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Above: Sunrise over the fjord. Photo: Kitty Calhoun

Climbing in Iceland with Loki the Deceiver

By Kitty Calhoun   |   Apr 2, 2014 April 2, 2014

Iceland is a land of extremes – stark beauty within a harsh, unforgiving landscape and an equally daunting climate. Volcanoes are still erupting, earthquakes are nearly constant, yet the geothermal water provides Iceland with most of its energy needs and natural hot springs ease the cold of winter. Eleven… Read More

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

By Brittany Griffith   |   Mar 14, 2014 March 14, 2014

“Hueco Tanks is the best bouldering in the world,” someone boldly posted on the encyclopedic climbing resource MountainProject.com. The best? Pretty strong words. I’ve been to a lot of famous climbing areas in the world and it was going to take more than a hyperbolic online endorsement to change… Read More

Above: The Torres with Aguja Desmochada in the foreground. All photos by Colin Haley

Here We Go… Another Climbing Season in Patagonia

Dec 13, 2013 December 13, 2013

“See you down there, f***er!” writes Ole Lied – a gigantic, hard-drinking, Norwegian party animal. He dresses in dark Scandinavian leather, stuffs his mouth with snus (little tea-bags of chewing tobacco, quite popular in northern Europe), and every now and then works himself into a berserker rage, attacking big,… Read More

Above: The Breakfast Spire. All photos by Lizzy Scully

I Dream Greenland

By Lizzy Scully   |   Oct 16, 2013 October 16, 2013

I dreamed of climbing in Greenland for a decade. This summer I finally visited the southernmost reaches of that country and climbed in the Torssukatak Fjord with photographer John Dickey, Quinn Brett, and Prairie Kearney. Team Glitterbomb put up three first ascents: “Morning Luxury” (5.11-,… Read More

Korean climber Zooey Ahn powers through the crux of a bouldering problem in a

Long Live the Dirtbag Dungeons

By John Burgman   |   Oct 2, 2013 October 2, 2013

I am a climber, and at the risk of offending the enthusiasts of other outdoor pursuits, I’d argue that climbing is among the dirtiest, in the literal sense. Routes and problems are conceived and sent above cleared patches of dirt, moves grunted out through gritty clouds of chalk dust. Read More

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

Dirtbag Diaries: Home Front

By The Dirtbag Diaries   |   Aug 9, 2013 August 9, 2013

There’s a story that you may have heard kicked around in the newspapers and nightly news for the last few months. It’s as unsettling as it is tragic. The rate of suicide among active military personnel, reservists, and veterans has increased to nearly 22… Read More

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