Five veteran climbers, Peter Croft, Jeff Jackson, John Long, Pete Takeda, and Dougald MacDonald argue the issue of retro-bolting older moderate routes with big runouts.
On one Colorado Fourteener, bolt cutters and saws have become the weapons of choice in a battle pitting the future of climbing against its past.
In this essay, Klaas Willems reflects on the struggles of living with cystic fibrosis during a pandemic, and discusses his decision to travel to climb despite the risks.
The climber who bolted three rock climbs on top of and near ancient Native American petroglyphs told Climbing magazine that he regretted his mistake and any harm he may have caused.
When Darrin Reay found three sport lines had been bolted over ancient rock art in Moab last weekend, he promptly removed the bolts. Climbing magazine reached out to chat with Reay about the incident.
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