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Chris Sharma's Tips for Better Climbing, Part 1
Chris Sharma's Tips for Better Climbing, Part 1

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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.
Border Country
The ring of a hammer hitting a drill bit bounced down Gunsight Gully in Yosemite. Mad Dog's mullet flapped in the breeze as he swore about having to sink another bristler. Balanced at a small stance with the help of two hooks, Mad Dog (née Dana Drummond) wailed on the drill.
Climber Hugh Herr Honored by Esquire Magazine
Who knew that a climber's accident and desire to return to his sport would some day benefit wounded soldiers?

Hugh Herr, once a leading climber, appeared in Esquire's recent theme Genius Issue, credited for being at the forefront of the prosthetics field.
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.
Macpac Epic 300 SF Sleeping Bag
If you’re jonesing to tick a big project in a single push, but you don’t want to bring along a sleeping bag and bivy sack, then check out Macpac’s new line of Epic sleeping bags—these lightweight down bags are also waterproof/breathable bivy sacks, giving climbers the opportunity to completely rethink how they pack for the mountains.

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