Free-Climbing Record Set

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — Two American climbers made history by becoming the first to free-climber a notoriously difficult sheer wall in Yosemite National Park. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the top of El Capitan by climbing the Dawn Wall without gear to hoist them up. The men used only their hands and feet … Continue reading »

Hiker Missing on Middle Sister

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A rescue operation on the Middle Sister should be under way soon after weather conditions forced crews to suspend operations. The hiker, 39-year-old Benjamin Newkirk, of Bend, reportedly fell down the west face of the mountain Wednesday night. Several teams went out, but the strong winds and white-out conditions were just … Continue reading »

Climbers Reach for Competition Win

EUGENE, Ore. — The pressure was on at a Eugene rock gym Saturday. Climbers faced off in a bouldering competition at Crux Rock Climbing Gym.