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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.
Flying Buttress (5.10)
Open wide: Big wall Pete Takeda dishes out his favorite 5.10 from Vedauwoo, Wyoming.
The Suffer King
The closest approximation to king-crab fishing, Roger Strong says, is single-push alpine climbing.Only you can't take rest days in the Bering Sea, h...
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.
Black Diamond Nforce Ascender
Black Diamond's new NForce ascender utilizes a unique four-bar linkage system that allows the handle to track up and down. This action pivots the cam and generates more clamping force when you weight the ascender. The result is a tool that grips icy and muddy ropes better than conventional jugs.

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