Climbing

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.

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Gear

Harness: The harness needs to be comfortable enough to hang out in for hours and still have the features necessary to tackle anything from gym climbing to trad...

Rock Glossary

Learn these common climbing terms and you just might avoid an embarrassing situation if you’re asked to “flash.”Arete An outside corner on a rock face, lik...

Rope Care

The rope is your lifeline when climbing. Take care of it, and it will take care of you.On The Crag Don’t step on the rope, and try to keep it out of the d...

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 ...