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Ben Rueck Climbs Zappa (5.13+) - Escalante Canyon Test-piece
Ben Rueck Climbs Zappa (5.13+) - Escalante Canyon Test-piece

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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.
BY STEVE HOUSEEDITOR'S NOTE: Colin Haley, 22, and Steve House, 36, completed a new route on Mount Robson's famous Emperor Face, aka The King, reachi...
Listening for the Echo: The Klem Loskot Profile
For years Klem Loskot was a driving force in the evolution of bouldering, raising standards in some of the world’s most famous areas. Then he dropped off the map. Ten years later he has resurfaced, still hovering near a ceiling that’s difficult to define.
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.
THIS FACE MASK’S gimmick is a “thermal conversion module”—basically a wedge of foam that seats under the nose and over the mouth, designed to capture warmth on the exhalation and use that trapped heat to warm air on the inhalation.

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