Reading On Fear

Hi Steph, I am excited to write to you and grateful that the interwebs provide the opportunity for us to connect even though we’ve never met. I’ve read both of your books and really enjoy reading your blog and ...

Hazel Findlay (Ep.1)

In our inaugural episode of All Things Climbing, we talk to Hazel Findlay about her recent send of the Salathe Wall on El Cap; the current direction of climbing culture; and conflicts within climbing ...

The Spankenjura

"The Spankenjura" follows British climber Angus Kille on his journey through Germany's finest climbing area [Ed. Commonly known as "Frankenjura"]. Kille is known for being a good trad climber—but he's tested ...

ACL Recovery and Gym Time

Hi Steph! I stumbled upon your page just today after looking up how soon I can return to climbing after my ACL repair. I tore my ACL skiing after some dummies were taking a smoke break in a blind spot in the ...

Work and Passion

Hi Steph, I have a question concerning my personal life, not so much about climbing, rather about the next step in my life. I am 31 years old, I have a 3-year-old son, and a very supportive and loving ...

No Ice, No Problem

On the first of December, I was looking west toward the mountains from the top of Eldora Ski Resort. The view encompassed nothing but brown hilltops with specs of green. The warm conditions meant ice hadn’t ...

Daily Stoke: China Doll

My friend Heather Weidner rolled up her sleeves and put in the hard work needed to nab an ascent of China Doll in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. This was a route that was first free climbed, in its entirety sans ...