The climbers sent the historic route in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds
The pro climber and free soloist extraordinaire went to D.C. to tell politicians we want to preserve the wild places we grew up with—and not turn them into radioactive tailings ponds
Last week, the legendary speed climber broke bones in both legs when he fell and hit a ledge after a piece of protection popped 2,200 feet up the rock face
There's no point in hauling one around if you're going to make these mistakes
Some of these vans have so many gorgeous wood panels and stainless steel fixtures, they make my town house look a little dumpy
For decades, park leaders have predicted that swarms of tourists could ruin public lands. Is anyone heeding their advice?
Could the short, goofy-looking busboy become the new king of hard soloing and speed climbing?
Wearing wild paisley shirts and bell-bottomed pants, smoking cigarettes and posing with rebellious insouciance, Bridwell and his partners created an utterly new image of the rock climber as anti-establishment biker-hippy-hardass, while sending routes harder and more terrifying than anything done before
Make popping a squat as painless and embarrassment-free as possible
Big-wall climber Quinn Brett fell 100 feet while climbing El Capitan. Now paralyzed, she thinks back to her accident and reimagines her future.
Rob Miller worked for seven years to develop a new line up Yosemite's tallest wall. In the end, it all came down to a few short moves.
When she was in college, Jack Kerouac’s book The Dharma Bums helped the author find her place in wilderness and in life. She hoped it would do the same for her 16-year-old son as they embarked on a mother-son California road trip retracing Kerouac’s adventures.
Skip the overpriced food from the concessioner and check out these local restaurants instead
Writer and climber Jeff Johnson was near the base of El Cap when a chunk of rock the size of an apartment building broke off above him. Here's what he saw next.
And how to pull them off
A search and rescue veteran recounts some of the most nail-biting missions on land and water
Trail runners that celebrate our National Parks.
The Park Service says they’re doing their best but no one wins when America’s most iconic valley becomes an endless, exhaust-choked loop of creeping traffic. Can anything be done to prevent bumper-to-bumper traffic from becoming the new normal in Yosemite Valley?
When Daniel Duane was a kid, his father taught him how to climb in Yosemite. Two decades later, when his teenage daughter wanted a valley education of her own, he realized that the old beta no longer applied.
You may be in the middle of the wilderness, but a local IPA isn’t that far away
We caught up with the climber to talk about his most essential everyday gear
Mammut has teamed up with climbing legends like Ron Kauk to explore some of bouldering's most classic lines. The first route they revisit is Midnight Lighting named after the late Jimmy Hendrix.
The renowned videographer and photographer opens up about filming Alex Honnold's epic free solo climb, how he analyzes risk, and what it's like to be a social media kingpin
Honnold is known for his minimalism, both in climbing and in life. But there are couple items he deems essential.
We all know Alex is the greatest climber of our generation. I trust him with my life. I trust him a little less with his own.
Joe Hanson, Phillip Wright, and Dominic Joyce are three lads from England who challenged themselves to climb the Dawn Wall in 2016.
After Michael Coleman debuted his last film 'John Muir - Coming Home', Robert Hanna, Muir's great-great-grandson reached out over their mutual love of conservation. They began chatting about a new project which became this film 'The Last Oasis'.
Risky pursuits like BASE jumping offer a buzz better than any drug. New technologies provide the same rush without the danger.
With Ethan Pringle at the forefront, El Capitan takes a look at the presence of mind brought on by climbing.
In May of 2015 leaders of outdoor-focused organizations gathered in Yosemite to discuss the current state of people of color engaging in the outdoors.
The Czech climber just conquered one of the world's hardest routes in record time
Andrew Upchurch lives in Yosemite Valley and works as custodial staff for Yosemite Hospitality. With the best granite in California is his backyard, his time off is spent climbing.
We really can't get enough of Fred Beckey. He's ruthless, irreverent, and the grandfather of dirtbagging.
In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, Huckberry paid homage to Yosemite.
The reports of sexual harassment among NPS employees continue, with new revelations about Yosemite and Yellowstone
Hiking a marathon a day in Yosemite with the pro photographer to launch Fitbit's newest fitness challenge
NatureBridge allows kids to see that the parks are their world
The most pivotal climbing moments in Yosemite’s storied history, from some of climbing’s most celebrated athletes and voices
Filmmaker Oakley Anderson-Moore traces the golden age of climbing on a quest to understand more about her father, a pioneering dirtbag from the era
A pioneering big-wall climber who made his mark in Yosemite and Joshua Tree died unexpectedly earlier this week
Can a private company trademark public property? That's the question the feds are scrambling to answer after a longtime concessionaire in Yosemite claimed rights to the names of some of the park's most iconic locations.
There are more black bears in the park than there have been in decades, and they’re getting smarter. Is killing them the only way to keep them in check?
For six days this spring, Emily Harrington free-climbed—using ropes only to catch falls—up 40 pitches of El Capitan’s Golden Gate route before reaching the top on May 31.
Beginning this June 16, six dancers and a nine-person support crew headed into Yosemite’s wilderness for ten days of hiking and pirouetting.
The climbing great died Saturday while attempting a wingsuit flight from Yosemite’s Taft Point
I'd love to haul my kids up the railings to Half Dome, but don't want to risk accidents—or turning them off of hiking forever. How can we have fun while staying safe in the national park?
Yosemite Valley, the birthplace of rebel climber culture is supposed to be all cleaned up and mellowed out. But as a new film shows, the outlaw spirit is alive and well.
Tenaya Lodge offers family-friendly fun and easy access to California's most famous park
With a little help from Make-A-Wish, Yosemite’s first honorary park ranger earns his keep and proves his strength
Granola optional, guts required
Yosemite National Park offers arguably the most scenic hiking in the country. The only challenge? Picking which trail to hike.
The outbreak, which killed three, didn’t only attack the lungs of its victims. It messed with the psyche of the rest of us, too.
From hot springs to mountain-town fiestas to one surprisingly easy island getaway, we've got you covered.
Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less. Matt Samet was there from start to finish to watch the planning, training, and performance of a superhuman athlete at the top of his game.
Steph Davis knows the downside of being one of the world’s best women climbers: like living out of a car for seven years and having your mom suggest (frequently) that you’re out of your mind. The upside? Yosemite. The Andes. And a life in which every day is a thrilling vertical grab.
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