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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.
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.
Mad Max
WHEN MAXIME TURGEON AND LOUIS-PHILIPPE MŠNARD stepped onto the Ruth Glacier in the spring of 2005, no one in the climbing community had ever heard of them.
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.
Black Diamond Unveils Women's Spring Clothing Line
We women had been feeling a bit left out. The venerable giant Black Diamond entered the apparel market in 2013 with a line for men but none for us. Now, though, hello—it’s our turn, as unveiled this year.

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