Classic Routes: Yellow Wall

Climbing the Needles’ lightning rod of Khayyam Spire
Chris Hirsch crux, second pitch Yellow Wall 5.12a Needles South Dakota rock climbing

Chris Hirsch crystal-hunting on the crux, second pitch of Yellow Wall (5.12a), Needles, South Dakota.

Amongst the hundreds of gothic spires lining the twisty Needles Highway in Custer State Park,

Trad Climbing Skills: Stuck Rappel Ropes

Everyone gets their rope stuck at some point. Internationally certified mountain guide Marc Chauvin recommends two solutions to help you solve most stuck rappels.
Griffith on dog day afternoon (5.11d), Little Egypt, California.

Your day isn’t over when you’ve led the route: You still have to get down safely—and

Learn This: Big-Wall Meal Planning

Big Wall meal planning food haul bag rock climbing el capitan

May 2014: I collapsed onto Grand Terrace, 1,200 feet above the Valley floor, 20 hours after starting up the West Face of El Capitan. For the remaining 600 feet of climbing and the long descent down the East

Brad Gobright Climbs Hard Trad in Indian Creek

Watch as Brad Gobright tackles some of the hardest routes Indian Creek has to offer, making the fourth ascent of Hayden Kennedy’s Carbondale Short Bus (5.14- R) and putting in a valiant effort on another Kennedy line, Kokanee Corner (5.13+).