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John Long: Legend of Lord Gym
Sammy and I hunkered into the shade beneath the Weeping Wall, Suicide Rock, panting between pulls on a gallon jug of water. The sun had just crawled over Tahquitz Rock, a mile across the Sunshine Valley, and heat waves welled off the Suicide slabs. No big.
Defying the Red Rock Bolt Ban
Long, airy moderates like Prince of Darkness (5.10c), Epinephrine (5.9) and Crimson Chrysalis (5.8) made Red Rock Canyon famous. But what most climbers don't know about this 196,000-acre national conservation area just outside of Las Vegas is how much more potential it has -- and yet, more unfortunately, how much potential there is to lose.
Colette McInerney
You may recognize Collette McInerney from any number of places places. Besides being a fixture on the international sport-climbing circuit for the last couple of years, McInerney has been featured in Internet climbing films tearing up 5.12 tufa lines in Spain and was last year's cover girl for the Women of Climbing calendar.
Altered State
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Misty Mountain Magnum Bouldering Pad Review
The Magnum doesn’t have any one thing that sets it apart, but it is a solid, well-made performer with all the features you need.
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