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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
Euan Cameron #1 · 64,142 points
C Miller #2 · 63,226 points
Aaron Parlier #3 · 50,219 points
Blitzo #4 · 44,395 points
Nick Reecy #5 · 43,386 points
Nick Weicht #6 · 28,011 points
Shawn Heath #7 · 26,155 points
Old Timer #8 · 25,360 points
Tony B #9 · 23,762 points
Leo Paik #10 · 22,595 points
USBRIT Ross #11 · 21,926 points
lee hansche #12 · 21,480 points
Robert Hall #13 · 20,899 points
Jay Eggleston #14 · 19,791 points
Orphaned User #15 · 19,345 points
Randy Von Zee #16 · 19,123 points
Brian in SLC #17 · 18,564 points
Monomaniac #18 · 17,320 points
kenr #19 · 16,643 points
Steph Abegg #20 · 15,816 points
Bill Odenthal #21 · 15,410 points
Joshua Reinig #22 · 14,440 points
Benjamin Chapman #23 · 14,357 points
applewood #24 · 13,978 points
Jason Halladay #25 · 13,739 points
Mark Roth #26 · 13,707 points
Adam Stackhouse #27 · 13,375 points
fossana #28 · 13,231 points
Remo #29 · 13,065 points
Tim McGivern #30 · 12,228 points
Orphaned #31 · 11,705 points
Tradiban #32 · 11,610 points
Bradley Mark Edwards #33 · 11,505 points
Ron Olsen #34 · 11,380 points
JJ Schlick #35 · 11,337 points
Bill Olszewski #36 · 11,227 points
Chris Owen #37 · 11,189 points
Dave Hug #38 · 10,790 points
Luc-514 #39 · 10,774 points
toddgordon Gordon #40 · 10,755 points
Brad Fauteux #41 · 10,652 points
Joe M. #42 · 10,335 points
Doug Hemken #43 · 10,334 points
LeeAB Brinckerhoff #44 · 10,288 points
Roger Linfield #45 · 10,130 points
chris tregge #46 · 9,907 points
BBQ #47 · 9,886 points
Nate Ball #48 · 9,862 points
M.Dubo Dubovsky #49 · 9,830 points
Marco #50 · 9,825 points
Dennis Horning #51 · 9,785 points
Karl R. Kiser #52 · 9,468 points
Josh Janes #53 · 9,357 points
David Aldama #54 · 9,109 points
Richard M. Wright #55 · 9,090 points
Michael Schneiter #56 · 8,987 points
1Eric Rhicard #57 · 8,836 points
Morgan Patterson #58 · 8,764 points
MAKB #59 · 8,717 points
Gunkswest #60 · 8,646 points
Zach Wahrer #61 · 8,558 points
Mike Engle #62 · 8,479 points
Perin Blanchard #63 · 8,446 points
matthewWallace #64 · 8,441 points
Roy Suggett #65 · 8,369 points
Mike Madsen #66 · 8,367 points
Guy H. #67 · 7,983 points
Ivan Rezucha #68 · 7,825 points
Nathan Fisher #69 · 7,680 points
Carlos Garcia #70 · 7,632 points
MisterE Wolfe #71 · 7,605 points
Jason Hayden #72 · 7,570 points
Juul Colonne #73 · 7,360 points
Matthew Fienup #74 · 7,321 points
Justin Johnsen #75 · 7,261 points
Richard Shore #76 · 7,257 points
Pine Sap #77 · 7,190 points
Matthias Holladay #78 · 7,175 points
Ian CB #79 · 7,151 points
Evan Wisheropp #80 · 7,132 points
Tom Gnyra #81 · 6,995 points
Trevor Bowman #82 · 6,902 points
Luke Childers #83 · 6,775 points
chinos #84 · 6,721 points
RamblinMaukaManDan #85 · 6,718 points
Rodger Raubach #86 · 6,562 points
Butter Cosmonaut #87 · 6,541 points
bhoran Horan #88 · 6,520 points
Ken Trout #89 · 6,451 points
nbrown #90 · 6,311 points
Jay Harrison #91 · 6,307 points
Eric Leclerc #92 · 6,267 points
Drunk Tammy #93 · 6,266 points
Salamanizer suchoski #94 · 6,139 points
Anonymous Coward #95 · 6,125 points
Andy Riley #96 · 6,019 points
grk10vq #97 · 5,910 points
Kris Gorny #98 · 5,895 points
Steven Lucarelli #99 · 5,879 points
Jeremy Steck #100 · 5,875 points
Regional Admins: Mountain Project is run by volunteers. These are the heroes that manage the content.
20 kN Hawaii
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 patterson Central Coast
Andy Riley Myanmar
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
Billy Simek Red River Gorge
Brad "Stonyman" Killough Tennessee, Alabama
Braden Batsford British Columbia
Bradley Mark Edwards Grand Junction Area, Bahamas
Brennan Crellin Northeast Oregon
Brian Boyd 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
Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) Argentina, Chile
Chris Owen High Sierra, Stoney Point, United Kingdom
chris tregge Wisconsin, Minnesota, *Jackson Falls
Chris Whisenhunt 3 Greatest Show Area
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
Derek Sullivan Lynn Woods, Cape Ann
Dom New Brunswick
Doug Hemken Wisconsin
Drew Chojnowski New Mexico
Drew Nevius Oklahoma
DrRockso Kentucky
Edward Medina Ouray (Ice/Mixed), Ouray vicinity (rock), Montrose
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
grk10vq Utah, City of Rocks, Castle Rocks, Montana
Gunkswest Jordan, India, Belize
Hank Caylor Texas, Mexico
Heliodor Jalba Puerto Rico
Ian CB Devil's Lake Bouldering
Ian Lingley New Brunswick
J. Stark Iowa
Jake Dickerson Wyoming, Turkey
Jake Jones Virginia, West Virginia
James Schroeder Wisconsin, Fort Collins
Jared LaVacque 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
Joey Chicharrones Aruba
John Byrnes Cayman Brac
John McNamee Colorado, Vedauwoo
jon jugenheimer Michigan
Jon Nelson Washington
Jonathan Steitzer New Hampshire, Maine
JSH The Gunks
jt512 Los Angeles Basin
Justin Johnsen California, Nevada, Pennsylvania
Kate Lynn British Columbia
Kevin Diaz Oklahoma
Kevin MP Smith Rock
Kris Fiore Vermont, Eagle Falls
Kris Gorny Minnesota
Kyle Bishop The Emeralds, Neverland
L. Von Dommelheimer Alaska
Ladd Raine 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
Luca Keushguerian Armenia
Luke Bertelsen Arizona, Kalymnos
Lurker Northeast California, High Sierra, Lake Tahoe, Redwood Coast
M Morley California
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
Matt Looby Brazil
Matt Richardson Texas
Matthew Clausen Iceland
Matthew Fienup The Needles / Kern River
Mauricio Herrera Cuadra British Columbia, 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, Mount Arapiles, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Southwest Cascades
Nathan Fisher Utah
Nick Reecy Grand Junction Area
Noah Kaufman Laramie Range, The Roost
Old Timer Massachusetts
Paul Peppin Michigan
Perin Blanchard Utah
Peter Gram South Dakota, Devils Tower
Phil Lauffen Norway, Austria
Pnelson The New River Gorge
Ricardo Orozco Northern Mexico
Rich S EM: Robinson Bluff
Rick Shull Redwood Coast
RJ B Thacher State Park
Robert Hall New Hampshire, Maine, Montserrat, Collegats, Riglos, Ordesa National Park
Rudy Peckham Northern Mexico
Salamanizer suchoski California
saxfiend Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama
Scott Coldiron Washington
SCPC Pennsylvania
Sean Godwin Okanagan
Shawn Heath Virginia, West Virginia, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Austria
Shirtless Mike Diablo Canyon, Red River Gorge, Caballo Lake
slim Moab Area
SMarsh New Jersey, Powerlinez
Steve Lineberry North Carolina
SWPACC SWPACC Southwestern Highlands
Tao Techakanon Thailand
Taylor Spiegelberg Wyoming, Phalanx of Will
The Morse-Bradys Fairfield Hill
Tim Wolfe Italy
TJ Kieper Dalkey Quarry
Tom Gnyra Alberta
Tony Yeary South America
Tyler KC Colorado, Arkansas
Vicki Schwantes California, West Virginia
Will Bland Nova Scotia
William Sonoma Pennsylvania
Z Winters Washington
Zach Wahrer Montana