Castles In the Sky

This premium short film featuring Sonnie Trotter, produced by Ben Moon and presented by Patagonia, captures the spirit of climbing in just a few words.  The mountain scenery says it all! Check out the brief interview, too.  Sonnie’s thoughts on free soloing and...
Storm the Fort

Storm the Fort

Our friends at the Crash Pad just announced the first of a one-of-a-kind climbing competition that is sure to become an annual event!  Storm the Fort is a “guest only” comp happening the first weekend in February at Stone Fort (Little Rock City) just north...
Jamestown, AL

Jamestown, AL

Jamestown is a small town in the northeast corner of Alabama, just a few miles from Little River Canyon.  There’s treasure in them thar hills!  In 2005, the SCC secured access to a beautiful slab of rock with super rad trad routes and stout bolted lines! Getting...
Sherpas Back At It

Sherpas Back At It

Outside just published a great article on the Sherpa situation in Nepal, well worth a few minutes of your time. It’s inspiring to hear that the new generation of Sherpas are not just slogging up the mountain for the man, and it’s amazing that they are...
Zyp, Birmingham’s Bike Share

Zyp, Birmingham’s Bike Share

The revitalization of Birmingham has been building momentum for years, but the launch of the Zyp Bike Share program has supercharged the city! Zyp stations are all around town, loaded up with electric-assist bicycles that you can pick up and drop off any Zyp station...

#OPTOUTSIDE

REI will be closed on Black Friday to promote #optoutside. REI, along with Patagonia, Clif and other such companies of good character, were the inspiration for Idlewild, and they continue to inspire.  The #optoutside campaign is all about getting folks outside on...