Kathryn Perkinson set herself a goal: 5.10b to 5.12 in seven months. And she achieved it. Here's how.
Economist and data-wizard Chris Ring probes the question: As we age, does climbing hard go out the door? According to hard data, the answer is yes—and no.
Below is our annual tribute to Climbers We Lost in the past year. The climbers range in age from 11 to 107. Some entries describe long, full lives, while other lives were full but heartbreakingly truncated.
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.