Each January we post a farewell tribute to those members of our community lost in the year just past. Some of the people you may have heard of, some not. All are part of our community and contributed to climbing.
A rare glimpse of the hardware carried by John Salathé, Royal Robbins, Warren Harding and William "Dolt "Feurer to pioneer Yosemite's granite crucibles.
After coronavirus swept the United States, gym members across the country stepped up by buying punch passes or maintaining their memberships despite closures. This community, however, went the extra mile to support laid-off gym employees.
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What do you do if you find an injured solo climber halfway up a 1,600-foot face? In the 1930s, the only option was a high-elevation piggyback ride.
The author was tired of cold bivies, long approaches and big racks. For a break, he ventured to the sheer sandstone walls outside Dresden, Germany. He didn't get quite the break he'd imagined.
He was an überman—born in war-torn Germany, handsome and charismatic, the first person to climb and ski an 8,000-meter peak without supplemental oxygen. But he also had a shadow side, one that involved betrayal, intrigue, maybe even manslaughter.