• When a Rescue Needed a Rescue
  • Luck of the Desert: Walking Away from a 40-foot Groundfall
  • Groundfall: Climber Lands Hands-First After 45 Feet
  • The Fall: A 60-Footer Leads to ... Inspiration?
  • From Worse to Worst
  • Sandstone Surfing—Riding a Block Off Dream of Wild Turkeys
  • New Route and Deaths on Annapurna - World's Deadliest Mountain
  • ​The Edge of Extinction - First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
  • The Epic of All Epics
  • El Cap's Hardest: Wings of Steel
  • Island of Opportunity: Exploring the Potential of Puerto Rico
  • Place of Happiness
  • Tom Patey: The Tiger of Yesterday
  • The Secret of Nanda Devi
  • The First Attempt on Latok I North Ridge by Michael Kennedy
  • Simon Yates' New Route on Mount Vancouver
  • Perfect Chaos
  • John Long: A Man for All Seasons
  • A Short Walk With Whillans
  • The Prophet
  • Brotherhood on Orizaba
  • A Desperate Move
  • The Last Moonset
  • Climbing Dark Star, a Sierra Classic
  • Crossroads
  • John Long: The Royal Scam
  • Dreamweaver Mixed Climb: Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison, The Diagonal Epic
  • Refugee
  • To the BASE Layer
  • THE KARMA CONNECTION
  • The Dark Art
  • Altered State
  • THE WATERFALL
  • The Montana Girls
  • PYTHON
  • 70 VIRGINS
  • Life Without Limits
  • Self Service
  • The Crossing
  • Rescue 5.11
  • VSC Reprise
  • Border Country
  • Crashing the Heights
  • Whiteout
  • The Bucket List
  • Finding Nirvana
  • Beautiful Failure
  • The Plastic Prince
  • Confessions of an Almost Serious Climber
  • Three F's for Jany
  • What's at the root of the name of the route?
  • For the Birds
  • Topropers Unite!
  • The Recreational Life
  • The Cruxiest Move
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    John Long: Mountains of Trouble
    The cement-bucket drop test, swami belts and the beginning of the end of a fabled climbing club.
    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.
    Crag Clown
    It's fall, but the Red River Gorge is so humid we're all looking for a break from the heat. The lights are finally set for a portrait I'm taking of a big name, 5.14-sending sponsored athlete, when over walks Nelson Carayannis, a climber of considerably less talent and strength. Carayannis, casually gripping a Gatorade bottle, asks if I'm ready.
    TNB: Chris Sharma and The Art of Jeep Maintenance
    The scorched desert expanse surrounding Las Vegas smears together into one terrible brown color as Chris Sharma, Dalia Ojeda, Miguel and I whiz along at 90 miles per hour in an old Jeep Grand Cherokee. The American West, this celebrated frontier, as tame as it has become with commercialism and super highways, is still the last good place I know of for real adventure.
    Mammut Liquid Chalk
    I liken Mammut’s new Liquid Chalk to the introduction of sticky rubber shoes—it works so well you think you can’t climb without it.

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