Beyond the Guidebook: The Definitive Climbing Resource


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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 building ClimbingBoulder.com and started documenting front range climbs. With the help of others, the idea spread to a dozen areas across the US, including Joshua Tree, Moab, Red Rock, & more.

Mountain Project is the second generation combination of those climbing sites. It was founded in 2005 by two longtime climbing buddies, Andy Laakmann and Nick Wilder. Mountain Project aims to take climbing beta beyond the guidebook, and become the definitive climbing resource for climbers across the globe.

In 2015, REI invested in Mountain Project to solidify the future of this amazing resource for the climbing community.

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20 kN Hawaii
Aaron Hobson New Mexico
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 Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Andrew Gram Utah, South Dakota
Andy Busse South Dakota
andy patterson Central Coast
Anthony Stout New Mexico
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
Bill McKirgan Iowa
Bob Moseley Yunnan Province
Brad "Stonyman" Killough Tennessee, Alabama
Bradley Mark Edwards Grand Junction Area
Brennan Crellin Northeast Oregon
Brian Boyd Thailand, Hong Kong
Burt Lindquist Devil's Lake
C Miller Joshua Tree National Park, Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks, San Bernardino Mountains, High Desert, Inland Empire
Cameron Fraser North Island
Chris Owen High Sierra, Stoney Point, United Kingdom
Chris treggE Wisconsin, Minnesota, Jackson Falls
Chris Whisenhunt Greatest Show Area
Christian Storms Japan
Colin Parker San Jacinto Mountains
Courtney Curtner Ohio
Dan Flynn Switzerland, China
Daniel Seeliger Valle Cochamó
Dave Hug Missouri, Illinois
Dave Rone Alberta, Ontario
Dave Twardowski Lynn Woods
Dom New Brunswick
Doug Hemken Wisconsin
Edward Medina Ouray (Ice/Mixed), Ouray vicinity (rock), Montrose
Euan Cameron Sierra Eastside, Inland Empire, Black Mountain, United Kingdom, France
Frances Fierst Colorado, Vedauwoo, Maryland, Philippines
Gokul India
Greg Opland Arizona
Greg Parker South Dakota
grk10vq Utah, City of Rocks, Castle Rocks, Montana
Hank Caylor Texas
Ian Lingley New Brunswick
Jake Dickerson Turkey
Jake Jones Virginia, West Virginia
James Schroeder Wisconsin
Jared LaVacque Grand Junction Area, Alaska
Jason Halladay New Mexico, * In Progress, Red River Gorge, Kalymnos, Spain, In Progress
Jason Schneider Michigan
Jason Smith Carbondale Area
Jay Knower New Hampshire
Jay Shultis Bozoo, Peterskill Bouldering
Jeffrey Dunn Catskills (Ice)
Jeffrey.LeCours New Hampshire
Jesse Zacher Grand Junction Area
Jim Lawyer Adirondacks, Salmon River Falls (Ice), Angel Falls - Ice Climb, Payne Lake, Tinker Falls (ice)
JJ Schlick Arizona
Joe M. Massachusetts, Rhode Island
John Byrnes Cayman Brac
John McNamee Colorado, Vedauwoo
jon jugenheimer Michigan
Jon Nelson Washington
Jonathan Steitzer Maine
JSH The Gunks
jt512 Los Angeles Basin
Justin Johnsen California, Nevada, Pennsylvania
Kris Fiore Vermont, Eagle Falls
Kris Gorny Minnesota
Kristine Hoffman All Areas
Kyle Bishop Neverland
Kyle Christopher Jamestown Crag
Kyle Stapp Pennsylvania
L. Von Dommelheimer Alaska
Ladd West Virginia, Maine
Larry DeAngelo Red Rock
lee hansche New Hampshire
LeeAB Brinckerhoff New Mexico, Texas
Leo Paik Colorado, Vedauwoo
Luc-514 Vermont, Quebec, France
Luke Bertelsen Arizona, Kalymnos
Lurker Northeast California, Lake Tahoe, Redwood Coast
M Sprague New Hampshire, Rhode Island
M. Morley California
MAKB El Potrero Chico, Saskatchewan
Marc Kajut San Diego County
Marcus Floyd Missouri
Marta Reece New Mexico
Matt Richardson Texas
Matthew Fienup The Needles / Kern River
Mauricio Herrera Cuadra Argentina, Central Mexico
Micah Klesick Oregon, Washington
Michael Sullivan Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark
Mike Engle Idaho
Mike Howard Taos Area
Mike Madsen South Dakota, Virgin Islands
Mike Snyder Wyoming
Monomaniac Colorado
Monty Colorado
Morgan Patterson Connecticut
Muscrat Northeast California, The Needles / Kern River, Iceland
Nate Ball Oregon, Washington, Squamish, Thailand, Mount Arapiles, Malaysia, Taiwan, China
Nick Reecy Grand Junction Area
Nick Russell United Kingdom
Old Timer Massachusetts
Perin Blanchard Utah
Peter Gram South Dakota, Devil's Tower
Phil Stennett Newfoundland and Labrador
Pnelson The New River Gorge
Raiden Brazil
Ricardo Orozco Northern Mexico
Rick Shull Northeast California, Redwood Coast
Robert Hall New Hampshire, Maine
Ryan Williams North Carolina
Salamanizer suchoski California
saxfiend Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama
Scott Coldiron Washington
Sean Godwin Okanagan
Shawn Heath Virginia, West Virginia, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria
Shirtless Mike Diablo Canyon, Red River Gorge, Caballo Lake
slim Moab Area
SMarsh Powerlinez
Steve Lineberry North Carolina
Tim Wolfe Italy
Tom Gnyra Alberta
Tony Yeary South America
TylerKC Arkansas
Vicki Schwantes California, West Virginia
WAGbag Idaho, Greece