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The Other Side of Obituaries

The Other Side of Obituaries

What it’s like to write them in our climbing world. By Rock and Ice’s Executive Editor Alison Osius.

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Alex Johnson: Vacation Climbing vs. Sending the Gnar

I’m torn: Do I climb as many routes as possible on a trip, or focus on that one line that...

Alex Johnson: Vacation Climbing vs. Sending the Gnar
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John Long: Slaying Giants

John Long: Slaying Giants

Cast by chance into the frenzy of a dramatic Yosemite rescue, the author confronts his youthful fears head-on.

John Long: High Times

John Long Tales John Long: High Times

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Arlene Blum: What I've Learned

Arlene Blum: What I've Learned

Age 73, Ph.D., biophysical chemist, author, executive director of Green Science Policy Institute.

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TNB: The Glorious Inanity of the Girdle Traverse

Trango Tower? Mt. Thor? Lotus Flower Tower? Puh-lease. Those things aren’t even near to the longest climbs in the world....

TNB: The Glorious Inanity of the Girdle Traverse
TNB: Climbing's Big Mistake

Tuesday Night Bouldering TNB: Climbing's Big Mistake

TNB: Trad Dads and Dad Bods

Tuesday Night Bouldering TNB: Trad Dads and Dad Bods