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Climb Safe: Spotting for Bouldering
Jason Kehl is high. Twenty-five feet up the Grandpa Peabody boulder, the 60-foot monster testpiece in the Buttermilks near Bishop, he has just pimped a sustained, overhanging V10 section, but isn’t out of the woods yet. The seven-move sloper crux is still ahead.
John Long: Slaying Giants
Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.
Bouldering in Hampi India
The luck of finding the perfect line leads to a fall from grace.
MAN OF THE MONKEYS
Charlie Fowler American Alpinist
That Charlie Fowler would meet his end while doing what he loved is no huge surprise given the sheer volume of his climbing. At age 52, he'd racked up three and a half decades of it, and had carried his quiet air of a seasoned survivor from hard rock to the high-risk games of alpine climbing and soloing.
Mad Rock Chalk Pod
WHO WOULD’VE guessed that something as, well, boring as a chalk pot could be cool?
Elbow: Elbow Pain and Dodgy Elbows
More recalcitrant than Castro, though less charismatic, elbow pain is the most common and debilitating of chronic climbing injuries. It might be called golfer's or tennis elbow, but it is climbers (and professional knitters) who are most likely to suffer the travails of blown-out elbows.
Get Better When You Are Scared and Pumped
Anyone can hit the campus board and get strong, but a truly skilled climber is someone who can keep it together even when he is drowning in lactic acid, miles above the runner.