I found that there was already a fixed rope on the line. “Score,” I thought, as I returned to my crashpad to drop off my now-unnecessary rope.
The world watched via live streaming video yesterday as Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson pulled over the lip of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall for its first free ascent.
One recipient famously stated that after being awarded the Ed’s Choice, he immediately began to open beers with his Golden Piton and dig up his garden with his Piolet d’Or.
This year the two friends rose to the top of youth competition climbing.
An exploration of how the South earned the privilege to climb.
This year, Paul ventured off the beaten path to explore the area in between the two well-known bouldering hot spots.
This season, Nick had a particularly productive trip, sending ten 5.14’s over a one month period.
“I never thought it could happen to me,” is something that Jonathan Stock might say.
This past weekend, at the Cody Ice Climbing Festival, nearly fifty neophyte ice climbers dug their razor sharp crampons and axes into a roadside sport climbing area.
One of my favorite recurring themes is the accusation that the media is glorifying risk-takers.