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John Long: Guilty Pleasures
Lynn Hill and I spent the winter of 1981 in Las Vegas, climbing daily at Red Rocks and plowing through nights at dead-end jobs. After roughly 10 seasons of climbing 300 days a year, my learning curve had flattened and I found myself singing the same old song.
Wild Wild West Virginia
On a late afternoon in November 1974, Hunt Prothro stared up at the sunbaked overhanging West Face of the North Peak, Seneca Rocks. Above him a proud, unclimbed line connected cracks, corner systems and a blank face.
Max Turgeon and Louis-Philippe Ménard: Alpinists and Ice Climbers
The alpinists and ice climbers Max Turgeon and Louis-Philippe Ménard share their secrets for success in Canada and what it's like to climb on the world stage.
An Encounter with Fred
Joe Josephson phoned with an interesting proposal: Fred Beckey had come to town for a reunion of Montana's Dirty Sox Club, a guild of Montana climbers from the 1960s through the 1980s.

If anyone has earned an honorary membership in a group named Dirty Sox it is Washington's Fred Beckey, sovereign of American DirtBag Climbers.
Stoneage Manta Hangboard Review
STONEAGE MANTA ($90) Stoneageclimbing.com BETA This is the coolest-looking board, resembling an H.R. Geiger prop from Alien. Since a big part of trainin...
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