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Superheroes and scoundrels.
There’s no place like home—on a new wall in Zion.
Three women head north to Newfoundland for unclimbed granite and massive blueberry patches.
The Alpine Life
Scheduling the alpine start: Who will crack first?
Disco madness: Doug Byerly explores ski descents and the fleshpots of South America.
Whipper therapy: Bad belays, bad spotting, bad habits, and bad-ass secret agent antics captured on video.
A love that won’t die in the Sierra.
“It is the nature of the climbing community worldwide that the vision and art of the first ascensionist is respected and celebrated, because it is a tangible reflection of the potential of that human at that moment in time. It is up to us to live up to that or to put it aside as a wondrous point of inspiration or a mirror for humility—most often both at the same time.” —Duncan Ferguson, responding to the news that bolts had been placed alongside a 30-year-old ice climb