Women Crushers

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  • The High Road

    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).

  • Meltdown

    Beth Rodden makes the first ascent of Metldown (5.14+) arguably the hardest single crack pitch in Yosemite and still unrepeated more than a decade later.

  • Spice Girl

    Hazel Findlay becomes the first woman to climb British E9 on a terrifying sea cliff, before heading to Morocco with Emily Harrington to big-wall climb.

  • Break on Through

    In her quest to become the first woman to climb 5.15, Margo Hayes, a little known 19-year-old from Colorado, moves to Europe to battle La Rambla and Realization.

  • Valley of the Moon

    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.

  • Action Directe

    French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb Action Directe (5.14d), one of the most revered sport routes on earth.

  • The Perfect Season

    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.

  • Young Guns

    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.

  • Gaia

    Lisa Rands attempts the terrifying traditional climbs of England's Peak District, including the first female ascent of Gaia (E8).

  • First Ascent / Last Ascent

    Best friends Hazel Findlay and Maddy Cope journey to the rocky outer reaches of Mongolia, on a quixotic search for new trad routes.

  • Operation Moffat

    Searching for direction, writer and climber Claire Carter finds inspiration in Gwen Moffat, who broke the mould for what women could achieve in the mountains 50 years earlier.

  • Brette

    Follow rising talent Brette Harrington on a global journey from her hometown granite in Squamish to the big wall proving ground of Yosemite’s El Capitan and onto a landmark free solo in Patagonia.

  • The Diamond is Forever

    Steph Davis free solo climbs and BASE jumps.

  • This Side of Paradise

    Lisa Rands conquers fear and big falls to make the first female ascent of the Bishop highball, This Side of Paradise (v10)

  • Ashima Shiraishi V14

  • Frustration Equals Motivation

    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.

  • Old School

    Naomi Guy draws inspiration from the past.

  • Beth Rodden - Climbing Back

    A journey of recovery and inspiration with Beth Rodden.

  • Ashima V13 in Hueco

    A young Ashima sends a classic problem in Hueco and more, becoming the youngest to climb the grade.

  • The Insiders

    A delight of visual inspiration to pull plastic. With Ashima Shiraishi, Sasha DIgiulian, Paul Robinson, Vadim Vinokur and Chris Daniels.