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Great Wide Open: Episode 1 - The Conquistador, Tommy Caldwell
Great Wide Open: Episode 1 - The Conquistador, Tommy Caldwell

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John Long: A Man for All Seasons
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Hayden Kennedy: Superballistic
Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, ages 21 and 23, had chopped a bivy ledge at the base of the final headwall on the mammoth North Face of North Twin when the storm moved in. Still trying to climb amid snow, rain, spindrift and thin pro the next morning, Hayden had a thought: “Well, maybe we should start thinking about the descent.”
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.
La Sportiva Women's Solution Shoe Review
When I first got wind of La Sportiva's women’s specific Solution, I was a bit skeptical. As a customer satisfied with the original unisex model, I questioned whether a women’s version could really provide any true performance upgrades beyond what one friend described as a “shrink it and pink it” treatment.

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