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Beyond the Guidebook: The Definitive Climbing Resource

Mountain Project: A Free, Crowd-Sourced Guide to Climbing the World

Crags and routes are submitted to Mountain Project by users around the world. The data is managed and organized by Regional Admins, all of whom volunteer their time, skill, and knowledge for the benefit of all climbers. The site is operated by one of its original founders, Nick Wilder.

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On a sunny day in January 2000, Myke Komarnitsky dreamed up a new web site while climbing in Eldorado Canyon. That night, he began and started documenting local climbs. The idea spread to a dozen different websites across the US including Joshua Tree, Moab, Red Rock, & more.

In 2005, two longtime climbing buddies Andy Laakmann and Nick Wilder built Mountain Project and imported the data from the old sites with Myke's help as he moved on to grad school. Mountain Project was built to take climbing beta beyond the guidebook, and become the definitive climbing resource for climbers across the globe.

In 2015, REI acquired Mountain Project to solidify the future of this amazing resource for the climbing community. Every line of code was redone from ground zero and traffic skyrocketed. In 2020, REI returned Mountain Project to its founders.

Top Contributors
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Euan Cameron #2 · 65,177 points
Aaron Parlier #3 · 53,504 points
Orphaned User #4 · 47,820 points
Blitzo #5 · 44,395 points
Nick Reecy #6 · 43,336 points
Nick Weicht #7 · 36,092 points
Old Timer #8 · 26,965 points
Shawn Heath #9 · 26,295 points
Tony B #10 · 24,043 points
Robert Hall #11 · 23,687 points
Leo Paik #12 · 22,640 points
Lee Hansche #13 · 22,555 points
USBRIT Ross #14 · 22,071 points
Brian in SLC #15 · 20,877 points
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Bill Odenthal #21 · 15,415 points
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Adam Stackhouse #27 · 13,555 points
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Orphaned #33 · 11,800 points
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Bradley Mark Edwards #35 · 11,530 points
Ron Olsen #36 · 11,375 points
Chris Owen #37 · 11,369 points
Luc-514 #38 · 11,363 points
JJ Schlick #39 · 11,329 points
Dave Hug #40 · 11,305 points
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Joe M. #42 · 10,800 points
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Nate Ball #47 · 10,115 points
Marco #48 · 9,881 points
M.Dubo Dubovsky #49 · 9,830 points
Dennis Horning #50 · 9,785 points
Jason Hayden #51 · 9,585 points
Josh Janes #52 · 9,549 points
Gunkswest #53 · 9,540 points
Karl R. Kiser #54 · 9,510 points
Zach Wahrer #55 · 9,338 points
Michael Schneiter #56 · 9,155 points
David Aldama #57 · 9,109 points
Richard M. Wright #58 · 9,090 points
MAKB #59 · 9,066 points
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Evan Wisheropp #61 · 8,873 points
Morgan Patterson #62 · 8,809 points
MattWallace #63 · 8,767 points
Roy Suggett #64 · 8,640 points
Mike Madsen #65 · 8,597 points
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Perin Blanchard #67 · 8,462 points
Ian CB #68 · 8,191 points
Will O #69 · 8,176 points
Guy H. #70 · 8,098 points
Andy Riley #71 · 8,014 points
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Nathan Fisher #74 · 7,680 points
Justin Johnsen #75 · 7,481 points
Salamanizer suchoski #76 · 7,459 points
Carlos Garcia #77 · 7,377 points
Matthew Fienup #78 · 7,361 points
Juul Colonne #79 · 7,360 points
Richard Shore #80 · 7,333 points
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Ken Trout #92 · 6,481 points
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Eric Leclerc #94 · 6,310 points
Jay Harrison #95 · 6,307 points
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GRK #98 · 6,235 points
Anonymous Coward #99 · 6,110 points
Bob Moseley #100 · 6,093 points
Regional Admins: Mountain Project is run by volunteers. These are the heroes that manage the content.
20 kN Hawaii
Aaron Brouwer *The Holy Boulders
Aaron Mc Red Rock, Queen Creek Canyon, Illinois
Aaron Parlier Virginia, North Carolina
Adam Stackhouse California
Aeon Aki Vedauwoo, Joe's Valley
Alvaro Arnal Independence Pass, Lime Park (a.k.a. Lime Creek), Glenwood Springs, Carbondale Area, Rifle
Amadeus DeKastle Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Amanda Smith The New River Gorge
Andrew Gram Utah
andy patterson Central Coast
Andy Riley Myanmar
Andy Weinmann Seneca Rocks
Angelique Brown Morocco, Colombia
Anthony Stout New Mexico
applewood Okanogan
Aron Quiter San Francisco Bay Area, Pinnacles National Park, Northeast California, I-80 Corridor, Sierra Eastside, Lake Tahoe
AWinters Sierra Eastside
BDalhaus *Pawtuckaway, -Clifton Crags
BigRed11 Kenya
Billy Simek Red River Gorge
Bob Moseley Yunnan Province
Brad "Stonyman" Killough Tennessee, Alabama
Brad Fauteux *Pawtuckaway, *Rumney Bouldering, Clough State Park, Smuggler's Notch Bouldering
Braden Batsford British Columbia, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Bradley Mark Edwards Grand Junction Area, Bahamas
Brandon Snyder Michigan
Brennan Crellin Northeast Oregon
Brian Boyd Arizona, Thailand, Hong Kong
Brice Pollock Madagascar
Bruce Hildenbrand Pinnacles National Park
C Miller Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks, San Bernardino Mountains, High Desert, Inland Empire
Cameron Fraser North Island
Chan Kim South Korea
Chris Owen High Sierra, Stoney Point, United Kingdom
chris tregge Wisconsin
Chris Whisenhunt The New River Gorge
Christian Storms Japan
Colin Parker San Jacinto Mountains
Courtney Curtner Ohio
Dan Flynn Switzerland, China
Dave Hug Missouri, Illinois
Dave Rone Alberta, Ontario
David Bruneau Newfoundland and Labrador
DCrane Utah
Derek Sullivan Lynn Woods, Cape Ann
Dom Caron New Brunswick
Doug Hemken Wisconsin, Starved Rock State Park
Drew Chojnowski New Mexico
Drew Nevius Oklahoma
DrRockso Kentucky
Edward Medina Ouray (Ice/Mixed), Ouray vicinity (rock), Montrose
EPAC Pennsylvania
Eric Bluemn Idaho, Morocco
Eric Leclerc Cuba
Euan Cameron Sierra Eastside, Inland Empire, Black Mountain, United Kingdom, France
Frances Fierst Colorado, Vedauwoo, Maryland, Philippines
Gokul G India
Greg Hughes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
Greg Opland Arizona, Joshua Tree National Park
Greg Parker South Dakota
GRK Utah, City of Rocks, Castle Rocks, Montana
Gunkswest Jordan, India, Belize
Hank Caylor Texas, Mexico
Heliodor Jalba Puerto Rico
Ian CB South, Baraboo Range
Ian Lingley New Brunswick
J. Stark Iowa
Jake Dickerson Wyoming, Turkey
James Schroeder Wisconsin, Fort Collins
Jared LaVacque Cochise Stronghold, The Homestead, Grand Junction Area, Alaska
Jason Halladay New Mexico, * In Progress, Spain, Greece, In Progress
Jason Hayden Vermont
Jay Knower New Hampshire
Jay Shultis Bozoo, Peterskill Bouldering
JD Borgeson Arkansas
Jeffrey Dunn Catskills (Ice)
Jeffrey LeCours New Hampshire
Jesse Zacher Grand Junction Area
Jim Lawyer Little Falls, Adirondacks, Salmon River Falls (Ice), Angel Falls - Ice Climb, Central NY Ice, Payne Lake, Tinker Falls (ice)
jim.dangle Massachusetts
JJ Schlick Arizona
Joe M. Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Joel Ledvina Northern Highlands
Joey Chicharrones Keystone a.k.a. Montezuma, Buena Vista, Aruba, 10 Mile Canyon
John McNamee Colorado, Vedauwoo
John Miller Michigan
Jon Nelson Washington
Jonathan Steitzer New Hampshire, Maine
jt512 Los Angeles Basin
Justin Johnsen California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Delaware
K Ice Minnesota
Kate Lynn British Columbia
Kevin Diaz Oklahoma
Kevin MP Central Oregon
Kris Fiore Vermont, Eagle Falls
Kris Gorny Minnesota
Kristy Tippey Obed & Clear Creek, Portland & The Gorge, Willamette Valley
Kyle Bishop The Emeralds, I-80 Corridor, Neverland
L. Von Dommelheimer Alaska
Ladd Raine Maine
Larry DeAngelo Red Rock
Lee Hansche New Hampshire
LeeAB Brinckerhoff New Mexico, Texas
Leo Paik Colorado, Vedauwoo
Luc-514 Vermont, Quebec, France
Luca Keushguerian Armenia
Luke Bertelsen Arizona, Kalymnos
Lurker - Northeast California, High Sierra, Lake Tahoe, Redwood Coast, Western Nevada
M Sprague New Hampshire, Rhode Island
MAKB El Potrero Chico, Saskatchewan
Mandie Walls Okanagan
Marcus Floyd Missouri
Mark P. Switzerland
Mark Rafferty South Dakota
Mark Roberts British Columbia
Marta Reece New Mexico
Martín Funes Brozovich Mendoza
Matt Looby Brazil
Matt Richardson Texas
Matthew Clausen Iceland
Matthew Fienup The Needles / Kern River
mattm Texas
Mauricio Herrera Cuadra British Columbia, Argentina
Micah Klesick Oregon, Washington
Micah McCrotty Black Mountain
Michael Sullivan Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark
Mike Engle Idaho
Mike Howard Taos Area
Mike Madsen South Dakota, Virgin Islands
Mike Morley California
Mike Snyder Wyoming
Monomaniac Colorado
Monty Colorado
moredaysoff Laos
Morgan Patterson Connecticut
Muscrat Northeast California, The Needles / Kern River, Iceland
Nate Ball Oregon, Mount Arapiles, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Southwest Cascades
Nathan Fisher Utah
Nick Reecy Grand Junction Area
Nicole Wiesenthal Los Angeles Basin
Noah Kaufman Laramie Range, The Roost
Old Timer Massachusetts
P P Michigan
Perin Blanchard Utah
Peter Gram South Dakota, Devils Tower
Phil Lauffen Norway, Austria
Pnelson The New River Gorge
Ricardo Orozco Mexico
Rich S EM: Robinson Bluff
Rick Shull Redwood Coast
RJ B The Gunks, Thacher State Park
Robert Hall New Hampshire, Maine, Montserrat, Selkirk Mountains, Collegats, Riglos, Ordesa National Park
Roberta Zouain Brazil, Portland & The Gorge, Mt. Hood National Forest
Rudy Peckham Nuevo Leon
Ryan Sheldon Oklahoma
Salamanizer suchoski California
saxfiend Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama
Scott Coldiron Washington
SCPC Pennsylvania
Sean Godwin Okanagan
Shawn Heath Virginia, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria
Shirtless Mike Diablo Canyon, Red River Gorge, Caballo Lake
slim Southeast Utah
SMarsh New Jersey, Powerlinez
Steve Lineberry North Carolina, South Carolina
SWPACC Pennsylvania
Tao Techakanon Thailand
Taylor Spiegelberg Wyoming, Phalanx of Will
The Morse-Bradys Fairfield Hill
Tim Wolfe Italy
TJ Kieper Dalkey Quarry
Tom Caldwell South Carolina
Tom Gnyra Alberta
Tony Yeary South America
Tyler KC Colorado, Arkansas
Vicki Schwantes California
Will Bland Nova Scotia
Z Winters Washington
Zach Wahrer Montana