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John Long: Guilty Pleasures
Lynn Hill and I spent the winter of 1981 in Las Vegas, climbing daily at Red Rocks and plowing through nights at dead-end jobs. After roughly 10 seasons of climbing 300 days a year, my learning curve had flattened and I found myself singing the same old song.
Ice Climbing in Norway with WIll Gadd
World class ice climber Will Gadd journeys to the titanic ice of Norway to establish new routes and learn first hand the hard ethics first established by Henry Barber in the 1970s.
John Bachar by Doug Robinson
Climbing pioneer Doug Robinson reflects on the death of John Bachar
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.
Brewer's Ledge Treadwall Treadwall Kore
In the past two weeks I have redpointed six 5.13s. I've never sent six 5.13s in a year, let alone in two weeks at the beginning of a season. Usually at this time of year I am struggling to get up my warmups. What's the difference?

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