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Climbing #283
Alpinist 29
Alpinist 22
Climbing 12/07
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Climbing, February 2006


Language: English
Country: USA
Web site:
www.climbing.com


EDITORIAL
Demystifying Africa

LETTERS
Sharma’s FA gets stripped, toddler’s FA approved.

HOT FLASHES
Cerro Torre’s Maestri mystery put to rest,
Davis frees the Salathé,
Berthod pulls off another Indian Creek testpiece,
Colorado codger sends 5.14a,
Schneider comes clean,


FEATURES

Africa – The Last Frontier
Long a haunt of a dedicated few, African climbing remains a mystery to most of the world. Join us on a tour of the Dark Continent, from its lowland crags to its skyline-piercing volcanoes.
Intro by Lynn Hill


Moroccan Gold
Every climber longs for a multi-pitch-packed destination that’s far enough away to feel exotic, but close enough for easy travel. For North American’s, it’s El Potrero Chico. For Europeans, it’s the amber limestone of Marocco’s Todra Gorge.
by Merrick Schaefer
Photos by Aaron Black

Diamonds Are Forever
Conventional wisdom holds that Mount Kenya’s Diamond Couloir evaporated in the climate-toasting furnace of global warming. One of America’s most storied alpinists sets out to see if the armchair pundits are correct.
by Jim Donini

The Hand
The idea was simple: Bring Yosemite-style speed tactics to the fabled towers of Mali’s Hand of Fatima. Simple, yes, until you consider the bowel-busting bacteria, lethal serpents, and crazed baths.
by Cedar Wright
Photos by Jimmy Chin

Gallery
Home sweet home. Jugs, grit, rust, and a lenticular perspective on the rest of the world.

ON THE RADAR
Traveling for business or family doesn’t have to mean dismissing the vert.

TECH TIPS:
Alpine:
Hard knowledge about soft knots
Training: Getting hyper for gravity
Wall: Smart knot passing

EQUIPMENT
We wrangle with everything from Monsters to Bastards.

OFF THE WALL
North Carolinians corner to real-estate market,
AAC brings hope to Pakistan quake victims,
Israeli climber takes his fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease to El Cap,

REVIEWS
A trio of bios: Gunks guru Hans Kraus, belligerent Brit Don Whillans, and Deborah diarist David Roberts.

CLASSIFIEDS

VANTAGE POINT
A sociological guide to getting stuck.
by Jeffrey McCarthy

OFF ROUTE
Yet another reason not to fall.

 
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