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SuperTopo Forum Will Remain Archive After Closing on June 1st

The much-loved climbing forum will cease, but old posts will remain visible

The SuperTopo forum has been an online collection of current and historical topics, discussions, stories and more for the past few decades. Chris McNamara took to his own forum to announce that on June 1 it will cease to be active, but will remain an archive without photos.

“It is with a sad heart that I announce that normal operation of the SuperTopo Climber’s Forum will cease June 1st,” McNamara wrote. “The Forum has been an amazing digital campfire, with more than 2 million posts over the last 18 years. It has reconnected many climbers with old friends and helped many climbers make new friends. And, there have been many amazing and compelling posts on the site, especially those on climbing-related topics, that have been enjoyed by millions of people.”

“I have received a ton from this community and feel lucky to have been a part of it. I’ve met a lot of my heroes on this forum and made many great connections. I give warmest thanks to you all. The forum was a big wild experiment with many highs and lows. But mostly highs.”

McNamara continued, “I also want to give a big shout out to RJ who created the forum and kept it running. RJ has been my business partner and a best friend for nearly 2 decades. He has been a big inspiration for me and a co-creator in so many great projects and adventures.”

There’s no word about whether the Facebook and Instagram pages will remain active and open. Scroll through for historical stories below.