Big Wall climbing

Wall in Eastern Greenland

Big-Wall Climbing: What is it, Which Wall is the Biggest, and Why is This Climbing Different?

Last month, American Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay of...
wogu alps

Weekend Warm-Up: Climbers Tackle Mega-Hard Alps Route ‘WoGü’ With Aplomb

There's nothing quite like watching elite climbers wax poetic...
Great Trango Tower against a deep blue sky

Great Trango Tower: The 1992 Grand Voyage Route

There is little shelter on the huge faces of...
woman in orange jacket ice climbing

Climber Anna Pfaff to Lose Toes After Frostbite

From April 19 and April 21, 2022, U.S. climbers...

Weekend Warm-Up: Unknown Factors

In 2018, Hansjorg Auer planned to lead a group...

Tomaszewski and Bielecki Open New Route on the Karakoram’s Frigid Uli Biaho

The last we heard, Marcin Tomaszewski and Damian Bielecki...

Trango Towers: Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member

Marcin Tomaszewski has arrived in Pakistan, ready to tackle...

Marcin Tomaszewski on Tackling Shipton Spire in Winter

A strong Polish team led by Marcin Tomaszewski leaves...

Poles Aim for a Winter First in the Karakorum: Shipton Spire

While the Polish National Team still considers whether or...

Saraghrar, The Forgotten Mountain: An Interview with Archil Badriashvili

Last month, events on Rakaposhi and Manaslu overshadowed the...
Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies

Piolets d’Or Winners Announced

Each year, the Piolets d'Or awards, mountaineering's highest honor,...

Villanueva and Team Report 5 New Big Walls in East Greenland

Between a notable first ascent by an Italian-Swiss-French team...

Tackling the Six Great North Faces of the Alps, Totally Human-Powered

Simon Gietl and Roger Schaeli have set out to...

Hindu Kush: Georgian Trio Push on Unclimbed Saraghrar NW

Flying under the radar, Georgian climbers Archil Badriashvili, Baqar...
Climbing grades explained

A Complete Guide to Climbing Grades

Simply put, rock climbing grades describe the difficulty of...
ocean yaking to siren tower

New Big Wall Climb in East Greenland

A three-person team of Matteo Della Bordella (Italy), Silvan...
erik boomer and sarah mcnair-landry clyde river

Boomer, McNair-Landry Finish Epic 42-Day Baffin Adventure

Arctic breakup season, when the skin of ice covering...
Cover of The Airport Wall FA documentary

Weekend Warm-Up: The Airport Wall

Climbing films don't always transmit the unglamorous side of...
Viva Peru Carajo from the Ground

Pou Brothers Free Unclimbed Face in Peru

It's been quite the summer for route development on...
Wallride Vol 1 Route

Glowacz and Hans Establish 20-Pitch Route in Dolomites

On July 12, German expeditionists Stefan Glowacz and Phillip...

Edu Marin to Free Climb Eternal Flame on Trango Tower

Former competitive rock climber Edu Marin, 35, is off...

Yosemite Triple Crown in Less Than a Day

Last week, Jordon Cannon and Scott Bennett completed the...

A First Ascent in Patagonia

Four Chilean climbers have made the first ascent of...

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang and the Mirrors of Repetition

A mountain’s challenge is not dictated by height alone....

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