Conrad Anker Explains the Art of Free Solo Mixed Climbing

New Film Captures Climber Matt Cornell Free Soloing a Legendary Montana Route “The harder you dirtbag, combined with the harder your routes, the greater cred you have within your community,” Conrad Anker says in Come and Get It. The video profiles his friend Matt Cornell and his free solo of a hard-mixed rock and ice route in […] “The harder you dirtbag, combined with the harder your routes, the greater cred you have within your community,” Conrad Anker says in Come and Get It. The video profiles his friend Matt Cornell and his free solo of a hard-mixed rock and ice route in Hyalite Canyon in southwestern Montana….

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White Sands National Monument Will Become America’s Newest National Park

If you’re looking to hit every national park in the U.S., your list is about to get a little longer. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bill that would designate White Sands National Monument, located in southern New Mexico, as the country’s newest national park. The bill, which is sponsored by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich […] If you’re looking to hit every national park in the U.S., your list is about to get a little longer. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bill that would designate White Sands National Monument, located in southern New Mexico, as the country’s newest national park. The bill, which is sponsored by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich and New Mexico Representative Xochitl Torres Small, is headed to President Trump’s desk, and he’s expected to sign the measure into law, the Albuquerque Journal reports….

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Rock Climbing 101: Five Simple Tips to Prevent Massive Mistakes

There we were: In the middle of the desert happily climbing pitch after pitch. The weather was crisp and the rock was solid. It was a perfect day for sending routes until… While I was climbing, the rope below formed a noose, coiling around the lever of the grigri device in my belayer’s hands. My […] There we were: In the middle of the desert happily climbing pitch after pitch. The weather was crisp and the rock was solid. It was a perfect day for sending routes until……

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Acclaimed American Climber Brad Gobright Dies After Fall in Mexico

Brad Gobright, a world-renowned rock climber known for his free solo ascents, fell to his death Wednesday while rappelling off a mountain in Mexico. The California native was 31 years old. Together with Aidan Jacobson (pictured below inside an ambulance after the accident), Gobright had summited the 15-pitch El Sendero Luminoso route in El Potrero […] Brad Gobright, a world-renowned rock climber known for his free solo ascents, fell to his death Wednesday while rappelling off a mountain in Mexico. The California native was 31 years old….

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The Top 10 Most Scenic Fall Road Trips

There are plenty of reasons why autumn is the superior season: scenic fall road trips. Swimsuits are swapped out for sweaters; weekends are spent sipping whiskey around a crackling bonfire; and horror flicks start playing around the clock to hype up Halloween. Not to mention the weather is perfect for hiking and trail running, and […] There are plenty of reasons why autumn is the superior season: scenic fall road trips….

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