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.
Last month regular contributor Steve Ogle and KMC editor Vince Hempsall climbed a new route up a beautiful swath of virgin slab in Valhalla Provincial Park near Cahill Lake. These are the details.
A Kootenay rock climbing association has announced it’s raised enough funds to purchase the most popular rock climbing area in Castlegar, British Columbia.
Meet the next generation of mountain-sports athletes, guides, instructors, and storytellers. These are their dreams and their challenges.
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.
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.
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.