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Chris Sharma - Back in Business! Second Ascent of Joe Mama (5.15a)
Chris Sharma - Back in Business! Second Ascent of Joe Mama (5.15a)

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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.
El Cajon Climbing Crag Bolts Chopped
San Diego's premier crag, El Cajon, has been targeted by an individual bent on removing or destroying fixed anchors and bolts. According to local Chris Hubbard, who co-authored the San Diego County Climbing Guide with Dave Kennedy, the vandal has chopped 16 100-foot sport pitches at El Cajon and several routes at Mission Gorge.
Brian Kim Spotlight
Dangerously hard Trad by day, national comp crusher by night. Brian Kim shares his sleepless secrets of success.
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.
Five Ten Coyote Shoe Review
Now available in a lace version, the Coyote is an entry-level face-climbing shoe, featuring precision lacing nearly to the tip of the toes and a blunt chisel toe.

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