• Jimmy Webb Climbs Multiple V15s in Magic Wood, Switzerland
    16-Apr-2014

    James “Jimmy” Webb, known for being the best flash boulderer in the world, has been on fire in Magic Wood, Switzerland, sending The Understanding (V15) in one session and Practice of the Wild (V15) in the last week. ...


  • TNB: Sharma and Glowacz Send World’s Steepest Rock Climb
    14-Apr-2014

    What’s the steepest rock climb in the world? It’s not in Kentucky, Colorado or Catalunya. The world-record roof climb is in the Sultanate of Oman about 62 miles southeast of Muscat. The route, Into the Light (13 pitches, 5.14a) wends its way through one of the largest known cave chambers, a spooky abyss called Majlis al Jinn—The Meeting Place of Genies. ...

  • Weekend Whipper: Soloing Gone Wrong!
    28-Mar-2014

    A hiker overestimates his climbing ability and attempts to free solo a 25-foot cliff at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina, only to experience the dangerous consequences. He walks away with no injuries, just the fear of falling, but demonstrates that it is wise to consider your skills, the quality of rock and the risks when soloing a high cliff. ...


  • Bonus Feature: Climbing Deal Breakers
    13-Apr-2014

    Lots of people are potential climbing partners. Problem is that many come with flaws, foibles and habits that you just can't stand! ...

  • Weekend Whipper: How to Survive a Free Solo Fall
    11-Apr-2014

    This climber had already lapped Grab Your Balls, which is a 5.9 at a small cliff called Breakneck, in Southwest Pennsylvania. He had even hung a top-rope on the route for others to take a burn. At the end of the day, however, he decided to take one more run on the 40-foot pitch, but this time without tying in to the rope still hanging on the route. Reaching the technical crux at about 35 feet, the climber grabbed an edge at full extension and began to pull up ... but slipped, and suddenly found himself taking the fall of his life. ...