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Climber dies in Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains

The 44-year-old climber was attempting to ascend Crestone Peak and the Crestone Needle

Outdoors

How one El Paso County bike crash is changing access to 14ers in rural Colorado

Mount Lindsey in the San Luis Valley is the latest fourteener to shut down in the wake of a court decision that made the Air Force liable for injuries to a cyclist

Outdoors

Big Agnes started by sketching plans on beer-stained napkins. 20 years later, the gear company is a local hero.

The maker of ultralight camping gear could have sold or left Steamboat Springs for somewhere that it's easier to do business, but boss Bill Gamber says Big Agnes is "pretty happy with the way things are."

Business

Pikes Peak “bolt war” pits veteran climbers against each other on America’s Mountain

Two long-time climbers are removing fixed protection installed by author of new guidebook to Pikes Peak climbing routes.

Outdoors

Climbing is making its Olympic debut. Here’s what you need to know about the sport and its Colorado athletes.

The disciplines of climbing, what players to watch, how scoring works and more

Culture

Climbing bolts found on 1,000-year-old petroglyphs in Utah

The line of bolts was inserted into the middle of a large rock-art image left by Indigenous people more than 1,000 years ago

Outdoors

The indoor climbing industry is booming on a foundation bolted to Colorado’s Front Range

Colorado has 39 indoor rock gyms that are spurring innovation and growth while luring massive capital investment.

Outdoors

What are those people doing hanging off of the Colorado Capitol’s gold dome? We found out.

A crew of painters -- who also are certified climbers -- is completing warranty work on one of Colorado’s most popular tourist attractions as part of a $16 million overhaul completed in 2014

News

In the zen zone high above Minturn, slackliners traverse the state’s longest highline

Colorado athletes confront their physical and mental limits on a 1-inch-wide ribbon strung hundreds of feet in the air.

Outdoors

Neptune Mountaineering hit rock bottom. But new owners remade the Boulder shop as an outdoor adventure hub.

It's got a cafe and a try-before-you-buy wall. But owners see magic in innovation and in August will begin to showcase new gear from crowd-funded startups

Outdoors

10-year-old Glenwood Springs girl “overwhelmed” after climbing Yosemite’s El Capitan

Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, completed the 3,000-foot climb of the vertical rock formation with the help of her father

Outdoors

As climbing heads toward the Olympic stage, a Boulder-based crew is setting some gripping route standards

Chris Danielson and his team of problem-building climbers keep athletes and audiences in mind as they plot tests of tenacity and strength

Outdoors

For one Colorado family, a son’s Everest ascent was a 36-hour exercise in anxiety

Pete Lowry's ascent of Mount Everest left his family back home in Colorado agonizing for 36 hours

Coloradans

Colorado climber stepped over newly dead bodies to summit Everest. He’s still wrestling with what it all means.

Commercial concerns, cultural differences, rough weather and big crowds all contributed to an unusually lethal season on Mount Everest

Outdoors

Boulder attorney dies after reaching top of Mount Everest, completing his effort to scale highest peaks on seven continents

Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent.

Outdoors

When people die in the outdoors, help for their loved ones is scarce. The climbing community aims to change that.

With climbing comes death. And survivors guilt. Now it’s time to talk about it.

Outdoors

As climbing skyrockets, so has its environmental impact. “We really have to step up.”

Climbing coalitions have popped up around the U.S. and are working to manage the impact on trails while lobbying local and national governments to keep public lands accessible

Outdoors