Climbing (magazine)

Coordinates: 40°01′27″N 105°13′31″W / 40.024304°N 105.225206°W / 40.024304; -105.225206
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Cover of the magazine, October 26, 2015
FrequencyNine times a year
Founded1970; 54 years ago (1970)
CountryUnited States
Based inBoulder, Colorado

Climbing is a major US-based rock climbing magazine first published in 1970.[1] In 2007, it was bought by Skram Media, the publisher of Urban Climber Magazine.[1] The headquarters of the magazine is in Boulder, Colorado.[1][2] It is published nine times a year.[3] Climbing was purchased by Outside in 2021.[4]

Golden Pitons[edit]

Each year, Climbing gives out a number of awards, called the Golden Pitons. Award categories include: Sport Climbing, Breakout Performance, Climber of the Year, Rusty Piton, Lifetime Achievement, Comeback, Alpine, Boldest Move, and Competition.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Christian Beckwith (January 8, 2007). "Newswire: Urban Climber Magazine buys Climbing". Alpinist.
  2. ^ Mick Ryan (May 2002). "Rock & Ice magazine sold, Climbing magazine's future unclear". UKC News. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Eric Horst (December 4, 2012). Learning to Climb Indoors. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-7627-9274-0. Retrieved March 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Santa Fe-based 'Outside' magazine sold to Pocket Outdoor Media of Colorado". Santa Fe New Mexican. February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "2016 Golden Pitons: Vision Award". Climbing. Retrieved 17 October 2023.

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