Beirut Community Fights to Keep Climbing After Explosion

  On August 4, 2020, Beirut was hit by a gigantic double explosion which wiped ...

Is Lightweight the Right Weight?

  My teenage son is belaying me on a route I keep getting stuck ...

A Brief History of Adaptive Climbing

  It was June of 2006. I was standing alongside vendors in flat, hot, ...

Climbing Refuge in Lebanon

  Tucked between the Mediterranean Sea, Syria and Israel, Lebanon exists in a disparate ...

One of the World’s Best Moonboarders

Perched upstairs in the rafters of the Red Rock Climbing Center in Las Vegas ...

When Gym Members Come to the Rescue

  On a sunny 70-degree April afternoon in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Josh Faggart walked ...

Rock Climbing Lingo

ANCHOR Any device or method for securing a climber to a rock face to prevent ...

Shut Down

  The day Brooke Raboutou returned from Europe last year after being accepted to ...

Summer Camp

  Maine. Land of endless pine forest, pristine lakes and parkin’ in the dooryard—a refuge ...

How to Get Stronger by Doing Nothing for 5 Minutes a Day

There are only two ways to get stronger: training and resting. With ready access to ...

Race to the Bottom: The Lowest Lowballs

  Highball bouldering is scary. Just look at this kid. Like him, we’ll oftentimes size up a ...

The Menstrual Cycle and Climbing Performance

  Are you a climber who has menstrual cycles?1 Have you ever wondered why your ...

Essential Knots for Climbing

  The first thing you should know about climbing knots is that you’ll only tie ...

Gym Climber #5

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Kai Lightner: Open Your Eyes To The Reality Of Black Lives

  When accosted by strangers, do not fight back—try to escape. Don’t go out in ...

Taking The Lead

  Belay check. Even an experienced climber might feel a few nerves during a ...

The 5.9 Placebo Effect

“This is it dude, if I don’t get it on this attempt, I’m done!” ...

What People Think Climbing Is

  The general public has its conjectures about indoor climbing—namely that it’s only speed ...

Should Climbers Take Oral Contraceptives?

  Let’s cut to the chase: For many girls and women, training or performing ...

Making Waves: Australia’s Seaside Bounty

              Feature image: Three hours south of Sydney, ...

Climbing Research – What’s new from 2019

  Acknowledgments: This brief summary is based on a collaboration between Tallie Casucci, Kyle ...

Just Tooling Around

  The first indoor climbing gym in the United States opened its doors in ...

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