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Climbing, July 2006 (ISSUE 250)


Country: United States
Language: English
Web site:
www.climbing.com

 

EDITORIAL
We celebrate our 250th issue and the most popular covers of all time.

LETTERS


HOT FLASHES
Index Town Wall and Indian Creek 5.13+ cracks get repeats;
Josune rips 5.14b… third try in a day;
Smith Rock sport climbs, Valley boulder problems, and Zion big walls sent by Pringle, Dorey, and Sjong.


FEATURES

Addicted: the Andy Reather interview
He doesn’t drink alcohol, smoke weed, dip chew, slander, steal, or have a stripper problem. The 21-year-old Reather, however, is, without a doubt, an addict. His vice? Climbing.
by Jonathan Thesenga
Photos by Keith Ladzinski

El Fondo del Mondo
At the bottom of the world, Patagonia, the name of the game is patience – biding time until the rain stops spitting, the wind dies, and you get two or three days of blue skies so you can dash up your “torre” of choice.
by Kevin Thaw
Photos by Dean Fidelman

Seven reasons why Joe’s Valley is better than Hueco
Think Hueco is the best bouldering in America? Think again.
Text and photos by Tim Kemple

¡A la muerte!
In the Basque country of northern Spain, some of the world’s most motivated, methodical climbers are ticking hard 5.14s left and right. So what is it about this singular region that inspires such skill? The author took a trip  to the zone’s monster limestone sport crags – or “schools” – to find out.
by David Schmidt
Photos by Jorge Visser


OFF THE WALL
Chongo booted from the Valley, turbo slab growing rapidly in Washington state, “Spider” Dan Goodwin back on the radar, and Lynn Hill stretched to the limit by her son, Owen.


TECH TIPS:
Travel: Hungry? Real food is only a truck stop away – seriously.
Travel: The Beta of flying with your road-trip gear, including why you can’t stow ice axes in your carry-on.

EQUIPMENT
Check your head with these six co-molded helmets – the lightest cranial caps on the market.

JUST OUT
The gear for trippin’ in style, plus, how-to DVDs for avoiding alpine misadventures.

10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT…

GALLERY
Zion roof cracks, the T-Wall’s best 5.9, plus,  the Grampians, Squamish, and El Cap vs. a Montana roadcut.

CLASSIC CLIMBS
The Gunk’s High Exposure – the steepest 5.6 ever.
by Jim Thornburg

 
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