Rock climbing

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14 Peaks: the quest to climb the world’s highest mountains in less than a year
A new Netflix documentary chronicles the lengths Nirmal Purja went to as he attempted to break one of mountaineering’s toughest records

Andrew Lawrence

03, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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David Craig obituary
Other lives: Creative writing teacher, poet and a prolific writer on landscape, literature and social history

Marian Craig

24, Nov, 2021 @7:05 PM

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Man dies after falling 13 metres at Sydney indoor rock climbing gym
The man suffered head and chest injuries at the St Peters gym and could not be saved by paramedics

Guardian staff

13, Oct, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Cruel and random modern pentathlon should replace horses with climbing
The current format does not do athletes or animals justice. Replacing showjumping with climbing would be a good solution

Beau Dure

18, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Jo Moran obituary
Other lives: Ornithologist and climber who took the first photo of a Leach’s Petrel at nest

Dominique Moran

09, Aug, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Climbing is a hit at the Tokyo Olympics – but does it reward the best athletes?
How to replicate, compress, codify and score the sport for a mainstream audience? Some believe proposed tweaks for Paris 2024 are welcome

Tom Dart at Aomi Urban Sports Park

05, Aug, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Sport climbing’s Olympics debut sends viewers scrambling for more
Social media lit up and Google searches soared when the men’s qualifying rounds unveiled the explosive attraction of combined sport climbing

Martin Farrer

04, Aug, 2021 @6:08 AM

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Climbing at the Olympics: how to dyno and scorpion like Shauna Coxsey
The modern, parkour-like climbing which is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo requires optimum timing and explosive power

Natalie Berry

02, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Free solo … with a permit: will Yosemite’s new rules put a damper on climbing culture?
The national park is instituting a permitting system for overnight rock climbers. Many see it as inevitable as the sport gets more popular

Erin McCormick

16, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Defaced petroglyphs force rock climbers to reckon with sport’s destructive past
Climbers still fail to recognize sport depends on stolen land, Indigenous observers say, after bolts drilled into cultural site

Cody Nelson in Santa Fe, New Mexico

04, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Missing Russian-American climber Alex Goldfarb found dead in Pakistan
A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead


19, Jan, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Hamish MacInnes obituary
Mountaineer and adventurer who tackled Everest in 1953, invented the all-metal ice-axe and set up the Glencoe mountain rescue team

Ewen MacAskill

06, Dec, 2020 @4:46 PM

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