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John Long: The Only Rule That Counts
The greatest riches lie at the end of your dreams
Defying the Red Rock Bolt Ban
Long, airy moderates like Prince of Darkness (5.10c), Epinephrine (5.9) and Crimson Chrysalis (5.8) made Red Rock Canyon famous. But what most climbers don't know about this 196,000-acre national conservation area just outside of Las Vegas is how much more potential it has -- and yet, more unfortunately, how much potential there is to lose.
Kurt Albert: Free Wheel
Kurt Albert defined free climbing and took it to the remote mountains of the world. Behind the stories of wild adventures and great deeds, there was something exemplary in the life cut short.
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.
Arc'teryx Pali Rope Bag
Leave it to the innovators at Arc'teryx to take a mundane item like a rope bag and turn it into something new and snazzy. The Pali features the standard polyurethane-coated ground sheet that keeps your rope out of the dirt, but departs from the norm by utilizing a roll-top closure.

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