Hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner, If you’re like me, you haven’t done any shopping yet, but not to worry. If there’s a special climber in your life, we’ve put together the ultimate guide of cool gifts they’ll actually want.
Whether you’re taking off this week to visit some far off destination, or will simply be celebrating at home with friends and family, this is a time for thanks and gratitude.
We were fortunate to chase summer south last week, spending much of it in Red Rocks, and the weekend in Indian Creek. As rock climbers we long for the good weather to last year round, but reality dictates most of us stay grounded in one spot year round.
There was a recent article on Climbing.com called Crazy Eights, hyping the best 5.8 trad climbs around the country. There were some great routes on there, and it got me thinking what a wonderful grade 5.8 truly is.
Projecting hard routes can be a rewarding way to approach climbing, but it has a dark side, where fun is no where to be found…
Another summer trade show has come and gone, and what a whirlwind it was. Here’s a look at just about everything we saw, gear junkies, prepare to get your fix…
Summer is an incredible time of year, as the snows recede into the high peaks, and the mountains become a playground where you can do anything you can dream up.
Climbing can be a pretty selfish activity, but there a number of ways to give back to the sport and community that you love.
Paradise Forks had always been on my list of places to go, but sat just far enough away to keep a trip from becoming reality with so many other places to visit.
It’s hard to believe it’s been a week since the tribe descended on Carbondale for the 4th annual 5Point Film Festival. Each year has built on the successes of the previous festivals, and this year was hands down the strongest effort to date. Every night I was blown away by the quality of the films, [...]
On March 13th, Mark Anderson gave Shelf Road its first 5.14 when he redpointed Apogee Pending at the North Gym. We caught up with him to find out more about the route, the future potential at Shelf, and what it takes to climb hard while still having a life.
I have to admit, there’s a trend in climbing these days that is really getting under my skin. No, it’s not boomboxes at the cliff or permadraws, it’s referring to climbs by their grade instead of their name.
Ice climbing seems to have a major impact your first time around, and it certainly has its appeal. It’s a fun activity you can pursue in the winter, when most crags are sitting under a couple feet of snow, and the climbs are beautiful, like crystal castles you get to explore.
Looking back on things like the camming device, harnesses with leg loops, GriGri’s and leashless ice tools, it makes you wonder, what, if anything, is coming next that will be a true game changer?
There are a number of excellent books on the topic of how to get better at climbing, and each tackles the subject in a unique way. Here’s our distilled version of the popular training programs out there, and what you can expect from each.