The Gunks Rundown With Charlie Kelly (PICS)

A trad climber’s Mecca. A city rat’s favorite getaway. The Shawangunk Ridge—The Gunks, that is—is a crowded, inspiring mess during the summer months. It’s a line of bedrock that emerges from the foot of the Catskill Mountains and offers steep,…

Charlie Kelly: On Training and Sending in Climbing

Climbing is, to borrow the cliché, about experiencing a journey and not about a destination; it sounds like a worthless thing to say, but it’s so true. I for one am happiest when I know I am about to finish…

Yale Climbing Team Update With Charlie Kelly

A lot of really productive time has gone by; forearms have gotten bigger, tendons stronger, footwork better, and (despite the fact that it didn’t seem possible) the Yale Climbing Team has gotten even more excited about the sport of climbing. …