Essays & Rants

Setting and Revising the Record in Climbing

Grade debates are inherently pointless. Arguments about whether something is 5.12d or... Read More
Essays & Rants

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Before the days of Sprinter Vans, I spent a few seasons living... Read More
Essays & Rants

The Curse of the First Female Ascent

This year there have been a number of interesting online discussions about... Read More
Essays & Rants

Everest’s Helicopters Could’ve Been Used Elsewhere

Once again, a natural disaster has ravaged one of the poorest areas... Read More
Essays & Rants

Athlete or Model: What is Sierra Blair-Coyle?

It was Tuesday, which, for professional climbing model Sierra Blair-Coyle, means it... Read More
Essays & Rants

Why the Dawn Wall broke the Internet

I don’t think anyone in the climbing world expected the #DawnWall to... Read More