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.

Video Clips of the Week: Daniel Woods

The climbing world has now seen a second groundbreaking ascent so far this year at the hands of Daniel Woods, on the hardest problem yet in the Californian Bishop's Buttermilk boulder field – an area well-known and -loved by the some of the best climbers today.

Live Your Dream with the AAC

The AAC has recently launched its exclusive "Live Your Dreams" grant, specially developed for these budding adventurers in need of a helping hand. Along with the North Face, the AAC wants to provide some much-needed support and financial aid to climbers who want to reach their goals.