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John Long: Channel Surfing
As far back as I could remember I’d wondered which of mankind’s faiths and illusions I could choose as my sustaining light, and I’d chosen the greatest existential pathology of them all: that if I worked hard enough, and smartly enough, my greatest challenges would someday flow effortlessly under my hands like glassy Malibu swells.
Sunshine (5.10) // Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboos
Alpinist Steve House gives the skinny on his favorite 5.10
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.
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.
Mammut Lotus Climbing Harness Review
When handed the Lotus harness, all I could see was the beefy plastic sheath that encased the leg-loop tie-in point. And all I could imagine was it getting in the way.

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