Hilary Oliver

of The Gription


Hilary Oliver is a writer and filmmaker based in Denver. A contributing editor at Adventure Journal and co-manager of the Outdoor Research Verticulture blog, she's also written for Sidetracked, Climbing, Mountain Flyer, and many other magazines. She also blogs for several brands, including REI. You can find more of her work at TheGription.com.

One of Yosemite’s Leading Climbers Also Saves Babies’ Lives

When Libby Sauter leans over a small child in an operating room, his chest cut open to reveal his tiny heart for surgery—the most vulnerable, unstable patient in the entire hospital—the room is tense. “You have to try and be super, super organized to keep everything together because there’s so much going on,” Sauter says.…

Climber Alex Honnold on the Yosemite Film Valley Uprising, Coming This Fall to Reel Rock

For climbers, no place represents America more than Yosemite. Climbing heroes from Yvon Chouinard to Lynn Hill cut their teeth on its gargantuan walls and domes. Its soaring granite faces and swooping valleys are a Mecca for dirtbag climbers, attracting the sweat and passion of the world’s best—and forging a mythology of revolutionary hard men…