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For those who love to rock, we salute you…with a growing cadre of stories that dive to the hear of one of mountain culture’s most spectacular artforms.

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 21-22, 2019, and will feature Canada’s best rock climber Sonnie Trotter.

In an ode to the unkempt and disdained, writer Steve Threndyle dives into the history of one of the most commonly used descriptives in mountain circles. We suggest you read this, dirtbags.

Canmore climber Sonnie Trotter helps us understand how he went from the flatlands of Ontario to becoming Canada’s greatest rock climber.

Squamish rock climber Will Stanhope helps us understand why the sport has brought him so much joy since he started at the age of nine.

Calgary climber Jon Walsh explains what drove him to be a lifelong collector of the world’s classic rock routes. By Jayme Moye.

Kootenay rock climber Jasmin Caton helps us understand the personal peace and joy the sport brings her. By Jayme Moye.

Its sightlines span from Mountain Waddington to Mount Baker. Multiple peaks and righteous rock provide alpinists with a rare island experience. Need a reason to visit Mountain Arrowsmith? Walk this way.

Chelsie McCutcheon has seen poverty, addiction, and familial dysfunction. She is a shredder with spirit bridging the gap between kids and communities, on snow and soil.

Compiled as part homage to a friend and conservation pioneer, a new book showcases the mysterious American desert canyons discovered by legendary East Kootenay photographer Pat Morrow and his fellow dirtbag disciples. Story by Jeff Pew.

A new video showcases a Castlegar, British Columbia rock climbing couple who have overcome life’s challenges and are now stronger than ever. 

The Mountain Culture Group has just learned a West Kootenay non-profit has started a campaign to buy the popular Waterline Walls rock climbing area in Castlegar.

The Mountain Culture Group has just learned that the final payment on the Kinnaird Bluffs rock climbing area purchase has been completed. In the Summer…

The Kootenay Rock Climbing Festival returns September 22-23, 2018, and will feature Olympic climber Jen Olson and Canadian mountaineering legend Don Vockeroff.

We asked our online editor to review a pair of Blundstone boots. Rather than simply walk around town, he tested them on the trails: 4 sports, 1 day, 1 pair of Blundstones. This is his review.

There are 12 different styles of the sport of climbing. Do you know them all? Here’s a list of the various disciplines within the sport. 

For 85-year-old Squamish climber “Big Jim” Sinclair, the last half century has been all up hill. Meet the man behind such area classics as “Diedre” and “Merci Me.”

This natural rock arch is easily the most amazing climbing feature in the country. Here are the details of the new 5.7 rock climb on it.

The Leavenworth Mountain Association is hosting the 19th annual Rockfest May 5-6 2018, at Tierra Learning Center in Leavenworth, Washington.

For the second year in a row, Nelson, British Columbia, will host the best rock climbing films of the past year. REEL ROCK 12 will…

With avalanche accident statistics showing the need for increased client-and-guide interaction in decision-making, professional mountain guides are learning new ropes. By Ryan Stuart. Ours was…