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A Little Bit of Gunks: Some Bouldering Classics
A Little Bit of Gunks: Some Bouldering Classics

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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.
Good Ice Hunting
Who says global warming is putting the kibosh on ice climbing? Certainly not a small but active crew of climbers in Virginia.
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.
Altered State
A tricky crux, a surprise pop, a very fast 15-foot descent. I was delighted to find myself dangling from my beloved little blue Metolius. But when doing a quick body inventory, I noted that my left foot was attempting an inward 180. Suddenly, explosively, it hurt like hell. My partner Peter quickly lowered me, winced, and suggested we call an ambulance.
Five Ten Dragon Shoe Review
When Five Ten released the original Dragon, which sported a Velcro closure system and an aggressive, down-turned toe box, the shoe gained a following among core cave dwellers and others dabbling in the thuggish art of steep climbing.

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