Elite sport climbers Sasha DiGiulian and Matilda Söderlund team up with trad specialist Brette Harrington to attempt a free ascent of the 2,000-foot alpine rock route, Rayu – a 5.14 in Spain's Picos de Europa.
Unrepeated since its first ascent by the Basque Pou brothers and Kiko Cerdá in 2020, R...
Nina Williams is chasing elite-level boulder problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall. In this profile of an emerging star, Nina tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone, including a bold ascent of Too Big to Flail (v11).
Madaleine Sorkin joins an Israeli-Bedouin team to make the first ascent of a big wall in Wadi Rum, Jordan -- a place known as the Valley of the Moon because of its barren lands surrounded by massive sandstone walls.
15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan - the first of its grade by a woman.
Janja Garnbret gained world-wide fame winning the Olympics in a lights out performance. Before that, she was trying to upend the climbing world by completing the first-ever sweep of an entire season of bouldering World Cups.
Lisa Rands is one of America's most accomplished boulderers. She climbs in a bold, powerful style, and prefers what she calls "the guy problems," committing lines with big, burly moves. This Dose follows Lisa in action in Bishop, CA and Ibex, UT.
Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell make the first ascents of two new routes in Smith Rock, OR. Beth works and sends The Optimist (5.14b), the hardest route ever established by a woman, while Tommy opens Spank the Monkey (5.13d).