Climbing, May 2007
Country: United States
Web site: www.climbing.com
Origins: Taking Climbing back to its roots.
OFF THE WALL
White, puffy clouds; springtime boulder-blitzing in Utah; an infinite whipper; and loco 5.14 action from El Salto, Mexico.
The Snows of Genyen
On December 4, 2006, two of America’s best alpinists, Charlie Fowler and Christine Boskoff, missed their flight home from China. They sought virgin lines in the eastern Himalaya — this much was known — but where had they gone? Endless weeks and countless man-hours on the ground later, a tragic, perplexing answer would emerge.
By Ted Callahan
Cult Of Solitude
How much alone time with your partner — in the rain, on a towering Newfoundland sea cliff lashed by hurricanes — is too much? Chris Weidner travels with Justen Sjong to the featured granite of Blow-Me-Down, on the isle’s south coast, to find out.
By Chris Weidner
Photos by Celin Serbo
Zen and the Art of Eric Decaria
Rolled smokes, bunched dreads, and more cooled-out than Billy Dee Williams — meet Eric Decaria, a 32-year-old carpenter from Boulder who’s quietly redefining the cutting-edge trad game.
By Rob Coppolillo
The 2007 rock-shoe review: a year of super-tech innovation and options aplenty.
Jeremiah Watt shows what Sedona, Arizona, reps in the red desert — it’s The Mace (III 5.9+), and you’ll wanna skip church to scale it.
Training: Upper-body Tabatas – max out your power endurance with this intense, intensive weight workout.
Trad: Trad ground-up maestro Jeff Achey takes you through the fine art of hand drilling... on the sharp end.
GEAR YOU NEED
For tackling the Cassin Ridge of Denali.
The new DVDs Specimen and Security Life, a (Kalymnos) guidebook of a different ilk, and The Alps in IMAX.
Chris McNamara: He’s a Yosemite big-wall fanatic, he runs SuperTopo.com, and he can fly.