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Wild Chimneys and Endless Steeps: New Record Set on El Cap’s Aurora

On Oct. 14, Yosemite locals Lance Colley and Brandon Adams dashed up the 16 pitch 5.7 A4 Aurora on El Cap’s steep southeast face in 13:02, shedding 11 hours off the record set by Miles Smart and the late Brian McCray in 23:55 in 1998

New England Ice Climbing and Why It’s So Good

An interview with Ian Osteyee and 10 of the must-climb local routes

Original Muir Wall Route on El Cap Climbed in Record Time

On Oct. 2, Brandon Adams, Tom Herbert and Roger Putnam clocked 12:07 on the historic Muir Wall on El Capitan, shaving 7.5 hours off the record set by Nils Davis and the late Brian McCray in 2001

Yosemite Closed Due to Smoke; ‘El Capitan Under Orange Skies’ Print Sale to Benefit Climbing Museum

Yosemite National Park closed Sept. 17 to protect visitors and locals from dangerous wildfire smoke, where the AQI (Air Quality Index) read 574

Virtual Yosemite Facelift: Act Local from Sept. 22 to 27

The North Face, Subaru, Tioga Sequoia, Athletic Brewing, Black Diamond, The National Park Service, and others sponsor the Facelift

David and Goliath Film: Hans Florine faces off against Peter Hoffmeister

Hans willing to race 3,000 feet of climbing against a random local…

Free As Can Be: El Cap Climbing Film Available Today Through Friday

It premieres at the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy this week

American Alpine Club Hires Mitsu Iwasaki as CEO

The American Alpine Club (AAC) Board of Directors announced today that it has named Mitsu Iwasaki as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer

Yosemite Opened on June 11, we dashed in and climbed the Classic Royal Arches Route

“This was my first time multi-pitch climbing and first time ever climbing in Yosemite” — Willie Morris, a recent transplant […]

Yosemite: Overnight Vehicle Permits for Big Wall Climbing

In response to the recent Park closure to help slow the spread of COVID-19, and with a June 11 reopening […]