Exclusive Interview: Traversi Nabs Sixth Ascent of Jade

On May 27 in Rocky Mountain National Park, Carlo Traversi completed the sixth ascent of Jade, a notoriously crimpy problem established in 2007 by Daniel Woods.

Appeal by Salavat Rakhmetov for his daughter ZailaAppeal by Salavat Rakhmetov for his daughter Zaila

Following a serious accident to his daughter Zaila, the Russian climber Salavat Rakhmetov has launched an appeal to the entire climbing community.

Spanish climber accepts being 2nd woman to climb 14 highest peaks; questions SKorean rival

Spanish climber Edurne Pasaban conceded she is the second woman to scale the world’s 14 highest peaks but questioned whether the South Korean woman who holds the title actually completed the record.

Trotter Headpoints New Squamish 5.14

The Big Daddy Overhang (5.12b) in Squamish, British Columbia now has a Sugar Daddy thanks to Sonnie Trotter’s new all-gear variation, which clocks in at 5.14.


Magaliesberg Linkups

The objective is to climb one route in each kloof, namely Upper Tonquani, Boulder, Lower Tonquani and Cedarberg. There are several variations to the theme…


Pilates for Climbers

Forget everything you’ve ever heard about Pilates. Its not just for dancers and movie stars — it’s for climbers. For 60 years Pilates has proven itself as a superior method of cross training for athletes. As a climber, have you ever wished you were taller to make a big reach, or more flexible for a […]

Mateusz Haladaj, 9a hattrick

Polish climber Mateusz Haladaj has repeated his third 9a, Martin Krpan at Misja Pec, Slovenia.

Himalayan Helicopter Rescues

Interview with Gerold Biner, operations manager of Air Zermatt, after the recent helicopter rescue missions in the Himalaya.

Giri-Giri Boys Finish Off Huge Face on Mt. Logan

On May 7, Giri-Giri Boys Yasushi Okada and Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama summited Mt. Logan’s east peak via its virgin 8,500′ southeast face—what some called the continent’s biggest and most significant remaining alpine challenge.

Ueli Steck in Yosemite to Attempt El Cap’s Speed Record

Ueli is back in Yosemite National Park with the hope of breaking the speed record on El Capitan.