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Rookies on Trial

Two camp counsellors blunder into a Southern suffer fest

Rookies on Trial
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Three Stars: The Long Road of Learning To Write Gear Reviews

Three Stars: The Long Road of Learning To Write Gear...

Andrew Bisharat dissects the art of the gear review, and relates some of his more memorable (mis)adventures during the process...

Life and Limb

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Inside Beta More Inside Beta >

Climbing For Air

Klaas Willems has cystic fibrosis. Doctors gave him 25 years. He’s now 33. “Climbing is what got me this far,”...

Climbing For Air
Changing Leads

Changing Leads

A father swaps roles with his son in the wilds of New Mexico.

John Long Tales More John Long Tales >

John Long: Impossible Moments

Largo on George Mallory, the jungle of Borneo, Jim Bridwell, and life lessons.

John Long: Impossible Moments
John Long: Gravity

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John Long: Slaying Giants

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Opinion More Opinion >
El Cap’s New Trash

El Cap’s New Trash

Fixed ropes litter the big stone’s free routes. Time to clean up our act.

People More People >

Climbers We Lost in 2019

One person was 17. Two others were only 22. The people herein span every decade beyond the teens and extend...

Climbers We Lost in 2019
Tuesday Night Bouldering More Tuesday Night Bouldering >
Love on the Road

Love on the Road

At the bottom of every climber’s heart lies a gnarled twist, like a knot on the root of a magnolia...

Things—Besides Us, That Is—That Fall

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The Hurt Locker

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