Sean Allen, 38, went missing in mid-July after hiking alone. Friends remember him as driven and “very calm in the mountains.”
These climbers paddled down the drought-stricken waterway looking for big walls and challenging ascents. They found both.
When lifelong climber Jeff Jackson failed to send a punishing project, he contemplated quitting the sport. Here’s what brought him back.
Washington Commanders guard Wes Schweitzer says climbing has made him a better football player, but that’s not why he does it. He’s developed a passion for the sport, and plans to keep sending well after his playing days are over.
Relationship dynamics in the outdoors are hard; getting out with friends can help
A 53-year-old Colorado man recently became the fastest person to push a peanut up the 14,115-foot mountain with his nose. You read that right.
A massive slide on Italy’s Marmolada glacier sent rocks and ice tumbling down on multiple groups of climbers
The new film ‘Elevated,’ about Wilson’s work, is entirely nonverbal
Are you ready to walk the high line?
The final episode of ‘Not Just a Boys’ Club’ shares how this nonprofit supports women climbers
“There’s definitely been a lot of shame in this community surrounding femininity”
Two women recount their frustrating experiences working in the business
The series aims to encourage the climbing community to reexamine the role gender plays within it
Unlock your project with this cragging gear
Quality rubber is the most important part of your crag bag
Scarpa is pushing approach shoes to new heights—and distances
Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.
Is aluminum foil in your climbing bag?
Watch his ascent of Utah’s Life of Villains, a 5.14d route within the Hurricave
Antisemitic Statements by a Climbing Pioneer Prompt the American Alpine Club to Rename a Prestigious Honor
The Robert and Miriam Underhill Award, given since 1983 to legends like Lynn Hill, Yvon Chouinard, Conrad Anker, and Alex Honnold, will be rebranded because of racist remarks made in the 1930s and 1940s by Robert L.H. Underhill, a major figure in the history of U.S. mountaineering
Last summer, Tiffany Thiele, a young rock climber from Reno, Nevada, took her life after posting a Facebook message claiming she’d been raped by a ski patroller. She left behind an unsolvable mystery about what really happened, along with urgent questions about whether more could have been done to heal her feelings of pain and distrust.
They’re essentially adventure flip-flops and therefore superior to every other sandal
The group helps women and nonbinary and gender-nonconforming people find joy and success in climbing
Mountaineers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson were so inspired by the late photographer Bradford Washburn’s shots of the Alaskan peak that they set out to climb it in a whole new way
The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain
For the German climber and his family, life has changed dramatically over the past five weeks
One of America’s top climbers offers advice on how to use your lower body to power up a crag
Professional climber Jonathan Siegrist shares the secrets to building strong hands
Outside Learn has more than 2,000 videos across 450 lessons, covering topics ranging from fitness and nutrition to running and cycling to survival and gear repair
The Indian climbing community is predominantly male. These women aim to change that.
‘A Road Trip to Little Rock Cities’ follows a group of climbers traveling from Brooklyn, New York, to Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Nutcracker, in Montana, is one of the most difficult mixed ice climbs to be done without a rope in the lower 48
‘A Village’ explores what it takes to support the next generation of climbers and steward a diverse outdoor community
This was our favorite sport climbing pack in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “Minimalist looks hide this hauler’s true capabilities,” our testers wrote. “A guidebook sleeve, three external pockets, and a clamshell opening keep you organized.”…
We featured the Sol Defender in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best climbing gear. “The Sol Defender looks like a normal hoodie, but it’s packed with technical qualities, like its UPF 30+ rating, durable polyester blend, and wicking grid interior,” we wrote.
This pair took the top spot in our 2020 test of the best women’s hiking pants. “These are not only great for hiking but also for climbing, bike riding, lounging next to a campfire, and even wandering around town,” wrote tester Amy Jurries. “Eddie Bauer makes them in a…
The young rock-climbing phenom, who got her start bouldering in Central Park as a kid, shares her favorite places in her home city for vintage clothes, vegan gelato, and indoor climbing
Director Max Lowe explores the aftermath of his father’s death in the emotional documentary
Leclerc never cared about becoming well-known, he told filmmakers, until he saw how sharing his story could encourage others to try the sport
“Home Crag” takes viewers inside the fight to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon, a favorite climbing spot just outside Salt Lake City
If not now, when?
Gnarly Nutrition’s ‘Home Crag’ shares why the frequented site is important to the state’s climbing community
Back in 2017, we rounded up the best hiking shoes, according to adventure guides. The Boulder X made the cut: “The laces go all the way down to the toes so it’s easy to fine-tune the fit and the Vibram outsole grips equally well to wet and dry surfaces,”…
In his new documentary, Max Lowe, son of the late climbing legend, explores his father’s high-profile death and the family drama that ensued
‘Fuel for Life: Sam Elias’ takes us inside the athlete’s mental strategies for success
Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker completed a 2,500-foot roof crack under a freeway in Devon, England, their latest in a series of bridge climbs since they started scaling concrete in 2020
In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch
The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months
The Tarantulace is one of the best climbing shoes for beginners. “Rather than the sharp-angled toe of most climbing shoes, the Tarantulace has more of a squared silhouette that offers a bit more wiggle room,” contributor Olivia Harlow wrote in her roundup of the best gear for those new…
The famous climber reflects on parenthood, risk, and how he plans to pursue future projects
The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak
Some of our favorite recent releases explore the life of Jacques Cousteau, a nonbinary climber’s journey to embrace their identity, and the search for the world’s loneliest whale
Change offered an elite athlete an opportunity to better understand herself—and what she still wants from her sport
Stories about kids who break hiking or climbing records feel like the continuation of an outdated and unhealthy attitude toward outdoor recreation
Sasha DiGiulian set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete the Rocky Mountain Trilogy, a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies
‘The Trilogy’ features one of climbing’s strongest personalities at her most vulnerable
Colorado’s John Hickenlooper has straddled the divide between industry and the environment. Now the U.S. senator is trying to create a climate-oriented voting bloc comprised of outdoor enthusiasts.
Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.
Climbing equipment that has your back
The Masao is one of our favorite waterproof jackets because it’s both lightweight and packed with features. The pockets in the front are compatible with a harness and your helmet will fit snug under the hood. Plus, there are zippers built into the armpits of this jacket—ideal for dumping…
As a city kid with a back condition, Maricela Rosales was an unlikely outdoor athlete. But scaling walls became her pathway to joy.
Six of the world’s leading climbers take on one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: Queen Maud Land
Watch the short film ‘Queen Maud Land’ with your Outside+ membership
A 31-year-old climber took a fatal fall earlier this month in Colorado’s Eldorado Canyon State Park
The IFSC had to apologize—twice—for broadcasting sexualized footage of climber Johanna Farber. The time for women athletes to be portrayed with respect is long overdue.
President Biden just restored the national monument’s boundaries. Now it’s time for deeper healing and restorative justice for the region’s Indigenous people.
A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Katie Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.
The two climbing greats teach important things about footwork, climbing holds, and how to avoid being a gumby
A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48’s most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch
An unnatural lack of fear, a high tolerance for suffering, and a healthy sense of humor. Just ask Cedar Wright.
A firsthand account of a free-solo accident in the Sierra Nevada
Being rusty now doesn’t mean you’ll be rusty forever
Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule
The new movie from Sender Films and Red Bull Media House chronicles the life and death of alpinist Marc-André Leclerc
Stock up for fall adventures with these killer deals on gear we’ve tested in the field
When Drew Hulsey started climbing, he weighed 300 pounds and wondered if the ropes would hold. He found out that they would, and found a community that embraced him. Now he sets an example that inspires others to join him.
We featured the Konseal FL 2 in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide climbing gear roundup. “Most approach shoes are either stiff for climbing or supportive for hiking, but the Konseal does both. A layer of TPU lends a springy feel to the thin midsole, which has a beveled edge…
The TC Pro is the best shoe for big walls and cracks, hands down. “The toe box is pointier than a lot of trad shoes, so it not only fits into small splitters but also holds onto some overhung features, making it uniquely versatile,” wrote our testers.
Narrator: The summit was not just ahead
After testing the R1 Air for a year, our reviews editor might not wear another midlayer. “The R1 breathes and wicks sweat better than any other midlayer I’ve tested,” he wrote. “This is a must-have for the uphill athlete moving in cold weather—especially if you are someone who runs hot.”