Whether you peruse through it online, or take a copy with you to the crag, be sure to check out the August issue of Elevation Outdoors Magazine — our annual ultimate guide to all things climbing. From must-have gear, to inspiring tales of epic climbing adventures, to the best places to find an epic climbing adventure yourself, you’ll find it all in our latest issue, on stands now!

EDITOR’S LETTER: THE BIG SHOW

The curtains close on Utah’s biggest show.

TRAMPING, COLORADO-STYLE

Forget sleeping where mice and bull snakes lie. These one-way overnight hikes between Colorado mountain towns offer all the atavistic joys of a wilderness jaunt with the promise of a cozy bed at the other side.

THE NOMADIC BREWER

Melvin Brewing’s Jeremy Tofte slings out craft beer and seeks waves across the country out of his mobile home.

HIKE TO DARKNESS

Get away from the throngs of people gathering in towns along the path of totality and see the eclipse from the trail this August.

LOCAL HERO: ANN BAKER EASLEY

The executive director of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado wants Coloradans to own their public lands.

EAT, SLEEP, PLAY: TELLURIDE, COLORADO

There’s always a festival going down and plenty of outdoor fun brewing in Telluride.

FLASHPOINT: LINING IT UP

Thanks to the work of Sonya Iverson, the city of Boulder, Colorado, created a slacklining policy that has become a model across the country. Is slacklining poised to become a major sport?

HOT SPOT: DANCE WITH THE DEVIL

Looking for new crags this summer? Hit up Devil’s Head in the Rampart Range for fine granite, few crowds—and an ever-increasing assortment of fun, challenging new climbs.

THE TRAIL: MUMMY MANIA

Looking for a big day of adventure up high? Download the free ViewRanger app and the following coordinates to take on this 18-mile trek in a seldom-visited part of Rocky Mountain National Park.

NUMEROLOGY: PEAK FIGURES

It’s time to take measure of these important facts about mountains.

STRAIGHT TALK: KYLE MAYNARD

Born with a profound disability, this climber and martial artist kicks some serious butt.

REAL EMPOWERMENT

This is how women of all kinds are hand-crafting their own spaces and standards within the male-dominated climbing world.

RETURN TO LONE PEAK

Climbing is as much about teaching the ropes to the next generation as it is about about learning the ropes—again and again.

TOP DOGS

Shake paws with the winners of EO’S annual Best Adventure Dog reader poll.

ASK A GUIDE

What’s the best job on the planet? Exploring the peaks and sharing the love. Three of our favorite guides talk about the work and passion of living the dream.

UTAH ADVENTURE GUIDE

Planning a trip to the Beehive State? Don’t miss these hot spots for adventure.

SEVEN MUST-HAVES FOR BETTER BELAYING

Single-pitch climbing outings require a lot of belay duty. These gear items will make your work keeping your partner safe easy…and comfy.

SEVEN GEAR ESSENTIALS FOR COLORADO PEAKBAGGING

August and September are primetime for tagging summits in the Centennial State’s high country. Here’s the gear you will want for the trip up.

SIX SIMPLE WAYS TO BECOME A STRONGER, SMARTER CLIMBER

Whether you’ve just started climbing or have been at it for years, there’s always room for improvement.

HEAR THIS: THE BAND PLAYED ON

Guitar hero Jimmy Herring and his new band The Invisible Whip head out on tour in honor of blues legend Bruce Hampton.

THE ROAD: DENALI, DENIAL

What happens when a climbing vet returns to his spiritual home?

ELWAYVILLE: LOSING FREEDOM

This is how we came to have everything to lose.