The New Crowd

Seattle Rock Climbing Moves Beyond Dirtbag Culture

The new breed of outdoor climber holds down a corporate job—from a van parked near the best crags in Washington.

09/02/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

On Belay

Outdoor Rock Climbing Near Seattle

Break out the ropes and racks to climb Washington’s natural crags. Plus: The dirt behind the storyteller who created climbing's biggest podcast.

06/15/2022 By Allison Williams

Sport

Best Seattle Rock Climbing Gyms

Our indoor crags boast sky-high fake rocks and some of the best bouldering in the country. Plus: Seattle's best free outdoor rock climbing spots.

06/06/2022 By Allison Williams

Peak Punk

How Conservationist Harvey Manning Tricked the Climbing World

The new book "Imaginary Peaks" digs into the Issaquah guidebook author's infamous Reisenstein Hoax—and what it means to have blank spots on a map.

11/08/2021 By Allison Williams

Rock Steady

How I Conquered Fear While Bouldering

Yes, bouldering can be scary. But here's why I made a six-hour trek to do it anyway.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Adventure Climb

Climb at Peshastin Pinnacles

Scale the crag—or hike a more solid footpath—for lush views of fruit orchards.

07/17/2018 By Allison Williams

Never Sweat Alone

10 of Seattle's Best Fitness Communities

From Crossfit to Krav Maga, we report on 10 different ways working out can boost your social life.

02/02/2016 By Allison Williams