Classic Routes: The Phoenix

From below Yosemite’s Cascade Falls, you can barely see the 160-foot fissure splitting a steep granite wall west of the waterfall: The Phoenix, perhaps Yosemite’s best-known hard crack. Access requires an ...

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 130

You’ll probably never see a more inspiring trip report from a toddler than this one, thanks to our talented friends at Gnarly Bay (video): “All runners know that the racing experience is rarely linear. You ...

Scarpa Chimera Review

I don’t climb much in Rifle these days, but there were a couple of years when I got really into it. It’s humbling at first, as you start out projecting the climbs all the locals regularly warm up on. ...

My Mom, The Climber

From Trango comes this heartwarming tribute to the moms of our sport, starring Janelle Anderson. Happy Mother's Day! Learn more about the campaign at beaclimber.com Related:El Cap in a Golden Day: Alex Honnold ...

Your First 7 Climbing Partners

I’m six feet above my last bolt and four inches too short to reach the only crimp that will get me to my next clip. I feel myself slipping, and as I yell, “Take!” I fall. Sure, I’ve taken whippers before, no ...

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 129

Holy shit, that’s how you work a video camera—and chase thunderstorms for a whole month of your summer (video): “There really is only one truly egregious way to organize your books, and apparently it’s all the ...