Welcome to the New Website!

Rock and Ice has finally joined modern times. Come on in, take a look around and let us know what you think.

By Hayden Carpenter | October 5th, 2017

Ben Yardley on Fluff Boy (5.13c), Rifle, Colorado. Photo: Nick Spencer.


Welcome to the new look.


Rock and Ice has finally joined modern times and has a new, responsive and mobile friendly (finally…we know) website. We greatly appreciate your patience over the years as we developed the new digs.

Like establishing a difficult new route, onsighting a new website is a near-impossible feat, so we will continue to project, improve our beta, and refine the site further as time goes by. That’s where you come in. Your feedback is important to us.

So come on in, take a look around and please let us know what you think (see comment form below).




Compared to the old site, we’ve made some big improvements. The first change you’ll notice is the overall layout. From the homepage to category pages to individual article pages, we’ve done a complete redesign and a little bit of re-organization. We wanted our site to be as clean and modern as the print magazine. We’re assuming you already subscribe.

While the new site might look different on the surface, all of your old favorite content is still here, from news, training advice, accident reports, gear reviews and destinations to climbing videos from around the world and the infamous Weekend Whipper.

As for new content, we’ve launched an Opinion section to share more voices from the climbing community. We’ll have an easy submission form coming soon where you can pitch the editors directly. We also have new video sections for training tips and motivation and technical rope and climbing skills.

Check out The Labyrinth of Strange – Columbia Bouldering for a sample of a new features layout that we’ll be putting to use more often. And don’t forget to check out the new photo gallery display.

This is just the start. We have a few more surprises to roll out in the coming months, and we’ll continue to hone in the design. It’s not perfect right now, but we’ll keep working towards that ever-elusive ascent.

Hayden Carpenter / Francis Sanzaro


Here’s a quick guide to the website sections:

< News >

< Videos >

< Training >

< Gear >

< How To >

< Stories >

< Photos >

< Destinations >



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