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John Long: A Man for All Seasons
The myth of Oliver Moon changed the face of Yosemite climbing forever.
Superwuss (5.10), Black Canyon
“If I ever did a first ascent,” my friend Brandi said, “I would call it Super Wuss.” After belaying Brandi for nearly an hour as she hung, battled and grunted up the red 5.6 at the Boulder Rock Club, I could see that she was probably not destined for new routing. But the name made me laugh, and I thought it deserved a home on a future first ascent.
Tim Clifford: Escaping the Quantum Hole
Ever hear of Tim Clifford? No? That's because, unlike some boulderers who make their presence known to anyone within spraying distance, Clifford keeps a low profile while quietly knocking off the hardest problems.
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.
Mammut Smart Belay Device
www.mammut.ch | $29.95 | 3 Stars Mammut bills its Smart device as a tool for gym and sport climbers, and this no-frills auto-locker, designed to brak...
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