongest rock climber for almost 20 years.
The 3,500-foot 5.10d, Guaranteed Rugged, was a multi-year undertaking for Brent Nixon, Lisa Newhook, Sean Draper, and Kate Naus.
Jackson Marvell, Alan Rousseau, and Matt Cornell completed Denali’s 9,000-foot Slovak Direct in under 22 hours.
The 67-year-old died after a fall on Independence Monument's Otto’s Route (5.8+)
The actress, dancer, photographer, and Nazi filmmaker was a close friend of Hitler, and one of the progenitors of the mountain film industry.
The second iteration of this climbing game is decidedly more enjoyable than the first, though the formula remains largely the same.
The American climber pushed the boundaries of free soloing and speed soloing, and was a preeminent highliner and BASE jumper.
The New Zealand mountaineer achieved international fame after his summit of the world’s highest peak in 1953. He also visited the North and South Pole, among other ventures.
The Slovenian is climbing’s first female Olympic medalist, the first woman to onsight 5.14b, and perhaps our sport’s strongest overall competitor
The 21-year-old was climbing V10 by the age of nine and was the USA’s first qualified Olympic climber.
Brent Barghahn and Amity Warme free climbed Freerider (VI 5.13a) in a day without any support or rehearsal.
By the time of his and Sir Edmund Hillary's successful Everest climb, Norgay had been to the mountain six times and was a prolific high-altitude climber, earning numerous prestigious awards.
Move over Speed. “Campusing” is the newest climbing category to feature in the upcoming Olympic Games.
Ever wanted to climb an 8,000er while watching Netflix and sipping hot cocoa? The AlpineComfortMAX is bridging the gap between luxury and alpine adventure.
Alison Hargreaves and her son Tom Ballard were two of the finest alpinists of their eras. “The Last Mountain” skillfully exposes the void formed in their wakes, though it diminishes Ballard’s climbing partner in the process.
The nine-fingered Dawn Wall climber was one of climbing’s first celebrities and a pioneer of big wall Yosemite free ascents.
The fearless American free soloist brought climbing into the limelight, and upped the risk ante so high it may never be surpassed.
The 200-page compendium highlights lesser-known crags in 50 countries around the world.
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Following his self-amputation and recovery, Ralston became a motivational speaker and continued climbing. Among other accomplishments, in 2005 Ralston became the first person to summit all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks alone and in winter.
A lone climber took a fatal fall after finishing a rope solo in Colorado’s Clear Creek on Wednesday, January 19.
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