Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Savage Arena: Soloing in Yosemite

Yosemite has a long history of free soloing – take a glimpse back to the early days By Chris Van Leuven The late Dean Potter soloing Separate Reality (5.12a), Yosemite (Dean Fidelman). To every visitor heading into Yosemite Valley along Southside Drive, the sight of...
Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Foam Rolling for Athlete Recovery

Learn why you need foam rolling in your life By Dara Richman If you ride a bike, run, or participate in most sports, foam rolling should become part of your workout routine. Having worked as a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine, I have been using the...
The Adventure Paradigm

The Adventure Paradigm

 How Royal Robbins changed America Royal Robbins high on El Capitan in Yosemite during the 1964 first ascent of the North American Wall. Photo: Tom Frost / Aurora Photos. When Royal Robbins died on March 14th it was a painful moment for the adventure community, and a...
Athlete Profile: Chantel Astorga

Athlete Profile: Chantel Astorga

The limits of human endurance By Chris Van Leuven Chantel Astorga at 18,200’ on Denali’s (20,310’) Cassin Ridge after completing the Denali Diamond (Jewell Lund). Two-thousand-five-hundred feet up El Capitan,  a lone figure moves slowly up the wall, her headlamp...
Legends of Yosemite

Legends of Yosemite

Tom Frost remembers the Golden Age Words by Chris Van Leuven Photos by Tom Frost / Aurora Photos October 30, 1964, after ten days of climbing, Tom Frost reaches the top of the North America Wall to complete the route’s first ascent (Royal Robbins). Yosemite Valley,...
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