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Chopped: Cut Ropes in the Potrero

When both lead ropes get cut in the Potrero, the author needs the miracle of a lifetime

Chopped: Cut Ropes in the Potrero
Features More Features >
Steve Roper: Genesis | Ascent

Steve Roper: Genesis | Ascent

Steve Roper reflects on coming of age in Yosemite, discovering the power of writing, the birth of Ascent, and more.

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Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest’s Deadliest...

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake an its resulting avalanche sweeps away  much of Base Camp on Mount Everest, world-renowned mountain-climbing...

Shook: An Earthquake, a Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest’s Deadliest Day
Broken Watches

Broken Watches

A close call on the Sharkstooth in Rocky Mountain National Park causes the author to reflect on loss—in the mountains...

No Chalk

JLWS No Chalk

John Long Tales More John Long Tales >

John Long: The Jump | Ascent

It was John Long’s first big-time television production. He would film Carl Boenish making a record BASE jump in Norway....

John Long: The Jump | Ascent
John Long: Gravity

John Long Tales John Long: Gravity

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Abby Dione is the Only Queer Black Woman To Own...

“What makes Coral Cliffs unique or different is that the prism through which we share climbing is a bit more...

Abby Dione is the Only Queer Black Woman To Own A Climbing Gym in the U.S.—And She's Kicking Ass
Tuesday Night Bouldering More Tuesday Night Bouldering >
Between the Lines: It’s Time To Change Offensive Route Names

Between the Lines: It’s Time To Change Offensive Route Names

Routes belong to us all. That should include their names.

Between the Lines: 5 Ways Climbers Cheat

Tuesday Night Bouldering Between the Lines: 5 Ways Climbers Cheat