Climbing, September 2006
Country: United States
Web site: www.climbing.com
Sue Nott and Karen McNeill disappear on the Infinite Spur;
Trotter nabs FFA of world’s hardest crack;
Slovenian women tick 5.14b;
Spain’s most prolific sport climbers reveal the secrets behind their success;
He’s 17, powerful as hell, and only getting stronger. What’s next for climber, skater, and would-be graffiti artist Daniel Woods?
Interview by Matt Samet
Resurrection of the Dammed
A scant 15 miles north of Yosemite lies another valley, it, too, studded with dream domes and giant walls. The catch? Hetch Hetchy was dammed nearly 100 years ago, submerging much of its climbing and tourism potential – though this might well be what saves it.
By Doug Robinson and Bruce Willey
Photos by Shawn Reeder
A yearning for undiscovered climbing takes a French foursome into the heart of Bolivia’s altiplano, where they find a little of simplicity and perfection – the thousands of untouched, world-class boulders.
By Lionel Daudet
Photos by Stephan Denys
OFF THE WALL
Would you walk by a dying man? The disturbing report of 40-plus climbers on Mount Everest who did exactly that; Whipper of the Month; Crocs, belaying in lawn chairs, and yerba mate take a beating;
Training: Crunched for time but want to quickly crank up your power? One word: Isometrics
Trad: No more gruntin’. Laybacking – the calm, confident, and efficient way
Health: The Dirtbag Pedicure – keeping your precious skin in primo pulling condition
Open zip-ame – six panel-loading packs for cragging, plus three unique ropebags that’ll keep your cordage clean and ready to roll.
Sleep, read, watch, hike, and climb – Black Diamond Skylight Tent, The Boys of Everest, a Swedish bouldering vid, the La Sportiva B5, and Five Ten’s new Altia
10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT…
Devils Tower is celebrating 100 years as a national monument, and she’s been hiding some naughty little secrets.
By Zach Orenczak and Rachael Lynn
From the Himalaya to Australia to Zion to Wales, we’ve got the cure for your climbing jones.
Spooky, one of the best 5.9s in California’s Needles.
By Jim Thornburg