Recent Articles

Raised in Yosemite: Whitney Stowe

Whitney grew up adventuring around Camp 4, learning climbing from her dad — legendary guide and big wall climber Scott Stowe. Today, after helping him recover from a stroke, she’s becoming a leader herself. 

Climbing in 2021 with the Bishop Climbing Rangers

In their second year with the program, Alexa Flower and Jimmy Capangpangan help visitors reduce their environmental impacts on public lands while visiting this top climbing destination

Climbing Yosemite’s Longest Sport Route with First Ascensionist Sean Jones

The nine-pitch 5.11d Otherworld at Parkline Slab gets all day sun, making it a perfect winter route

George Whitmore: Pioneer Rock Climber Who Made the First Ascent of The Nose, Dies at 89

On Jan. 1, Whitmore, born in 1931, passed in a California hospice facility due to complications from Covid-19

Skinny Workhorse: Edelrid Swift Protect ProDry 8.9 Rope Review

Using “built-in cut resistance” technology, the Swift Protect Pro handles like a skinny double or twin rope, but it shines as a single

Jordan Cannon Sends Yosemite 41-Pitch 5.13 in a Day

Last week — with his emotions still stirred up after his 20-hour, 26-minute free ascent of Golden Gate on Nov. 16, Cannon shared his story

Profile of a Yosemite Stone Monkey: Nick Martinez

Yosemite local Chris Van Leuven chats with the longtime big-wall climber and BASE jumper

Wright and Rivera’s Line ‘The Dream Team’: One of Yosemite’s Best 

First climbed in 2019, the route is quickly becoming a must-climb in the Valley

Yosemite’s Resident Climbing Filmmaker: Max Buschini

Comfortably ensconced in Hans Florine’s basement in Yosemite West where he works as a caretaker, Buschini fills his days with filming, taking photographs and climbing everything in sight

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