Rock climbing and bouldering news, events, and guides for the Blue Ridge and Southern Appalachian mountains. The New River Gorge of West Virginia, the crags of North Carolina, and the riverside boulders of Virginia all meet here in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ news on the climbing culture and lifestyle. Harness up and find your next adventure here.

Summit for Someone Charity Challenge

The world has recently become fascinated with the idea of a “challenge” for the sake of charity. Through the Summit For Someone (SFS) program outdoor enthusiasts also have the unique opportunity to attempt a truly life changing “challenge” of their own while raising funds for a worthy cause.

Meet 16 Outdoor Alumni from the South’s Best Adventure Colleges

Experiential education is the foundation for academic majors in outdoor adventure. Combining theory with experience gives students the opportunity to apply classroom principles to real-life scenarios. They learn hands-on skills in leadership, communication, conflict management, and conservation. Degrees in outdoor recreation aren’t just for hippies; they’re for the leaders of tomorrow and the future of adventure.