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A Little Bit of Gunks: Some Bouldering Classics
A Little Bit of Gunks: Some Bouldering Classics

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John Long: The Royal Scam
Coming clean on the mysterious first ascent of a Yosemite classic.
Everest Deserves Respect: Why It's Hard, From Someone Who's Been There
Over four days in May 2012, around 250 Westerners and 270 Sherpas and Tibetans summited Mount Everest. For many, attaining the highest point on Earth was the culmination of endless training, personal sacrifices and hard work to achieve a meaningful and fulfilling lifelong dream.
Hayden Kennedy: Superballistic
Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, ages 21 and 23, had chopped a bivy ledge at the base of the final headwall on the mammoth North Face of North Twin when the storm moved in. Still trying to climb amid snow, rain, spindrift and thin pro the next morning, Hayden had a thought: “Well, maybe we should start thinking about the descent.”
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.
Sierra Designs Convert 2
The Sierra Designs Convert 2 is the newest entry in the four-pound high-altitude single-wall wedge-tent derby and is amazingly strong and easy to pitch, with poles that slide from the outside into internal sleeves.

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