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TNB: The Only Blasphemy
John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
EVEREST 2008
Climbers on the world's highest mountain have been particularly challenged this season -- not by altitude, weather or even the stream of guided climbers who clog the camps and flanks of Everest like cholesterol in the artery to the summit. This season the crux could be getting past the cops now posted around the base and at Camp II (21,300 feet) on the Nepal side.
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.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
Black Diamond Necessaire Brush Kit Review
For the discriminating boulderer who wants the texture just so, the Black Diamond Necessaire contains three different brushes built for fluffing every type of hold, from plastic crimps to lichen-covered granite slopers to dirty sandstone pockets.
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