The secret history and modern rebirth of Western Colorado’s sleepy Unaweep Canyon.
In the Elbe River Valley they were climbing 5.9+ by 1905 and 5.10+/5.11 by 1922. And they were doing this with knotted slings as pro.
From the archive: James Lucas finds his way (and our history) at the Virgin River Gorge.
Get this high elevation rock while you can!
Is America’s best bouldering is above 9,000 feet? Some of us think so. Here’s what you need to know to hit the country’s finest alpine areas.
Chris Schulte's homage to some of the world's most iconic gneiss bouldering zones.
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In Kenya’s far north, the semi-nomadic Samburu tribesmen are exploring their ancestral landscape in a radical new direction—vertically.
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The big, the bad, the bold, and the beautiful
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Top-shelf bouldering in the middle of somewhere.
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Panther Gorge is a hidden gem surrounded by New York's highest peaks.
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Craft brews and craft crags
How to have big fun at small crags during a short visit to a faraway island
Old school cragging
El Potrero Chico, Mexico, is a big wall sport climbing paradise with short approaches, a tight community, and the world's best and biggest margaritas. When Editor Julie Ellison set off on her own life-list trip south of the border, she had no idea that the experience would change her as a climber forever.
Middle America’s single-pitch haven
A climbing trip to a formerly war-torn country? With your kids? You bet!
The undisputed capital of New England rock
Nobody goes rock climbing in the Middle East except sponsored athletes, right? Nancy Prichard-Bouchard did, and she discovered world-class routes, a community of strong Arab and Bedouin climbers, and the finest cup of tea she’s ever had—all in the region’s emerging climbing capital.
With super-sized helpings of moderate sport climbs, pristine beaches, and blissful coastal sunlight, you won’t go hungry in Sardinia.
Apply the passion and dedication it takes to climb 5.14 to doing good around the world, and you get one of the climbing world’s greatest years of travel—ever. Here is the story of Marmot’s Lead Now Tour.
A prodigal son returns to the banks of the Mighty Mo to rediscover the best rock he’s ever climbed.
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The goal: Stand atop seven of Scotland's iconic sea stacks within seven days. Among the many obstacles: churning seas, incessant rain and wind, skeptical locals, free-flowing whisky, and one very territorial seabird.