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Chris Sharma's Tips for Better Climbing, Part 1
Chris Sharma's Tips for Better Climbing, Part 1

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John Long: What I've Learned
John Long, original Stonemaster and climbing's most popular writer, spills his guts.
El Cap's Hardest: Wings of Steel
The first ascent of the Great Slab on El Cap sparked climbing’s biggest character assassination, a fit that began with chopped ropes and now, nearly 30 years later continues with online vitriol that is piled nearly as high as the Big
Stone itself. With the second ascent of the wall completed just this summer after countless days and some 500 feet of falls, redemption for the FA team may finally be at hand.
Chris Boskoff
In the sport of high-altitude mountaineering, Chris Boskoff earned her stripes by simply shutting up and climbing.

On December 4, 2006, Boskoff, 39, and Charlie Fowler, 52, failed to return on their flight to the United States from China.
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.
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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