Climbing To Make Olympic Debut, Featuring Minnesota's Kyra CondieClimbing is an Olympic sport for the first time, and the spotlight will introduce a massive audience to what can be a lonely pursuit.
Friends Mourn Experienced Rock Climber Who Died At Taylors FallsWCCO spoke with who knew the popular climber best and how they hope people will respond to his death.
Rock Climber Fights For Life After Taylors Falls PlummetA witness on the Wisconsin side of the park saw the climber fall from a rock ledge and land at the edge of the St. Croix River.
'No Ropes, No Harnesses': State-Of-The-Art Climbing Gym Opens In Minneapolis“It's very very communal. You feel like you're at a skate park or something where you do a few things and hang out and talk about them."
Climber Becomes The 1st To Top El Capitan Alone, Without RopesAn elite rock climber became the first to climb alone to the top of the massive granite wall known as El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without using ropes or safety gear.
Climbers Banding Together To Clean Up 'Sugar Loaf'To some it's a lump of rock, but to others it's a sweet outdoor treat gone sadly sour. A group of enthusiasts plans to clean up piles of trash and other blights on parts of Sugar Loaf, an 80-foot rock that overlooks Winona.
4 Reasons To Try Rock ClimbingIt’s fall in Minnesota and even though the environment is telling you to slow down, we’re here to tell you the reasons why you should stay active.
Finding Minnesota: Rock Climbing With Positive Energy OutdoorsThe people of Duluth are enjoying some national recognition. Readers of Outside Magazine voted online and declared Duluth the best town in the nation. It does offer plenty of ways to get people off the couch and out of the house, from hiking and biking to kayaking and climbing. And many people get started at a young age.
Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 MinsMount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii's Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that's been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world's tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.
9 Professional Tips For Taking Insane Adventure PhotographsJeremiah Watt captures people dangling off boulders and surfing down mountains, highlining between cliffs and deepwater diving into the abyss. We asked Watt for his top tips for taking amazing adventure photographs, and here's what he had to say.
Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Hackensack (Day 2) Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are braving the frigid weather and getting out to Minnesota's lovely, ice-covered lakes every Thursday and Friday until the middle of February. The second stop on this year's winter lake trip brought the fellas to Hackensack, Minn., a town in Cass County with a population of just over 300. Hackensack is a town with lots to do, and like many of the small towns the guys have been to, you can also find plenty of great places to eat. One of them is Lucette's Pizza.
Best Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In MinnesotaLooking for late-night activities that don't involve bar-hopping? Check out this list for some great ideas in Minnesota.
Test Your Rock Climbing Limits At Vertical EndeavorsThis wall is daunting, but can also be a lot of fun, and whether you're a beginner or a professional climber, Saturday is for you.
Unique Nights Out In The Twin CitiesTired of your typical, routine, increasingly mundane nights staying in or repeatedly visiting the same places? If you are looking to mix things up and try something a bit more unique than say grabbing a beer at your local watering hole, check out these suggested venues and activities.
Vertical Endeavors Opens New Climbing Gym In Mpls.It's inevitable. The temps are dropping in Minnesota, and soon that outdoor workout or activity that you enjoy is going to have to be shelved until the spring.