• When a Rescue Needed a Rescue
  • Luck of the Desert: Walking Away from a 40-foot Groundfall
  • Groundfall: Climber Lands Hands-First After 45 Feet
  • The Fall: A 60-Footer Leads to ... Inspiration?
  • From Worse to Worst
  • Sandstone Surfing—Riding a Block Off Dream of Wild Turkeys
  • New Route and Deaths on Annapurna - World's Deadliest Mountain
  • ​The Edge of Extinction - First Ascent of Nanga Parbat's Mazeno Ridge
  • The Epic of All Epics
  • El Cap's Hardest: Wings of Steel
  • Island of Opportunity: Exploring the Potential of Puerto Rico
  • Place of Happiness
  • Tom Patey: The Tiger of Yesterday
  • The Secret of Nanda Devi
  • The First Attempt on Latok I North Ridge by Michael Kennedy
  • Simon Yates' New Route on Mount Vancouver
  • Perfect Chaos
  • John Long: A Man for All Seasons
  • A Short Walk With Whillans
  • The Prophet
  • Brotherhood on Orizaba
  • A Desperate Move
  • The Last Moonset
  • Climbing Dark Star, a Sierra Classic
  • Crossroads
  • John Long: The Royal Scam
  • Dreamweaver Mixed Climb: Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison, The Diagonal Epic
  • Refugee
  • To the BASE Layer
  • THE KARMA CONNECTION
  • The Dark Art
  • Altered State
  • THE WATERFALL
  • The Montana Girls
  • PYTHON
  • 70 VIRGINS
  • Life Without Limits
  • Self Service
  • The Crossing
  • Rescue 5.11
  • VSC Reprise
  • Border Country
  • Crashing the Heights
  • Whiteout
  • The Bucket List
  • Finding Nirvana
  • Beautiful Failure
  • The Plastic Prince
  • Confessions of an Almost Serious Climber
  • Three F's for Jany
  • What's at the root of the name of the route?
  • For the Birds
  • Topropers Unite!
  • The Recreational Life
  • The Cruxiest Move
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    Douglas Tompkins: Wild Legacy
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    TNB: The Only Blasphemy
    John Bachar laces up his boots and cinches the sling on his chalk bag. “Ready?” Only then do I realize he means to climb all two thousand feet solo, without a rope. To save face, I agree, thinking: Well, if he suggests something too crazy, I’ll just draw the line. I was the first to start soloing out at Josh anyhow.
    Free Will in Purgatory
    In late November, Mike Doyle redpointed Lucifer (5.14c), a long-standing project at the Purgatory crag, to establish what is now considered the hardest route in the Red River Gorge.
    TNB: Tony Scott, Climber, Movie Maker, Lived and Died Large
    It is not every day that someone’s “person” contacts me, and when a voice on the phone asked if I could take a call from Tony Scott, I at first did not know who he was. A director, she said. His films included Top Gun, The Crimson Tide and others. “He’s pretty famous,” she added, and trust me that she was being helpful and not snide.
    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.
    La Sportiva TC Pro Shoe Review
    A little over a year ago Tommy Caldwell and Justen Sjong established the most sustained free route on El Cap when they romped up Magic Mushroom, left of the Nose.

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