Brittany Griffith climbs Scarface. Scarface Wall, Indian Creek, Utah. ANDREW BURR

An Interactive Film Experience

An Interactive Film Experience

In December of 2016, President Obama used the Antiquities Act to protect Bears Ears for future generations. But lawmakers are pushing to rescind this designation in favor of privatization and development. It is imperative that we protect this culturally rich and recreationally spectacular landscape and keep public lands in public hands.

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Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard (peeking out of the bottom), bivouacking in The Black Cave during the first ascent of the North America Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, California. 1964. CHUCK PRATT
Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard (peeking out of the bottom), bivouacking in The Black Cave during the first ascent of the North America Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite, California. 1964. CHUCK PRATT

Remembering Royal Robbins 1935–2017
By Yvon Chouinard

“Royal was the leading figure in the golden age of American rock climbing. I will remember him as a climbing partner and a dear friend. Everyone who knew him will recall his stubborn, lifelong integrity.”

Alex Megos becomes the sole member to date of Fightclub (5.15b), Canada’s hardest route. Alberta, Canada. KEN ETZEL
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Alex Megos becomes the sole member to date of Fightclub (5.15b), Canada’s hardest route. Alberta, Canada. KEN ETZEL

It’ll Go
By Sonnie Trotter

“As his arrival drew closer, I realized that there may not be enough truly hard climbing in Canada to keep Alex Megos busy for the duration of his stay. I love my climbing areas so much—but what if one of the strongest rock climbers in the world found them disappointing in terms of difficulty? Climbing for me has always been about searching out new lines at the very edge of my ability. This time, I knew I had to find something beyond me, something for the current generation. Namely, something for Alex.”

Alex Megos becomes the sole member to date of Fightclub (5.15b), Canada’s hardest route. Alberta, Canada. KEN ETZEL
Brittany Griffith finds Shuteye to be no sleeper. SONNIE TROTTER
Steep learning curve. A winter of bouldering and overhanging sport climbing gives Kate Rutherford the power to free the steep and relentless Leaning Tower’s West Face. Yosemite Valley National Park, California. KEN ETZEL
Steep learning curve. A winter of bouldering and overhanging sport climbing gives Kate Rutherford the power to free the steep and relentless Leaning Tower’s West Face. Yosemite Valley National Park, California. KEN ETZEL
Patagonia Climbing Ambassador Kate Rutherford

Kate Rutherford

Kate attributes her love of climbing to the trapeze in their rural Alaskan cabin. Without electricity or running water, she had lots of time to climb and dangle. She officially learned to climb while attending Colorado College, but a visit to Yosemite changed everything. Today, free climbing long crack systems is her passion, which she augments with making jewelry and stints as a fly-fishing guide.

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Our Lightest Climbing Shells
Three light shells for the mountains and beyond.

Alex Megos becomes the sole member to date of Fightclub (5.15b), Canada’s hardest route. Alberta, Canada. KEN ETZEL
Nico Favresse spreads the word: “No to THT.” SEAN VILLANUEVA O’DRISCOLL

The Real Alps
By Stéphanie Bodet

“There has been a blatant lack of a plan or vision to preserve the beauty and calm of this exceptional environment.” Stéphanie Bodet writes about the conservation efforts of locals to protect the Haute Alpes from energy development.