About a month ago The Cliffs partnered with Vertical Life, a climbing gym app that allows you to log your climbs, give grade proposals, quality ratings, leave comments, and more. Many of you are already using it, but for those of you who might be a little confused, what follows is a crash-course on the basics of the app.Read More
Color the Crag is a climbing festival that celebrates diversity: it draws climbers of color (and allies) from around the country to the sandstone boulders at Horse Pens 40 in Alabama. Their mission is to rewrite the script on what climbers and leaders in the outdoor space can look like and to increase access to climbing for historically marginalized communities.
Each year, The Cliffs provides a scholarship to send one NYC climber of color to Color the Crag. This year, we were thrilled to give this opportunity to Janine, a Latina climber, social worker, and advocate for physical wellness and outdoor experiences. Here is her recap of her weekend at Color the Crag.Read More
Our routesetting survey recieved almost 800 responses - thank you to everyone who participated! We’re always working to bring you the best climbing experience possible. Here’s what we learned and how we’re going to change.Read More
Meet the woman behind “Cartoon Connie” - Connie herself: artist, writer, climber. She tells us about the lessons she’s taken from climbing into her work and how she made the big leap from stable career into being her own boss.Read More