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John Long: On the Road
And you thought your last climbing trip was tough.
Not So Fast: Lessons From a Father-Son Trip to Patagonia
Every couple of years, my son Tim, Jr. and I take a climbing trip together. Usually we pick one of my “dream climbs”—those classic routes that you always hear about, but seem too difficult to consider seriously. But my son encourages me to climb harder than I think I can, and together we have done The Scenic Cruise, The Naked Edge, Primrose Dihedrals and most recently Lotus Flower Tower. It is especially cool for me both to tick a lifetime goal and climb with my son.
A for Achiever
Paige Claassen is surprisingly unknown, considering. Alex Johnson, 19, the women's winner at the Bouldering World Cup in Vail, Colorado, in June, said after the event, Paige would have crushed!
TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
La Sportiva Jeckyl VS Shoe Review
La Sportiva’s new model, the Jeckyl VS, happens to fill the bill bouldering, sport, trad and multi-pitch.
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