The Gumby Guru: The Craigslist Belayer

  “Anyone who needs a belay, please come to the front desk. Climbing partner ...

5 Ways to Ease the COVID Cragging Junkshow

  Climbing outdoors offers a pretty amazing way to stay sane during these difficult ...

Controversy in Brooklyn

Jeremy Balboni, former CEO and co-founder of Brooklyn Boulders, on June 13, issued an ...

Best Rock Climbing Ethics and Practices

  We climb for countless and diverse reasons, but there is one commonality: We enjoy ...

Finding Community

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I was searching at the ...

Pro Tips: Motivation

To break through to a higher grade, you have to be a fuller climber. ...

Stayin’ Alive: 10 Tips to Keep You Safe

Annie Laurie, 23, is just getting into trad climbing. Like many emergent climbers today, she ...

Dry Tooling for Gym Climbers

  It’s winter. The rock’s too cold for climbing and your recurring finger injury ...

Need a Quick Halloween Costume?

For the “I want everyone to know we’re rock climbers” couple: A zombie: A ...

The Gumby Guru: Climbing Video Games

  Video games are a great way to live vicariously, to experience things we ...

Everything Tastes Better Than Skinny Feels

  “Gabbs, you look kind of yellow.” I’d rolled my eyes, “No I don’t.” ...

Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering

Jason Kehl is high. Twenty-five feet up the Grandpa Peabody boulder, the 60-foot monster testpiece ...

Life on Hold

Suspended From The Door And Suspended In Time, Awaiting Freedom From Confinement. Awaiting The ...

Should Climbers Take CBD?

  CBD is all the rage these days. Sold in everything from tinctures to ...

The Art of Climbing Without Rock or Gyms

  I had fallen head over heels in love with rock climbing a few ...

Climb Safe: Common Belay Screw-ups and What To Do About Them

  In 1980 my college roommate, Mark Herndon, fell 100 feet on a two-pitch route. ...

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 ...

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