Latest Climbing News

Cliffs closed for nesting peregrine falcons have reopened

Aug. 1, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont cliffs that were closed to hikers and rock climbers during peregrine falcon nesting season are back open starting Saturday. The nesting season has ended and all young falcons have learned to fly and should not be disturbed by people on the cliffs, the Vermont Fish &...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Asia Today: India, Philippines ease rules; Bali reopens

Jul. 31, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India added another record surge in virus cases Friday as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that was in force since March. The 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s total to 1,638,871. The Health Ministry on Friday also reported 779 deaths in the past 24...

Body recovered after fall in Three Finger Jack area

Jul. 21, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an man who fell hundreds of feet just before reaching the summit of Three Fingered Jack in Oregon’s Cascade Range. Deputies and search crews responded around 1 p.m. Sunday to a report of a hiker who fell from the mountain located around 71...

Rock climbing tests body and mind, enthusiasts say

Jul. 11, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) — There is a rock surface at Ohiopyle State Park called “the crack.” Made of sandstone, it is divided by a fissure that leads to a landing about 25 or so feet off the ground and then to a wider opening that provides access to the top of the outcropping. Rachel Chidlow, a...

In this undated family handout, Margaret Payne poses for a photo on the stairs of her home in Sutherland, Scotland. Payne, the 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday, June 23, 2020 scaling her home’s stairs the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet). That's enough to reach the top of the iconic Scottish peak, Suilven. The feat took her 73 days and kept her busy for 10 weeks while the nation sheltered in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  (Payne Family via AP)

Scottish grandmother climbs a mountain, one step at a time

Jun. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the end, Margaret Payne scaled her mountain, one step at a time. The 90-year-old grandmother who launched an epic climb to raise money for charity completed her fundraiser Tuesday. Paybe scaled the stairs at her home the equivalent of 731 meters (2,398 feet) — enough to reach the...

Startup helps get displaced workers hired in outdoor jobs

Jun. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Danielle Johnson doesn’t know what she’d be doing to earn an income right now if it weren’t for a recent outdoors startup to get those displaced by COVID-19 back into the workforce swing of axes and hazel hoes. As unemployment across the country reaches highs not...