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John Long: The Royal Scam
Coming clean on the mysterious first ascent of a Yosemite classic.
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.
Climbing World Mourns Todd Skinner
The climbing world lost a visionary adventurer and buckaroo when Todd Skinner died on October 23 in Yosemite National Park, descending from the Leaning Tower.
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.
Climbtech Everyman's Pro Deal Quickdraw
Climbtech, the company that invented removable bolts [Field Tested, No. 174] has just come out with a line of price-point gear dubbed Everyman's Pro Deal. The new gear includes carabiners, ascenders, camming wedges, belay/rappel devices, pulleys and quickdraws.

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