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Climbing Towards Justice

Climbing Towards Justice

The first black woman to climb El Capitan By Leonie Sherman Emily Taylor points to the Nose route on El Capitan in Yosemite (Taylored Fit Solutions). In 2003, Emily Taylor became the first black woman to climb El Capitan. There  were no camera crews or...
The Long Game

The Long Game

Ken Yager’s multi-decade effort to establish a permanent climbing museum in Yosemite By John Middendorf Ken Yager on Half Dome’s notoriously bold route Karma (Dave Schultz or Jim Campbell). The Yosemite Climbing Exhibit, 27 years in the making, is at last being...
Dakota Snider

Dakota Snider

Yosemite lured him in; death and conflict drove him away By Chris Van Leuven Exploring the Merced River near Nevada Falls. As a freelancer published in the New York Times and other publications across the country, Snider’s job is to capture America’s faces and...
Yosemite Facelift 2019

Yosemite Facelift 2019

September 24-30 • Yosemite National Parkyosemiteclimbing.org For over a decade now, Yosemite Facelift has been making a remarkable difference in the amount of trash left behind in Yosemite Valley after the tourist season. The event offers a fun, community-building...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 109

Ear to the Ground: Issue 109

News & notes from the outdoor industry SuperTopo Forum is Pulling the Plug The online climbers’ community known as the SuperTopo Forum is pulling the plug. For climbers, it’s the end of an era. “It is with a sad heart that I announce that normal operation of the...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

News & notes from the outdoor industry Bianca Valenti makes 2018 “Most Accomplished Athletes” list Outside Magazine has named San Francisco based big wave surfer Bianca Valenti one of 2018’s most accomplished athletes. Other outdoor athletes recognized...
Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Free Soloist Brad Gobright

Pushing, maybe, a little too much By Chris Van Leuven Since the release of the documentary Free Solo, almost everyone has heard of Alex Honnold. But there’s another, lesser-known free soloist who is tearing up the scene: 30-year-old Brad Gobright. It’s 1am in El Cap...
Gear We Love: Issue 107

Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit with Heat Shield Imagine being able to set up a fire pit anywhere in less than a minute. That’s the cool thing about the Pop Up Fire Pit from Fireside Outdoor: it packs into a small bag and sets up...