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.

Don’t Do This

Top five mistakes most new climbers make, and how you can avoid them. Forgetting your feet “Most beginners try to muscle up a route, using all upper body ...
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Scorched and Stranded

Scorched and Stranded Aletta Dennis, Rochester, NY My eight-year-old and seven-year-old sons and I set up our tent beside a crystal-clear mountain creek a...