Climbing, April 2006
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Crags may be secret, but climbers are loquacious.
Jack Osbourne-related poetry, 2005 Golden
Graham establishes his first 5.15a, Harry Berger climbs Alps trilogy, Lake Willoughby and Poke-O-Moonshine ice routes, and the world’s stoutest mixed climbs.
Trad, sport and bouldering, all safely tucked away somewhere in the desert Southwest. We’ll show you the goods… we just won’t divulge the location.
by Lisa Hathaway
Photos by Andrew Burr
And all these years you thought Squamish was the bomb when it came to climbing in the western Canadian maritimes – think again. With walls up to 2700 feet, the Eldred Valley could prove to be the next great granite hotspot.
by Aaron Black
Golden Piton Awards
El Cap free routes, Hueco’s newest testpiece, Mr. 8a evolves into Mr. 9a, Indian Creek sickness, an unlikely solo, and one of the mountaineering’s last great problems. Celebrate 2005’s best climbs, climbers and humanitarians with Climbing Magazine’s fourth-annual achievement awards.
by Dougald Macdonald
A few secrets, a few you might already know, and a couple new perspectives on the vertical world.
OFF THE WALL
Indian Creek land access, Yosemite lawsuit dismissed, Hueco Rock Ranch debacle, rescuing the Red’s new crags
ON THE RADAR
Secrets no more: Crags where climber’s lips got too loose
Heinrich Harrer, Eigerwand’s first-ascentionist and author of Seven Years in Tibet.
Trad: Rack conservation strategies
Wall: Micro survival gear
Sport: Better climbing through periodization training
New rock gear for ‘06
Elizabeth Hawley, The Mountaineering Handbook, and more.
The upside – and darkside – of authoring guidebooks.
by Phillip Benningfield
Fishing meets big-wall climbing