The History of Mountains
A portrait of New England mountaineer & climbing historian Ed Webster By Brett Houle A version of this article was originally published in Sidetracked Magazine In what he later called, “the most fateful decision of my life,” Ed Webster saw the rising sun casting stunning alpenglow on the Lhotse... Read more
Taming the Laughing Lion
A backcountry sport-climbing crag in Maine boasts big-wall exposure and minimal crowds By Josh Laskin As the car ascended into the notch and we approached our first vantage point, my eyes immediately fell upon the immense slab of rock, perched eight hundred feet above the valley floor and protruding... Read more
Rumney’s Final Frontier
Preserving access for rock climbers at Rumney UPDATE: For a limited time, AMC will match donations to help the Rumney Climbers Association reach its goal to preserve land at Rumney. Go to for details. By Erik Thatcher IT WAS 1994 and the rapidly developing cliffs on the side... Read more
Adirondack Rock with Mark Meschinelli
Story and photos by Steve Larson It’s 8:40 a.m., and I am running late on a sunny Friday. As I pull into the parking area of Poke-O-Moonshine, a small mountain in the northeastern Adirondacks, local climber and “Mayor of Poke-O” Mark Meschinelli stands beside his pickup truck, staring up... Read more
Outlook Photo Gallery: Summer 2016
Appealing Lines
A conversation with artist/climber Hanna Lucy By Ian Ferguson   Hanna Lucy, 25, grew up trad climbing on the granite walls of the Mt. Washington Valley, and has gone on to climb extensively throughout North and South America. In 2014, she was awarded a Live Your Dream grant from... Read more
Remote Slab Rock Climbing Areas of the White Mountains
Climb the slabs less traveled By David Lottman When most Northeast climbers think of slab climbing, they think of iconic Whitehorse Ledge. This 900-foot high cliff, only minutes from downtown North Conway, N.H., boasts dozens of high quality friction routes and sees a tremendous amount of traffic from early... Read more
Life Beta From a Vermont Climber
Off the Beaten Path with Kris Fiore Interview by Maxwell Forbes Photos by Russell Frisch I first met Kris Fiore while studying at the University of Vermont. We share a passion for rock climbing, so it didn’t take us long to become good friends. Once, while climbing a section... Read more
Help build the new New Paltz climbing gym
New Paltz, New York is home of the Shawangunk Mountains, AKA The Gunks, a world-famous rock climbing destination. The bedrock ridge formation provides awesome position and exposure even on moderate and easy climbs. The tri-cam placements are awesome! The New Paltz climbing gym was an amazing place that brought... Read more
Ground Up: A Vermont Climbing Story
Compared to the Adirondacks and White Mountains, Vermont’s climbing scene is relatively young. Travis Peckham and Seth Maciejowski have been a major force for recent development, despite some “scary experiences early on.” Rock! Video from Outdoor Gear Exchange/ Read more