Climbing

On Thin Ice: New 1,100m Revelation Route Offers Little Purchase

Matt Cornell and Jackson Marvell punched out a long,...
nolwen berthier super crackinette

Nolwen Berthier Joins Female 9a+/5.15 Club with ‘Super Crackinette’

This week, France’s Nolwen Berthier joined the 9a+/5.15 club...
El Capitan in Yosemite

Duo Unlocks Fresh Tactics to Free Climb El Cap in a Day, Sans Support

These days, a free ascent — all upward progress...
mont blanc summit

New Crevasses Will Make Mont Blanc Climbing Harder, More Dangerous

The Goûter Route on Mont Blanc (4,808m) above Chamonix,...
El Capitan in Yosemite

Seb Berthe Bails on ‘The Dawn Wall’ After Long Effort

Sebastien Berthe’s effort to send the world’s hardest multipitch...
zahan billimoria solving for z

Weekend Warm-Up: Solving for Z

Usually, times when you think you have it all...
cookson on sandman

Arrogance or Modesty: Franco Cookson’s Odd First Ascent

If you didn't know who Franco Cookson was until...
dave macleod

Dave MacLeod Repeats ‘Lexicon,’ Hardest Trad Climb in England

Scottish climbing legend Dave MacLeod climbed what many think...
Photo: Whitney Clark, Nicole Lawton patagonia link up

Two Women Create 2,000m Link in Late-Season ‘Romp’ in Patagonia

Whitney Clark and Nicole Lawton spent the latter part...
andres marin clint helander

‘Shaft of the Abyss’ on Golgotha Pushes Marin, Helander to the Limit

Andres Marin and Clint Helander had to work hard...
babsi zangerl

Flurry of Repeats on France’s Hardest Trad Climb

James Pearson's Le Voyage (E10, 7a) sat without a...

Escape from Camp 354: Mount Kenya, 1943

The history of Africa's second-highest peak culminates in the...
Martin Sieberer (left) and Simon Messner (right) on the Schrammacher summit, March 24, 2022. Photo: S. Messner

Simon Messner Leaves Innsbruck With Frozen Toes and a Great New Route

Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer risked life and limb...
laura tiefenthaler eiger north face

Laura Tiefenthaler Defeats Doubts for Eiger North Face Solo

Alone at 3,970m on the North Face of the...

Adam Ondra is So Far Ahead of Everyone Else, It’s Crazy

Adam Ondra has carried the “world’s best climber” mantle...

The War in Ukraine: Climbers, Adventurers Become Soldiers, Drivers, and Fundraisers

The war in Ukraine has forced climbers, rowers, and...

Weekend Warm-Up: Beginner to 9a in Four Years

The German-born Martina Demmel oozes natural talent. When she...

Stunning Traverse in Patagonia’s Grupo La Paz by Pelletti and Co.

Sebastian Pelletti may have been the standout climber in...
'Voie des Guides' on Les Drus in the French Alps, with tom livingstone and tom seccombe

Tom Livingstone: First Free Ascent of the ‘Voie des Guides’?

By the time Tom Livingstone and Tom Seccombe reached...
ben nevis fear factory

This ‘Last Great’ Ice Climb on Ben Nevis is, Literally, a Fear Factory

If you’ve never climbed an ice route that you...
John Bolte atop 'Big Time' in Sequoia National Park, c. 2019. Video still: Tyler Karow

American Climber Dies in Patagonia

On February 23, 2022, rockfall on Patagonia's world-famous Cerro...
Hirayama on FA of Peaceful Mountain 9a circa March 2022 Photo Y. Hirayama

At 53, Yuji Hirayama Stays on the Cutting Edge

Yuji Hirayama is a 53-year-old climber from Japan. And...
Rosengarten traverse in the Dolomites, first solo winter ascent claimed by Simon Gietl circa March 2022. Photo: S. Gietl

Italian Guide Nails Major Dolomites Enchainment, Solo and in Winter

On March 3, 2022, Simon Gietl of Italy's South...
alex honnold

How Alex Honnold’s ‘The Soloist VR’ Was Made

The logistics required to pull off any adventure filmmaking...

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