Alpine & Ice Climbing

Ski bum, pro athlete and hit TV show host—the many lives of Zack Giffin.

Local’s Guide To Ice Climbing Ouray, Colo.

5 reasons why Ouray, Colo. is the perfect place for an ice climbing vacation—even if it's your first time. [Read More]

Already Ready To Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions? Try This.

Mountain guide Emilie Drinkwater swears by goals instead of resolutions—and this year, that means winter climbing in Scotland. [Read More]

Outdoor Research Stands With Industry To Defend Public Lands

CEO Dan Nordstrom signs open letter: Together we can defend our public lands. [Read More]

VIDEO: How To Tie Friction Hitches

Get to know the Auto-Block, Prusik and Klemheist Friction Hitches. [Read More]

Up Close: Gordon McArthur Climbing On The World Stage

It takes lazer focus—and dialed gear—to train for and win at Ice Climbing World Cup comps. [Read More]

VIDEO: How To Set Up A Top-Managed Belay Site

Climbing in a canyon like the Ouray Ice Park? Learn how to belay from above. [Read More]

VIDEO: How To Build A V-Thread and 0-Thread Anchor

Learn the proper technique for the safest ice anchors from an AMGA instructor. [Read More]

VIDEO: How To Build An Ice Anchor

The more bomber the better. Check out these three techniques for building ice climbing anchors. [Read More]