Chris Van Leuven

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Cold Snap

It took just the right conditions to put up two new alpine mixed routes at 12,500 feet on the Diamond of Longs Peak this fall. 

Big Walls

The new Earth Treks in Englewood, Colorado is North America’s Largest Climbing Gym. It’s huge—53,000 square feet and 50 foot-tall walls—but that’s just the beginning.

Best Summer Alpine Climbing Gear

Specialization is key when it comes to technical alpine climbining. Here’s the right gear for the job when it comes to rock, ice, dry tooling and mixed pursuits.

Remembering Jason Wells and Tim Klein

Yosemite speed climbers who brought passion to the sport before their tragic death in the park last month.

Straight Talk: Don Bushey

The founder of Denver’s Wilderness Exchange does more than run a store that caters to core outdoor sports, he is building an eduring community.

No Ice, No Problem

Once a bizarre niche sport, dry-tooling—using ice tools on nothing but bare rock—is gaining in popularity.