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.

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.