Slovenian rock climber Klemen Becan in Croatia

The Rocktrotter: Klemen Bečan

How the dedicated Slovenian climber makes the vagabond lifestyle work and the lessons he’s learned from the road.

After three decades of climbing and living on the road, the 38-year-old says he wouldn’t change a thing—except maybe for a slightly bigger van.

Uri Maraver rock climbing

The Sensei: Uri Maraver

How the martial arts expert brings his experience and values to climbing.

Climbing coach Uri Maraver on his Judo roots, how they translate to climbing, and what it takes to be a top athlete in today’s competition landscape.

Climbing guidebook author Pete O'Donovan.

The Guidebook Author: Pete O’Donovan

Creator of six climbing guidebooks delves into the labor of love, climbing ethics, and the future of print.

Pete O’Donovan, author of six climbing guidebooks, delves into why he takes on such a labor of love, climbing ethics, and the future of print.

Climbing route setter Jacky Godoffe

The Route Setter: Jacky Godoffe

The art of setting, straight from the master.

Route setting is not about perfection, but a research of emotion. We always have to remember why we are setting. I don’t set just to put holds on the wall. I set to tell a story.

Chris Sharma Deep Water Soloing

Chris Sharma: Return to Balance

The king of deep-water soloing finds new lines to fuel his soul in Mont-Rebei, Spain.

The beauty of deep water soloing is that it’s such a free form of climbing. You’re out there exploring, and feel like a kid again, climbing up a tree. It’s very playful, spontaneous, and creative.