The following story from Jeff Smoot's new book, Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14, follows one of the pioneers of hard sport climbing in America, Alan Watts, as he brings his hangdogging tactics---at that time, in 1985, anathema to the virtues held holy by Yosemite hardmen---to a notorious undone project at Donner Summit, California: Crack of the Eighties.
In this essay, Molly Mitchell recounts her and Sasha DiGiulian's epic day spent on Samadhi, a 13-pitch 5.13a big wall in El Salto Mexico.
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Rock and Ice Contributing Writer Mina Leslie-Wujastyk grills performance dietician Rebecca Dent on all the knowledge she's gleaned over her years working with climbers.
I'm torn: Do I climb as many routes as possible on a trip, or focus on that one line that pushes me to my limit?
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk and her friend needed to coin a new term to describe the feeling of pushing into the furthest realms of exhaustion.
Rock and Ice online contributing writer Michaela Kiersch talks to Carrie Cooper, DPT, about the benefits of climbing-specific physical therapy.