The volcanic peaks Carihuairazo, Cayambe, and Illiniza Sur each saw serious accidents on August 13.
Lucas Uchida, a 24-year-old Canadian comp climber-turned outdoor crusher, just sent “Singularity,” one Squamish’s most iconic hard lines. Check out the story and interview.
New Zealand student Anna Parsons has broken nearly every bone in her body following a trad fall on Snake Dike (5.7 R).
The Scottish climber has just opened what may be one of three V16s in the UK.
Zofia Reych’s work spans the full gamut of climbing’s history and manifold disciplines, blended with engrossing anecdotes from their own climbing story.
More risky behavior, as if climbing the proper way isn't dangerous enough.
Climbing is a jargon-filled sport. And sometimes the jargon isn't even a complete word—it's an abbreviation.
The 36-year-old Norwegian is already ahead of Nims Purja’s schedule on the 14 peaks. She tells us her mission is to prove that high-altitude expeditions aren’t just a man’s game.
Last month Bouin got the first repeat of an Ondra 5.15b (downgrading it to 5.15a after finding a kneebar) and FA’d a 430-foot long 5.15b/c. Now, with Adam Ondra’s “Change,” he’s added another 5.15c to his epic summer ticklist.
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.
Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson have done the first integral ascent and first free ascent of the Italian route "Suerte" (5.13a, WI6, M7, 3,500 feet) on Jirishanca (20,100 feet) after turning around just four pitches from the summit in 2019.
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.
He was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Then he lost nearly everything to the Oak Fire. Climbing grounds him, as it always has.
Sean Allen was a longtime climber. He went missing after hiking alone.
From July 11–16, Bru Brusom and Marc Toralles established “Ànima de corall” (5.12a A3 AI 5 M6; 3,600 feet) up the infamous “Touching the Void” mountain.
It's safe to safe that most 5.15 climbers are full-time and sponsored, but this Landerite pounds nails by day, and rock by night.
“If you knew nothing about the crag, you’d look at the line from the ground and be like ‘Wow. No. That’s totally crazy. I will never be able to do that.’ But when I knew the crag and the style and the kneebars and how to take down the rope, I was like ‘Yeah, it’s possible.’ ”
On July 21, Bouin made the first ascent of Nordic Marathon, in Flatanger, Norway. The route ascends through the steepest part of the Hanshelleren Cave and gives a new definition to the word long.
To spray or not to spray... News of Shawn Raboutou's immediately classic V16 on the Dreamtime boulder has dropped months after the send.
Nepali officials have denied a summit certificate to Russian mountaineer Katya Lipka, who flew a Ukrainian flag atop the world’s tallest peak
Our parent company is launching a new NFT project, the Outerverse, to promote sustainability and get people outside
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Teams have attempted the 5,800-meter peak for over thirty years. Will Sim and Fabi Buhl skipped the normally treacherous approach, paragliding to access the mountain.
Debris injures eight other climbers.
Climbing requires a sharp mind to unlock sequences and remember them. Our Rebus puzzle is here to help.
On June 28, a rockslide occurred on the southside of Hallett Peak, destroying classic boulders in Upper Upper Chaos Canyon.
Alaska’s driest spring in recent memory provided ideal conditions for the 9,000-foot ice and mixed climb.
And the apparel manufacturer joins a growing number of companies that have pledged to cover travel costs for employees who must go to a different state to seek abortion care.
The 5.14 crux is firmly situated in the no-fall zone, but that hasn't stopped many of the UK's best from having a go.
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.
Featuring vertical ice and mixed climbing at high altitude, it was of the hardest lines in the Himalaya 46 years ago. Despite many attempts it’s repelled a second ascent until now.
If a nearby climber hadn't intervened the outcome could have been a disaster.
The company’s Find Your Good initiative and Outside.io NFT marketplace support nonprofits advocating for outdoor participation, inclusivity, and planet.
In between trips to Spain and France, Jonathan Siegrist found time to finish off his local project, now called "Event Horizon." Rumors have called it the hardest route in the United States. We asked Siegrist about it.
Ali Raza Sadpara, leading Pakistani mountaineer, passed away from injuries on May 27 at the age of 56.
“Full Moon Fever” has steep, splitter granite, aerated snow, corniced ridgelines, and a 3-mile summit traverse.
Over five days, three Americans established "The Pace of Comfort" (VI 5.10 A3+ M6; 3,100 feet) on the northwest face of Kichatna Spire.
After breaking her back trying to climb "Crank It" (5.13d) sans bolts, Molly Mitchell fought her way back to the sharp end... then opted for a re-match.
Bad form all the way around, and not the safest/smartest maneuver.
Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America.
The 3,500-foot 5.10d, Guaranteed Rugged, was a multi-year undertaking for Brent Nixon, Lisa Newhook, Sean Draper, and Kate Naus.
Might as well be soloing with this belayer completely out to lunch.
Jackson Marvell, Alan Rousseau, and Matt Cornell completed Denali’s 9,000-foot Slovak Direct in under 22 hours.
They needed to be prepared for disaster. Fortunately, a real climber stepped in.
He didn't know how to pass a knot toproping with two ropes tied together, so he just took her off belay.
The 67-year-old died after a fall on Independence Monument's Otto’s Route (5.8+)
Dozens of expeditions took advantage of favorable weather to reach the world’s highest point on Thursday.
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The second iteration of this climbing game is decidedly more enjoyable than the first, though the formula remains largely the same.
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.
It was Bouin’s longest-standing project—150-plus days of effort—and, he says, the hardest route he’s ever climbed.
Our handy guide for navigating the confounding world of climberspeak.
In a five-week period, Jonathan Siegrist sent two 5.15a's, one 5.14d/5.15a, and two 5.14d's. It was the best trip of his life—but it wasn’t what he’d planned.
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.
Nepal’s Department of Tourism has issued roughly 30 percent fewer permits in 2022 than the record-breaking 408 it did a year ago.
Brent Barghahn and Amity Warme free climbed Freerider (VI 5.13a) in a day without any support or rehearsal.
The Last Tepui, a Disney+ film, streams tomorrow on Earth Day.
Don't assume that because someone can climb hard that they are good belayers.
The East Face of Golgotha brought avalanches, vertical snow climbing, tent-bound whippers, and more.
The 25-year-old has become the second woman to solo the iconic, 5,900-foot wall. It took her just 15 hours.
Cliffhanger, The Eiger Sanction, The Ledge—climbing thrillers are nothing new. But what makes this novel different is that its author, Amy McCulloch, has actually climbed an 8,000-meter peak.