Climbers Chris Winter and Hayden Carpenter

The Advocate: Chris Winter and the Access Fund

The executive director of the Access Fund on responsible climbing, conservation, and how we, as individuals, can be better stewards to our crags.

COVID-19 is crushing our climbing areas. With gyms closed or operating at limited capacities, many new climbers are venturing outside for the first time—which is amazing to see—but the record numbers are taking a toll …

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"The Climbing Doctor," Jared Vagy

The Climbing Doctor: Jared Vagy

Live interview with Dr. Jared Vagy and Felipe Camargo on common climbing injuries and how to prevent them.

As climbers, we tend to be stubborn and embrace suffering. But nothing will stop your forward momentum quite like a climbing injury.

Climber Jimmy Webb bouldering in Switzerland

The Explorer: Jimmy Webb

Live interview with Jimmy Webb on bouldering development, long-term projects, and traveling the world to climb.

Jimmy Webb tends to keep a low profile, but the humble warrior has sent more V16s [8C+] than almost any other American.

Rock climber Drew Ruana

The Tactician: Drew Ruana

The 21-year-old climber on his next-level mega proj, the projecting process, and how to boulder at your limit.

Climbing at your limit requires much more than pure strength, or power, or even technique. It takes a process.

Alex Megos climbing Bibliographie

The Record Keeper: Jens Larssen

The founder of 8a.nu on climbing news, record keeping, and the digitalization of climbing media.

Jens Larssen, founder and editor-in-chief of 8a.nu, on climbing news, record keeping, and the digitalization of climbing media.

Rock climbers Chris Sharma and Boone Speed

The Route Developers: Chris Sharma and Boone Speed

Chris Sharma and Boone Speed chat about route development, first ascents, and futuristic lines.

A visionary climber, Chris Sharma has cleaned, bolted, and sent more new routes than anyone can count.

Alizee-Dufraisse-Seasons

Seasons: Alizée Dufraisse

Motivation is ephemeral, fleeting, like the passing seasons.

Motivation is ephemeral, fleeting, like the passing seasons. “The important thing is to be here, to enjoy, to learn, knowing that you are where you want to be,” says Alizée Dufraisse. As her life and …

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Alex Megos and Chris Sharma share climbing beta at Margalef, Spain. Photo: Ken Etzel.

Behind the Send

Sharing the stories of the people who make the climbing life possible.

Climbing is often depicted as an individual pursuit—the climber versus the rock—yet, unless you’re out there naked free-soloing every day, that doesn’t tell the full story.

Alizee Dufraisse trying La Rambla 9a+. Siurana. Pic Josep Malo

Winners of #TheBestSend Competition

The judges have spoken: Here are the top five drawings and stories.

Whether you’re stuck at home or in a van, in challenging times like these, it’s good to reflect on why we love the sport.