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Red River Gorge - Spring 2012
Red River Gorge - Spring 2012

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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.
It took 35 days, or maybe more. “I stopped counting after I knew it was going to take me a while just to do the moves,” says Vasiliy “Vasya” Vorotnikov of his efforts on the Rumney, New Hampshire, route he calls Jaws II (5.15a).
Alex Johnson - The Pro Life and Growing Up as a Climber
Alex Johnson bought a trad rack. She admits that she doesn’t know how to use it yet, but is excited to learn. She's been one of the biggest names in competition bouldering for almost a decade, but now, she’s ready to move on.
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.
Saltic Shiwa Shoe Review
Help! I didn’t understand this shoe. Down-to-the-toe laces, stout rands and a blunt toe box are features I’d praise on a long-route shoe.

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