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Backcountry Journal: Climbing with Millie the Cat

Go along with Millie, the climbing cat, as she takes on the West Slab of Mt. Olympus in Salt Lake City. And check out the clothing her friend Craig...

Backcountry Journal: Deep-Water Soloing

Get a taste of deep water soloing at the wall build for the Psicobloc Masters competition at the Utah Olympic Park. We try out the wall and some...

Long Weekend: Sport Climbing in Rifle Mountain Park

Trip report from from Rifle Mtn. Park in Colorado, a world-class sport-climbing destination with the best concentration of 5.13 rock climbing in...

Gear Review: La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe

A review of the La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe, whose comfort, support and lacing system make it ideal for edging and crack climbing and good for...

You are Backcountry: Best of Climb

Photos, videos, and more about climbing, submitted by the Backcountry.com community of customers, employees, and athletes.

Making the Transition to Trad

Trad, or traditional climbing, allows you to enjoy some of the greatest vertical adventures America has to offer. Pro climber Andrew Bisharat...

Ask a Guide: Dropped Belay Device

Nate Disser of San Juan Guides describes how to use a Munter Hitch to rappel in case you accidentally drop your belay device during a multi-pitch...

Tips From a Guide: Big Wall Food

It's possible to enjoy good, fresh food on a big wall climb; climbing guide Chris Van Leuven writes about meal planning and packing tips for climbers.

Don’t Get Strong, Get Good: Tips for Better Free Climbing

Why just getting stronger won't make you a better climber; tips for improving your technique and making the most of your training time.

The Climber’s Guide to Instagram

Guide by Andrew Bisharat to shooting great climbing photos, and how to edit them for posting to Instagram.

My Climbing Partner Eats Chicken Liver

A crag dog is mans best friend, waiting eagerly for him at the base. But Craig's cat is his climbing partner, and she stands with him on summits....