Rock Wall At Your Local Playground Has Closed

  As COVID-19 continues to spread across our nation and the world, climbing gyms worldwide ...

Why Climbers Need To Journal

  It may seem like a frivolous, self-indulgent activity reserved for 12-old-girls with purple ...

How to Be Better in the Face of Coronavirus

  The happiest moments in my life all used to center around climbing.    ...

Top 10 Climbing Tattoos That Went Full-Send

The Tib/Fib Chimney   It’s not clear what the artist means when he says, ...

(More) Pro Tips: How to Wrangle Squirrelly Nerves

  “No matter how many competitions you’ve been to, nerves will always kick in. ...

Resoling Shoes: A Chat with The Rubber Room

  It’s inevitable that your favorite pair of rock shoes will eventually start to ...

Classic Films You Need to Watch If You Call Yourself A Climber

  Chris Sharma’s first ascent of Witness The Fitness, V15, in the Ozark Mountains ...

The Hardest (Indoor) Route

  The hardest route in the world may not reside in a Norwegian granite ...

What’s in Your Iso Bag?

  Whether you’re competing in your regional boulder bash or you’re headed to Nationals, ...

Excerpt From High Drama

This excerpt of High Drama: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of American Competition Climbing, ...

The Winning Mind

I started climbing in 1978 while attending St. David’s College in Llandudno, North Wales. I ...

The Secret Rivalry at IFSC Competitions

  “Cheater!” he yelled with an outstretched finger.  “Na uh,” retorted a pale woman ...

Overcoming Anger

  “When I fall on a project I pitch a fit. Are there tricks ...

Are Sheep Harmed for Wool Products?

  Farmed sheep are not the same as wild sheep. They can’t shed their ...

Mental Rock Climbing Problems: Rebus Puzzles (Part 2)

  Ok, you think you’re pretty slick because you solved all the puzzles from Mental Rock ...

Climbing Has Gone Mainstream

  The Access Fund and this article are supported by Outdoor Research. In 2018, ...

(More) Pointers From The World’s Top Climbers

  Watch very good climbers climb, and try to figure out little things they ...

All Clean?

  Climbers in the lead-up to the 2020 Olympics will be subjected to an ...

American Soldier Crushes in Austrian Military World Championships

  Villach, Austria. On the mats with nearly 100 climbers from five nations, Troy ...

Motivated Perfectionist

  Janja Garnbret is the most successful competitive climber alive, bar none. It is ...